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I came across these bizarre looking Yugioh cards in my collection. They look nothing like my other cards. They clearly say Yugioh cards...are they knockoffs? If so, why do they look so bad.

cards backs of cards

Thanks!

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They clearly say Yugioh cards...are they knockoffs?

Those are fake cards*, although from the image I see they use the actual names of existing, original cards, and even the correct effects (for example Hiro's Shadow Scout).

Further reading on counterfeit cards.

*I know they are fake because... experience. But just to point out some of the details:

  • The YuGiOh logo on the back of the card is clearly not the same as the original YuGiOh logo
  • The colors are off. Those monsters look red (like trap cards) and trap cards look more like the monster color
  • The displayed attack on the monster card mimics the one on OCG/Anime (displayed on the bottom right in its own box), whilst the text is English - a clear mix-up
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  • Thanks for the quick and detailed answer. They just look so bad/different that I didn’t think they could ever pass for knock-offs. Glad to have it confirmed though.
    – Alex K
    Apr 24 at 11:32
  • @AlexK yeah, at most you could use them as proxies? lol
    – DarkCygnus
    Apr 26 at 19:40

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