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Tournament participation prize (January 2000)
These three promo cards of the Gen 2 starters were distributed at Champion Road 2000 events. They are identical to the 1st printing, except they have a gold foil set symbol, text in the bottom right corner that says “Champion Road 2000 Commemorative Attendance Card”, and no rarity symbol.
Often confused for the much more common versions that came from the 11th Next Generation World Hobby Fairs, but distinguishable by the text in the bottom corner, and the presence of the gold star stamp.
The 11th World Hobby Fair versions were given to all visitors to the event, but the Champion Road 2000 versions were distributed in a much more limited fashion. When looking at population reports, there are even fewer of these starter promos than the 2 Berry promo cards that come from the 3-player Win Corner.
It’s likely that this set was given to participants of the main tournament or the prerelease league. However, no official records were kept.