EX series different codes in corner? Italian different?

Discussion in 'Collecting and Card Price Discussion' started by TonySandlin, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. TonySandlin

    TonySandlin Active Member

    The EX series have a 9 digit code in the bottom left corner of every card. Apparently there were 3 different codes for each common and 2 for each uncommon.

    My question is, why did they do that? What is the difference between the codes? I've never used them for whatever they were used for, because I didnt start collecting Pokemon again until HGSS.
     
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  2. elam18

    elam18 New Member

    Are you talking about the e reader series... the bar code on the bottom when scanned thru the ereader = pokedex entry , the one on the left is the actual card.
     
  3. TonySandlin

    TonySandlin Active Member

    No the ones after they stopped doing that. There is a little code at the bottom. I see on my cards that the same card has different codes.
     
  4. elam18

    elam18 New Member

    Which EX series? can you show me a picture for example
     
  5. TonySandlin

    TonySandlin Active Member

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  6. soleosnip3rv2

    soleosnip3rv2 New Member

    More than likely that code was used for printing purposes, i.e. to figure out when and when said card was printed.

    No proof, I am just making an honest guess.
     
  7. TonySandlin

    TonySandlin Active Member

    I'm not sure how printing works, but there are apparently 3 different codes for commons and 2 for uncommons.
     
  8. soleosnip3rv2

    soleosnip3rv2 New Member

    If that is the case, then they could have been used for grouping purposes. Since there are always more commons then uncommons, that could be why there are 3 for C and 2 for UC.

    I personally don't think it really matters haha, unless you were a very thorough person and wanted to collect one card of each 9 digit code, for each set :eek:
     
  9. TonySandlin

    TonySandlin Active Member

    I considered it for my Voltorb collection, but seeing as how each language that printed them had these codes, AND it applies to RH cards as well, I'm not willing to waste time trying to find all of them. I'd just be biting off more than I can chew haha
     
  10. soleosnip3rv2

    soleosnip3rv2 New Member

    You and your torbs/trodes :rolleyes: haha
     
  11. TonySandlin

    TonySandlin Active Member

    Haha, what can I say? At least its a relatively cheap collection. The trouble is finding the languages haha
     
  12. Daelum

    Daelum New Member

    I actually plan on doing something like this. I want to at least make a huge checklist for every single code, so that anyone who wants to collect each set of numbers (like myself) will have an easier time doing so.
     
  13. elam18

    elam18 New Member

    I have like 99% of the EX series completed.. do you want some of the digits on my cards to make sure you don't miss any numbers?
     
  14. Daelum

    Daelum New Member

    That's awesome. When I start compiling the list, I'll contact you. Your set will be a great help :D
     
  15. elam18

    elam18 New Member

    Why are there different numbers anyways? does each one unlock something different thru the ereader? I remember there were 4 extra cards in aquapolis with the a and b like drowzee a and drowzee b
     
  16. Daelum

    Daelum New Member

    No, the E-Reader codes are different. From what I've read, it is believed that they were used to organization and layout purposes, such as where the card is placed in the sheet for printing. This explanation seems solid when explaining the existence of the codes, but does not really explain why there are multiple codes :/
     
  17. honchvire

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    There are similar codes on Diamond and Pearl through Legends Awakened. DPBP#
    I don't think they are the same thing as the codes on the EX series cards.
     
  18. abv150

    abv150 New Member

    I also want to collect all the different cards with different codes.
    At this moment I've compared all my R&S and Sandstorm cards and have a lot of different codes.
    When I've completed my search (it will take some time) I can send you my list so you can compare it with yours, if you want.
     
  19. TonySandlin

    TonySandlin Active Member

    Whatever you guys find, you should post here, or let me know. Or start an official thread about it lol If its not too much trouble, I would consider it, so I can have a master collection of Torbs!
     
  20. abv150

    abv150 New Member

    Wheneve I find something about Torbs I will let you know ;) The Dutch ones are on their way.

    As far as I know their are 3 codes for each common, 2 codes for each uncommon and 1 code for each rare, Holo, RH, EX and Goldstar. As for now I've got most of the R&S and Sandstorm codes.
     

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