Topps Collecting Guide

Topps Collecting Guide

Series 1

Release Date: 1999

Checklist

1 Bulbasaur
2 Ivysaur
3 Venusaur
4 Charmander
5 Charmeleon
6 Charizard
7 Squirtle
8 Wartortle
9 Blastoise
10 Caterpie
11 Metapod
12 Butterfree
13 Weedle
14 Kakuna
15 Beedrill
16 Pidgey
17 Pidgeotto
18 Pidgeot
19 Rattata
20 Raticate
21 Spearow
22 Fearow
23 Ekans
24 Arbok
25 Pikachu
26 Raichu
27 Sandshrew
28 Sandslash
29 Nidoran
30 Nidorina
31 Nidoqueen
32 Nidoran
33 Nidorino
34 Nidoking
35 Clefairy
36 Clefable
37 Vulpix
38 Ninetails
39 Jigglypuff
40 Wigglytuff
41 Zubat
42 Golbat
43 Oddish
44 Gloom
45 Vileplume
46 Paras
47 Parasect
48 Venonat
49 Venomoth
50 Diglett
51 Dugtrio
52 Meowth
53 Persian
54 Psyduck
55 Golduck
56 Mankey
57 Primeape
58 Growlithe
59 Arcanine
60 Poliwag
61 Poliwhirl
62 Poliwrath
63 Abra
64 Kadabra
65 Alakazam
66 Machop
67 Machoke
68 Machamp
69 Bellsprout
70 Weepinbell
71 Victreebel
72 Tentacool
73 Tentacruel
74 Geodude
75 Graveler
76 Golem
TV1 Ash Ketchum
TV2 25 Pikachu
TV3 Misty
TV4 Brock
TV5 120 Staryu
TV6 74 Geodude
TV7 Professor Oak
TV8 Gary Oak
TV9 Jesse
TV10 James
TV11 52 Meowth
TV12 23 Ekans/24 Arbok
TV13 109 Koffing/110 Weezing

1st Print UK Edition:

All cards from this set are categorized by a circular Nintendo seal, a blue Topps logo, and it’s the only print to have black Pokemon names on the description side of the card.

Set #1: Non Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards total

Set #2: Silver Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13~~have a silver/metallic foil. There is no embossing meaning each card’s texture is smooth. The colors look a little deeper in this set compared to the U.S holo, but it could just be my imagination.
-90 Cards total

1st Print (NA)

This print is categorized by an oval shaped Nintendo seal with a blue Topps logo. All the Pokemon names on the description side of the card will be in red for the rest of the printings and english sets. Note that the last nine non holo tv cards of each set (puzzle cards) will no longer differ (as far as I can tell) after this set as there is no Topps logo present to distinguish the last 4 printings different printings.

Set #3: Non Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13~This is the only time I will count the last 9 non holo tv cards.
-90 Cards Total

Set #4: Silver Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13~There is no embossing meaning each card’s texture is smooth.
-90 Cards Total

Set #5: Rainbow Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13~A new holo set is introduced. It is categorized by a rainbow/chromatic shine that gives the card a more colorful shine opposed to the silver holo. There is no embossing in this print meaning each card’s texture is smooth.
-90 Cards Total

Set #6: Rainbow Holo: This set is a little harder to find because it contains cards that are reflective on the characters as well as the background whereas every other holo set is only reflective in the background. It might only be on the TV cards but I am not sure.
-90 Cards Total (Unconfirmed)

2nd Print

This print is categorized by a oval shaped Nintendo seal with a black Topps logo. This is the first print to have embossed cards. The holo pokemon cards of this print have embossed sun rays while the character and checklist cards have a sandpaper texture

Set #7: Non Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards Total

Set #8: Silver Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV4~This set has no embossing but has a black logo. Last 9 Character cards should not differ from 2nd printing. Rouge Set.
-90 Cards Total

Set #9: Silver Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards Total

Set #10: Rainbow Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards Total

3rd Print

This print is categorized by a oval shaped Nintendo seal with a green Topps logo. The holo pokemon cards of this print have little flames/teardrops embossed while the holo character and checklist cards have little square and rectangle shapes embossed. The holo sets have black Topps logos.

Set #11: Non Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards Total

Set #12: Silver Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards Total

Set #13: Rainbow Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards Total

4th Print

This print is categorized by a oval shaped Nintendo seal with a red Topps logo. The holo pokemon cards of this print have little pokeballs embossed while the holo character and checklist cards have little dents embossed. The holo sets have black Topps logos.

Set #14: Non Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards Total

Set #15: Silver Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards Total

Set #16: Rainbow Holo: Checklist,#1-#76, TV1-TV13
-90 Cards Total

-1350 Total Cards +90 Unconfirmed

Comparison Scans

Rainbow

Rays

Flames

Balls

Sandpaper

Squares and Rectangles

Dents

Blue Topps Logo

Black Topps Logo

Green Topps Logo

Red Topps Logo

Circle Nintendo Seal

Packs/Boxes

The packs and boxes are very difficult to identify from the outside for Series 1

The non-English and UK Series 1 cards come in packs like this:
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The boxes have text on one of the sides that says they were manufactured in the UK

You can see the difference in the packs as the U.S. sets have an extra line of text, “Gotta Catch em’ all!”, added in.

Most all of the prints seem to come in Blue logo packs except for the green logo

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The box also has a green logo on top of it.
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I’ve been told the boxes without a topps logo have the print with pokeball embossing

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These cards also come in blue logo boxes apparently.

