At one time, we were blocking our parents day and night to buy Pokémon card amplifiers, which were then exchanged at the playground. Even if we didn't know how to play, we had fun collecting them. And it was well seen, because years later, these cards were worth a lot of money.
Whatever the case, we were visionaries when we were little and abused our parents so they bought us our Pokémon cards. Because many years later, these pieces of cardboard brought a lot of value, especially the first collection.
Indeed, one man managed to sell his 101 card collection for more than $ 100,000 (€ 95,700) at auction. But to reach such a sum, there are conditions to be respected.
The cards were sold since 1999, so this was not the first card issue since the original ones were released in 1996 in Japan and represent the first derivative video game product Pokémon. If this collection sells so dearly, it is largely due to the absolutely inaccessible condition of the various cards.
Simply put, it is estimated that there are only 50 cards in the world that are also saved, 20 years after they were published. They also got Ultimate Gem Mint authorization which means the cards have absolutely no defects.
But despite their perfect state, the 101 cards sold are very rare grounds and were already very popular at the time. The collection included, for example, a holographic version of Charizard, one of the rarest cards, and several Tortank and very rare Levinard, all first releases. So, if you have this kind of cards at home, take care of them as their value will increase again in the coming years. The sales auctioneer really explained that the value of these cards had already multiplied by 10 in 2016. So imagine in 2029 …