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“Gotta Catch ‘Em All”

September 22, 2020

boxed set of Pokemon cardsIf the current market for the sale of collectible cards has taught us anything, it’s DO NOT OPEN the boxes or packs…or buy two, one to open, one to save. A Pokémon First Edition Base Card Booster Set, produced in 1999 by Wizards of the Coast, was just auctioned; it more than doubled the estimate. There are 102 cards featured in this set, most notably is Charizard, one of the most difficult cards to obtain. The Booster Box set contains 36 packs of 11 cards each, meaning that there was a total of 396 cards still in, hopefully, perfect condition since the original shrink wrap was still intact. Estimated to make $80K+, someone captured all the Pokémon for $165K ($198K w/p) which set a new record price.