The holo variations might be indicated by a little price tag in the upper left corner of the pack. This seems to be true for some of the prints where if there is a price tag there will be a silver foil and if there isn’t there will be a rainbow foil. I have been told by many that it’s kind of just a lottery though so don’t take that bit as hard evidence.
price tag pack

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Other various boxes



Other

5 Series 1 tins exist that include 5 box topper type cards. They are Meowth, Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur.
7 Oversized promos also exist that look just like the regular cards except slightly bigger. Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, TV2, TV1 and Pikachu foil.
There are also some cards that were released and restamped in Topps anniversary sets. I have no idea how many there are but I have confirmed the following. 13,36,45,72,74

Series 2

Release Date: 2000

Checklist

77 Ponyta
78 Rapidash
79 Slowpoke
80 Slowbro
81 Magnemite
82 Magneton
83 Farfetch’d
84 Doduo
85 Dodrio
86 Seel
87 Dewgong
88 Grimer
89 Muk
90 Shellder
91 Cloyster
92 Gastly
93 Haunter
94 Gengar
95 Onix
96 Drowzee
97 Hypno
98 Krabby
99 Kingler
100 Voltorb
101 Electrode
102 Exeggcute
103 Exeggutor
104 Cubone
105 Marowak
106 Hitmonlee
107 Hitmonchan
108 Lickitung
109 Koffing
110 Weezing
111 Rhyhorn
112 Rhydon
113 Chansey
114 Tangela
115 Kangaskhan
116 Horsea
117 Seadra
HV1 Ash
HV2 Jesse
HV3 Todd the Photographer
HV4 James
HV5 Cassidy
EP1 Pokémon - I Choose You!
EP2 Pokémon Emergency
EP3 Ash Catches a Pokémon
EP4 Challenge of the Samurai
EP5 Showdown in Pewter City
EP6 Clefairy and the Moon Stone
EP7 The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
EP8 The Path to the Pokémon League
EP9 The School of Hard Knocks
EP10 Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
EP11 Charmander - The Stray Pokémon
EP12 Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
EP13 Mystery at the Lighthouse
EP14 Electric Shock Showdown
EP15 Battle Aboard the St. Anne
EP16 Pokémon Shipwreck
EP17 Island of the Giant Pokémon
EP18 Tentacool and Tentacruel
EP19 The Ghost of Maiden Peak
EP20 Bye, Bye Butterfree
EP21 Abra and the Psychic Showdown
EP22 The Tower of Terror
EP23 Haunter vs. Kadabra
EP24 Primeape Goes Bananas
EP25 Pokémon Scent-Station

Die-Cut
EV1 of 12 #10 Caterpie
EV2 of 12 #11 Metapod
EV3 of 12 #12 Butterfree
EV4 of 12 #43 Oddish
EV5 of 12 #44 Gloom
EV6 of 12 #45 Vileplume
EV7 of 12 #63 Abra
EV8 of 12 #64 Kadabra
EV9 of 12 #65 Alakazam
EV10 of 12 #16 Pidgey
EV11 of 12 #17 Pidgeotto
EV12 of 12 #18 Pidgeot

Sticker
1 of 10 #08 Wartortle
2 of 10 #34 Nidoking
3 of 10 #61 Poliwhirl
4 of 10 #24 Arbok
5 of 10 #132 Ditto
6 of 10 #39 Jigglypuff
7 of 10 #74 Geodude
8 of 10 #25 Pikachu
9 of 10 #19 Rattata
10 of 10 #04 Charmander

Clear Cards
PC1 #25 Pikachu
PC2 #01 Bulbasaur
PC3 #06 Charizard
PC4 #07 Squirtle
PC5 #150 Mewtwo

Sets

Scans

Set#1: Non Holo: #77-#117, HV1-HV5, EP1-EP25, Checklist, EV1 of 12- EV12 of 12, 1 of 10-10 of 10, and PC1-PC5
-99 Total Cards

Set#2: Silver Holo: #77-#117, HV1-HV5, EP1-EP25, and Checklist
-72 Total Cards

Set#3: Rainbow Holo: #77-#117, HV1-HV5, EP1-EP25, and Checklist
-72 Total Cards

-243 Total Cards

Packs/Boxes

Rainbow Holo boxes have a little collectors logo on top of them. ~ Look by Misty’s hand.

The Rainbow holo packs do as well

The silver holo box is missing the collectors logo and the packs have price tags on them

Small box

Weird Rack Pack with French Text

Non English Packs

Series 3

Release Date: 2000

Checklist

118 Goldeen
119 Seaking
120 Staryu
121 Starmie
122 Mr. Mime
123 Scyther
124 Jynx
125 Electabuzz
126 Magmar
127 Pinsir
128 Tauros
129 Magikarp
130 Gyarados
131 Lapras
132 Ditto
133 Eevee
134 Vaporeon
135 Jolteon
136 Flareon
137 Porygon
138 Omanyte
139 Omastar
140 Kabuto
141 Kabutops
142 Aerodactyl
143 Snorlax
144 Articuno
145 Zapdos
146 Moltres
147 Dratini
148 Dragonair
149 Dragonite
150 Mewtwo
151 Mew
HV6 25 Pikachu
HV7 Misty
HV8 Brock
HV9 52 Meowth
HV10 Butch
HV11 Tracey Sketchit
HV12 Professor Oak
HV13 131 Lapras
HV14 143 Snorlax
HV15 Marill
HV16 Nurse Joy
HV17 Officer Jenny
OR1 “The Lost Lapras”
OR2 “Fit to Be Tied”
OR3 “Pikachu Re-Volts”
OR4 “The Crystal Onix”
OR5 “In the Pink”
OR6 “Shell Shock!”
OR7 “Stage Fight!”
OR8 “Bye Bye Psyduck”
OR9 “The Joy of Pokémon”
OR10 “Navel Maneuvers”
OR11 “Snack Attack”
OR12 “A Shipful of Shivers”
OR13 “Meowth Rules!”
OR14 “Tracey Gets Bugged”
OR15 “A Way Off Day Off”
OR16 “The Mandarin Island Miss Match”
OR17 “Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?”
OR18 Git Along, Little Pokémon
OR19 “The Mystery Menace”

Puzzle
P01 of 6 Pikachu holding apple
P02 of 6 Charmander and Pikachu painting
P03 of 6 Several Pokémon and Poké Balls
P04 of 6 Pikachu brushing teeth
P05 of 6 Squirtle sleeping and Pikachu
P06 of 6 Charmander and Pikachu singing

Clear Cards
PC6 #48 Venonat
PC7 151 Mew
PC8 Togepi
PC9 #123 Scyther
PC10 #131 Lapras

