CGC Trading Cards Now Accepting All Languages of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

Posted on 7/26/2022

Collectors can now submit their Yu-Gi-Oh! cards from 15 languages, including the one for Astral glyphs.

CGC Trading Cards™ is thrilled to announce that Yu-Gi-Oh! cards of all languages are now eligible for grading! Submissions are now being accepted for cards in 15 languages: Japanese, Asian English, Australian English, European English, French, German, Italian, Korean, North American English, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Worldwide English and even the Astral glyphs used by those in Astral World in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime.

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The Global Popularity of Yu-Gi-Oh!

In 1999, the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game sprang from the pages of the Japanese manga series where Yugi Mutou competed in the dangerous card game known as Duel Monsters. In the years that followed, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG attracted huge numbers of committed fans who propelled it to take a place among the top three TCGs in the world, alongside Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is part of a Yu-Gi-Oh! universe that touches more than 90 countries and includes a popular manga, nearly 1,000 anime video episodes and more than 100 million downloads of a mobile game. The Duel Monsters card game is central to the story told in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG was created to give fans a chance to play the same game they regularly saw their favorite characters playing. It appeared first in Japan in 1999, three years after the manga was launched, and came to the US in March 2002.

By the end of 2002, four sets were released: Legend of Blue Eyes, Metal Raiders, Magic Ruler (renamed Spell Ruler) and Pharaoh’s Servant. Through the years, Toys “R” Us and other outlets regularly promoted tournaments to increase interest in the franchise. Yu-Gi-Oh! was the first to pair up with McDonald’s and other companies to produce promo cards — something Pokémon would copy a couple of years later. Yu-Gi-Oh! sold over 35 billion cards in the next 20 years, even surpassing Pokémon’s 34 billion as of 2021, and became Jump’s most profitable series.

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In April 2022, CGC Trading Cards announced grading for all English Yu-Gi-Oh! cards from 2002 to the present. Now the same superior grading service is available for Yu-Gi!-Oh! cards of all languages.

CGC Trading Cards’ commitment to expert authentication and preservation of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards involved developing a display-worthy holder that accommodates the unique size of the cards. It ensures superior security and long-term protection, utilizing state-of-the-art design and construction.

Submit your Yu-Gi-Oh! cards today!

CGC Trading Cards’ experts look forward to serving Yu-Gi-Oh! collectors with a consistent certification process and reliable assurances that their cards are genuine, accurately graded and well preserved. Send in your cards today!

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