Jynx 31/102 PSA 10 GEM MINT 1st Ed Shadowless Base Set Pokemon Graded Card
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1st Edition Stamp Version
English Base Set 1st edition cards are known to have been printed with multiple "1st Edition" stamp versions. Known versions that are not misprints or errors are "2D-Thick", "2D-Thin", "3D-Thick", and "3D-Thin". 2D and 3D refer to the white outline of some letters in the 1st Edition symbol stamp. In the 3D stamp the letters "E" and "ITION" have a white outline (the letter 'D' does not) giving a "lifted off the page" look to it. The amount of white outline on the 3D stamps can vary - some have very little & are hardly noticeable while others have more & are very noticeable. In the 2D stamp NONE of the letters have a white outline, all letters are pure black ink. Thick and Thin refers to the width of the number "1" inside the 1st Edition symbol stamp. Thick stamps have a number "1" that is wider while the letters "Edition" around the stamp are printed THINNER and less bold. Thin stamps have a number "1" that is skinnier while the letters "Edition" around the stamp are printed THICKER and more bold.
This card is a (3D-Thick Stamp) version were the 3D outline is PROMINENT.
PSA Certification Number: 28174183
Finish: RegularRarity: UncommonCard Set Name: Base SetYear: 1999Grade: 10Centering: PSA - N/ACorners: PSA - N/AEdges: PSA - N/ASurface: PSA - N/APrint Edition: 1st EditionProfessional Grader: Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA)Graded: YesSlabbed Card Size: PSA 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 InchCertification Number: 28174183