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A Pokémon fan has melted the internet’s heart after revealing his late grandmother left him a binder of rare cards that she collected back in the 90s, saying he was in ‘disbelief’ when he found the haul.
He wrote: “Last year she had mentioned to me she had Pokémon cards she opened in the 90s. But I never really thought about it much more than that.
“Little did I know, she had a huge binder full (pictured). I was in disbelief when I found it. Sent them out for grading and they came back last week, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
“This was a great way to honour her, she collected a lot of different things and I guess this was one of them.
"Must’ve put all of these straight into the binder upon opening as they were all in great condition.”
He shared a number of photos of the collection to prove just how great his grandma's collection was, from two CGC grade nine holographic base set Mewtwos, to the legendary base set holographic Charizard - which, as part of the grading process, has been given the poignant label ‘Grandma’s Charizard’.
In an edit, u/EnabIe added: “The dark kadabra non holo was not part of hers, forgot to take it out of the image.”
Fellow Redditors were understandably touched by the 'bittersweet' post, with one commenting: "Beautiful collection! It’s awesome she took such good care of them through so many years, sorry to hear about her passing."
Another wrote: "I’m sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is always hard. I find what you did a touching and loving tribute to her. It’s a great way to honour her and an amazing keepsake you’re able to have of her."
A third added: "Your grandma rules, rest in power grandma!"
Another said: "Man this is so bittersweet. I absolutely love the sentiment and the idea that she collected these cards like a lot of us do today. Godspeed to her and sorry for your loss, she is in a better place now."
Amazingly, she also wasn’t the only Pokémon-loving grandmother out there, with one user sharing their own similar story in the comments.
"Hey man, sorry to hear about your g-ma... mine passed away recently as well," they wrote.
"When my mother and aunt were cleaning out her place they found a sealed pack of Pokémon Platinum that I'm guessing she was hiding to give me at some point and forgot about years and years ago (my grandma used to live with us).
"My girlfriend and mom were telling me I should open it but I'm going to keep it sealed forever as a memoriam."
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