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Smitty3000
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(09-05-2009, 03:06 AM)
Me and my brother collected Pokemon cards like crazy when they first came out and we ended up collecting the whole first edition. Today I was cleaning out my basement and happened to come across all of our cards in perfect condition sitting in four black binders. Just curious if any other GAF'ers have their cards and do you think if I hold onto them for say another twenty years will I be able to make a small fortune?!
subrock
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(09-05-2009, 03:06 AM)
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God no.
Dabookerman
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(09-05-2009, 03:06 AM)
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I will gladly suck you off for all of yours.
Smitty3000
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(09-05-2009, 03:07 AM)

Originally Posted by Dabookerman

I will gladly suck you off for all of yours.

DEAL.
louis89
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(09-05-2009, 03:08 AM)
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I thought I was being clever collecting them when I was a kid thinking they'd be valuable one day. But now I think that because there are so many millions of them in the world, they'll never be worth anything, in our lifetimes at least.
Dabookerman
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(09-05-2009, 03:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Smitty3000

DEAL.

I still have the Japanese Naked Misty card, in it's protective sleeve. Do you have any super rare ones like that?

I could sweeten the deal with a bit of licky licky.

edit: This one!
Agnostic
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(09-05-2009, 03:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Smitty3000

DEAL.

:lol

Perfect.
TacticalFox88
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(09-05-2009, 03:10 AM)
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Anything is valuable if you find an idiot.
MisterHero
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(09-05-2009, 03:12 AM)
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The monetary value may not be much, but the sentimental value will go through the roof.

But I wouldn't say they're safety deposit box fodder. I think too many of them were made to be truly valuable.

Rare collectibles like the 1st Issue of comics from Superman to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exist between 100 to a few thousand copies.

Someday I'm going to have a vault like The Addams Family or Richie Rich and put them in there for nostalgia purposes.
Agent Ghost
aka MAJIKdR46oN
(09-05-2009, 03:15 AM)
The fact that you have a complete set makes it valuable. Try Ebay.
Quadrangulum
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(09-05-2009, 03:16 AM)
I have all the first editions from WotC and the newer ones along with many of the promos including some of the very rare tournament cards all in excellent condition. I still maintain my collection out of habit. :lol

I think in the future, cards in good condition may be worth quite a bit as vintage toys but who knows? I say hold onto them unless you really need to make a quick buck.
Smitty3000
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(09-05-2009, 03:23 AM)
Nope definitely not going to sell them since I'm doing good financially and like one of you said they already have a shit load of sentimental value to me, my brother and I became extremely close when Pokemon was popular.

So I'm going to hold onto them for as long as I can, right now complete sets go on eBay for about $130 bucks and that's basically nothing so lets hope that changes say 30 years from now. :lol
Willectro
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(09-05-2009, 03:25 AM)
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Maybe in 50 years they will be worth something... :lol
Jangaroo
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(09-05-2009, 03:32 AM)

Originally Posted by Dabookerman

I still have the Japanese Naked Misty card, in it's protective sleeve. Do you have any super rare ones like that?

I could sweeten the deal with a bit of licky licky.

edit: This one!

I still have this card.
"God's Beard!"
(09-05-2009, 03:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jangaroo

I still have this card.

Same. I got it in the only Japanese booster pack I bought. I remember thinking, "man I hope I get the naked misty card."
Escape Goat
(09-05-2009, 03:38 AM)

Originally Posted by will52

Maybe in 50 years they will be worth something... :lol


no, they wont. They've made millions of them so unless 99.9999% of them are destroyed...
Pandaman
Everything is moe to me
(09-05-2009, 03:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Teh Hamburglar

no, they wont. They've made millions of them so unless 99.9999% of them are destroyed...

its possible.
[IMG]http://i25.************/a3ed82.jpg[/IMG]
had a standard print run like any other magic the gathering rare. your average run of the mill copy will cost you around $1500. some mint alpha ediiton copies have been sold for an excess of $10,000.
Skittleguy
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(09-05-2009, 03:47 AM)
:lol
ZealousD
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(09-05-2009, 03:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Teh Hamburglar

They've made millions of them so unless 99.9999% of them are destroyed...