Die-Cut
EVO1 of 12 #13 Weedle
EVO2 of 12 #14 Kakuna
EVO3 of 12 #15 Beedrill
EVO4 of 12 #92 Gastly
EVO5 of 12 #93 Haunter
EVO6 of 12 #94 Gengar
EVO7 of 12 #29 Nidoran (V)
EVO8 of 12 #30 Nidorina
EVO9 of 12 #31 Nidoqueen
EVO10 of 12 #66 Machop
EVO11 of 12 #67 Machoke
EVO12 of 12 #68 Machamp

Pop-Up
1 of 10 Ash
2 of 10 #25 Pikachu
3 of 10 Tracey
4 of 10 Misty
5 of 10 Team Rocket
6 of 10 Marill
7 of 10 #54 Psyduck
8 of 10 #01 Bulbasaur
9 of 10 #06 Charizard
10 of 10 #07 Squirtle

Sets

Set#1: Non Holo: Checklist, #118-151, HV6-HV17, OR1-OR19, P01-P06, PC6-PC10, EVO1-EVO12, Pop-up 1 of 10-Pop-up 10 of 10.
-Total Cards 99

Set #2 Silver Holo: Checklist,#118-151, HV6-HV17, OR1-OR19, P01-P06
-Total Cards 72

Set #3 Rainbow Holo: Checklist, #118-151, HV6-HV17, OR1-OR19, P01-P06
-Total Cards 72

-Total Cards 243

Box/Packs

Same as series 2. Collectors logo indicates rainbow holo and price tag packs are silver holos


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Small Box

First Movie

Release Date: 1999

Checklist

1 Legends
2 Awakenings
3 Consciousness And Congratulations
4 Leaving The Nest
5 The Proposition
6 Mechanical Mewtwo
7 Trying Out The New Toy
8 Rebellion
9 Ash And Company
10 Battle Before Lunch
11 Donphan
12 The Nefarious Team Rocket
13 The Invitation
14 Marina In Chaos
15 The Tempest - A Bad Omen
16 A Call To Arms
17 Underwater Adventure
18 The Temple Of Mewtwo
19 The Stairwell
20 The Best Of The Best
21 Introductions
22 The Trainers Failure
23 Meowth Times Two
24 The Story Of Mewtwo
25 The Battle Of The Champions
26 Round One Equals Defeat
27 Stealing Pokémon
28 The Chase For Pikachu
29 Clones!!!
30 Rescuing Pikachu
31 Reunited!
32 The Battle Renewed
33 Psychic Showdown
34 The Ultimate Match
35 The Fight Rages
36 Ash’s Sacrifice
37 The Tears Of Pokémon
38 The Rebirth Of Ash
39 Farewell
40 Like It Never Happened
41 The Future Looks Bright
42 Pikachu’s Vacation
43 Don’t Cry Togepi!
44 Looks Like Trouble…
45 Togepi In Trouble
46 Peacemaker Pikachu
47 The Water Race Is On!
48 Racing Cheek To Cheek
49 Rest And Relaxation At Last
50 The “Tail” End Of The Race
51 Trapped Charizard
52 Everyone… Pull!!!
53 C’mon, We Need Help
54 Teamwork
55 Success
56 Better Than Ever
57 Playtime
58 A Great Day
59 New Friends And Farewells

Evolution Cards
E1 of 12 #01 Bulbasaur
E2 of 12 #02 Ivysaur
E3 of 12 #03 Venusaur
E4 of 12 #04 Charmander
E5 of 12 #05 Charmeleon
E6 of 12 #06 Charizard
E7 of 12 #07 Squirtle
E8 of 12 #08 Wartortle
E9 of 12 #09 Blastoise
E10 of 12 #147 Dratini
E11 of 12 #148 Dragonair
E12 of 12 #149 Dragonite

Die-Cut
1 of 12 #01 Bulbasaur
2 of 12 #02 Ivysaur
3 of 12 #03 Venusaur
4 of 12 #04 Charmander
5 of 12 #05 Charmeleon
6 of 12 #06 Charizard
7 of 12 #07 Squirtle
8 of 12 #08 Wartortle
9 of 12 #09 Blastoise
10 of 12 #147 Dratini
11 of 12 #148 Dragonair
12 of 12 #149 Dragonite

Puzzle/Sticker
Pikachu
Charmander
Squirtle
Meowth
Pikachu
Bulbasaur
Raichu, 2 x Pikachu
Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard
Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise
Venusaur, Bulbasaur, Ivysaur
Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree
Graveler, Geodude, Golem
Onix, Cubone, Eevee, Zubat, Farfetch’d, Chansey
Pidgeotto, Poliwag, Sandshrew, Jigglypuff, Bellsprout, Rattata
Ekans, Koffing, Weezing, Meowth, Persian, Arbok
Scyther, Snorlax, Mankey, Clefairy, Lapras, Gloom
Nidoran, Voltorb, Venonat, Vulpix, Jolteon, Machop
Staryu, Seel, Psyduck, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Starmie

Promo
Super Psychic Pokémon

1st Printing

Set #1: Blue Topps Logo-Non Holo: Checklist,#1-#59, E1 of 12-E12 of 12, Die-Cut 1 of 12-12 of 12, Sticker/Puzzle
-102 Total Cards

Set #2: Blue Topps Logo-Silver Holo: Checklist,#1-#59, E1 of 12-E12 of 12, Promo
-73 Total Cards

Set #3: Blue Topps Logo-Rainbow Holo: Checklist,#1-#59, E1 of 12-E12 of 12
-72 Total Cards

2nd Printing

Set #4: Black Topps Logo-Non Holo: Checklist,#1-#59, E1 of 12-E12 of 12, Die-Cut 1 of 12-12 of 12, Sticker/Puzzle
-102 Total Cards

Set #5: Black Topps Logo-Silver Holo: Checklist,#1-#59, E1 of 12-E12 of 12
-72 Total Cards

Set #6: Black Topps Logo-Silver Holo-Sand Texture: Checklist,#1-#59, E1 of 12-E12 of 12
-72 Total Cards

Set #7: Black Topps Logo-Rainbow Holo-Sand Texture: Checklist,#1-#59, E1 of 12-E12 of 12
-72 Total Cards

-565 Total Cards

Boxes/Packs

It seems difficult to identify the holo variation by looking at the box or pack but the logo color seems to be consistent. There are packs with price tags and with out and it seems to be with blue logo packs that with a price tag will come silver holos and without will be rainbow. The black logo packs are hard to find the different holo variation as most seem to be the silver sand.

