Yu Gi Oh - Authenticity of Cards?? HELP?

I bought some Yugioh cards for my son. They were really cheap about AUD $2.00 for a box of approx 30 cards. But I noticed the cards he already owns have a little silver square in the bottom right corner of the card. The new cards in boxes I have just purchased only the first card which is shiny has the little silver square all the rest don't. They look identical though, are these real Yugioh cards. How do you tell. Any help would be appreciated. He is only 6 so at this time its just all fun, but I would like to know for future purchases. Thanks in advance.

Update:

Do all Yugioh cards have the little silver square in the bottom right corner? Are their real cards that don't have it?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    They are printed on generic holographic paper rather than having the pattern of the holography match the images.

    The holographc square present with authentic cards is either printed simply in black and white or is missing.

    The text on the cards seems to have been written by someone whose native language is not English and may or may not make sense.

    The printing of the art is muddy and some images show obvious evidence of Photoshopping.

    The printing of the back of the cards is of poor quality and in one case the logo is wrong.

    The logos in the upper right-hand corners (front of card) are wrong.

    The formatting of the cards is idiosyncratic and does not follow the format of the originals faithfully.

    "A: Counterfeits can vary in many ways, but you can usually spot them by

    looking carefully in the bottom right hand corner of the card. All official

    Konami cards have a small hologram there which shows either the words

    'Yu-Gi-Oh!' or the Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Eye symbol depending on which angles

    you look at it from. Most counterfeits have no hologram. Other counterfeits

    try to copy the hologram by using a small square of shiny film, which doesn't

    show any words or pictures. If you have a card which you know is genuine, you

    can check it against one which you are not sure of. If it is smaller (or

    bigger) than the genuine card, or has sharp corners instead of smooth,

    rounded corners, it is probably counterfeit

    for eg. this is a example of a real common card it is 100% authentic

    http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Destiny_Hero_-_Diamon...

    although some cards have shiny pics or titles this does not mean they are fake

  • 7 years ago

    im an asian here the smart one im 12 and i m sure that there isnt silver boxes on right its fake alsoirst of all, check the name of the monster, spell, or trap card. If it seems like its the wrong name, its fake. If you're not sure, look it up on the web.

    If the card is Ultra Rare or Super Rare, look closely at the shiny part of the card. If they have little designs that look like the millenium eye, its real.

    If you know the number of stars the card is SUPPOSED card and there are more or less stars on the card you have, its definitely fake.

    If the card feels overly glossy, its fake.

    If their is no shiny square at the bottom right hand corner OR if it is any other color rather than gold or silver, its fake.

    Look closely at the ATK and DEF on the card, if it is missaligned or way off course, its obviously fake.

    Read the text, if the font is too thin or too thick, OR if their are misspelled words, its fake. (WARNING: Sometimes, the Yu-Gi-Oh card makers make a mistake in the text. IF your positive that it is a real card, its the Yu-Gi-Oh card makers' error.

    Look at the picture again, if it is blurry or if it has poor quality, its fake. (If you're not sure, go on the web and search up that card.)

    If the color of the card (i.e. monster=yellow|effect monster:orange|spell:turquoise|trap:purp... is wrong, or is too pale or too bright, it's fake.

    If the serial number is missing(bottom left hand corner)is missing, its fake.

    If the collectors number(under the picture on the right hand side just above the text) is missing, its fake.

    On the back, if the TM, Konami, or R symbol are missing, its fake unless it is an egyptian god card. another question for u is did u buy them at a flee market or at chinatown and the box looks real but its fake the lowest amount for cards that hv around 30 cards r worth $7 pus tax

  • 1 decade ago

    There are several ways to identify a fake card:

    1. Real cards have a square hologram in the bottom right corner of the card. The hologram has the Eye of Anubis logo and the words "Yu-Gi-Oh!" on it. Fake cards may be missing some of these elements.

    2. The corner hologram should be so thin that you cannot feel it if you run your finger across it. If you can feel the hologram, then the card may be fake. The sticker may have been glued onto the card.

    3. On the back of the card, real cards have the Konami logo on the upper left corner and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game logo in the lower right corner. Fake cards may be missing these or may have them in the wrong places.

    4. Fake cards may be printed on paper that is of a different quality than real cards, and they may appear thin or shiny or feel like wax.

