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Thought I'd share some Pokemon investing tips with you.

1)The majority of gains are in base set Pokemon
2)Order of value is 1st edition shadowless > shadowless > unlimited
3)Card quality, PSA rating, is incredibly important. Anything under PSA 8 won't grow at the same rate.

I'm thinking of putting $40k into a couple 1st edition shadowless holos with PSA 8 or higher. Is this a good idea?

>> No.28257272

wtf is shadowless?

>> No.28257282


What are you going to do when manchildren stop collecting shit they're nostalgic about?

>> No.28257331

whats shadowless and unlimited mean

is it worth getting non-1st edition holos rated?

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Tfw card shop sold me a base set booster pack with the shadowless art priced as an unlimited pack

>> No.28257457

It means the space to the right of the pokemon image doesn't have a shadow. This means it was printed in the first part of 1999.

>> No.28257556

Only pay the huge PSA fee if it's in pristine condition. Even then, for non-1st edition or shadowless holos, it's only worth it for the big 3, Charizard, Venusaur, Blastoise.

>> No.28257750

Lucky, free money.

>> No.28257796

How can this hold value for more than 5 years?

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>> No.28257983

It's a collector item. Shit sometimes sells for millions, though you almost certainly won't make that

>> No.28258068

>Fake imaginary pixel on a screen

>> No.28258097

Yeah, I'll sell you some 1st ed PSA 9's I bought for $100 for $10k now.

>> No.28258193

Onions consumption is at an all time high and is not slowing down any time soon. What makes you think men are going to start getting manlier? lmao

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>> No.28258303
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Shadowless and non-shadowless refers to the drop shadow located on the right hand side of the card's art frame (pic related).

Shadowless 1st edition were the very first run of Base Set 1 (only found in that set, does not appear in any sets past Base Set 1) and had an incredibly small print run. This is why cards that are pack fresh go for thousands of dollars, and why it costs several hundred thousand dollars.

>implying manchildren will stop being manchildren

Some of the non first edition holos are worth getting graded. Typically if they are more popular pokemon (eeveelutions, arcanine, etc), and only if they are in exceptional condition. It's always best to check eBay's sold listings to see what you can expect for the price of a graded card. A lot of the non-vintage cards get graded as well, pretty much any of the big chase cards that get pulled from the newest sets get graded immediately. See Vivid Voltage's secret rare Pikachu VMAX and Champion Path's secret rare shiny Charizard V and Charizard VMAX. The upcoming set, Shining Fates will have a similar chase card, the shiny Charizard VMAX. Good note: ANYTHING charizard is instantly worth more money than any other card of similar rarity.

One thing OP hasn't mentioned that I think is much more important is investing in sealed product. People are viciously hunting down anything Pokemon (and sports and Magic and Yugioh) in order to open it and grade or flip the cards, while a small majority of people are holding sealed products long term. You can look at pretty much any booster box or box set pre-XY (and some older XY like Phantom Force, Furious Fists and Flashfire) and there values have 200+%'d in the last several years. So if you can hold that kind of product you are essentially guaranteed to make money.

>> No.28258391

Thinking long term, once covid is over lol won't the normies just go back to spending their money on drink and drugs? Is this futureproof?

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>> No.28258445

buy yugioh instead OP, way better

>> No.28258481

super lucky

>> No.28258588
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>tfw local shop sold me a Gym Challenge 1st edition booster box worth ~40kCAD for $1000.

My last note:
Last note: Winter of last year Logan Paul opened up a single 1st edition booster box of Base Set 1 on livestream. This completely upended the Pokemon market. Evolutions went from around $160CAD-200CAD per box up to $1200+ per box after he opened it. Logan Paul has already acquired like 7 or 8 more boxes and will be opening them at the end of the month. So I anticipate a huge price spike in anything WoTC era or Evolutions again (plus more general scalping of entire store stocks on cards).

>> No.28258627

t. poorfag who doesnt have a charizard or a hashmask.

>> No.28258794

prove it. post the box with a timestamp and, ideally, a receipt

>> No.28258801

No charizard. Ngmi

>> No.28258810

Fuck off, kike

>> No.28258834

I got really into evolutions and the packs themselves go for easy £20 a booster. Already pre-ordered battle styles but considering buying another to keep sealed.

>> No.28258858

pretty fucking wrong

anyway OP i believe there's usually a gen thread for this with more interest on /vp/, this thread looks like its full of poop dudes

>> No.28258878

Most underrated Pandemic era investment.
Bought out every Evolutions pack within 100 miles in March.
Got my PSA stack back in October, cashed out $40k.

>> No.28258887

What's the Pokemon equivalent of MTG's Black Lotus for a noob who's never dabbled in pokemon cards.


>> No.28258927

Won't people just weigh the packs to determine if there are holos?

>> No.28258952

2007 Diamond and Pearl base set in hindsight isn't even that good but because it's old and out of print, it goes for $100-200 a pack when it was 4.99 in stores.

Just buy it, put in closet and forget about it for years and then sell later.

>> No.28258961

I found my old stash of pokemon cards, some 1st gen. How much do individual cards go for?

>> No.28258978

As much as I dislike this mentality when it comes to card games as a player of these games, this anon is completely correct. If you're considering getting into this for the long term consider buying sealed boxes from the first five generations of sets after the bubble inevitability pops and consider hoarding boxes of new sets with chase charizard cards before they exponentially rise in price like flashfire did.

>> No.28259015

anyone investing heavily in fire energy futures market?

>> No.28259060

Sealed product of Pokemon always rises. Even garbage sets inflate over time.

>> No.28259138

Depends on the card and especially if they are in mint conditions

>> No.28259144

gradings for normies

>> No.28259166

arent the boxes weighed tho? i wanted to try but i think it would just be a scem even though theres room for profit

>> No.28259171

Either 1st edition pristine charizard, a wotc test print card, pristine promo card, or pristine error card.

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forgot pic

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man you guys just don’t know how to keep a good thing quiet. Gotta show off how much you know or something. I’ll keep eating in silence.

>> No.28259265

1st edition charizard easily

>> No.28259280

>no first edition base set cards

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Should I invest in racist cards?

>> No.28259331

Old individual packs can be weighted. Sealed boxes can't really. Modern packs can not be weighed accurately.

>> No.28259383

>keep it quiet
>every fucking retard on earth is scalping McDonald’s promos or “investing” in shit like steam siege
I hope this crashes and burns with no survivors

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Yeah in retrospect it makes me kind of bummed out about the ton of Evolutions packs I opened prior to it jumping up in price. But sometimes it just be like that. For newbies looking to cash in on Evolutions you'll basically have to poach your Walmart everyday and keep an eye out for 2 products: Kanto Power Boxes and Evolutions Elite Trainer Boxes (ETBs). I believe retail Kanto Power is ~$80CAD and resells for $200-250CAD for example.