Blue Logo




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Black Logo



Movie 2000

Release Date: 2000

Checklist

1 Togepi’s On A Roll
2 Where Could It Lead?
3 A Pokémon Wonderland!
4 Enter Elekid
5 A New Friend
6 Exeggcute Plus One
7 The Underground Symphony
8 There’s A Storm Brewing
9 Electric Battle
10 Could It Get Worse?
11 Success, Sunlight & Evolution?
12 Pikachu’s Recue Adventure
13 Introductions
14 Lawrence III
15 The Chess Game
16 1 Down, 3 To Go
17 A Day At Sea
18 Pokémon At Play
19 Stormy Seas
20 Magikarp Mayhem
21 Back In Pallet…
22 Natives
23 Prophecy Of The Future
24 The Lovely Melody
25 The Performance
26 The Banquet
27 A Challenge To Adventure
28 Going After Ash
29 Professor Oak’s Findings
30 The Tumultuous Waters
31 Melody’s Fancy Flying
32 The First Temple
33 Enter Zapdos
34 Pikachu Versus A Titan
35 2 Down, 1 To Go
36 Inside The Air-Ship
37 Natural Disasters
38 Articuno Attacks
39 Releasing The Titans
40 The Fall Of The Air-Ship
41 Run For It!
42 The Watersprout
43 Two Treasures
44 Lugia Revealed
45 Battle In The Skies
46 Ash Is Chosen!
47 A Decision Is Made
48 Off To Save The World
49 Was This Trip Really Necessary?
50 Team Rocket To The Rescue
51 The Ice Temple
52 Three Treasures
53 A Narrow Escape
54 Flight Across The Ice
55 Farewell Team Rocket…
56 Hello Pokémon!
57 The Capture Of Lugia
58 Down Into The Depths
59 Misty To Ash’s Aid
60 Three Treasures Complete
61 The Flute
62 Prophecy Fulfilled
63 The Titans Awaken
64 Lugia Rises!
65 A Fanciful Flight
66 The Beast Of The Sea
67 Peace Is Restored
68 Farewell Lugia
69 A Mother’s Concern
70 It’s Not Over Yet…
71 We’re Blasting Off Again

First Appearance
1 of 6 Lugia
2 of 6 Slowking
3 of 6 Bellossom
4 of 6 Elekid
5 of 6 Ledyba
6 of 6 Hoothoot

Stickers
1 of 10 Sticker Ash and Slowking
2 of 10 Sticker Articuno and Misty
3 of 10 Sticker Zapdos, Melody and Tracey
4 of 10 Sticker Lugia and Pikachu
5 of 10 Sticker Moltres
6 of 10 Sticker Pikachu, Hoothoot and Marill
7 of 10 Sticker Ledyba and Squirtle
8 of 10 Sticker Bulbasaur and Pikachu
9 of 10 Sticker Elekid and Psyduck
10 of 10 Sticker Togepi, Snorlax and Exeggcute
1 of 10 Sticker Ash and Slowking(White Background)
2 of 10 Sticker Articuno and Misty(White Background)
3 of 10 Sticker Zapdos, Melody and Tracey(White Background)
4 of 10 Sticker Lugia and Pikachu(White Background)
5 of 10 Sticker Moltres(White Background)
6 of 10 Sticker Pikachu, Hoothoot and Marill(White Background)
7 of 10 Sticker Ledyba and Squirtle(White Background)
8 of 10 Sticker Bulbasaur and Pikachu(White Background)
9 of 10 Sticker Elekid and Psyduck(White Background)
10 of 10 Sticker Togepi, Snorlax and Exeggcute(White Background)

Film Card
Authentic Film Card

Sets

Set #1: Non Holo: Checklist, Scene #1-#71, First Appearance 1 of 6-6 of 6, Sticker 1 of 10-10 of 10, Authentic Film Card
-99 Cards Total

Set #2: Silver Holo: Checklist, Scene #1-#71
-72 Cards Total

Set #3: Rainbow Holo: Checklist, Scene #1-#71
-72 Cards Total

-243 Cards Total

Boxes/Packs**

Thankfully the collector logo is present on both the packs and the boxes to identify the rainbow holo.

Silver
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Chrome Series 1

Release Date: 2000

Checklist

1 Bulbasaur
2 Ivysaur
3 Venusaur
4 Charmander
5 Charmeleon
6 Charizard
7 Squirtle
8 Wartortle
9 Blastoise
10 Caterpie
11 Metapod
12 Butterfree
13 Weedle
14 Kakuna
15 Beedrill
16 Pidgey
17 Pidgeotto
18 Pidgeot
19 Rattata
20 Raticate
21 Spearow
22 Fearow
23 Ekans
24 Arbok
25 Pikachu
26 Raichu
27 Sandshrew
28 Sandslash
29 Nidoran
30 Nidorina
31 Nidoqueen
32 Nidoran
33 Nidorino
34 Nidoking
35 Clefairy
36 Clefable
37 Vulpix
38 Ninetails
39 Jigglypuff
40 Wigglytuff
41 Zubat
42 Golbat
43 Oddish
44 Gloom
45 Vileplume
46 Paras
47 Parasect
48 Venonat
49 Venomoth
50 Diglett
51 Dugtrio
52 Meowth
53 Persian
54 Psyduck
55 Golduck
56 Mankey
57 Primeape
58 Growlithe
59 Arcanine
60 Poliwag
61 Poliwhirl
62 Poliwrath
63 Abra
64 Kadabra
65 Alakazam
66 Machop
67 Machoke
68 Machamp
69 Bellsprout
70 Weepinbell
71 Victreebel
72 Tentacool
73 Tentacruel
74 Geodude
75 Graveler
76 Golem
77 Ponyta
78 Rapidash

