Fossil Zapdos' and Their Errors

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I've been going through mine and a buddy's old cards, and I think I've stumbled across something peculiar.

I've known for a while about the missing foil on my Fossil Zapdos card where its "Previous Stage" would go. Bulbapedia states that ALL of these Holographic cards were missing this corner piece, except for the ones included in the Thunderstorm theme deck. The major differences between these two seemingly idental Zapdos' (aside from the corrected corner) is the starry pattern of the foil (American style vs. Japanese) and the date printed at the card's bottom (©1999 Wizards vs. ©1999-2000 Wizards).

But when going through my buddy's collection, and looking at his Zapdos, what I have here does not match the description of the Zapdos from the theme deck; rather it is a non-error, 1999, American style starred, Fossil Zapdos.

From what I've seen and read, there are no such Zapdos cards. Do others exist, is this the rarer card or the error Zapdos?
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These are some cards to compare to:
1st Edition Hypno, to show the pointed stars
Base Set 2 Venusaur, to show the round stars
And the Zapdos, to see the stars on it

This is it nrxt to the Error Zapdos i.e. the one without the Holographic corner. I tried getting the stars to shimmer, but getting these pictures is hard!
 
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The missing foil may have just been an issue with the 1st Edition Cards, but I'm not sure.
 
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Mine looks exactly like yours, but has has lightning holographic, not the starry one
 
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Mine looks exactly like yours, but has has lightning holographic, not the starry one
Sweet! What does the copyright date look like at the bottom? If it's the 1999-2000 one, then it is from the theme deck rather than the original fossil booster packs.

The missing foil may have just been an issue with the 1st Edition Cards, but I'm not sure.
I thought that at first too, but my other one is not 1st Edition and is missing the foil.

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Sweet! What does the copyright date look like at the bottom? If it's the 1999-2000 one, then it is from the theme deck rather than the original fossil booster packs.
Just 1999. Now I have had a closer look, there are stars on the holograph, just need the light to hit it at the right angle, but there definitely no missing holo in the top-left corner.
 
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Just 1999. Now I have had a closer look, there are stars on the holograph, just need the light to hit it at the right angle, but there definitely no missing holo in the top-left corner.
Ha, maybe it's not as rare as I'd thought... But definitely check out Bulbapedia's page on the Fossil Zapdos, it claims none like ours exists; I'm wondering now what the real ratio is, which is the rarer version.
 
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Can you post a picture of the back of the card as well?
 
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