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The First Edition cards are more expensive because there are fewer of them. They only make one First Edition release and after that it's all unlimited. Fewer copies of something makes it more rare and hence, more valuable.


First Edition are somewhat more expensive because you get a little extra writing on the cards. Even from the original country Japan, they don't use 1st Edition cards because theirs no such thing. Either that or the cards I got were just Unlimited Edition Japanese cards anyway.

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Limited Edition means that there was only a certain amount of that particular card made. First edition means that the card is from the first printing, making it more valuable that a second edition (which is basically the later mass production of that specific card). Limited edition cards that are also first edition are the most valuable, then comes regular limited edition, followed by first edition.

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The 1st edition has a small 1st edition stamp under the left corner of the charachter picture.

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