How do you tell what edition a Pokemon card is?
It's actually quite simple. On the card, usually on the left of the Pokémon information, there should be a label that says “1st edition.” In some other sets, there can also be a little sphere with a “1” and the letters above it. If you see that information, then the card you own is a first edition version.
How can you tell if your Pokemon cards are worth money?
Look in the bottom right corner of the card to find the rarity symbol, next to the card number: A circle means the card is common, while a diamond marks uncommon cards. These are easy to find, and not usually worth much unless the card was printed in 1999 or 2000.
What do the signs on Pokemon cards mean?
A tiny symbol on the bottom right-hand corner will let you know the rarity of a card. A circle on your card means it's common, a diamond indicates that your card is uncommon, and a star means it's rare.
How do you know if your Pokemon card is shadowless?
Another way to tell if a card is shadowless is the printing color on the top right of the Card image. Shadowless Pokemon cards have a thinner print, as seen below. (The right Abra is shadowless and the left isn't.)