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My Top 10 Favorite Modern English Pokémon Cards

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In this blog I want to give a list of My Top 10 Favorite Modern English Pokémon Cards. Pretty specific isn’t it? Since I was a kid, the art on Pokémon cards have always been exceptional. Over time the cards have evolved (no pun intended) and continued with fresh idea and new styles of cards. Some examples are the different holo patterns, shinies, EX, GX, V, Vmax, textured, gold, rainbow and so on. From Base Set cards to today, every new card strives to be beautiful, unique and even sometimes a little strange. Once Pokémon had introduced full art cards in Black and White with Reshiram and Zekrom, it forever changed the trading card game for collectors.

What is considered a modern Pokémon Card?

If you ask 10 people you will get 10 different answers. For this blog I am going to use only cards released from Sun and Moon Base Set through Sword and Shield Fusion Strike. Sun and Moon Base Set was released on February 3, 2017. This means “modern” is considered anything released in the last 5 years from the publishing of this blog (February 16, 2022). So, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get started with My Top 10 Favorite Modern English Pokémon Cards!

10. Ditto V – Shining Fates

Wait, Ditto V from Shining Fates? Really? But isn’t it… bland? Nope! I love this card! There is so much great art that sometimes it is nice to just take a step back and appreciate the simplicity of Pokémon cards. Ditto is just centered and smiling. It’s very aesthetically pleasing when a Pokémon is centered on the card. I like how that puts the full focus on the Pokémon and not the surroundings. On top of that it is Ditto’s shiny form. He is blue instead of the standard purple. I love how minimalistic and simple this card is. When you add the texture of the shiny background and shiny stars, it just fits together so well. Sometimes less is more.

Ditto V