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Topic   A place to post Pokemon cards

elijahseslar3
GameTZ Subscriber New User - account created in last 60 days
20-Nov(#1)
So I have a nice sized collection ranging back to base set. You can go through what I want to get rid of on my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/unholy_wrath/

Post what you have or what you get rid of a good little spot for us all to trade here. Feel free to trade pokemon cards for video games or vice versa. No spamming please. Yall are awesome. POST THEM CARDS AND LOOK AT MINE. LETS GO PIKACHU!!!!!
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
20-Nov(#2)
I have a big binder full of newer and tons of holographics, as well as a box of first generation cards. I'll get to taking pics eventually but if anyone is interested in the mean time, just drop me a message.


elijahseslar3
GameTZ Subscriber New User - account created in last 60 days
20-Nov(#3)
I legit just got home from work decided to look and see if anyone wrote on my post. He I am reading your post opening a booster pack.
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
20-Nov(#4)
One suggestion: maybe post a list or something a little friendlier for those of us who don't do Instagram.

I will be going through my boxes of extras and posting a list when I can.

elijahseslar3
GameTZ Subscriber New User - account created in last 60 days
20-Nov(#5)
The thing i hate about this site is I cant post pictures of anything.
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
20-Nov(#6)
elijahseslar3 wrote:
> The thing i hate about this site is I cant post pictures of anything.

Not directly, but something like a Google album might help, since that doesn't require a login.

I am working on a Google spreadsheet of my spare rares since I have enough to fill at least 2 or 3 empty Elite Trainer Box cases. I have mostly Unova cycle (Black & White) through current, with a few older ones here and there.


JD
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
20-Nov(#7)
http://gametz.com/Emoticons.html

Go there you can see how to post pics Imgur would work
nooitzben
Double Gold Good Trader
20-Nov(#8)
elijahseslar3 wrote:
> I legit just got home from work decided to look and see if anyone wrote on my post.
> He I am reading your post opening a booster pack.


I use https://postimages.org/ if I have to post images on forums.
RiverCityRansom2
Double Gold Good Trader
20-Nov(#9)
whos gonna post the first pic of some banger(s). Lets see some oldies
RiverCityRansom2
Double Gold Good Trader
* 20-Nov(#10)
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
* 21-Nov(#11)
A little background: I have been a longtime fan of Pokémon, but a series of Bad Stuff that happened in rapid succession years ago forced me to gut my collection. I've been rebuilding with a focus on the art rather than the value of the cards. So a lot of stuff you're going to see from me is because of its sentimental value or because I just plain like the design.

First: the link to my first round of photos:
https://imgur.com/gallery/ovm5k57

Here are some stories from the cards shown:

1) Eeveelutions- while these are mostly there because I like them, they were also an early focal point in my rebuilding process. The Jungle Eeveelutions are my favorite pieces of classic TCG art.

2) Ancient Mew- this was a gift from my cousin Jeremy from back in the day. I had given him a copy of Mega Man X3 that I got on the cheap (this was a big deal since we were both poor high school kids at the time). He gave me some Pokémon promos as thanks.

3) Goldeen & Lapras- these actually came from a school project. I was just getting into anime and decided to write Rachael Lillis. Though she was super busy with Pokémon and finishing Utena part 1 at the time, she took the time to write back! I hope one day she will make it to OMGcon so I can properly thank her.

4) Sylveon Collection Eeveelutions- one of the first big sets I bought after restarting my collecting. I think this came out shortly after the Kalos cycle began. I also bought a ton of Black and White Legendary Treasures around then.

5) Birthday Pikachu- this cute little guy came along with Ancient Mew. Not the only "__'s Pokémon" card in my collection.

6) Classic Dragonair cards- Dragonair is my favorite Pokémon. Thankfully, it's not too difficult or expensive to get Dragonair cards (still looking for a few, though, because I'd rather get them from people/places I trust than Lucky Internet Stranger #971).

7) Kecleon Japanese promo- I had a wonderful teacher in high school who had family in Japan. He brought me back some souvenirs as thanks for helping his son out building his own Pokémon collection during a time where most places around here were either sold out or gouging the crap out of their English boosters. I would pool my allowance to pick up extra packs from Book Broker to share since they have remained sensible during almost every phase of Poké-mania.