Sets

Set #1: Standard Holo: #1-#78
-78 Cards Total

Set #2: Spectre Holo: #1-#78
-78 Cards Total

Set #3: Sparkle Holo: #1-#78
-78 Cards Total

Set #4: Tekno Holo: #1-#78
-78 Cards Total

-312 Cards Total

Insert Comparison

Boxes/Packs

There seems to be a box with every different ‘card’ from the base set on the front. It’s not really a card but more just the sliver of chrome without the cardstock

Chrome Series 2

Release Date: 2000

Checklist

79 Slowpoke
80 Slowbro
81 Magnemite
82 Magneton
83 Farfetch’d
84 Doduo
85 Dodrio
86 Seel
87 Dewgong
88 Grimer
89 Muk
90 Shellder
91 Cloyster
92 Gastly
93 Haunter
94 Gengar
95 Onix
96 Drowzee
97 Hypno
98 Krabby
99 Kingler
100 Voltorb
101 Electrode
102 Exeggcute
103 Exeggutor
104 Cubone
105 Marowak
106 Hitmonlee
107 Hitmonchan
108 Lickitung
109 Koffing
110 Weezing
111 Rhyhorn
112 Rhydon
113 Chansey
114 Tangela
115 Kangaskhan
116 Horsea
117 Seadra
118 Goldeen
119 Seaking
120 Staryu
121 Starmie
122 Mr. Mime
123 Scyther
124 Jynx
125 Electabuzz
126 Magmar
127 Pinsir
128 Tauros
129 Magikarp
130 Gyarados
131 Lapras
132 Ditto
133 Eevee
134 Vaporeon
135 Jolteon
136 Flareon
137 Porygon
138 Omanyte
139 Omastar
140 Kabuto
141 Kabutops
142 Aerodactyl
143 Snorlax
144 Articuno
145 Zapdos
146 Moltres
147 Dratini
148 Dragonair
149 Dragonite
150 Mewtwo
151 Mew

Sets

Set #1: Standard Holo: #79-151
-73 Cards Total

Set #2: Spectre Holo: #79-151
-73 Cards Total

Set #3: Sparkle Holo: #79-151
-73 Cards Total

Set #4: Tekno Holo: #79-151
-73 Cards Total

-292 Total Cards
































Boxes/Packs

Similar to Series 1

Johto Series 1

Release Date: 2001

Checklist

152 Chikorita
153 Bayleef
154 Meganium
155 Cyndaquil
156 Quilava
157 Typhlosion
158 Totodile
159 Croconaw
160 Feraligatr
161 Sentret
162 Furret
163 Hoothoot
164 Noctowl
165 Ledyba
166 Ledian
167 Spinarak
168 Ariados
170 Chinchou
171 Lanturn
175 Togepi
176 Togetic
177 Natu
178 Xatu
179 Mareep
180 Flaaffy
181 Ampharos
182 Bellossom
183 Marill
184 Azumarill
185 Sudowoodo
187 Hoppip
188 Skiploom
189 Jumpluff
190 Aipom
191 Sunkern
192 Sunflora
193 Yanma
194 Wooper
195 Quagsire
198 Murkrow
202 Wobbuffet
203 Girafarig
204 Pineco
207 Gligar
208 Steelix
209 Snubbull
210 Granbull
213 Shuckle
214 Heracross
216 Teddiursa
217 Ursaring
220 Swinub
221 Piloswine
226 Mantine
231 Phanpy
232 Donphan
234 Stantler
235 Smeargle
239 Elekid
241 Miltank
242 Blissey
249 Lugia

snap01 The Lovable Totodile
snap02 Old Friends and New
snap03 Cute and Snuggly
snap04 Chikorita Challenge!
snap05 Unstoppable Team!
snap06 Heracross vs. Pinsir!
snap07 Heracross vs. Mecha Pinsir!
snap08 Is It a Donphan?
snap09 The Donphan Herd
snap10 Hoothoot Hide and Seek
snap11 Hoothoot Saves the Day!
snap12 Joint Bellossom Attack!
snap13 Guest Dancer: Pikachu!
snap14 Hello Spinarak!
snap15 Spinning a Web for Thieves
snap16 Snubbull Trouble
snap17 Ferosious Fighter
snap18 Stantler Stampede!
snap19 Stantler Rescue!
snap20 Quagsire Sighting!
snap21 Captured Quagsire!
snap22 Ledyba Times Six!
snap23 Ledyba Capture!
snap24 Fighting Mad Ledyba!
snap25 Nurse Blissey!
snap26 Doctor’s Examination
snap27 Blissey Surprise!

Stickers:
1 of 62 Chikorita
2 of 62 Bayleef
3 of 62 Meganium
4 of 62 Cyndaquil
5 of 62 Quilava
6 of 62 Typhlosion
7 of 62 Totodile
8 of 62 Croconaw
9 of 62 Feraligatr
10 of 62 Sentret
11 of 62 Furret
12 of 62 Hoothoot
13 of 62 Noctowl
14 of 62 Ledyba
15 of 62 Ledian
16 of 62 Spinarak
17 of 62 Ariados
18 of 62 Chinchou
19 of 62 Lanturn
20 of 62 Togepi
21 of 62 Togetic
22 of 62 Natu
23 of 62 Xatu
24 of 62 Mareep
25 of 62 Flaaffy
26 of 62 Ampharos
27 of 62 Bellossom
28 of 62 Marill
29 of 62 Azumarill
30 of 62 Sudowoodo
31 of 62 Hoppip
32 of 62 Skiploom
33 of 62 Jumpluff
34 of 62 Aipom
35 of 62 Sunkern
36 of 62 Sunflora
37 of 62 Yanma
38 of 62 Wooper
39 of 62 Quagsire
40 of 62 Murkrow
41 of 62 Wobbuffet
42 of 62 Girafarig
43 of 62 Pineco
44 of 62 Gligar
45 of 62 Steelix
46 of 62 Snubbull
47 of 62 Granbull
48 of 62 Shuckle
49 of 62 Heracross
50 of 62 Teddiursa
51 of 62 Ursaring
52 of 62 Swinub
53 of 62 Piloswine
54 of 62 Mantine
55 of 62 Phanpy
56 of 62 Donphan
57 of 62 Stantler
58 of 62 Smeargle
59 of 62 Elekid
60 of 62 Miltank
61 of 62 Blissey
62 of 62 Lugia

