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(UPI)   A trading card you collected as a kid is now selling for $100,000. FARK: Pokemon   (upi.com) divider line 115
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2013-09-08 10:18:03 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: when I was a kid we only had MTG and we liked it.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-08 10:20:48 PM  
ok I lied, i has *two* Charizards

/first edition too.  woot!
 
2013-09-08 10:21:12 PM  

debug: Snapper Carr: AUAIOMRN: Snapper Carr: Nefarious: How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?.

I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.

/really wish I hadn't given away all of my cards.

No you haven't.  Maybe 3-4x.


In 2005 a collector paid $20k one. If you do a quick google search you'll find mint Alpha BL cards at dealer shops listed anywhere from 10-25k. They're one of the rarest MtG cards in existence that's not a misprint and are highly sought after by collectors.

Right. This is listed at 100k which is more than 25-50k. So someone saying they have seen alpha black sell for 10x more is complete bullshiat since that would be 1 million dollars.


Reading comprehension much?

Nefarious' post to which I was replying linked to a Beta Black Lotus for $1800 which is very very cheap for a Black Lotus, Alpha or Beta (Betas regularly go for 5-7k for non-Mint cards)
 
2013-09-08 10:21:57 PM  

Mr.Poops: I wish I took better care of my Magic card collection. I started RIGHT when it came out because I liked the art on the cards, and my older brother played it. I have almost all the big early power cards, and dupes on some -- but they're worn. Some better than others, but they're worn. I plan to sell them in the next year and take a nice long trip with the $$$ I hope to get with them.


I own a game store.  99% of the time people who claim this and offer their collection for sale actually started in the 4th Edition - Fallen Empires - Ice Age - Homelands era, and their "big early power cards" are worth squat.  That's the single lowest-valued era of MTG, surpassing even the late Kamigawa block.

/why yes, I am getting a kick out of these replies
 
2013-09-08 10:29:51 PM  
As a kid? I don't remember pokemon in the 70's.
 
2013-09-08 10:33:25 PM  

FriarReb98: 1991 Donruss Elite Series Jose Canseco, only 10,000 printed.

Last time I checked, it's listed at between 1/1000 and 1/10000 of its price 20 years ago, depending on who you ask about the 1993 price.

God I hate that card.  But it's not like there's any reason to get rid of it.


Aside from the collapse of the baseball card market, another reason why the value of that card dropped like a stone is because Canseco's career fizzled out.  In 1991, Canseco still looked like surefire HOFer so that justified the card's limited printing and the expectation that its value would go through the roof.
 
2013-09-08 10:37:16 PM  
Oh, I would like the Farkface baseball card...you know the one I'm talking about...yah that one

/and Yaz w/ big sideburns..
 
2013-09-08 10:37:20 PM  
I would pay one cent for that, but only if I needed a toothpick at the time.
 
2013-09-08 10:40:01 PM  

minoridiot: As a kid? I don't remember pokemon in the 70's.


Pikachu had a mustache, Charzard had a hairy chest, and Team Rocket was black.
 
2013-09-08 10:40:35 PM  
One, MTG is still the most valuable (and popular) CCG out there.  Two, nobody's MTG collection is worth that much, and doubly so for Pokemon.  Unless somebody has 200 JTMS (Jaaaaaace) lying around somewhere, or every single alpha card ever made.  A MTG store might have that sort of collection, but not a single person.
 
2013-09-08 10:41:52 PM  
*OgrescreamingNERRRDDSSS!.gif* ,,,,now that's out of the way, carry on
 
2013-09-08 10:47:08 PM  
I had a babysitting job, one of maybe three times I ever had to take care of small children, and my friend at the time also knew the family and asked if he could sit them with me. While there, the kids suggested we play Pokemon, I'm like "whatever" but the friend was really excited about this. I guess I won or something, because I walked out of there with like 10 cards. I don't know how, but I did. I realized after I got paid that I should probably give my friend half of the money ("Sucker!") but instead, he says "Just give me the cards and we'll be even.

I probably had a Pokechu and he made mad buck off of it.

/Pogs were cooler anyway.
 
2013-09-08 10:50:20 PM  
I've never understood the market for this stuff -- at least in comic books or baseball cards, the rare items commemorate something (the rookie year of a popular player, or the first appearance of a popular character/artist/storyline) that sort of justifies the increased demand.

But tens of thousands of dollars for a card that was a prize for a contest? For a card game that was an offshoot of a video game that reached its peak in popularity in the late 1990s? What benefit could that possibly offer to someone in 2013 to be worth the price of a small house?
 
2013-09-08 10:57:43 PM  

oldwolf49: Had a SpiderMan #1, worth several thousand in 1980, brother stole it and the rest of my collection, sold them all for $500 so he could get high.  I am sad again.


What a shame. They ever find the body?
 
2013-09-08 11:00:27 PM  
I was in my early 40s when Pokemon came out so there is no chance I had this card as a kid
 
2013-09-08 11:01:05 PM  
I traded that?
 
2013-09-08 11:31:56 PM  

1stgenwhtrash: I was too old for the Poke-phenomenon, but I bought two of the original pokemon gift starter boxes on clearance for $1 each and kept them factory sealed. I see an open box of what I have on ebay for $40.00, though that doesn't mean anyone's willing to pay it.


check the completed listings or sold listings, and see how many are still red (unsold).
 