Will share more highlights later.

elijahseslar3
GameTZ Subscriber New User - account created in last 60 days
21-Nov(#12)
sailorneorune wrote:
> A little background: I have been a longtime fan of Pokémon, but a series of Bad Stuff
> that happened in rapid succession years ago forced me to gut my collection. I've
> been rebuilding with a focus on the art rather than the value of the cards. So a
> lot of stuff you're going to see from me is because of its sentimental value or because
> I just plain like the design.
>
> First: the link to my first round of photos:
>
> Here are some stories from the cards shown:
>
> 1) Eeveelutions- while these are mostly there because I like them, they were also
> an early focal point in my rebuilding process. The Jungle Eeveelutions are my favorite
> pieces of classic TCG art.
>
> 2) Ancient Mew- this was a gift from my cousin Jeremy from back in the day. I had
> given him a copy of Mega Man X3 that I got on the cheap (this was a big deal since
> we were both poor high school kids at the time). He gave me some Pokémon promos as
> thanks.
>
> 3) Goldeen & Lapras- these actually came from a school project. I was just getting
> into anime and decided to write Rachael Lillis. Though she was super busy with Pokémon
> and finishing Utena part 1 at the time, she took the time to write back! I hope one
> day she will make it to OMGcon so I can properly thank her.
>
> 4) Sylveon Collection Eeveelutions- one of the first big sets I bought after restarting
> my collecting. I think this came out shortly after the Kalos cycle began. I also
> bought a ton of Black and White Legendary Treasures around then.
>
> 5) Birthday Pikachu- this cute little guy came along with Ancient Mew. Not the only
> "__'s Pokémon" card in my collection.
>
> 6) Classic Dragonair cards- Dragonair is my favorite Pokémon. Thankfully, it's not
> too difficult or expensive to get Dragonair cards (still looking for a few, though,
> because I'd rather get them from people/places I trust than Lucky Internet Stranger
> #971).
>
> 7) Kecleon Japanese promo- I had a wonderful teacher in high school who had family
> in Japan. He brought me back some souvenirs as thanks for helping his son out building
> his own Pokémon collection during a time where most places around here were either
> sold out or gouging the crap out of their English boosters. I would pool my allowance
> to pick up extra packs from Book Broker to share since they have remained sensible
> during almost every phase of Poké-mania.
>
> Will share more highlights later.
>
>


Massive respect gained. Most people are in it for the money. I've been collecting since a kid and all this hype surrounding pokemon has increased prices like crazy. Resellers have ruined this market. Making all of us pay massive amounts for something we want. Props brother.
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
21-Nov(#13)
@elijahseslar3 Thanks smile *Midwestern Pokémon fan virtual hug*

I agree: outside investors with no emotional investment can fudge right off.

Pokémon TCG fans are only (comparatively) recently feeling the major pinch that Magic fans have been feeling for several years. As a recent example, Champion's Path specifically sticks in my craw. It's literally a pack of lies - mostly reprinted nonsense that had a Charizard shoehorned into it so people go nuts for it. This has resulted in the smaller local game stores (including the aforementioned Book Broker) getting the screws put them on product, and the rest of us having to cope with $70+ Elite Trainer Boxes.

There are also the low print runs of the sets during the Wizards of the Coast twilight years (e Series, late Johto cycle) and Nintendo-published sets (Hoenn cycle) causing any "popular" cards from them to be through the roof. I'm trying to rebuild English Southern Islands, against my better judgment. Thankfully, Mew was the worst of it at $10, so far. Should probably go after the others sooner rather than later.

On the other topic of this thread, I'm open to trading, especially to help people out. I'm not going to turn down a good offer, though, especially if the cards have sweet art (like Latias and Latios GX).

elijahseslar3
GameTZ Subscriber New User - account created in last 60 days
21-Nov(#15)
These are legit just dups lol.
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Nov(#16)
sailorneorune wrote:
>
>
> Pokémon TCG fans are only (comparatively) recently feeling the major pinch that Magic
> fans have been feeling for several years.