Die-Cut:
1 of 15 #152 Chikorita
2 of 15 #153 Bayleef
3 of 15 #154 Meganium
4 of 15 #155 Cyndaquil
5 of 15 #156 Quilava
6 of 15 #157 Typhlosion
7 of 15 #158 Totodile
8 of 15 #159 Croconaw
9 of 15 #160 Feraligatr
10 of 15 #179 Mareep
11 of 15 #180 Flaaffy
12 of 15 #181 Ampharos
13 of 15 #187 Hoppip
14 of 15 #188 Skiploom
15 of 15 #189 Jumpluff

Pop-Up:
1 of 10 #187 Hoppip
2 of 10 #190 Aipom
3 of 10 #194 Wooper
4 of 10 #198 Murkrow
5 of 10 #202 Wobbuffet
6 of 10 #207 Gligar
7 of 10 #213 Shuckle
8 of 10 #216 Teddiursa
9 of 10 #235 Smeargle
10 of 10 #239 Elekid

Hologram:
1 of 9 #152 Chikorita
2 of 9 #155 Cindaquil
3 of 9 #158 Totodile
4 of 9 #162 Furret
5 of 9 #164 Noctowl
6 of 9 #18 Azumarill
7 of 9 #210 Granbull
8 of 9 #217 Ursaring
9 of 9 #226 Mantine

Sets

Set 1#: Non Holo Oval Nintendo Logo: checklist, #152-#249(Non Inclusive), snap01-snap27, stickers 1 of 62- 62 of 62, Die-Cut 1 of 15 - 15 of 15, Pop-Up 1 of 10-10 of 10, Hologram 1 of 9- 9 of 9
-186 Total Cards

Set #2: Sliver Holo Oval Nintendo Logo: checklist, #152-#249(Non Inclusive), snap01-snap27
-90 Total Cards

-276 Total Cards

Boxes/Packs

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Release Date: 2001

Checklist

169 Crobat
172 Pichu
173 Cleffa
174 Igglybuff
186 Politoed
196 Espeon
197 Umbreon
199 Slowking
200 Misdreavus
201 Unown
205 Forretress
206 Dunsparce
211 Qwilfish
212 Scizor
215 Sneasel
218 Slugma
219 Magcargo
222 Corsola
223 Remoraid
224 Octillery
225 Delibird
227 Skarmory
228 Houndour
229 Houndoom
230 Kingdra
233 Porygon2
236 Tyrogue
237 Hitmontop
238 Smoochum
240 Magby
243 Raikou
244 Entei
245 Suicune
246 Larvitar
247 Pupitar
248 Tyranitar
250 Ho-oh

snap01 Got Miltank?
snap02 Electric Victory!
snap03 Brave Prince Ash!
snap04 Home Run Pokémon!
snap05 Hold on Brock!
snap06 Fossil Friends
snap07 The Messenger Pidgey
snap08 Zubat Times Two!
snap09 Chigusa’s Hitmontop
snap10 Jungle Hijinks!
snap11 The Fishing Battle
snap12 The Most Beautiful Pokémon!

Stickers:
1 of 37 Crobat
2 of 37 Pichu
3 of 37 Cleffa
4 of 37 Igglybuff
5 of 37 Politoed
6 of 37 Espeon
7 of 37 Umbreon
8 of 37 Slowking
9 of 37 Misdreavus
10 of 37 Unown
11 of 37 Forretress
12 of 37 Dunsparce
13 of 37 Qwilfish
14 of 37 Scizor
15 of 37 Sneasel
16 of 37 Slugma
17 of 37 Magcargo
18 of 37 Corsola
19 of 37 Remoraid
20 of 37 Octillery
21 of 37 Delibird
22 of 37 Skarmory
23 of 37 Houndour
24 of 37 Houndoom
25 of 37 Kingdra
26 of 37 Porygon2
27 of 37 Tyrogue
28 of 37 Hitmontop
29 of 37 Smoochum
30 of 37 Magby
31 of 37 Raikou
32 of 37 Entei
33 of 37 Suicune
34 of 37 Larvitar
35 of 37 Pupitar
36 of 37 Tyranitar
37 of 37 Ho-oh

Die-Cut:
1 of 18 #41 Zubat
2 of 18 #42 Golbat
3 of 18 #169 Golbat
4 of 18 #172 Pichu
5 of 18 #25 Pikachu
6 of 18 #26 Raichu
7 of 18 #173 Cleffa
8 of 18 #35 Clefairy
9 of 18 #36 Clefable
10 of 18 #174 Igglybuff
11 of 18 #39 Jigglypuff
12 of 18 #40 Wigglytuff
13 of 18 #79 Slowpoke
14 of 18 #80 Slowbro
15 of 18 #199 Slowking
16 of 18 #246 Larvitar
17 of 18 #247 Pupitar
18 of 18 #248 Tyranitar

Sets

Set 1#: Non Holo: checklist, #169-#250(Non Inclusive), snap01-snap12, stickers 1 of 37- 37 of 37, Die-Cut 1 of 18 - 18 of 18
-105 Total Cards

Set #2: Sliver Holo: checklist, #169-#250(Non Inclusive), snap01-snap12
-50 Total Cards

-155 Total Cards

Boxes/Packs

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Johto League Champions

Johto Series 3

Release Date: 2001

Checklist

152 Chikorita
155 Cyndaquil
158 Totodile
161 Sentret
163 Hoothoot
164 Noctowl
165 Ledyba
167 Spinarak
175 Togepi
179 Mareep
182 Bellossom
183 Marill
185 Sudowoodo
187 Hoppip
192 Sunflora
194 Wooper
195 Quagsire
202 Wobbuffet
203 Girafarig
204 Pineco
207 Gligar
209 Snubbull
214 Heracross
217 Ursaring
232 Donphan
234 Stantler
239 Elekid
241 Miltank
242 Blissey
249 Lugia