I do not advise buying single booster packs on cards from pre-XY era as they were easy to weigh. You will often see things on eBay like "FOSSIL SET HEAVY PACK" for sale. Anything XY and up added code cards that make the weights pretty challenging to distinguish the contents.

>> No.28259428

Getting mine graded and selling this shit off almost threw them away a couple years ago.

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Or in coomer cards?

>> No.28259495

guys i looked all over
i know i have an entire collection of 1g
i have a holo 1e charizard i opened in a pack too
idk where the fuck they are

>> No.28259613

Sealed product is the way to go. Buy old sets (WOTC and EX era) or any set with Charizard (Flashfire, Burning Shadows, Darkness Ablaze) and you're basically guaranteed to make money in the long run.

t. top 16 Pokemon World Championship finisher

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From a cursory glance there anon, you have several hundred dollars worth of pokemon cards. Depending on the condition (surfacing, edging, corners) these will sell very quickly and for a high price. Remember, if you do sell you have to sell at UNGRADED prices, unless they are graded. If you want to double or triple their value, you can grade them but it is currently like a 8+ month return time from PSA.

Yes, these cards will always be valuable as oddities (pic related). Full art trainers (waifus) have been jumping up like crazy in price. Some from $30/card up to like $100+ easily (see: Burning Shadows Lillie).

>> No.28259869

what stops someone from making fake pokemon cards? If people can make fake identities and banks can't tell, im sure they can print out some fake rare pokemon cards and nobody could tell the difference
Seriously wondering

>> No.28260054

I still have a bunch of these old cards as well as yu gi oh. Any certain cards I should check for?

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Said pack, got for $300

>> No.28260103

Boxes can't be weighted as far as I'm aware as they all contain about the same number of holos and ultra rates which make the weight fairly uniform. This is a different story if the box is not sealed or if it has been resealed as the individual packs can be weighted.
If you mean the rare card from base set everyone has their eyes on first edition charizard. Strictly speaking there are way rarer cards than 1st ed charizard such as most of the star cards from gen 3 or the shining cards from gen 2 because wizards printed an ass load of base set due to the insane demand. There are also extremely rare tournament promos, some with extremely high demand from the player base due to them being extremely playable, such as tropical beach or national championship winner double colorless energy (which ironically make top tier PSA graded copys even rarer), but normalfags dont care about that shit because no funny dragon.

>> No.28260155

It's a lot harder than it sounds and anyone who is buying these promo cards is going to thoroughly inspect every millimeter of them

>> No.28260206

Fake cards are all over the place. Etsy is filled to the brim with fake Pokemon cards. They are very easy to distinguish from real ones. There's a lot of proprietary techniques card printers use as well as very high quality materials that fakers aren't worth investing in.

>> No.28260244

There's more money to be made in faking magic cards. People have been trying for decades and still can't do it perfectly.

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Is this worth it? Just want bragging rights to my friends. Says near mint

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I already have, for private collection Misty's Tears and few others banned cards like Team Rocket Grimer etc

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Fake pokemon cards are very easy to distinguish from the real thing if you know what to look for. The texture and feel of the paper is pretty specific, and anything different would stand out. More valuable cards have a very specific holofoil patterning, and the full arts will have a textured surface (pic related). Lastly, the card is made of two sheets pressed together with a "core", in Pokemon this is a black core, in Magic it is blue. You can see the very thin coring if you look at the card edge on (or with a magnifying tool). There is also a light test you can do to see the specific "blotchy" patterning that the core produced through the card.

There are plenty of fake cards circulating now though, and a lot being sold as "proxy" cards, but overall it is easy to avoid, and you'll only really trick moms and kids, and they won't be spending big bucks on cards.

Any cards marked "1st edition", any cards from base set 1 that are shadowless as I illustrated above, and anything charizard. I know less about Yugioh but anything from like 2000 and first edition is valuable as I understand.

>> No.28260380

You guys should watch alpha investments on YouTube. He has good advice on getting into investing in tcgs

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Also very happy to have gotten these fo free at the time

>> No.28260394

>aren't worth investing in
Are you sure? I think it's more about the time that it takes to perfect them rather than the cost. It would pay itself massively if done perfectly

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>What makes you think men are going to start getting manlier? lmao.
this is a solid counter argument.

>> No.28260512

I left my cards untouched for years in a catalogue similar to OPs and then as a retarded teenager decided to take them out and just leave them to get bent and crinkled and then just gave them to my young cousin. So sad to think. Was pristine, prob a 1 mill+ collection

>> No.28260542

Most of the big gains have already been made. It's the equivalent of buying BTC at $16k in 2017... Tons of normie hype around Pokemon. It might go higher long term but don't expect massive gains in the short term.

You would probably be better off investing in some collectibles that are less hyped. Think about what 18 yos will get nostalgic over in 10-15 years. As long as it's scarce and nostalgic it can shoot up in value. Don't dismiss "silly" things that (most people) don't consider collectibles yet. People used to think it was retarded to invest in sneakers, children's trading cards, fake internet drug money, toys etc.
I bought some very limited lego sets a few years ago and they have sky-rocketed in value.

>> No.28260546

I hate that faggot. He needs to stay in his lane and focus on magic instead of shitting up obscure markets.

>> No.28260569

The printers you need to make this stuff look really legit are hundreds of thousands of dollars. As well as the card stock. You aren't going to move the volume necessary to offset that kind of huge money investment quickly.

>> No.28260577

Because not only would you need the materials to make it, you need to get it graded.

No one is going to buy card in such good condition that isn't graded and believe that it's real.

Meaning you have to get it graded yourself which even if it works, costs way more money, and bgs/cgs/psa will find out it's fake

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onions boost test faggot

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>1)The majority of gains are in base set Pokemon
>I'm thinking of putting $40k into a couple 1st edition shadowless holos with PSA 8 or higher
or you can just invest in PSA 10's. because they are generally 4x the price of PSA 9, and quit thinking that sub par grades are "big money makers".

>> No.28260650

>prob a 1 mill+ collection
Doubt it

You probably had base set unlimited, not first edition

>> No.28260664

Definitely not worth. The price on those cards has stabilized and it is worth about half of that. Check eBay or join a pokemon selling group on FB.

Absolutely jelly. These cards are beautiful and valuable.

Second this, Rudy is pretty funny imo, and knows a lot of shit. Used to be a big wallstreet guy and now flips cards full time. He focuses a lot on Magic but has been leaning more into Flesh & Blood and Pokemon lately.

Fortnite cards

>> No.28260719

pokemon already hit near max price points. Yugioh is where its at

>> No.28260746

Actually as the 10s approach more and more unreasonable numbers the mid tier collectors are honing in on the 9s and even 8s. The next big market will be the 9s.