Used to see just mounds of Pokemon cards at garage sales, and they weren't even worth buying. I think all this has mostly happened in the last year? I'm not really following the market for this though.
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
21-Nov(#17)
Gypsy wrote:
> sailorneorune wrote:
>>
>>
>> Pokémon TCG fans are only (comparatively) recently feeling the major pinch that
> Magic
>> fans have been feeling for several years.
>
> Used to see just mounds of Pokemon cards at garage sales, and they weren't even worth
> buying. I think all this has mostly happened in the last year? I'm not really following
> the market for this though.

A lot of it is from old rares and old sealed product being sold back and forth at increasingly ungodly prices. Most holos from the e Series (Expedition, Aquapolis, Skyridge)? Forget it. It's gotten to the point where I can't watch any classic pack videos, even for charity. I know folks like Leonhart mean well, but it's still infuriating when I see an old favorite on screen listed as commanding triple digits (looking at you, Crystal Lugia).
🤬

NatGasHole
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Nov(#18)
I have no idea what pokemon is but from one nerd to other nerds I respect you.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
21-Nov(#19)
elijahseslar3 wrote:
> Massive respect gained. Most people are in it for the money. I've been collecting
> since a kid and all this hype surrounding pokemon has increased prices like crazy.
> Resellers have ruined this market. Making all of us pay massive amounts for something
> we want. Props brother.

I don't think resellers ruined the market. Resellers are the reason the game Is still around. If Magic didn't have the lucrative secondary market, there would be a lot fewer comic and game stores still in business today. It's their bread and butter.

Pokemon may not be at the same level, but that secondary market is what drives a lot of sales.

Look at Fantasy Flight Games' Living Card Game model. Instead of random boosters, they sell packs with fixed contents. You know (or can know if you scan the QR code) exactly what cards you're getting, and there are no rarities. They've had Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Call of Cthulhu, two different Warhammer games, and more. Other publishers have tried similar things. Arcane Wonders had Mage Wars. Plaid Hat Games had Summoner Wars, Crystal Clans, and Ashes.

None of them have even come close to Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokemon in terms of sales. Android Netrunner from FFG was probably the closest (with FFG's marketing budget and huge Gencon hype), but even that was a drop in the bucket compared to Magic.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
21-Nov(#20)
@sailorneorune - Nice album! Those Eeveelutions look great!

And I did not know about that Birthday Pikachu. :)

The Japanese Kadabra is funny, styled that way as a magician, with those props.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
21-Nov(#21)
@elijahseslar3 - Nice cards!

But you know what caught my attention the most though? The square Topps ones, with the pointy corners. I remember those. Good times.

yes
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Nov(#22)
The toxic booster pack model does work best, sad but true.
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
21-Nov(#23)
nonamesleft wrote:
> @sailorneorune - Nice album! Those Eeveelutions look great!
>
> And I did not know about that Birthday Pikachu. :)
>
> The Japanese Kadabra is funny, styled that way as a magician, with those props.
>

Yeah, some of the classic Japanese cards in my collection have pretty unique art (like the Intro Pack and Vending Series cards). A while back, I picked up the remaining Japanese new old stock from Book Broker, so I've also got most of Southern Islands, a few promos, a Neo Genesis Johto Starter 9-card set, and 5 of the 6 Kanto Gym decks.

I would love to see a Gen 2 anniversary card set, a la Generations.

RiverCityRansom2
Double Gold Good Trader
22-Nov(#24)
Im in it for the collecting but appreciate some of the art and the look of the cards. The new charizard theme deck that came out for vivid voltage was hype with the "cracked ice" holo. I had to buy 2 of them. Only ever seen them twice since most of the time people are buying them up.

Whats the story with the island cards? I had one in this lot of cards a Jigglypuff I believe. I was sorting the cards and it was the only one with the "tree" icon so I knew it was different.