HV6 Butch
HV7 Tracy Sketchit
HV8 Professor Oak
HV9 Marill
HV10 Nurse Joy
HV11 Officer Jenny
1/6
2/6
3/6
4/6
5/6
6/6
snap01 The Lovable Totodile
snap02 Old Friends and New
snap03 Cute and Snuggly
snap04 Chikorita Challenge!
snap05 Unstoppable Team!
snap06 Heracross vs. Pinsir!
snap07 Heracross vs. Mecha Pinsir!
snap08 Is It a Donphan?
snap09 The Donphan Herd
snap10 Hoothoot Hide and Seek
snap11 Hoothoot Saves the Day!
snap12 Joint Bellossom Attack!
snap13 Guest Dancer: Pikachu!
snap14 Hello Spinarak!
snap15 Spinning a Web for Thieves
snap16 Snubbull Trouble
snap17 Ferosious Fighter
snap18 Stantler Stampede!
snap19 Stantler Rescue!
snap20 Quagsire Sighting!
snap21 Captured Quagsire!
snap22 Ledyba Times Six!
snap23 Ledyba Capture!
snap24 Fighting Mad Ledyba!
snap25 Nurse Blissey!
snap26 Doctor’s Examination
snap27 Blissey Surprise!

Sets

Set #1: Non Holo Round Nintendo Seal: checklist, #152-#249(non inclusive), HV6-HV11, Puzzle 1/6-6/6, snap01-snap27
-70 Cards Total

Set #2: Silver Holo Round Nintendo Seal: checklist, #152-#249(non inclusive), HV6-HV11, Puzzle 1/6-6/6, snap01-snap27
-70 Cards Total

-140 Cards Total

Boxes/Packs


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Advanced

Release Date: 2003

Checklist

1 Ash
2 Team Aqua
3 Prof. Birch
4 Brock
5 Team Rocket
6 Team Magma
7 May
8 Max
9 Absol
10 Aggron
11 Altaria
12 Anorith
13 Armaldo
14 Aron
15 Azurill
16 Bagon
17 Banette
18 Beautifly
19 Blaziken
20 Cacnea
21 Cacturne
22 Camerupt
23 Carvanha
24 Castform
25 Combusken
26 Corphish
27 Cradily
28 Crawdaunt
29 Delcatty
30 Duskull
31 Dustox
32 Exploud
33 Feebas
34 Gardevoir
35 Glalie
36 Groudon
37 Grovyle
38 Grumpig
39 Hariyama
40 Illumise
41 Kecleon
42 Kirlia
43 Kyogre
44 Lairon
45 Latias
46 Latios
47 Lileep
48 Linoone
49 Lotad
50 Loudred
51 Ludicolo
52 Makuhita
53 Marshtomp
54 Masquerain
55 Medicham
56 Meditite
57 Minun
58 Mudkip
59 Nosepass
60 Numel
61 Nuzleaf
62 Pelipper
63 Plusle
64 Poochyena
65 Ralts
66 Roselia
67 Sableye
68 Salamence
69 Sceptile
70 Sealeo
71 Seedot
72 Seviper
73 Sharpedo
74 Shiftry
75 Shroomish
76 Skitty
77 Slakoth
78 Spinda
79 Spoink
80 Swampert
81 Taillow
82 Torchic
83 Trapinch
84 Treecko
85 Vigoroth
86 Volbeat
87 Whiscash
88 Wynaut
89 Zigzagoon

Die-Cut:
1 of 18 Treecko
2 of 18 Grovyle
3 of 18 Sceptile
4 of 18 Mudkip
5 of 18 Marshtomp
6 of 18 Swampert
7 of 18 Torchic
8 of 18 Combusken
9 of 18 Blaziken
10 of 18 Ralts
11 of 18 Kirlia
12 of 18 Gardevoir
13 of 18 Whismur
14 of 18 Loudred
15 of 18 Exploud
16 of 18 Aron
17 of 18 Lairon
18 of 18 Aggron

Pop-Up:
1 of 10 Torchic
2 of 10 Mudkip
3 of 10 Pikachu
4 of 10 Treecko
5 of 10 Combusken
6 of 10 Groudon
7 of 10 Latios & Latias
8 of 10 Sceptile
9 of 10 Kyogre
10 of 10 Absol

Sets

Set #1: Non Holo: Checklist, #1-#89, Die-Cut 1 of 18-18 of 18,Pop-Up 1 of10-10 of 10
-118 Total Cards

Set #2: Silver Holo: Checklist, #1-#89
-90 Total Cards

-208 Total Cards

Boxes/Packs

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Advanced Challenge

Release Date: 2004

Checklist

1 Absol
2 Alakazam
3 Bagon
4 Baltoy
5 Barboach
6 Beautifly
7 Beldum
8 Blastoise
9 Blaziken
10 Breloom
11 Bulbasaur
12 Cascoon
13 Castform (Fire)
14 Castform (Ice)
15 Castform (Water)
16 Charizard
17 Charander
18 Chimecho
19 Clamperl
20 Claydol
21 Combusken
22 Corphish
23 Donphan
24 Dusclops
25 Dustox
26 Electrike
27 Electrode
28 Flygon
29 Girafarig
30 Golbat
31 Golduck
32 Gorebyss
33 Groudon
34 Grovyle
35 Gulpin
36 Huntail
37 Kyogre
38 Lombre
39 Lotad
40 Lunatone
41 Luvdisc
42 Manectric
43 Marshtomp
44 Mawile
45 Metagross
46 Metang
47 Mightyena
48 Milotic
49 Mudkip
50 Nincada
51 Ninjask
52 Oddish
53 Pikachu
54 Rayquaza
55 Regice
56 Regirock
57 Registeel
58 Relicanth
59 Salamence
60 Sceptile
61 Seviper
62 Shedinja
63 Shelgon
64 Shuppet
65 Silcoon
66 Slaking
67 Snorunt
68 Solrock
69 Spheal
70 Squirtle
71 Surskit
72 Swablu
73 Swalot
74 Swampert
75 Swellow
76 Taillow
77 Torchic
78 Torkoal
79 Treecko
80 Tropius
81 Venusaur
82 Vibrava
83 Wailmer
84 Wailord
85 Walrein
86 Whismur
87 Wingull
88 Wurmple
89 Zangoose
90 Checklist

