Gastly Card (Nick15?)

Discussion in 'TCG News & Gossip Discussion' started by UncleBob, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. UncleBob

    UncleBob New Member

    Anyone have more info on this one or anything?!?
     
  2. Orange Soda

    Orange Soda New Member

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  3. UncleBob

    UncleBob New Member

    Do tell, gimme me more info!
     
  4. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    OK! Here's my analysis of an actual card that was lent to me by dooskoop. I had posted this on the Mod Forum before, but there is no info that I obtained from a confidential source, so...:

    As you know, Dooskoop sent me his Koffing.
    Here is my analysis:

    • Overall card texture is consistant with WotC cards.
      Text is well printed, but layout and text sizing often does not match WotC layout.
      Attack names are centered rather than Left Justified.
      Attack text is very small
      Pokemon ID is different (M instead of B)
      Copyright is just "Pokemon", not "Pokemon/Nintendo"
      Card back is Japanese E-card design.
      Set numbering is 004/093 rather than WotC set nubmering.
      Card stock is different than WotC. It is better card stock with the three layers and crispness versus the WotC's more "mushed" or "ragged" layering.
      Printing is inferior to WotC printing. You can see the moire pattern from the 4-color printing process more easily on the sample. But note that it is true 4-color printing and not some kind of photocopy-technique.
      The e-card printing works in the e-card reader!


    Additionally, there were something like 8 or 12 cards in the "set".
    Word from dooskoop (obtained from his seller) is that a few people were invited to the NY Pokemon Center when the e-Reader was about to be introduced and these "sample" cards were used to demonstrate it. After the demo, the sample cards were distributed to the lucky attendees.
     
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  5. UncleBob

    UncleBob New Member

    Well, darn. There's some e-cards I'll never, ever get...
     
  6. UncleBob

    UncleBob New Member

    Oh, thanks for the info guys!
     
  7. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Well, if one shows up on eBay again, you could get it for about $50. That's what they've been selling for.

    If one shows up, that is...
     
  8. dooskoop

    dooskoop New Member

    "Sample cards"

    I haven't seen any of the Sample cards on eBay for quite awhile now. There were originally ten of them. They are:

    002/093 Hoppip
    004/093 Koffing
    016/093 Pikachu
    019/093 Gastly
    021/093 Machop
    042/093 Machoke
    048/093 Chansey
    074/093 Rapidash
    083/093 Pichu
    088/093 Machamp

    Some eBay sellers claimed as few as 3 or 4 of each card exists. Through eBay sales and personal correspondence with other collectors, I managed to verify at least 5 of each of several of the cards. I personally believe that there are at least a couple dozen each.
     
  9. Nick15

    Nick15 Member

    Heh... Because the differences between the Sample Gastly was from the English Expedition Gastly, and the similarities between the Sample Gastly and the Japanese E1 Gastly, I did find it odd that Wizards DIDN'T make the Sample Gastly. But now that I think back to it, who knows what else Nintendo was doing behind Wizards' backs....
     
  10. UncleBob

    UncleBob New Member

    Here's some info that may or may not be of interest...
    e-Card data (assuming the strip info is the same as the Expedition releases)

    002/093 Hoppip
    083/093 Pichu
    Complete Mini-Game

    021/093 Machop
    042/093 Machoke
    088/093 Machamp
    Complete Mini-Game

    074/093 Rapidash
    Complete Animation

    048/093 Chansey
    Coin Flipper

    016/093 Pikachu
    Construction Sound Block

    004/093 Koffing
    Construction Pattern Block

    019/093 Gastly
    Construction Music Block

    These cards make a pretty good sampling of the various e-cards included in Expedition... except there's not a sample of the Secret Attack feature (Mew being the only Expedition card to have this)... This is all very interesting...
     
  11. Oak

    Oak New Member

    I bought Koffing on e-bay. The seller was a lady from Milan, Italy. She sold all 10 cards individually and a reserve was set at $70.00. A store from San Diego, CA offered all 10 cards plus every WOTC promo card ever released (W, Pre-release, red cheek, 1st ed Ivy...) for $1,950 but there were no buyers. "3 or 4 of each card" is probably a marketing tool.
     
  12. GodTrainer

    GodTrainer Member


    I currently have all 10 and one extra copy of rapadash (that ill probaly ebay soon hint hint) they are really sweat looking, and are VERY rare. There were 16 complete sets printed and sent to the pokemon center for a display. i payed 125 initaly for the first one that was up on ebay (rapadash) and then later bought the whole set from one of my contacts for $750. Hope that helps
     
  13. SteveP

    SteveP Active Member

    This set sounds as rare as my son's 2001 Tropical Mega Battle set of English VS cards. The first printing was about a dozen. They print a second set for the 2002 TMB with a few minor changes (misprint corrections). Hey, I think my son wants to sell his set. hint, hint.
     
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  14. Pixelboy

    Pixelboy New Member

    GodTrainer, I sent you a PM. Please reply. :)
     
  15. Raikou

    Raikou New Member

    ohhhhh i have a machamp uncut sheet from gencon VERY RARE =/

    haha i dunno really how rare it is but i only think some number under 200 was given as prizes =/

    i think i want to sell it... hint hint =/
     
  16. Oak

    Oak New Member

    To all above with "hint, hint": please PM details, hint, hint.
     
  17. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Uh guys...
    Take it to the Trading Forum please!
     
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