Most of them will be. They're pieces of paper basically, and most people are going to get rid of them in some fashion. Most people know they're worthless now, so they'll trash them or something.
equap
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(09-05-2009, 03:52 AM)

Originally Posted by Pandaman

its possible.
[IMG]http://i25.************/a3ed82.jpg[/IMG]
had a standard print run like any other magic the gathering rare. your average run of the mill copy will cost you around $1500. some mint alpha ediiton copies have been sold for an excess of $10,000.

WTF?!
EraldoCoil
a bottle of wine,
a picnic in France
(09-05-2009, 03:54 AM)
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anyone know how much a 1st edition Charizard is worth now?

I remember back in the day you could get like $200 for it.
Escape Goat
(09-05-2009, 03:55 AM)

Originally Posted by ZealousD

Most of them will be. They're pieces of paper basically, and most people are going to get rid of them in some fashion. Most people know they're worthless now, so they'll trash them or something.


whole reason the comic industry almost died in the 90s was because of speculators. Peole bought them because they thought theyd be valuable. So they just made more comics to meet demand. Result was way more comics out there than there should have been which devalued them.

Pokemon cards are not high art. They don't mean anything to anyone. I'd be amazed if anyone actually would be willing to pay hundreds/thousands of dollars for them 20/30/40/50 ears in the future.
Cant0na
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(09-05-2009, 04:01 AM)
no.

i gave all of them away to my younger cousin (who probably threw em away)

kept my favorite ones, sad, i know
Fimbulvetr
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(09-05-2009, 04:03 AM)
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You'd be surprised what nerds buy on Ebay.
joeblackisback
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(09-05-2009, 04:04 AM)
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just your dignity
NomarTyme
(09-05-2009, 04:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by EraldoCoil

anyone know how much a 1st edition Charizard is worth now?

I remember back in the day you could get like $200 for it.

Check ebay. Mint condition?
StuBurns
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and saying nothing
(09-05-2009, 04:07 AM)
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Reminds me of that scene in Garden State when he's talking about living off his investment in desert storm trading cards.

And no, I very much doubt they're worth fuck all, certainly not what they cost you initially.

Oh, and the naked Misty, hawt
Pandaman
Everything is moe to me
(09-05-2009, 04:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by equap

WTF?!

not just once either, its happened a few times.

some people have money to burn.
my black lotus cost me about $10. i bought an old beta card, sanded off the image, borrowed a laser printer and waxed the card. presto. it works alot better for newer cards, but no ones ever called me on it.
Geneijin
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Flower We Saw That Day
(09-05-2009, 04:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by equap

WTF?!

Yeah, I can vouch for that. Back when I use to play MTG and if you visit the national or regional tournaments, you'll usually find at least one Black Lotus at a kiosk there for roughly that amount or more.
Why would you do that?
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(09-05-2009, 04:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by stuburns

Oh, and the naked Misty, hawt

Isn't she... like, 12?
Come to think of it, that card might technically be illegal in some countries. You can totally see the pointy part of her.
lunarworks
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(09-05-2009, 04:17 AM)
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Nostalgia. That's all.
Calcaneus
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(09-05-2009, 04:21 AM)
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I'm glad I still have my cards, I have this box full of crap I loved as a kid. Whenever I go through it, I just remember how much me and my friends used to love Pokemon. I'll probably never sell them just because of the memories they hold.

But if anyone is willing to take if off my hands for $50.......
Ravager61
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(09-05-2009, 04:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pandaman

its possible.
had a standard print run like any other magic the gathering rare. your average run of the mill copy will cost you around $1500. some mint alpha ediiton copies have been sold for an excess of $10,000.

