PSA now grades 1999-2000 Base Set Pokemon cards and booster packs with their own PSA label.
Confirmed via Instagram by TCA Gaming, who showcased a PSA 10 1999-2000 Base Set Charizard, this information will bring relief and excitement to many collectors worldwide.
The 1999-2000 Base Set is the final print run of the original Pokemon TCG cards we’ve grown to know and love and includes the famous Mitsuhiro Arita Charizard holo. The holofoils themselves are harder to pull due to Unlimited holos still being present within the print run. This means that when you open a pack and pull a holo, it is not guaranteed to be a 1999-2000 holo from a 1999-2000 Base Set pack.
Visually, the main differences are in the copyright found at the bottom of the card which showcases a 1999-2000 date range and minor colour differences when compared with its Unlimited sibling. For more information on how to spot a 1999-2000 Base Set card check out the Ultimate Guide by Ludkins Collectables below.
PSA had previously refused to recognise the set as its own print run, therefore never labelling cards and grading booster packs correctly. This meant from a collector’s standpoint that there was hardly any grading data or population report.
By now recognising this print run, collectors will be able to have a better understanding of the population and further collectability of this particular run of cards through PSA’s population report. This now cements this print run as its own entity separate from its Unlimited counterpart.
What does the future hold for this print run now that its differentiation is cemented in the PSA registry?
For further information on the 1999-2000 Base Set print be sure to check out this article.
John-Anthony Disotto – Ludkins Media Editor-in-Chief
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