Pokemon card collector stunned after drawing worst mistake ever: ‘It’s decapitated’

A Pokémon TCG collector was stunned when he opened a Shining Fates pack to find his card butchered by a shocking manufacturing defect.

Ever since the Pokémon TCG started in 1998, fans have found their fair share of odd typographical errors when opening products. In fact, due to their scarcity, some of these error cards can become very collectible and valuable.

A collector was shocked to discover his Glowing Destiny‘s booster pack contained an item that was destroyed due to a major manufacturing error. Some players are calling it one of the worst Pokemon card errors of all time.

Pokemon Card TCG Shining Fates Charizard Wallpaper Screenshot.
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A Pokémon fan’s Shining Fates card had a massive misprint.

TCG fan pulls worst Pokemon card bug

There are a variety of production errors that can happen with Pokemon cards, and one of the most common is when one is cut incorrectly. This is when the card is cut off its sheet but the machine misses the outline and cuts off too much.

While the most common examples of this are non-rounded corners, one collector was devastated when his entire card was cut in half. “Did I just find one of the most miscut cards of all time?” they wrote in a thread on the r/PokemonTCG forums.

The user then uploaded images of their Shining Fates Tropius card showing that the entire half of the card is missing. Worse, the edges on the top are also cut at odd angles. Many reacted with shock to the example due to the seriousness of the production error.

“Miscut? More like straight decapitated,” wrote one player.

Another joked, “I wonder who has the other half?”

Others criticized the TCG’s quality control.

Pokemon card

This isn’t the first time Pokemon fans have reported TCG bugs lately. In February 2022 there were several reports of collectors getting misprints in the Brilliant Stars expansion.

It’s unclear how the user’s Shining Fates Tropius map was cut so poorly, although many speculated that the map was accidentally flipped sideways during production. Regardless, in the end, the player got a unique item. Pokemon card collector stunned after drawing worst mistake ever: ‘It’s decapitated’

Emma Bowman

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