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?
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!
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.
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.
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