Need help identifying some 1995 Japanese Pokemon cards

Discussion in 'Collecting and Card Price Discussion' started by sharpLess, Feb 15, 2017.

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  1. sharpLess

    sharpLess New Member

    Hello, I came upon these cards that I won in an eBay auction from an estate lot sale. Now I see these cards are very old (1995) from Japan I didn't even know Pokemon released cards until 1998 in Japan! There are two holo cards a Pikachu and a Charizard, and 4 other cards that look completely different with three of them having a blue back side and one with a green back. I'd appreciate information on these!

    Here are the pictures:

    The 4 non holo cards front and back:

    Charizard front and back:

    Pikachu front and back:
  2. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    We specialize in the Trading Card game on this site so I can't help you more than to point you in the right direction.
    Those are early trading cards, but not from the Trading Card Game.

    I believe they are from Meiji.

    Hopefully that helps you track them down.
  3. BJJ763

    BJJ763 Trading Mod Supervisor Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    The holo ones remind me of stickers.
  4. Agentfly42

    Agentfly42 New Member

    Apparently these are from a card collection called TOPSUN.
    Found this description on an eBay item:
    Topsun cards were included in a Pokemon card gum apple taste by Top-seika company. There are two type of the blue back and Green back. The cards were released more than 20 years ago in Japan. One of the vintage cards and very rare.

    Hope this helped. :)
  5. sharpLess

    sharpLess New Member

    Yes I just looked up Topsun pokemon on eBay and Google images and these are them, and wow these are extremely rare, I am pretty happy now lol. These are the first Pokemon cards ever made apparently, how cool is that? Thank you very much for identifying them for me.
  6. sharpLess

    sharpLess New Member

    Watch stickers is that?
  7. BJJ763

    BJJ763 Trading Mod Supervisor Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Packets of small 1 inch by 1 inch ones - the holo foil pattern is similar to some i've picked up. Came in a packet of 5 i think, 4 non-holo and 1 foil sticker.
  8. sharpLess

    sharpLess New Member

    BJJ763 I just bought a Topsun Gengar off eBay and couldn't help but notice it looked familiar, I found out the Gengar is the exact same art as your profile avatar lol.

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