>> No.28260768

i know its a banger but i think that card is so fuckin ugly

i pulled a zard vmax out of a half box of darkness ablaze. and last week i was on a crazy lucky streak and pulled the holo zard from my 5th ever evolutions pack but it would be lucky to get a 9 on it. still sickkk doe

>> No.28260920

What the fuck do you retards even eat

>> No.28260955

Yugioh cards are trash value-wise right now outside of like 30 different chase rarities and vintage stuff.

Otherwise, if you flip Yugioh singles expect to be selling playsets of 3 for like 25 cents.

Sports is really where it is at right now desu. Huge returns on some of those boxed sets, and if you get pulls you can easily get $500+ patches and autos. Sports fans are even worse than pokemon fans when it comes to paying huge prices for cards too.

>> No.28260975

I have an actual shitload of cards from when I was a kid (1999 or so).

How do I figure out the value of them? And whether it is worth getting them graded etc?

If it's not worth grading, how should I store them?

I am happy to never sell cus of nostalgia but I'm not sure I'd turn down life changing money.

>> No.28261099 [DELETED] 

>Fortnite cards
I don't know anything about Fortnite, but if the cards are popular and some of the cards are very rare then it could work.
You could think of it as a low risk/ cost, high reward investment.
Think about how much money you would have made if you spent a measily $2k on first edition base set boosters backin the day. You would be set for life now.

Humans aren't very good at pricing low probability, high reward/ loss outcomes..

>> No.28261111

Scratches, wrinkles and blemishes are all bad
Look for whiting on the edges of the back of the card
Not worth if card is fucking damaged and will get less than a 7

Get it graded if it's selling for decent amount of money on ebay or other user market shops.

>> No.28261250

Hidden Fates ETBs are the ones you need to look out for and hold. Good luck since they're impossible to buy at 50 bucks.

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I have a bunch of these fuckers and some fatties too, are they rare?

>> No.28261374

Are you me? My brother had a 1st edition zard and blastoise and doesn't know what happened to them lmao

>> No.28261395

For Pokemon: Go through the cards and pull out any rare or holo cards (rare is distinguished by having a star in the bottom corner- uncommon is a diamond, common is a circle). Then check the prices for them on eBay sold listings. Also keep an eye out for black star promo cards, many were printed to oblivion, but some are worth cash.

If they are in good condition buy sleeves and top loaders and store them a safe place, or get them graded. But follow >>28261111 (checked) advice. Note that while damage and general wear and tear does lower the value of a card, there may still be a market for it. Unless it is absolutely scuffed.

If you can post some pics of stuff that could be helpful.

Near mint cards are selling for $30-50 CAD

>> No.28261444

Do you have any idea how many pokemon cards were produced when you were a kid? "pristine condition" is probably only a 8 grading or so. The factors that push a card up into the 9+ are based on the factory printing which is completely outside of your control such as the quality of the print and the centering.
Is you're lucky you might have had one or two 9+s and they would have been incredibly common cards

>> No.28261488

1st edition stamps mean they are the most valuable, yes. Condition matters more than rarity a lot of times though. A rare card is only worth anything in good condition.

>> No.28261595

This is a good mention. Hidden Fates is a good buy (tins, ETBs, GX boxes, 2 pack blisters) as the Shiny Charizard is in it as a chase card.

There was a reprinting of Hidden Fates tins and ETBs recently, so the price has cooled on those ($400+ CAD for a Hidden Fates ETB pre-reprint), but Walmart has been carrying them at an $80CAD price point. Definitely a buy and hold asset currently, as I predict it will re-approach that $400 price point in a few years.

>> No.28261603

i could send in a 100 dollar card to PSA and get a 9 it would cost 300 for resale. if it gets a 10 it could fetch 1000 bucks. thats the marginal difference. you can tell yourself that PSA 8's and 9's are good money makers. but check any cards and people will pay 3x, 4x, 5x, the cost, and that's where you will make actual good money.

>> No.28261642

>Fortnite cards
I don't know anything about Fortnite, but if the cards are popular and some of the cards are very rare then it could work.
You could think of it as a low risk/ cost, high reward investment. Worst case you can sell it at break even or a slight gain in 10 years. Best case it could 100x+ in value. Think about stuff life this in terms of expected return and estimate a distribution of outcomes. I think a lot of people tend to underestimate unlikely outcomes with VERY high returns. You don't have to strike gold very often if gold means 100x'ing your money.

That was the type of thinking I used when I first got into crypto many years ago.
> "Bitcoin will probably fail but there's a 5%+ probability that it goes completely parabolic and becomes a legitimate currency"

>> No.28261711

the only way to increase the value of pokemon cards would be to buy up massive amounts of them and destroy them

>> No.28261813

I had tons of yugioh and pokemon cards from 2001 and even before, same with the full size woody and buzz. fuck

now I just have pic related

>> No.28261839

You're talking about right now. I'm talking about in the future. The 9 market is going to up. Getting 9s now for "cheap" is not a bad idea.

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>> No.28261901

I have a 2nd edition Vaporeon, the condition is probably not perfect (it's 3:30am and I'm not going into my attic to find out) but if it is in moderately good condition so you guys think it has any value at all?

>> No.28261907

>Is this a good idea?

>> No.28261913

What's the best way to go about selling these cards? I've got an old stack from when I was a kid.

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and hockey cards fuck

>> No.28262007

Bro how the fuck are all 5 of my charizards from 99’ ALL unlimited not a single shadowless. They’re probably all at least a psa6 but fuck that took my enthusiasm for this all away

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>all I have now is nothing all all

Praying for you, anon

>> No.28262034

Moderately good condition isn't good enough to make it worth much. It's not worth nothing though.

>> No.28262042

Already played the card lottery with mtg.

>> No.28262095

when the dusts settles people will still want 10's. keep telling yourself that 9's are the way, but your only fooling yourself.

>> No.28262209

The graded card market is kind of fucked for Pokemon right now. If you look at graded magic cards there is a pretty linear relationship between the grade and the price, but Pokemon hasn't reached this point where 8's and 9's are priced at a point that is comparable to 10's. That is why I think >>28260746 is on the money.

This is why sealed product is a good investment. As boxes and packs are opened the supply is "destroyed", and the sealed product always has a higher speculative value based on the cards in the set.

Yugioh might be worth money, but most of the Hockey cards out of MVP players and patches/autos will be $1/$2 cards max.

Probably less than $10, depending on how you define "moderately good condition" also depends on if its holo or not (I'm assuming Jungle set).

Local sales or buy listing to a site like Cardkingdom. You can go the eBay route, but there are fees attached, and some work in regards to packaging/shipping +risk of getting fucked by buyers.

Still worth money to the right people. People are obsessed with Charizard.

>> No.28262397

Looks like my old Pokemon card binder, even the clips holding the pages look similar. Can you post a pic of the front side of the binder? I want to see if it's the Pokemon binder I had way back when

>> No.28262416

same man. i NEVER took them out of my binder. I had every single fucking pokemon card from 1st edition to when gold/silver came out. EVERYTHING. dupes. trips. fuck. i could have made 100k easily.