PS. I was into pokemon a bit back in the old days when it was just base set, jungle, fossil, then team rocket. Anything beyond that Im still learning. (did a bit of a crash course)
elijahseslar3
GameTZ Subscriber New User - account created in last 60 days
22-Nov(#25)
nonamesleft wrote:
> @elijahseslar3 - Nice cards!
>
> But you know what caught my attention the most though? The square Topps ones, with
> the pointy corners. I remember those. Good times.
>
> yes

I love them, they honestly take me way back every time I look at them!
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
* 22-Nov(#26)
@RiverCityRansom2 The Jigglypuff you have is from the Southern Islands set. This was a mini-set released in Japan in 6 3-card packs with postcards, and much later in North America as a single 18-card set alongside the Legendary Collection. This is one of the small sets I am trying to complete, in English if possible. Detective Pikachu is the other.

The art is adorable, so that helps. wink

sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
* 22-Nov(#27)
Apologies for the double post here, but it's story time again.

This time, it's about Japanese cards! (Southern Islands is here too.)

Link: https://imgur.com/gallery/Y9U2P4N

Southern Islands - I have 11 of the cards in English and 6 in Japanese, with a spare Exeggutor available for trade.

The Johto Starter 9-card set is a personal favorite. Again, not high value, but I have a massive soft spot for Gold and Silver. I actually have a spare set of these cards available from the Book Broker purchase.

I've also got a small batch of classic Japanese cards, mostly promos. The Pokémon Best Collection CD came with 8 promos, reprinted from various Japanese magazine giveaways (if I remember correctly). Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise are the Base Set cards with different art. Arcanine, Mewtwo, and Cool Porygon received English printings as WotC promos. Mewtwo has different art in its English version, from Magic artist Christopher Rush. Mew and Hungry Snorlax do not have English versions (the latter has a "food token" gimmick that WotC probably didn't want to localize).

Some of the Vending Sheet cards I showed with the last image drop. Those were from a series of Japanese cards you could buy by the sheet, with 3 or 4 cards attached. I've only seen these in the wild at Book Broker and bought them out of sheer curiosity. Some of the art comes from contest winners (see Mewtwo for an example).

Murkrow and Wooper are magazine promos, picked up with my last Vending Sheet purchase. Light Azumarill was an oddball cheapie single I bought from Knight's.

Sabrina's Espeon and Morty's Misdreavus (from the first link) are from a Japan-only set called "VS". This and its successor, "Web", were skipped for English release because WotC was about to lose the Pokémon license, and a series of evolved Pokémon functioning as basic could potentially break the game (EX cards, of course, would debut in the Hoenn cycle, making this irrelevant). Would love to see at least the art see the light of day in reprints (or maybe a second English artbook?).

Threw photos of my 5/6 Japanese Gym Leader decks in for funsies.

And finally, there's Chansey. She's the other (your name here)'s Pokémon card, a Japan-only "super uncommon" from the Gym Challenge set. I pulled her from a pack I bought at Book Broker back when they carried Japanese boosters (which I sometimes bought for funsies; they were only about $1 more than the English ones). Not at all practical looking back, but still a fun card with art that makes me smile.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 22-Nov(#28)
@sailorneorune Gold and Silver were my favorite games of the series. Incredible games. I beat the eight badges and the elite four, only to discover EIGHT MORE BADGES BACK IN KANTO?! It was amazing! The nostalgia is super strong here. Music from that game is now playing in my head. Any chance you can guess it? Dih duh din din din din din din diiiiin, din din din din din din diiih. Difficult to spell a tune, so I'm sorry for the perhaps terrible rendition. smile

Really liking those cards. The Omanyte in a lab, Mr Mime Juggling, Wartortle and Horsea looking upwards makes you wonder, what are they looking at? It could be Yugi, for all we know. Or Phoenix Wright. Well, you can't disprove it :) Never saw the hatching Chansey card before. I like how you drew small palmtrees on those papers in the empty pockets of the island cards :)
RiverCityRansom2
Double Gold Good Trader
* 22-Nov(#29)
Dont forget theres that PSA craze as well which is the other piece of the puzzle. Graded cards. Card worth $100..graded psa 10 = $800 or more for example.


I think there is some value depending on the card set cause alot of people played with their cards or trashed the condition. If theres any damage negates the price. So if you have a halfway descent specimen it commands some money or value.

