The card quality of English cards got really bad last year and I think it’s even worse how they have raised the product prices with English stuff even though the quality is crap. It’s so difficult to find a card that doesn’t have any kind of whitening on any of the corners and I always manage to find a card that has been damaged even from the sides. Primal Clash was the worst, I pulled an Ancient Trait Whiscash which has multiple creases, the card is even broken from the left side a little bit because of the crease. In the middle of the card there is another big crease and on the bottom left too. I was shocked when I pulled that card. Unacceptable stuff.
XY BREAK era is very underwhelming. Bought multiple boxes of every set since Phantom Gate, but skipping XY10. The BREAK sets seem to have bad cards, bad pull rates, and nothing’s really worth going after unless you’re really into a specific Pokemon.
No main-series Pokemon game
Lack of value ranges in the TCG. EXs are either $3-8 or $50.
Auction market for PSA cards seems to have taken a hop, skip, and a walk of a nice cliff
Echoing what people have said previously: English card quality is absolutely terrible. I’ve switched to almost exclusively buying Japanese singles, and buying/trading for PSA 10 copies of any English cards I want.
The Ultra Rares suck so much but… They really need to go back to the Black and white UR shinies, they were perfect… They had the old layout but with really nice texturemessses. Plx, change the layout of the ex cards aswell, because god… theres just cloudy glossy crap all over the place.