>> No.28262438

I went from thinking I’d get 6 figures to whatever crap price unlimited good condition zards get nowadays. It’s not even worth it to sell em

>> No.28262476

>18 yos will get nostalgic over in 10-15 years.

so nfts and bitcoin? everything nowadays is digital. Tons of 10yrs play games like fortnite and amongus

>> No.28262543

People will want 10s but will only be able to afford 9s.

>> No.28262575

So do I need to send in all my cards to be bulk graded? I want to throw 400 of these things up on ebay

>> No.28262581


I have like a full collection of Holos for all the OG Pokemon (Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, etc etc) but pretty sure they're not first edition or shadowless. They're in very good condition but not untouched.

I will try and post some photos after work.

>> No.28262607

I found my old Pokemon and YuGiOh binder when I was moving a few months ago. I am pretty sure I have the Japanese Misty's Tears among a lot of other older sets.

Are older YuGiOh cards following the nostalgia-train as well?

>> No.28262621

Good condition unlimited Zards are still a few thousand dollars a piece.

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when i was 7 i had the og charizard card i got from a booster pack my parents got me, i sold the charizard to some fat faggot for a mtn dew who used it in his play deck. I watched that card get ripped in half.

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I know the feel, I had a binder full of pokemon cards that my folks threw out along with my n64 and other stuff.

>> No.28262728

>Should I invest when normiehype is at an all time high?
>Should I buy into bloated prices?
>Should I buy grossly overvalued cards that I can buy in similar condition raw and for way cheaper?
Autistic rage aside, you're a fucking retard for wanting to invest in pokemon right now. Especially when everyone thinks they can "invest" too and become the next millionaire. And don't dip your toes in modern either since everything is also grossly overvalued due to low printing capacity. Shit like Steam Siege, Darkness Ablaze, and Vivid Voltage won't retain value because they either won't have any demand to back up their insane prices or will be printed into oblivion once normal printing quotas are insured.
TL;DR fuck off and ruin a different hobby. you're too late

>> No.28262778

Do I have to get them graded?

>> No.28262792

I had two from booster packs. I traded one for a Blastoise and my friend's brother stole the other one.

>> No.28262847

You don't have to, but you should. It will increase the value pretty substantially.

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I think the quality of my cards are mostly LP/NM, some are sorta fucked on the edges. How much do these things go for

>> No.28262938

But it is worth putting them in sleeves and top loaders and holding them. Otherwise, you can donate them to me if you don't want them anymore. I'll make sure they get good homes.

No worries m8, I love auditing old collections. I extend the same offer to others if anyone wants to post pictures, though I want to request that they be good pictures in good lighting so I can see what the fuck makes a card valuable. No potatoes.

Don't listen to this salty faggot. Buying anything modern and holding for 5+ years will guarantee gains.

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like half my cards are these japanese ones, are they worth anything

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Is my childhood fun all shit? I never did learn how to play these properly

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best example i can use
A psa 9 shadowless charizard 1st ed went from 20k in august 2019, to around 40k as of febuary. the price has increased double. which is great.
But a PSA 10 Shadowless charizard was 35k in dec 2019 to now 350k in febuary. 10x the price of a 9.
what im saying is if you're wanting to make the "big money" that your marginal difference in any card will be better pay off if you were to buy a 10 rather than a 9. this rule can be applied to any card. if your just buying cards for an "investment" get a PSA 10 whatever, not a PSA 9 whatever.

>> No.28263243

Japanese cards are worth less than English ones. If that Snorlax of yours was english you'd have a real winner. Japanese is only worth 30-40.

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>> No.28263310

>collected my olds cards from my parents house
>have the whole base set and enough of the jungle and fossil set to make the whole original 151 & the base set trainer cards
I'm just gonna frame them, maybe I'll sell the extras.

>> No.28263313

I dislike the current trend as a player but I would agree that Steam Siege is a shit pick because its been extremely over printed and the money packs aren't as appealing as another over printed set like evolutions. Sure there will be gains but those gains are not as high as any other modern sets.

>> No.28263319

typically worth a little less in the american marketplace. but if you are a eurofag then things may be different.

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interesting... are random shit cards worth like $1 each?

>> No.28263394

Sure want to buy mine? Ungraded though

>> No.28263412

Except it won't. It took shortages from EVERY FUCKING MODERN SET and normiehype to get evolutions, steam siege, fates collide, sun and moon base, and a multitude of other sets to not be worth jack shit. And more printing locations are apparently being built so more cards can be printed to suit demand. I assume you don't remember/know about the roaring skies reprint; A reprint of a set that was about to be rotated which caused prices to tank. And everything from primal clash-lost thunder was very VERY slowly creeping up. Oh but muh gains. What? like 20$ profit off a box you were holding for 4 years?

>> No.28263418

My cards were top loaded and unplayed with even as a 12yr old you Jew. My dad collects comics

>> No.28263447

depends, but comparatively, likely not. base set isn't selling for much. the big ones seem like they're gym heroes/challenge, neo destiny, neo revelation, skyridge, and fucking charizard.

>> No.28263513

What’s this about you have to send cards in in bulk

>> No.28263529

yes. big poo. you probably gave your good stuff to some upperclassmen who knew what you had and raped you. Rocket Blastoise is at least worth any money at all if its in good shape.

>> No.28263557

Your pikachu black star promo could be 50-100 potentially

Other cards aren't that worth unless holo

>> No.28263575

The only thing worth a dollar on that page is the promo mewtwo and thats only because old school competitive players want it.

>> No.28263630

your mewtwo promo card could be worth something if it's in amazing condition

>> No.28263690

if its base set 1 then maybe. the fan favorite characters for sure, but the random BS1 shelder still worthless. may appreciate in a few years, but unlikely. keep in mind they still printed the shit out of this.

>> No.28263769

you can get away with it, but you'll be playing on market ignorance. Your margins are going to be pretty shit.

the dark blastoise and those e-reader cards might be of interest. look for more cards with "dark" in the title, they seem to carry a premium.

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No, literally just sold because it's the top. I'm retarded though so don't consider this financial advice.

>> No.28263848

If thread is up in an hour I’ll post my zards n such

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Anon's argument that I am defending is that if you can't buy a 10 because you're a poorfag then you might as well invest in 8s or 9s as the price will continue to go up on those, and as 10s moon, the lower grades will be the only thing accessible to normie buyers. But yes, 10s will always be the best buy and the best hold if you can afford it.

pic related is probably what I would sell them for in my eBay store (assuming they are all NM, anything less will lower the price of course). The mewtwo is likely worth getting graded if NM.


Take a look at the sets considered shitty from Diamond and Pearl or HeartGold SoulSilver eras and look at the price. You can apply these gains to shit sets like Steam Siege over a similar period of time. ESPECIALLY when people consider Steam Siege shit, it is going to be rarer in the future cause everyone overlooked its value. You don't have to pay any interest on holding a booster box for 5+ years, so why not just buy them and put them in a corner. Even a $20 gain is still a gain faggot.

