Holo vs Non-Holo Pokemon Trading Cards

When you’re buying and selling Pokemon trading cards, what is the difference between a holo cards and a non-holo card?

A holo card, or hologram card, literally has a hologram as part of its image. It’s shimmery and rainbow-reflective under light.

In comparison, a non-holo card, or a “normal” card, is simply printed with normal ink.

There are also “reverse hologram” cards. In these cards, the main character image is NOT a hologram – it is in normal printing. The rest of the surrounding card is done with a hologram, like this:

All of these cards are my own cards, that I took photos of for this example.

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