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Before reading the tips, please be sure to carefully read this paragraph. It is very important to note this. If you have a problem with any of these tips, contact me before leaving negative feedback. If negative feedback is left before contacting me I will report you to eBay, as I have given you all that my description said I would give you.

 

1. To find out which rare card you have, you need to push up all of the cards to the top.  You then need to push down the first four cards, as the fifth card is the rare card.  Run your finger over where the name would be on the card.  If you cannot feel the name, there’s a good chance that the card is not an Ultra Rare, since those cards have raised letters.  Super Rares do not have raised letters, however, so it may still be a Super Rare.  You may have to put some pressure on the card.  Once you find a pack with a card with raised letters, take a small piece of aluminum foil.  Hold the foil perfectly still and rub your finger over the foil while it is on top of the name.  If you rub hard enough, the name will appear on the foil.  Some packs have cards that are backwards, so if it doesn’t work forwards, turn the pack around.

 

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                                    |                                               |            Foil - Push down, rub left to right

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2. This is a weight test.  You will need to spend $20-35 on a digital gram scale (I recommend a pocket sized one). They are commonly sold on eBay and Half.com for very little. You’ll need one with at least 120-150 grams capacity. Be sure the accuracy of the scale is at least 0.1 gram.  The packs with the holo cards weight about 0.2 grams heavier than the packs without them.  Just weigh all the packs and you will have a guaranteed holo for your $4.

 

3. The next test is to feel for the air in the packs.  When looking at the packs, the ones with holos are filled with more air to keep the holos safe. Try squeezing the packs and feel for the air inside.  This will take some practice, as you will obviously have to learn to be able to tell the amount of air in the packs.

 

4. The next test will require you to bend the cards.  Now I know when you are told to bend the cards, you immediately think this will ruin the value, but you are wrong.  You will not need to bend the cards to the point of tearing, only to about a 30-40 angle.  The cards should make more of a curve, and the ones that are harder to bend will be the ones with holos.  This will also take some practice.

 

5. The fifth test will require you to carefully observe the packs.  This test will only apply to LOD packs.  Look for a single red dot over Yugi’s left eyebrow.  If it’s there, it’s a holo.  Beware, just because a pack doesn’t have a red dot, doesn’t mean it’s not holo, since not all of the packs do have a red dot.

 

6. This method will only work for 24 pack boxes.  It’s good for Super Rares and Ultra Rares.  Use this on a brand new, unopened box for greatest accuracy because people may move the packs around in the store before you buy them.  In a 24 pack box, there are 2 stacks of 12.  Pick one side.  Open the first pack.  If this pack has no holo card, go to the second pack.  Continue until you find the first holo card.  After you find the holo card, go down 4 packs and open that one, and open the pack 4 packs down from that one.  They should both be holo.  If you look on the other stack, the number down should be the same as the first side.

 

Example:

You open the first pack, and get a holo card. You then go down to the fifth pack and the ninth pack.  Also on the other side the first, fifth, and ninth pack will be holo.

 

There are six holo cards per box.  For secret rares, however, there is no pattern.  Of course, secret rares are only one in every three or four boxes.

 

7. This technique is similar to technique 5, but it’s a bit different.  When Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are printed, each card has its own machine.  The holos are made on one machine, and the commons are on another.  When these machines print out the packages for these cards, they make them different as well.  You will need to look at each pack to see if there is any kind of difference from a pack with no holo.  These markings could be anything at all, from a thicker line to a random dot.  The Yu-Gi-Oh! packs are made in large quantities and the machines aren’t cleaned.


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