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If you bought roaring skys at 200 or higher like some retards (alpha investments comes to mind) were, you would still be coming off with 200+ profit if you were to sell now based on a quick eBay search. I'm surprised its this high myself based on how much they over printed that set to get shaymin into player's hands last second.

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thanks pokebros for the replies :)

>> No.28264224

will you ever open it, anon?

>> No.28264248

Remember when you could get a sealed set of Skyridge for 150 years ago? Now its worth 40k+. Sealed product is the key unless you really want to grade the fucking lizard from Kantoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

>> No.28264276

non holo and non first edition

>> No.28264280

Nidoqueen, Beedrill and Pinsir are going to be the value cards on these pages. With the 1st edition Koffing and Nidoran coming in next. All will be around $10-15 CAD I imagine.

>> No.28264299

Are cards only worth something if they're in english? What about japanese, portuguese, russian etc

>> No.28264391

I'm fucking livid I'm never going to be able to draft legendary collection because muh kanto lizard unless I seriously make it.

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You guys need Jesus.

>> No.28264441

the Kangaskhan is holo you mong, check the numbers.

Anon remember that you will always get people like this who will claim your cards are overpriced, but there will always be someone right behind them to buy it.

>> No.28264495

You don't need to clarify that you're not offering financial advice on an anonymous image board you retarded reddit nigger

>> No.28264523

Japanese cards are only worth something if they're holo, full art, rainbow etc.
Other languages follow similar principle but lower price than japanese

It's still a non first edition so it doesn't matter

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I only collected the japanese cards because I liked the artwork.

>> No.28264579

If I get a terminal disease / am old man

>> No.28264615

The only cards worth considering are extremely rare tournament promos like the recent Thailand National Championship Jirachi or the various tropical beach. That and old Japanese tournament promos.

>> No.28264668

I hope one day OP gets to kiss a woman

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Do people buying the trainer and energy cards?

>> No.28264825

Yours are unlimited set, but first edition Oak and Bill are pretty good, as well as error energy cards

>> No.28264883

Oh, the sets that weren't printed much because there was very little demand surrounding them? The sets that had very unique cards that we've yet to see again? That sounds nothing like any modern set like steam siege. A set you can still find being sold to this day.
And again this is due to "investors" cornering the market. Honestly, if you're an investorfag this is the time to sell. The only reasons people bought into these kinds of sets is because they couldn't afford the popular sets like team up or cosmic eclipse. Both of which are getting reprints and will likely get more reprints down the line

>> No.28265032

Appreciate the info

>> No.28265104

Base set first edition shadowless energy cards yeah

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Fuck my stupid life I’ll never find my binder. But I do have about 100 1st edition cards. Worth selling?

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Vintage energy cards have some value, but most trainers are pretty low cost outside of 1st edition, holos, Legendary Collection reverse foils.

based stacks

It seems like some of the other language vintage singles (spanish, chinese, etc) are worth a bit more because they were probably a bit more rarer in their home countries, but generally they command a lower price than Japanese which is lower price than English for the most part.

Modern Pokemon Center exclusive cards and sets like pic related are making huge gains. This Kanazawa exclusive set was like $60 CAD before importing and is now like $50+ dollars and came out a couple weeks ago.
>tfw when didn't even get a chance


>> No.28265252

thanks for the info frends

>> No.28265343

God damn you sound like some faggot youtuber "investor". Jake is that you?

>> No.28265517

>Worth selling?
worth a shot. you might be able to get away with 20 cents each if they're just bulk. that pokeball looks a little warped

>> No.28265626

Fuck yes, the nessa shiny star V set that I got for 280 last month is now around 350.

>> No.28265735

There was zero demand for steam siege, most of early xy, and evolutions when they came out. They were over printed to hell and outside of a few rares and uncommons had almost nothing going for them for players and collectors. Despite that the price for boxes have been insane even before Logan Paul drove up hype. Also dp's only real claim to fame are lvl x cards which we got a poor man's version of with breaks. Though to be fair lvl x cards are significantly more iconic and playable than breaks ever were. Despite that I dont think you're 100% wrong, but saying these boxes won't rise in value despite the trend for all sets rising is questionable.

>> No.28265835

He is a fucking plant, I hope someone enters his house and burns his entire stock

>> No.28265969

sealed boxes are probably the way to go.

>> No.28265988

wigga we all need Jesus

>> No.28266016

Severely undervalued. Even a LP 1st edition Pokeball can sell for like $3-4 CAD.

Post pics of what is in the stack.

Pretty jelly. I managed to get one of each of the signed trainer card alt-art promos they had. Made a some thicc gains on those so far as well.

>> No.28266050

I sold my video games for this reason too. Nostalgia and interest in childish things is at an all time high. If it gets any higher, diapers will be the new fashion trend.

>> No.28266202

You sure? Of course, sets like phantom forces were expensive, (but had reasoning due to being an amazing set) but outside of that, nothing was really valuable. The only real reasoning to early XY being valuable was that it was 1. printed less (being on the coattails of BW) and 2. had shit pull rates. Nothing before Logan/Scalpers made XY as expensive as it was now. Hell even covid didn't make those sets much more popular than they were.

>> No.28266403

Does anyone want my gold star jolteon. Its mint condition

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>I sold my video games for this reason too. Nostalgia and interest in childish things is at an all time high. If it gets any higher, diapers will be the new fashion trend.
>diapers will be the new fashion trend
Anon, uh, I have some bad news...

>> No.28266683

>mom donated my binder to good will


>> No.28266715

>All those first editions

Zapdos, pikachu and slowpoke looking kinda sexy especially

>> No.28266785

you'd fucking shit yourself if you saw my binder. i checked and i definitely never sold it on ebay, so it's in the family attic somewhere.

>> No.28266806

Based mom

>> No.28266835

Just because you can doesn't mean it's going to sell. if anon doesn't have a storefront already it's not going to be worth the time and effort to list each.

to my best knowledge, the pikachus, zapdos, electrode, and pokeballs are probably the ones to sell individually. I'd put up the rest as "vintage" 1st ed bulk if you're getting rid of them. double check the cost per card on other similar listings.

>> No.28266837

Ive been loosely following this trend every few months after the alpha investments guy made the same claim. I've been following breakthrough's price for example because I own one box of it I won from a tournament back when. When I started the price was around 80 because it was a shit set almost nobody wanted. Before the Logan Paul shit the price was around 150+ish. Not crazy gains but the set isn't that old yet. I doubt early xy was printed less. For years I could find loose packs everywhere and in various boxes because nobody bought them.
Thanks for the cards dipshit. I played with them well.

>> No.28266903

they are, china does exactly taht

>> No.28266918

If you sell now you can find a good general.

