Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Rarities

Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are categorized into different rarities, denoting their relative scarcity and collectible value. These rarities help distinguish the various cards in booster packs and other products. Here are the common rarities found in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG sets:

Common (C): Common cards are the most abundant and can be found in almost every booster pack. They are easily recognizable by their black card name and lack of holographic foil

Rare (R): Rare cards are less common than commons and feature a silver card name. They often showcase cards that are a bit harder to find but are still relatively accessible.

Super Rare (SR): Super Rare cards have a holofoil pattern across the entire card surface. These cards are more visually appealing and have a higher value than rares.

Ultra Rare (UR): Ultra Rare cards feature a holofoil image but only on the card artwork, leaving the rest of the card non-foil. They are more valuable and harder to find than Super Rares.

Secret Rare (ScR): Secret Rare cards have a distinct, shiny pattern on the card artwork and card name. They are rarer and more sought after than Ultra Rares.

Ultimate Rare (UtR): Ultimate Rare cards have a unique, textured pattern on the card artwork, giving them a 3D-like appearance. They are highly collectable and prized by players and collectors alike.

Ghost Rare (GR): Ghost Rare cards have a holographic, otherworldly appearance, with the entire card artwork featuring a shimmering, semi-transparent effect. They are exceptionally rare and desirable among collectors.

Starlight Rare (ST): Starlight Rare is a rarity introduced in 2019. These cards have a unique, sparkling holofoil pattern that covers the entire card, including the artwork and card name. They are extremely rare and considered some of the most valuable cards in the game.

It’s important to note that some sets may have additional rarities, such as Platinum Rare or Prismatic Secret Rare, and special promotional or limited-edition cards might have their own unique rarity designations. Also, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG continues to evolve, and new rarities or variations may be introduced in future sets and products.

NOTE – Modern Super Rares have holofoil artwork, Level, and Attribute icons. Older Super Rares will only have holofoil artwork. Ultra Rares are identical to Super Rares, but they have gold foil lettering on the card name. A Secret Rare has a rainbow-colored foil that’s applied to the artwork, card name, Attribute, and Level.

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