    5. Fake cards may have fuzzy text that is not professionally printed. They may also have colors that are different from those on real cards.

    6. Fake super rare or ultra rare cards will sometimes have a dull picture, or the foil may be dull. Real cards will have a sharp picture.

    7. There is no such thing as an authentic Chinese Yu-Gi-Oh! card. They have never been printed, except as fakes.

    People may offer cards that are fuzzy or have bad colors, saying that they are "rare, defective cards." Don't buy cards like this—they are probably fakes.

    Hoped this helps! Good Luck d(-_^)

  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, check the name of the monster, spell, or trap card. If it seems like its the wrong name, its fake. If you're not sure, look it up on the web.

    If the card is Ultra Rare or Super Rare, look closely at the shiny part of the card. If they have little designs that look like the millenium eye, its real.

    If you know the number of stars the card is SUPPOSED card and there are more or less stars on the card you have, its definitely fake.

    If the card feels overly glossy, its fake.

    If their is no shiny square at the bottom right hand corner OR if it is any other color rather than gold or silver, its fake.

    Look closely at the ATK and DEF on the card, if it is missaligned or way off course, its obviously fake.

    Read the text, if the font is too thin or too thick, OR if their are misspelled words, its fake. (WARNING: Sometimes, the Yu-Gi-Oh card makers make a mistake in the text. IF your positive that it is a real card, its the Yu-Gi-Oh card makers' error.

    Look at the picture again, if it is blurry or if it has poor quality, its fake. (If you're not sure, go on the web and search up that card.)

    If the color of the card (i.e. monster=yellow|effect monster:orange|spell:turquoise|trap:purple) is wrong, or is too pale or too bright, it's fake.

    If the serial number is missing(bottom left hand corner)is missing, its fake.

    If the collectors number(under the picture on the right hand side just above the text) is missing, its fake.

    On the back, if the TM, Konami, or R symbol are missing, its fake unless it is an egyptian god card.

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  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, check the name of the monster, spell, or trap card. If it seems like its the wrong name, its fake. If you're not sure, look it up on the web.

    If the card is Ultra Rare or Super Rare, look closely at the shiny part of the card. If they have little designs that look like the millenium eye, its real.

    If you know the number of stars the card is SUPPOSED card and there are more or less stars on the card you have, its definitely fake.

    If the card feels overly glossy, its fake.

    If their is no shiny square at the bottom right hand corner OR if it is any other color rather than gold or silver, its fake.

    Look closely at the ATK and DEF on the card, if it is missaligned or way off course, its obviously fake.

    Read the text, if the font is too thin or too thick, OR if their are misspelled words, its fake. (WARNING: Sometimes, the Yu-Gi-Oh card makers make a mistake in the text. IF your positive that it is a real card, its the Yu-Gi-Oh card makers' error.

    Look at the picture again, if it is blurry or if it has poor quality, its fake. (If you're not sure, go on the web and search up that card.)

    If the color of the card (i.e. monster=yellow|effect monster:orange|spell:turquoise|trap:purp... is wrong, or is too pale or too bright, it's fake.

    If the serial number is missing(bottom left hand corner)is missing, its fake.

    If the collectors number(under the picture on the right hand side just above the text) is missing, its fake.

    On the back, if the TM, Konami, or R symbol are missing, its fake unless it is an egyptian god card.

    Source(s): internet
  • 7 years ago

    not true some new cards of new sets dont have serial numbers on them, i am a collector been collecting since 2002 (since usa started selling yugioh cards) dont base on not having serial numbers but all real cards do have the eye of anubis / yugioh hologram sticker at the bottom corner.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Yugioh Eye Of Anubis

  • 1 decade ago

    all cards should have "konami" on the upper left corner on the back.

    all cards should have "copyright 1996 kazuki takahashi" on the bottom right corner on the front.

    all cards should have an 8-digit serial number on the bottom left corner on the front.

    all cards should have the yugioh logo on the bottom right corner on the back.

  • 5 years ago

    OMG, these cards are hoplessly fake, They are shocking, there is a blue magic card, and dark factory of mass production is a spell, not a monster... sorry bud, these cards are the worst fakes i have ever seen... whoever made them must not have even tried

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yeah the yugioh cards do have the little siver boxes, the real ones have little numbers on the bottom left hand side

    Source(s): me
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