>> No.28266954

>shit set
objectively wrong

>> No.28267105

Ok then tell me what cards are good in that set. Literally the only ones that come to mind are the zoroarks and mewtwo.

>> No.28267155

I'm not going to audit all of these, but specific cards that are valuable:

Zapdos - $45-50 CAD
Erika's Exeggutor - $5-10 CAD
Golbat, Marowak, Weezing, Tentacruel, Sandslash, Lickitung and Golem all fall into this price range probably.

Jungle Pikachu $30-40 CAD

Jungle Electrode (this is an error with Base Set 1's artwork), seems like anywhere from $20-50 CAD.

Everything else is probably the $5-10 range assuming they're near mint. I suggest sleeving all of them, and putting top loaders on the ones I mentioned. Probably could get a couple hundred (CAD) for the whole set.

This anon is wrong, they WILL sell especially in the current Pokemon climate. Even locally over FB you'll have people messaging the shit out of you to buy these, just don't get lowballed.

>> No.28267227

It's not as bad as steam siege but break cards look like shit

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much appreciated, thank you anon. nice of you to help.

>> No.28267321

>Mewtwos (all of them)
>Float stone
>Mr. Mime
>Heavy Ball
>Super Rod
>Parallel City

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These porky monsters worth anything? I have more first editions and stuff.

>> No.28267466

Open it bitch

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Also found this holo cerebi

>> No.28267597

lol >>28267155 is right, I'm wrong. If you have the time, looks like prices are up around 1.5 USD minimum for literal uncollectable shit on ebay. I wouldn't put them up for auction. just check on last sold to get a feel. since you're on /biz/ i assume you understand market liquidity and spread. take full advantage of it.

>> No.28267666

NM- $50-70 CAD depending on how good it looks, prices are all over the place. Less than NM will be like $30.

NM $60-80, Around $30 if LP.

>Rocket's Moltres
$50-55 NM

>Base Set 2 Mewtwo
$40-50 NM, though you can probably squeexe a few shekels more due to that swirl in the holo,

$40 NM

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>> No.28267710

Considering I've used almost all of those cards in decks you would think I would remember that.

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are these worth anything kek

>> No.28267724

Make jews mad

>> No.28267750


>> No.28267779

>>Base Set 2 Mewtwo
>$40-50 NM, though you can probably squeexe a few shekels more due to that swirl in the holo,
I have one of these to sell. i hit the seller limit earlier in January. holy shit this has ballooned. It was going for like 10 - 15 USD earlier. wudd da shidd.

>> No.28267811

Only 4 of those are correct

>> No.28267837

>gold star Celebi

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already ahead of you
got some at PSA waiting to get back and I just need a few more to finish the set

>> No.28267874

All of those cards saw play fgt

>> No.28267928

>be you, 72 years old, dying of cancer
>remember that pack of cards
>say why not and crack it for old times sake
>fucking non foil pigeot
>because of course that’s what it was

>> No.28267962

>love the modern art style over base set
>base set is worth more because of nostalgia + being the first

Don't get me wrong I'd love to get my hands on some more base set cards and finish my collection from 20 years ago but modern cards are just so much better looking

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I think this one might be worth something. Not sure how much though

>> No.28268274

If joking: fuck you

If not joking: A PSA 6 recently sold for $1600 USD. Your centering is off, but without seeing the back this could be a 7 or 8 grade probably. So more than $1600. Put that thing is a sleeve and top loader immediately. Preferably something even more sturdy.

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half heartedly joking but also serious. I know Charizard is a good card but I really don't know how to appraise this shit. Here's the back

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Thanks for the assessment. I also have a snorlax that looks like it was drawn with crayons. Here's another pic of some of my childhood collection

>> No.28268472

This is about art and popularity with collectors and investors, not which cards where the meta in the game

>> No.28268483

this thread is honestly torture to browse
knowing $100k+ could be gone forever or in my attic really fucks with me
i tell myself not to go into these threads but i do it like once a year anyways

>> No.28268548

sigh, I wish i kept my pokemon cards.

and yu-gi-oh

fucking god damn it

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Card investing is for fags and you're ruining the hobby for people who actually enjoy it.

>> No.28268741

$800 USD minimum since it's shadowless. I'd say you're probably around 1200 USD range but I would be hard pressed to assume a PSA 6. either way, it goes for somewhere between 800 and 1200.


>> No.28268774

Ok i have a bunch of cards. Live in los Angeles, somebody point my lazy ass in the right direction, where do I go to convert my childhood joy into cash to feed my kids?

>> No.28268832

You have no clue how many times I saved these from my dad's garage sales. It takes PERSPICACITY and DETERMINATION to hodl.

>> No.28268926

Yeah, I'm just joking for the most part as well. Congrats on having a gem. Seeing the back it is a little on the scuffed side and with the centering being bad I think you could expect around the quoted price in the last post if graded. Though I'm not a professional grader so your score may come back +/-1 point which can drastically change the price. Still you should be sleeving and hard casing that thing and throwing it in a safe.

I would hold onto it until after Logan Paul opens his booster boxes at the end of the month if your intent is to sell, as the price is going to skyrocket on all vintage cards again.

No worries mate.
>Dark Alakazam (what the fuck is that hair tho)
$30-50 CAD NM

>Vaporeon (Holo looks scuffed, but could be binder)
$15/20 NM

>Misty's Golduck
$45-50 NM

>Base Set 1 Unlimited Charizard
good centering
can't tell if holo is scuffed
bottom right corner looks dented
Can't see back
Depedning on those could be a $500+ CAD card raw. Should be in a sleeve and toploader not this shitty binder desu.

post pics. Otherwise check eBay sold listings, and remember, if you even have a feeling it is not Near Mint it probably isn't.

>> No.28268952

whoa that's pretty cool ~ thnx you fren

>> No.28268998

thnk u 2 freen

>> No.28269244

the US market for 1st ed misty's golduck will pay more. if it's LP/NM, you'll probably be able to sell for 60 USD+. MP is closer to 40 USD. other quotes seem close.

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That's my leg hair. Wanted to give you a lil sum sum for the evaluation. Here's the snorlax, just posting it because I like it, and thanks again. No leg hair this time.

>> No.28269442

One of my all time favourite cards. This is a japanese vending machine promo (this is eries 1). Sells for $40-50 CAD. In the 90s glossy cards were considered peak A E S T H E T I C, so they made these vending machine cards with a gloss finish, but it was too late to carry it over to the rest of the card line.

>> No.28269486

This is probably the most common question of all time but I have my entire collection from when I was a kid in a binder with sleeves - some first editions, holos and foreign (japanese and german) cards. None are shadowless but anything that I should specifically look for?

>> No.28269524

Such a based fucking card
God I cum every time I see it

>> No.28269553 [DELETED] 

email me xh5514 at protonmail dot com, paying cash in LA

>> No.28269565

First editions, black star promos, holos, and depending on what kind of profit margin you're looking for, non-holo rares.

