$200,000 Pokémon Card Lost In The Mail Turns Up After Five Months
If you ever needed a reminder not to give up when things seem at their most hopeless, I've got just the story for you. An ultra-rare Pokémon card thought to be worth around $55,000 has just been reunited with its owner after having been lost in the mail five months ago. You absolutely love to see it, don't you?
YouTuber Leonhart first felt the cruel sting of 2020 back in March. After stumbling across a 1999 holographic Charizard card and sharing his excitement with his fans, he lost it in the mail. He'd intended to send it to the California-based PSA Card for authentication and grading, but the card never reached its intended destination.
At this point, I imagine most of us would consider giving up in despair. The idea of losing something in the mail in a country as vast as America seems like a nightmare. Hell, I give up on finding my socks after ten minutes. Then again. my socks aren't worth $55,000, which is perhaps while Leonhart tried a little harder to regain his property.
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As he explains in the video above, Leonhart tried everything he could think of. He made phonecalls and chased leads. He drove to a distribution centre Texas, the last-reported location of the card. He even made pleas to his local congressman in a desperate attempt to make something - anything - happen. But no luck.
After months of searching, Leonhart was forced to come to the conclusion that Charizard was gone forever. Fortunately, things took a positive turn on October 14th, just a few days ago, when he received an email from PSA to inform him that his Charizard card had been received. Not only that, but the card had appreciated in value during its time in the wilderness, and is now worth close to $200,000.
So what the hell happened to the card during the last five months? Did it fall through a crack in time somewhere between Texas and California? Did the package fall under a cupboard somewhere at the PSA HQ and get forgotten about? We may never know. Leonart is as confused as anyone, but is currently way too happy that he's got his card back to spend much time caring about where it might have gotten to or who was behind its extended disappearance.
Featured Image Credit: The Pokemon Company/YouTube/Leonhart
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