Blurry text on LA holos

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  1. Pajamas

    Pajamas <a href="

    Several people pulled regular holos with really blurry text at our LA prerelease today. This Rayquaza is one such example... you can see that the text is kind of smeared compared to the Regigigas. Is this likely to have been just a weird problem with one of our boxes, or are people in other places seeing this too?
  2. yoyofsho16

    yoyofsho16 New Member

    This isn't too uncommon on cards in general. I pull one of these in other sets every so often.
  3. Diaz

    Diaz New Member

    There were alot of them at the prerealease that I went to. They're really bad. The quality is almost worse than the average fake card. I was very annoyed :mad::mad::mad:
  4. Pajamas

    Pajamas <a href="

    That's something I'm concerned about. If these variances in consistency are more than just an isolated problem, it will make it that much harder to spot fakes. The converse of this is another problem: because people are fearful of fakes, it's more difficult to trade legit cards that look "goofy".
  5. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    It's like the second layer of printing was a tiny bit misaligned, so it looks like a shadow and blurred. Do they not take a sample or something?
  6. PokemonSteve

    PokemonSteve New Member

    Must have been in the first batch. PUI must have said that it was ok.
  7. ColdCoates90

    ColdCoates90 Active Member

    My Rayquaza is not like that. Prob a rare printing issue occurred.
  8. Zumanity

    Zumanity New Member

    I got Uxie and Riolu RH and the names are almost completely faded out. Glad the mesprit x wasn't, someone would be a very angry pokemon player :p
  9. dogma

    dogma New Member

    Both very good points, particularly when compounded with the blurred backs posted in another thread.

    By definition, taking a sample statistically reduces the risk of these sub-par cards being distributed, not eliminate the risk entirely.

    Thanks for posting the pic, made it easy to see what the issue was.
  10. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    It looks kinda fake o_O
  11. TrainerJL

    TrainerJL New Member

    My experience after two prereleases is that is happening mostly on Colorless and Psychic holos. I haven't seen it as badly on any of the other types. It's not all of them, but it's been pretty common so far.
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