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So is this actually worth anything? I kinda doubt its $5k like some random websites are claiming (bc who cares about machamp?) but i dont want to get ripped off by the boomer at the collectables store

>> No.28269706

>First editions
I have a lot of these but only a few are rare/holo, any specific ones I should look for? Are all first editions worth something?
>Black star promos
I have a few promos from like movies and stuff, I guess I'll google what black star promos are specifically

Is there any value in taking them to a card shop (post covid) and seeing what the whole set is worth?

>> No.28269753

If condition is pristine, and graded probably $100-300 maybe

Shadowless is worth more but yours is still first edition holo so it depends on condition

>> No.28269918

>any specific ones I should look for?
holos and especially shadowless

First editions are the most expensive if great condition and holo

>Is there any value in taking them to a card shop
Card shops won't give you accurate grading
PSA, BGS, CGC all grade differently anyway, especially compared to game shops

>> No.28269994

99% of the cards posted in this thread are run of the mill trash. Please don’t submit them to get graded in bulk and further clog up the supply chain. Seriously these unlimited 1999-2000 set cards were printed into oblivion and are not worth the plastic they are encased in. if you want to sell them just list your whole fucking binder, Or else you can wait 6 months for your cards to get graded and lose money in the process, your choice.

>> No.28270071

This thread reminds me of my aunt who had hundreds of star wars figures and the large starwars ship toys from the 80s. I'm certain she got rid of them. fuck.

>> No.28270175

fuck of course you gotta mention this
i had the full 70s kenner collection w all the ships
sold for 150 bucks 10 years ago

>> No.28270209

There were several different printings of Machamp during the WotC days of Pokemon. All holo Machamp cards have a 1st edition stamp, so they are actually one of the most printed 1st edition cards. None of them appeared in actual booster packs, and were only able to be obtained from the starter sets. Yours specifically came from the 2-player CD rom starter set and is worth around $30 CAD.

You can post a picture, but there are a lot of sets and a lot of valuable cards. Outside of the general guidelines, I can't really tell you what to look for without typing out a massive list.

As for the stores, you'll definitely get lowballed on their value if you are selling. If you want credit, might be worth, but otherwise just sell over eBay or FB.

>> No.28270307

Means it's pretty much the first run of printing. The card lacks a border shadow around the picture which became standard after the first printing.

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Interesting. You have good taste, I'll go bring my cards to a few shops to evaluate them. I bought a lot of weird and rare cards from strange websites in the early 2000s, my mom paid a good amount of money for some of them. Glad h- my investment might pay off. Here's my German Karpador.

>> No.28270415

You see how baseball cards from 70 years ago cost a fortune now because the boomers who were kids when those were now want them? That's how. Give it another 20-30 years when my generation is old and retirement age (which is when people tend to go crazy with collecting shit because of their disposable time and income), and these cards will be worth a fortune.

>> No.28270560

I have all first edition cards of fossil rocket and jungle. I have about 60% of all the cards from each set and about 80% of them are first edition

ho much are they worth if most of them are psa 5-7

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i have a 1st ed shadowless blastoise but it's kinda scratched up.

It came in the first booster pack i ever got on my birthday and i remember i took it on an indian guides trip.

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>We've got a big shipment of those Pokeyman cards

>> No.28270691

Bro baseball cards held value until the old generation died off, these will be fun to have and rise in value for at least 30 years

>> No.28270709

Would need to know what you have to determine the value. If you have 60% of the cards, but they're all the commons, then not much.

I have a feeling this is very scuffed. Post pics.

>> No.28270775

There is nothing to be nostalgic over these days. Most content is recycled, digital and if physical of very poor construction and design. The joys of inflation.

>> No.28270783

Exactly, costs me nothing to hold and I like looking at them once every 5 years for nostalgia. Why would I sell? People are going to excavate my tomb in 2000 years and find these next to me, worth more than gold.

>> No.28270796

You're gonna get cancelled, anon

>> No.28270844

>Using the culture of a people it almost completely genocided as a themed happy birthday costume

Based and americapilled

>> No.28270923

had some other shadowless stuff in somewhat better condition. that blastoise is probably my best card but its def seen the most wear. still worth it?

there was a chansey shadowless holo 1st ed i think + a dragonair first ed shadowless as well.

its weird i wasnt feeling this nostalgic about the cards, but looking at them now, and knowing how much they meant to me THEN is really hitting me as im typing this you guys. time is a relentless bitch

>> No.28270984


the pride of getting a plastic blue bear claw bc you shot a bow and arro

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heres my 2 pages of holographic cards, are any of these worth much OP? Should I have them graded?

>> No.28271117

Sasuga Burke Senpai
I kneel

>> No.28271292

The power a shiny piece of cardboard holds over some monkeys.

Even if the blastoise is scuffed it is still probably value. I sold a very HP unlimited Blastoise for $90 CAD. Again we can't really say anything about the value of your cards without seeing them.

These are all holo?

>> No.28271312

Yeah, all holo

>> No.28271384

photographing now. h/o

>> No.28271412

>You can post a picture

Ok - I have a few pages of cards and the first editions and holos are kind of scattered in them, if this thread is still up in a few hours ill post an album

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stopped collecting pokemon cards a long time ago, but makes me feel good that i kept some graded cards that shot up in value over the course of a few months like the goldstar cards
pic related, rate my golden waifu

>> No.28271530

>stopped collecting pokemon cards a long time ago
>2020 card

>> No.28271544

No shadowless or 1st editions, so probably not worth a fortune, but that Charizard and Blastoise would for sure be worth grading at least. Most of those are from the Fossil and Team Rocket expansion sets which are not quite as rare and in demand yet as the original Base Set.

>> No.28271751

much appreciated anon. For grading, is CGC grading okay? I heard PSA takes over six months

>> No.28271903

All prices in CAD and if cards are NM. I will do the second page now.

CGC is okay for grading, but people are brand whores and a CGC grade is considered less valuable than a PSA or BGS grade, so don't expect to get top dollar.


$40 NM


>Lt. Surge's Raichu

>Rocket's Mewtwo



>Dark Dragonite
$50-65, though prices seem all over the place.


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I sold all my Pokemon cards to get more $MCDC NO CAP

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mmk i was wrong about '1st edition' and honestly kinda thankful bc id be mad about the abuse my younger self gave to the card.

anyway here's a lot of shadowless. tried to show the cards with the recognizable names

>> No.28272104

I have no experience using CGC so I can't really say, but I have heard their grading is far stricter than PSA. On top of that, I have also heard some people say they don't like the look of CGC's label/case as much. As as result, people might not be as willing to pay what they would for a PSA graded card for a CGC one. You also can't discount the autism factor of collectors wanting their entire collection to have matching cases from a single company. I will say I'm sure they are a fine company, they have a good reputation for comics, but those are just some factors to consider.

