CGC Trading Cards Certifies Pokémon Arcanine Error Card with Missing Print Layers

Posted on 8/18/2022

The Topps (1999) Arcanine card was printed without any color on the front, leaving a spectral black and white surface.

CGC Trading Cards™ recently certified a Pokémon Topps (1999) Arcanine First Print UK Edition Foil card with a spectacular print error. The front of the card is missing multiple layers of color, leaving a spectral black and white surface where the expected fiery color scheme, Arcanine design and silver foil covering should be. The card was graded CGC 7.5 with a Missing Print Layers error.

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A Missing Print Layers error occurs when one or more of the print or holofoil layers is partially or completely missing from a card. In this instance, all of the color layers are missing, leaving a completely black and white surface where the colors should be. Missing Print Layer errors usually affect only one side of a card. In this example, only the front of the card was affected. The back of this Arcanine card has all of its normal layers.

Topps (1999) Arcanine with missing layers (left) and a normal (US) example (right)
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For more information on trading card errors, check out the CGC Trading Cards Error Guide.

CGC Trading Cards' Pokémon grading team is the industry leader in the authentication and grading of misprints and oddities, with extensive knowledge of the printing processes used to make trading cards as well as access to outside experts to properly authenticate and describe unique errors. Each graded card is guaranteed to be authentic and unaltered.

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