Do newer sets even have 1st edition prints or are they all just unlimited?
EclipseLion
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Nov(#30)
Check out PokeMunchkin on Mercari, y'all can have a Metapod-measuring contest

sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
* 22-Nov(#31)
@nonamesleft I'm guessing Route 26 - where you cross from Johto into Kanto for the first time. Many warm fuzzies were had there.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R6B4JQR_bpM

This is a video of an Overclocked Remix rendition of the theme from Route 26, from the Satoru Iwata tribute album Heart of a Gamer.

And yeah, I like the unique art. Some of the hyper rares and whatnot now are just CG models, and that's frankly boring.

@RiverCityRansom2 Thanks for the reminder wince. Longtime fans sacrificing themselves on the altars of greed and competition to see whose stuff is worth the most. This kind of attitude is what gets us dreck like Champion's Path.

As for the 1st editions, that stopped in English after Nintendo took over. Japanese sets had it from VS through the end of the Kalos cycle (Evolutions). I don't miss it.

@EclipseLion Thanks, but no thanks.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 22-Nov(#32)
@sailorneorune Thanks for the music. It was great, brings me back, though not the one I attempted to spell.

Here's the one I spelled, or at least tried to wince

https://youtu.be/fbcjFvXGXYQ

Dih duh din din din din din din diiiiin, din din din din din din diiih.
RiverCityRansom2
Double Gold Good Trader
* 22-Nov(#33)
sailorneorune wrote:
>
>
> @RiverCityRansom2 Thanks for the reminder wince. Longtime fans sacrificing themselves
> on the altars of greed and competition to see whose stuff is worth the most. This
> kind of attitude is what gets us dreck like Champion's Path.
>
> As for the 1st editions, that stopped in English after Nintendo took over. Japanese
> sets had it from VS through the end of the Kalos cycle (Evolutions). I don't miss
> it.
>



I do like the collecting and hype though sort of what keeps you/some/me into it. The chase! Also like seeing the "card porn" of rares and what people have and even potential killer stories of what they traded or found some at a yard sale etc etc.

The value actually makes it fun to collect knowing your efforts aren't for nothing, although its sort of like a bonus. Its a damn shame alot of cards through the years arent worth the cardboard they are printed on such as sports cards.

I guess they can always reprint cards or re-release them like with yu gi oh for those who cant afford some "Rare card" and then get a cheaper version to actually duel with.

IDK just interesting and fun.
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
22-Nov(#34)
@nonamesleft that's a good one too.

@RiverCityRansom2 I like the hunt to some extent, as a lot of the gorgeous art I've seen in recent sets pulled me in. However, I'm not buying another booster box just to get the same (or worse) results as I get from just getting a few packs every week or 2. Unbroken Bonds broke my heart. $110 later and not a Gardevoir & Sylveon GX in sight.

Thankfully, some of my favorite cards in terms of art have been tin pack promos or not all rares. I'll show more of those later.

Re-releases definitely need to be more of a thing for Pokémon. As I said before, bring on an anniversary set for Johto!

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
22-Nov(#35)
@sailorneorune A 20th anniversary Crystal Version remake for the Nintendo Switch that includes chibi version cards of Raikou, Entei, Suicune, lugia and, ho-oh. I would not be able to resist. I'd pre-order that so fast, before the pre-order even becomes available smile
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
22-Nov(#36)
nonamesleft wrote:
> @sailorneorune A 20th anniversary Crystal Version remake for the Nintendo Switch
> that includes chibi version cards of Raikou, Entei, Suicune, lugia and, ho-oh. I
> would not be able to resist. I'd pre-order that so fast, before the pre-order even
> becomes available smile

That sounds adorable, and also like a future art project.

elijahseslar3
GameTZ Subscriber New User - account created in last 60 days
24-Nov(#37)
If you all like pokemon follow my insta page its the first post on here. I post everyday and do giveaways all the time.
elijahseslar3
GameTZ Subscriber New User - account created in last 60 days
26-Nov(#38)
So I have alot of cards I want to get rid of. Let me know if any interest you. You can shoot me a private message.


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Topic   A place to post Pokemon cards