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​A Factory Sealed 'Pokémon' Card Booster Box Sold For $56,000

​A Factory Sealed 'Pokémon' Card Booster Box Sold For $56,000

Original Pokémon trading cards can be worth an absolute fortune, but what about a box full of them? A factory sealed, ultra-rare, two decade old box full of them?

Credit: Huggins & Scott Auctions
Credit: Huggins & Scott Auctions
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Well, through Huggins and Scott Auctions, one lucky collector managed to bag himself an eye-watering amount of money from listing a "1999 Pokémon 1st Edition Limited Printing (English) Base Set Unopened Booster Box."

It started with a price of $20,000 (around £15,662) and after 15 bids, and 30 minutes overtime, it reached a whopping $56,000 (around £43,852). Some people take 'Gotta Catch 'em All' way too seriously!

Credit: Huggins & Scott Auctions
Credit: Huggins & Scott Auctions

The box includes 36 11-card packs, with each giving five Common, three Uncommon, two Energy and one Rare or Foil card. It also says: "the odds of pulling a Foil card are nearly 1:3 packs. With 396 chances for Gem Mint 10 holos and other high-grade treasures" I wonder if the auction winner will open it up one day...

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Probably not, but imagine if a few of the packs contained something as rare as one of these first edition Charizards? Well, I guess they're trying really hard not to, as the pressure of keeping it in an unopened, almost perfect condition would be too much for me to handle.

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Credit: Huggins & Scott Auctions
Credit: Huggins & Scott Auctions

I say 'almost perfect' because there's actually a little dent on one of the corners, but this just shows you how much these things could go for if it was in absolute mint condition.

I doubt one will, though, as it's not every day that one of these pop up. In fact the last time was October last year, when a similar item sold on eBay for $54,000 (around £42,319), but that was the first to show up anywhere for a solid two years.

What do you think about this sale? If you had the money, would you buy this? Would you open it or leave it alone? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Pokémon

Topics: Entertainment, pokemon, Technology, auction

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.