main page of Trade Cards OnlineTrade Cards Online

The safest place to trade collectible cards

Ancient Summoner

Play a new CCG online!
Watch your cards come alive and fight for you!
Play now for free!

Miniature Trading
Let us find for you the miniatures you need

Trade Cards Online
Facebook badge

communicate randomly with people around the world:
throw a message in a bottle

ad banner

bulletin boards

TIP Browse your collector binders online! You can see your collection graphically as if you had your binders on the web, and you can sort them in different ways.
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch 

Post new topic   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. You can create a new topic in the same forum if you want.    Trade Cards Online Forum Index -> Welcome! (including Forum Rules)
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Canceled user

Subject: DON'T UNDERSTAND CLASSIFICATION   PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:28 am Reply with quote

What's the difference between ultra, secret, super and parallel and are these better or worse than rare? What's SP? Is fixed better than common? What's the difference?

Back to top

Canceled user

Subject:    PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:40 am Reply with quote

Common: Common cards have no special quirks to them. No holofoil, no fancy lettering, just your standard card. They also come in three flavors (note that there is no visual way to determine if a Common is under any of the below rarities):

* Normal Common: Your standard common card, and the easiest to find.
* Short Print Common: As the name suggests, these common cards are printed in short supply, and while more common than the other rarities, they aren't as common as your typical commons.
* Super Short Print Common: Much rarer than the Short Print commons, but more rare than the other rarities.

Rare: Rare cards are regular Common cards with their names printed in silver foil. These are the most common rarity of card to find next to Common cards.

Super Rare: Super Rare cards have the card art printed in a holographic foil.

Ultra Rare: Ultra Rare cards are a combination of Super and normal Rare cards, with foild lettering and holofoil art, except that the name is printed in gold foil instead of silver.

Secret Rare: Secret Rares (also known as Promo Rares) are the same as the Ultra Rare cards, except that the foil on the name is holographic silver, while the holofoil art is polarized, giving a cross-hatched look to it.

Ultimate Rare: Similar to the Ultra Rares, except that both the art, borders, and card 'buttons' (depicting the card type and, with monsters, their level) are embossed in a relief effect. These cards are generally reprints of Super and Ultra (and in the English game, normal Rare) cards of the recent sets, within those recent sets (meaning that you can sometimes get an Ultra Rare card and its Ultimate Rare counterpart in the same set). Be careful with these cards, as their unique printing also makes them thinner and flimsier than normal cards.

Parallel Rare: Simply an Ultra Rare card with the same polarizing effect of a Secret Rare over the ENTIRE card. These cards are the trickiest to find, as they're only printed as certain promos, and their appearance can also be mistaken as being fake.

I got his from yugiohcardguide. Hope it helps. BTW, what is referred to as a fixed card is one which can be obtained in a structure deck etc... means each time you buy one, you're sure to get this card. It's like a common, but is always present!
Back to top

Canceled user

Subject:    PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 1:50 am Reply with quote

What that mang. said.
Back to top

Canceled user

Subject: Additional Info   PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:23 am Reply with quote

Picture examples of your question and the great answer from prosaic can be found here:
Back to top

Canceled user

Subject: Thanks dude   PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:27 pm Reply with quote

Woa, good!!
Didnt even know that thread existed!!! Maybe it should be made sticky so that it stays at the top Confused
Back to top
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. You can create a new topic in the same forum if you want.    Trade Cards Online Forum Index -> Welcome! (including Forum Rules) All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
[Total forum time spent: 0.0542 seconds]

search for a card | cards you have | cards you want | look for trades
your messages | references | card reviews | dream cards | forums
affiliates | links | advertise with us | help