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Sealed Box Of Pokémon Cards Sells For $408,000 – Kotaku

As the good Nute Gunray as soon as stated, that is getting out of hand.

As more and more people realise the value in old Pokémon cards, increasingly more persons are flocking to alternatives to catch, if not all of them, then a minimum of as soon as card price a ton of cash.

Which most likely explains why (by way of Polygon), at a current public sale, a sealed box of first edition cards from 1999 sold for $408,000.

That may be a lot of cash, however as Heritage Auctions point out of their description of the sale, the field will comprise a primary version Charizard, and a type of lately went for $350,000 by itself. If this field accommodates a type of, then it was an excellent funding! If it doesn’t, effectively, in case you’re spending tons of of 1000’s of {dollars} on Pokemon playing cards, you’ll survive.

I bear in mind I wrote about a first edition box selling at auction in 2018 for $56,000 and thought it was crazy, and that—for a lot of causes, solely a few of them Pokémon-related—feels prefer it was 100 years in the past.

Heritage Auctions filmed the bidding if watching somebody spent $408,000 on some Pokemon playing cards is one thing you may bear to see.

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