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It's sv49/94 solid shiny gold and front. Yellow A in front of black circle in bottom left.


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The star is an indicator of how rare the card is.

In the Pokemon Trading Card Game, most Pokemon cards fall under one of three main rarity categories: Common, Uncommon, and Rare. The rarity of the card is just an indicator of the probability of obtaining any card from the Booster Packs of each expansion. The rarity of a Pokemon card is shown by one of four symbols: a black circle for Common cards, a black diamond for Uncommon cards, a Black star for Rare cards, and a white star for Ultra Rare and Secret Rare (subcategories of Rare) cards.

So, which cards are Ultra Rare and Secret Rare? Well, according to Bulbapedia:

[Ultra Rare cards] are marked with [a white star] and are typically associated with a unique card classification or mechanic such as Pokémon V


Secret Rare, which are cards with set numbers outside the printed size of the set (for example, a card numbered 101/100), marked with [a white star], and have a unique artwork scheme such as a Rainbow Holofoil print.

So basically, Ultra Rare cards are the more powerful Pokemon cards, such as most Pokemon EX, Pokemon GX, and Pokemon V cards. Secret Rare, however, is an even rarer type of Rare card that features the same cards as Ultra Rare, but with special artwork, like a rainbow holofoil across the card.

Based on your description, I believe your card is this card (click the link to see it):


If it is, then your card is Ultra Rare, and especially rare because of the golden layout in the background.


Anyway, that's what the star means! Hope this answers your question!

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