Die-Cut:
1 of 18 Bulbasaur
2 of 18 Ivysaur
3 of 18 Venusaur
4 of 18 Lotad
5 of 18 Lombre
6 of 18 Lucidolo
7 of 18 Spheal
8 of 18 Sealeo
9 of 18 Walrein
10 of 18 Slakoth
11 of 18 Vigoroth
12 of 18 Slaking
13 of 18 Trapinch
14 of 18 Vibrava
15 of 18 Flygon
16 of 18 Charmander
17 of 18 Charmeleon
18 of 18 Charizard

Pop-Up:
1 of 10 Absol
2 of 10 Treecko
3 of 10 Combusken
4 of 10 Pikachu
5 of 10 Venusaur
6 of 10 Marshtomb
7 of 10 Mudkip
8 of 10 Charizard
9 of 10 Grovyle
10 of 10 Torchic

Sets

Set #1: Non-Holo: #1-#90, Die-Cut 1 of 18-18 of 18, Pop-Up 1 of 10-10 of 10
-118 Total Cards

Set #2: Silver Holo: #1-#90
-90 Total Cards

-208 Total Cards

Boxes/Packs


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Jumbos

Series 1 Tins

1 Pikachu #25
2 Squirtle #07
3 Bulbasaur #01
4 Charmander #04
5 Meowth #52

Series 2 Tins

1 Blastoise, Ditto (Pikachu), Pikachu, Flying Pikachu, Diglett, Psyduck, Butterfree, Meowth, Rapidash, Charmander, Surfing Pikachu
2 Misty, Brock, Pikachu, Ash
3 Jessie, James, Koffing, Meowth, Ekans
4 Flying Pikachu
5 Charizard

Series 1 Oversized

P1 Pikachu #25
P2 Squirtle #07
P3 Charmander #04
P4 Bulbasaur #01
P5 TV2 #25 Pikachu
P6 TV1 Ash Ketchum

Non-English

There are 3 sets that were released in other languages. Series 1 contains the exact same cards as the English Series 1. Series 2 is a combination of the English Series 2 and Series 3. Series 3 is an abbreviated set of the English Johto Series 1. I haven’t found any checklist differences between non English languages other than German and French actually have the German and French Pokemon names and titles. As Far as I would assume there is a silver foil for every card in the set. There is something to consider in that there are some cards that may not be unique in Series 1. Checklists cards for Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese do not seem to differ from the English cards as do TV5-TV13 for all non English Sets. Also they seemed to consider dialects with the two Spanish languages, although not every card differs. I’ve added the languages by each series that I have personally confirmed.

Series 1: French, German, Italian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish(Latin American), Portuguese

Series 2:French, Italian, Spanish

Series 3: French, German, Italian

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nice guide, thats an insane amount of variations of cards!

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5 variants of 1 card

16 :wink:

I didn’t read all that, wish I hadn’t now.

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It’s alive! Muhahaha

So excited. Congrats on getting that scanner. Much fun to be had. And we’ll done on the article!

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Nice guide! Collecting all of those would be a nice accomplishment. Finiding all those variants must be tough lol.

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What is the pack market like for these?

Depends on the packs, honestly. I’ve picked up the first series packs for $1-2 regularly every so often this past couple months. So nothing too crazy.

Sam might be able to give you a better idea of the rarer ones.

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As far as series 1, I still don’t have a very good grasp on how rare each of the printings are when compared to each other. It seems like red is a little harder to come by and the UK print is hard to find but that might be just because there are never pictures of the backs of packs most of the time. I’m not even sure if the nintendo logo is different or not. I imagine it would be. Most of the stuff I have purchased has been lots of singles. The demand is really low for topps regardless of the rarity so I don’t ever picture them going for insane amounts. I don’t think I would feel comfortable paying over 3USD a pack. It is also true that pack fresh is not exactly as much of a concern because I think topps was cutting the cards with a butter knife through some of the runs. It is also very frustrating because I don’t yet know how to tell which holo variation is in a pack (or if there is a way). One of my next goals is probably going to be to buy as many packs as I can find and just record what I get to see if it can be logically deduced.

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In that imgur album I have linked under the checklist there are some examples of the pack variations. They were not my pictures so I didn’t feel right posting them here.

I’ve got several Non-Holo sets complete of Series 2. Still working on Completing a Holofoil set. As for the chase cards though. I am still missing some of the Die Cut cards along with the clear see-through Pikachu… Opened a bunch of packs myself from this set along with over 100 packs of Topps the Movie 2000 packs.

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Hello. Does anyone know if the original series 1 folder has different topps logo/nintendo seals. I’ve been trying to collect all the different sets, & I want to keep them in the original folders. I have the UK BLUE TOPPS folder but was wondering if they brought out folders with the USA SEAL also with the blue/black/green/red logo

Was there not a series 3?

there was. I just haven’t got around to finishing the guide. Been busy with school and research amongst other things and put what’s left of my collection in “storage”. I still have all my topps. There is a lot I need to finish. :blush:

what topps do you need to finish :blush: lets see your topps collection

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I still have all my Topps. I am actually getting a really big lot of cards that I need 500++ in the next week, along with about 50 film frame cards :blush:. I am going to do scans of every card and most likely finish up all of the sets and this guide…eventually. It’s a work in progress though.

I still need a lot of the non-english sets, two of the first move holo sets, and some of the johto holos/inserts.

sounds brillant :blush: some of the art works on these are amazing

In general are the topps sets not as collectible as the TCG? Also, for anyone familiar with these sets, how does the collectibility of the series 1 Chrome compare with those released prior, particularly, the original set? Love the look of the chrome, especially the variants.

The topps aren’t as collectible as the tcg by any means. I’ve communicated with under 10 people that collect the sets in the way this guide describes. There does seem to be a casual interest coming from quite a few people, though. The chrome sets are considerably more desirable because the quality was decent and the different patterns are really spectacular