>> No.28272140

that's the back of the blastoise. lmao just noticed his move is 'rain dance'

>> No.28272147

Chansey and blastoise easily 1k+ together if mint

>> No.28272283

you teach meeeee and i teach youuuuuuuuu

>> No.28272379

I recently found a box of old cards. How do I check if I have something valuable in there? Is there a website/guide?

>> No.28272383
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I work in a video game store that sells pokemon cards and you fucks have made my once comfy job a living hell. Thanks, I love answering your inane questions about my inventory 50 times a day. Fuck off already

>> No.28272462

might as well trade baseball cards or crypto

>> No.28272477

Can I buy cool looking yugioh boxes and store them in my closet for a rainy day or just money some day?

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Tyranirar worth anything?

>> No.28272569

sometimes a buy a new display
but a years back i bought loose cards and sent them to PSA

>> No.28272587

I don't know if it's really "investing" but this is how I've organized the valuable cards from modern tcg sets in my head
Hidden Fates - Rare "shiny" versions of "GX" chase cards
Cosmic Eclipse - Some rare cards have ultra-rare versions with special art that feature Pokémon and trainers
Sword and Shield Base - Full art Marnie, Gold Zacian, Gold Quick Ball
Rebel Clash - Boltund V, Full Art Giovanni, Gold Scoop up Net
Darkness Ablaze - Charizard Vmax, Crobat V, Centiskorch Vmax
Champion's Path - Shiny Charizard V
Vivid Voltage - Pikachu Vmax, Coalossal Vmax, Gold Oranguru, Full art Nessa
Shining Fates (Feb 12?) - Shiny Charizard Vmax, Full art Skyla
Battle Styles - Alt-art Ushifu, (possible full alt-full-art Marnie)
Mcdonalds 2021 25th anniversary happy meal cards

Most of these come in regular fullart versions and "rainbow" full art versions. Most of you probably already knew this though.

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the art for japanese lt. surge was so fucking lit

>> No.28272738


$230-250+, get this one graded

>Ancient Mew promo



>Base Set 1 Unlimited Charizard
Upwards of $300, get this one graded.

>Dark Charizard
$260-300, get this one graded


$20-40, but might be able to squeeze a little higher as Raichu is popular


Not using you $MCDC to buy McDonalds Pokemon cards. Not very cash money of you.


check them all on eBay sold.

Yes, but make sure you buy a 1st edition box.

Shining Tyranitar is a $300+ CAD card, but yours is looking a little scuffed.

>> No.28272819

You are either retarded or a Pajeet
Probably both
That is a scam rug pull
Go away Pageet

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I haven’t gone through the whole thing yet.

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Vulpix with the wizards logo looks cool

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1st edition mr mime

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1st edition electrode

>> No.28273229

>Shadowless Blastoise
Can't really see condition but probably an easy $400+ CAD.

Is that a Length, Length error card?

>1st Edition Shadowless Squirtle
Sold for over $255CAD raw, close to 1k if graded.

>1st Edition Shadowless Wartortle
PSA 9 sold for $545

>1st Edition Shadowless Seel
PSA 9 sold for $122

>Shadowless Red Cheek Pikachu
PSA 9 sold for $430

>Shadowless 1st edition Dragonite
sold for $102 raw

>1st edition shadowless Chansey
PSA 8 sold for $1300


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>> No.28273376

All those shadowless nice, I only have one growlith

>> No.28273428

oh fuck length length.....hmm lemme double check. ahahah dude this is so fun man

>> No.28273481

Entei and Dark Dragonite worth a lot of mint

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Sold my Gyarados 122 collection to get more $MCDC you should at least get $100 worth today

>> No.28273500

All faggot tier cards op, i got all of them. Got a bunch of shadowless shit too, guess what? Nobody buys them. It's a scam and a meme

>> No.28273539

i have 6 length length all shadowless. what do

>> No.28273551

You know what is not fun. Seeing these fucking card not in sleeves and top loaders.

I didn't do all of them, but all the other cards are worth money too, just not as much as the others.

wtf is this????

>> No.28273582

I found a podcast telling me about this. At the end of it they name dropped BOND, I was curious and looked at it closer. Since then I am a true BOND believer

>> No.28273594

lol at people who ordered their pokemon cards in order. I collected pokemon cards through ages 6-7 and they were all in random as fuck order. I actually have a video of me going through my pokemon cards again in my early 20s but I don't want to taint it by showing anons. unless you pay me.

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>> No.28273667

A near mint Length Length Kakuna will sell for $100, so send all of them in to get graded. Hopefully all of these cards are in good condition.

>> No.28273710

bruh im about to HARDEN

>> No.28273724

I have a collection from when I was a kid, many of my cards were used in play but some look to be in pretty good condition. What does "grading" mean? Does it mean someone assesses the quality of the card? And where could I get it done?

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Sent the Clefairy and Chansey to cgc a few weeks ago. Yeah I know they're fucking peeled.

>> No.28273791

How did kids end up with Japanese/Spanish/French printed cards so often?
I lived in a rural town then and still would encounter them.

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stupid beyond belief

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I got back into pokemon because shiny star v caught my eye. I had the Venusaur(for free) and Marill for a long time.

>> No.28274001

my way older sister went to hong kong and got me tons of 2nd gen pokemon cards before anyone even knew they existed

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>> No.28274642

Lot's of cards, so will only do the most valuable. My wtf from earlier was directed at pic related. Prices will be for NM cards in CAD

>Dark Dragonite 1st edition
One recently sold for $280

See an above post

>Entei movie promo

>Clefairy Unlimited

>Ninetales Base Set 2

>1st edition Pinsir (non holo)

>1st edition Rocket's Sneak Attack


$30-45 (yours is not NM)


>Gold-stamped Brock's Vulpiz
This was a special magazine promo that you could get in WizKids magazine or something like that I believe.


see >>28272738

>1st edition Mr. Mime
$80-100 maybe? prices are a little wild on this one

>1st edition electrode
This is not the art misprint, as a lot of copies had the base set 1 electrode artwork.

Everything else is pretty low value being between $2-5 outside some of the rares (Jolteon, Vaporeon, Lapras, etc.)

Nice shiny star V centiskorch. I got a little fucked on my boxes.

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I forgot pic realted again. Wtf??

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I forgot my zards n such..so can I make any real money here?

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>> No.28275045

short answer: yes

longer answer:
All of those cards are sub $100 CAD, but would be easy sells (i've priced most of those out in previous posts you can see above).

The Venusaur and Blastoise will net you potentially $150+, and the Charizards are ~$300 each. The Charizards, Venusaur and Blastoise are all definitely worth sending in to get graded.

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>> No.28275158

also lived somewhere pretty rural but i knew this kid who got pokemon stadium in japanese like a year before it came out and we were like completely mindblown by it. no minigames tho. we'd just kinda guess which button was which and try to battle.