Its worth so much because there aren't that many left. Probably around 10,000 total printed 16 years ago. Now consider how many of those were destroyed between then and now. Now consider how many people actually play magic (hint: a lot). That coupled with it being the most powerful card in magic, is why its worth so much.

/nerd
C.Dark.DN
previously DeathNote
(09-05-2009, 04:36 AM)
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I collected dbz cards for a while.
squinters
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(09-05-2009, 04:40 AM)
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As much as I loved the show and games, I never really cared about the trading card game. But I still accumulated a whole box of probably cheap cards. If they ever do get rare though, I'll be one of the first to sell them.
Forkball
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(09-05-2009, 05:00 AM)
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I still have a huge binder of them. I will never sell them since they aren't worth much and I spent a lot of my time and little cash I had as a kid collecting them. I want to pass them down to my kid, who will undoubtedly try to sell them.
RadioHeadAche
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(09-05-2009, 05:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dabookerman

I used to own a yugioh card with a nude female on it. I won it from a Seabreeze claw game. Such an awesome day.

No nipples, but possibly NSFW
Last edited by RadioHeadAche; 09-05-2009 at 05:11 AM.
dark_chris
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(09-05-2009, 05:08 AM)
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I still have my pokeman cards.
And yeah, they have sentimental value (such as beating a school bully and winning the charizard, my dad buying me my first pack and getting me blastoize, promo cards my brother won from losers from his games, etc), I can think of alot of ways these mean alot.

Sadly, I think thats as much worth as those cards are gonna have unless you ebay it.
Sklorenz
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(09-05-2009, 05:11 AM)
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The naked misty card is upstairs as we speak :D
typhonsentra
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(09-05-2009, 05:12 AM)
The Frankman
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(09-05-2009, 05:13 AM)
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Why is Misty fucking a Staryu? WTFISTHATSHIT?
Puxel
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(09-05-2009, 05:15 AM)
I will just leave this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na0mY...e=channel_page
narcosis219
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(09-05-2009, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Frankman

Why is Misty fucking a Staryu? WTFISTHATSHIT?

If one corner gets dull, she has 4 other ones to use.
Rewrite
Not as deep as he thinks
(09-05-2009, 05:16 AM)
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[IMG]http://i27.************/dp9rfr.jpg[/IMG]

This is still the best looking Pokemon card ever. Anyone who disagrees is wrong. Wrong, I say!
ZeroGravity
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(09-05-2009, 05:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Frankman

Why is Misty fucking a Staryu? WTFISTHATSHIT?

She's "healing" it.
Cheerilee
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(09-05-2009, 05:18 AM)
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It's a balance between how rare they were in the first place, how many cards are destroyed, and how many kids grow up to regret destroying them.

They seem to be worth very little now, and I wouldn't think it's a good investment to go out and buy them in the hopes they'll go up in price (it could be, you never know), but seeing as you already have them, and you're probably the type to regret losing them, then by all means, hang onto them, otherwise you'll risk becoming one of those people who pays through the nose to get them back later in life.
Rorschach
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(09-05-2009, 05:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by ZeroGravity

She's "healing" it.

Sexual healing?
thesoapster
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(09-05-2009, 05:23 AM)
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I'm wondering if one day when I'm 70 or something I'll see someone bring in some Pokemon cards to the Antiques Road Show. That might actually be the end of me.
MisterHero
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(09-05-2009, 05:26 AM)
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My favorite card is my 1st-Edition Rocket's Mewtwo

first Pokemon card with 3 moves, mwahahaha

I might have a second one but I haven't looked at my collection in a few years :lol
squinters
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(09-05-2009, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rewrite

[IMG]http://i27.************/dp9rfr.jpg[/IMG]

This is still the best looking Pokemon card ever. Anyone who disagrees is wrong. Wrong, I say!

I have one of those. Maybe my cards aren't as common as I thought.

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