001 Kyogre ex and 002 Groudon ex with no Barcode?

I saw a video on YouTube probably 2 or 3 years ago and it was someone showing their Nintendo Black Star Promo collection.

They happened to have #001 Kyogre ex and #002 Groudon ex (both non-holo) with no barcode at the bottom!
I have not seen these cards since then (and even after hours of searching, I can no longer find the video :slightly_frowning_face:).

The collector claimed that they had come from someone in Australia and were exclusive releases there.

So I did even more research. I found out that the 2 promos were indeed released in Australia through a magazine called K-Zone. But other than that, I don’t know if the copies had the barcode or not or anything else.

Here’s what the original card looks like: media.trollandtoad.com/products/pictures/183576.jpg

The cards I saw had borders that looked like this: pokebeach.com/scans/ex-team-magma-vs-team-aqua/3-team-aqua’s-kyogre.jpg

I’ve done a ton of searching for these cards and I can’t find any hard proof that they exist.

I know it’s possible that they were fake cards in the video, but all of the other cards in the collection were definitely real, so who knows.

If anyone has information, please share! :blush: