Proof Cards


See Also:  Unused Cardbacks

A Proof Card is a prototype of the cardback, used to approve or make changes to the final product before printing.  These are different from Unused Cardbacks in a few ways.

These are general guidelines to identify a proof card:
1) Proofs are often signed or marked on.  Granted this isn’t foolproof because anyone can mark on an unused cardback after the fact, but it’s still a good indicator.
2) The punch tab is usually a different shape than the production cardbacks.
3) The coloring is usually different, a bit lighter, and not as cleaned up as the production cardbacks.
When all else fails when trying to identify, ask an expert in the forums if you’re unsure.

Green Arrow Proof Card Front Green Arrow Proof Card Back
(Collection of: Ken Rohlf)