2013-09-08 11:33:14 PM  

ng2810: doglover: WordyGrrl: EdNortonsTwin: How many Moms' tossed a small fortune in baseball cards.

...I can already think of one.

*rolls eyes*

My brother had about 10-15 really old first and second edition comics -- Batman, Superman, you name it. When he was off at boot camp, Mom sold them at their face value of... 10 cents each. To this day, her defense is: "they're just comic books."

Wow.

My mother's philosophy in life was "my house, my rules" and her "rules" included decorating MY bedroom to HER tastes. Too many times I would put up posters of Nat Geo Maps or famous historical figures up on my walls and come back after school to see them gone. My collections of fossilized shells that I dug out of limestone deposits near the beach wound up as bathroom decorations hot-glued to picture frames. Bug and plant specimens that I had mounted and labeled with their taxonomies vanished so much I stopped collecting. Rare books, items I got on field trips, even things I would save up for in order to have (A CD I saved up for a year [No allowance, used spare change Dad would give me]) ended up sold in yard sales or given to charity.

Why? "They're all just trash!" she said.

The only upside was that I never bothered  to clean my room, since I would come home from school and see every hint of my personality suppressed with floral comforters and drapes that would get changed with the season.The only way I could express myself was through my clothes, which I ripped and dirtied to the point I looked like a gangsta tomboy.

Mom is lucky that I turned to the arts to express my rage instead of drugs. I'm sure had she not suppressed my curiosity I would have become a biologist or something.

/Fark parents who don't respect their kid's things.


Wow I feel horrible for you. My mother's parents were like that to a lesser degree. She hated it and decided she didn't want to be like that to her own kids so she always respected our stuff and stayed out of our rooms. I'd have gone crazy if I were you, I don't know how you managed.
 
2013-09-08 11:37:06 PM  
www.ixoost.it
 
2013-09-08 11:38:23 PM  
Who gives a flying farking turd.
 
2013-09-08 11:40:19 PM  

Pribar: I was in my early 40s when Pokemon came out so there is no chance I had this card as a kid


I was in my 30s, but my oldest kid was WAY into Pokemon.  He's 23 now.  Said he's got some cards that are really valuable.  We just checked them out.  The set he has is going for $35 on ebay.  Woo hoo!  Pack your bags son, we're going on vacation to....

...Applebees!
 
2013-09-08 11:42:22 PM  
www.examiner.com

Sold this for 800$ a few years back. Think I should have held on to it.
 
2013-09-08 11:54:03 PM  

marius2: I had a babysitting job, one of maybe three times I ever had to take care of small children, and my friend at the time also knew the family and asked if he could sit them with me. While there, the kids suggested we play Pokemon, I'm like "whatever" but the friend was really excited about this. I guess I won or something, because I walked out of there with like 10 cards. I don't know how, but I did. I realized after I got paid that I should probably give my friend half of the money ("Sucker!") but instead, he says "Just give me the cards and we'll be even.

I probably had a Pokechu and he made mad buck off of it.

/Pogs were cooler anyway.


My Slammers were epic.
 
2013-09-09 12:03:10 AM  
Now I know why Meowth wanted to capture that Pikachu...
 
2013-09-09 12:57:45 AM  
I never wanted to play the Star Wars CCG, but I let myself get talked into it.  Wish I had all that money back.  I did get cards signed by Prowse, Bulloch, Mayhew, and Caroline Blackiston, maybe a few others.  Those are the only ones worth fark all, and it's only because of the signatures.

I won a Babylon 5 CCG tournament once, woo.
 
2013-09-09 01:04:06 AM  
I never understood why the black lotus was so valuable.  It's not that great a card.
 
2013-09-09 01:05:29 AM  

Principal Clarinet: ebay auction link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/POKEMON-PIKACHU-ILLUSTRATOR-PROMO-GRADED-PSA -9 -MINT-RAREST-CARD-HIGHEST-GRADE-/360722199528?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&ha sh=item53fcb7f3e8


You answered the one question that article couldn't. Kudos to you sir/madam.
 
2013-09-09 01:17:58 AM  

FriarReb98: 1991 Donruss Elite Series Jose Canseco, only 10,000 printed.

Last time I checked, it's listed at between 1/1000 and 1/10000 of its price 20 years ago, depending on who you ask about the 1993 price.

God I hate that card.  But it's not like there's any reason to get rid of it.


Don't hate the card, hate the playa
 
2013-09-09 01:20:44 AM  
i291.photobucket.com

What's this worth?
 
2013-09-09 01:32:46 AM  

Snapper Carr: AUAIOMRN: Snapper Carr: Nefarious: How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?.

I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.

/really wish I hadn't given away all of my cards.

No you haven't.  Maybe 3-4x.


In 2005 a collector paid $20k one. If you do a quick google search you'll find mint Alpha BL cards at dealer shops listed anywhere from 10-25k. They're one of the rarest MtG cards in existence that's not a misprint and are highly sought after by collectors.


Link? Alpha Lotuses are at their highest value ever which is maybe in the 5K range.
 
2013-09-09 01:38:22 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 414x574]

What's this worth?


I'm more interested in this: 

www.archerongames.com
 
2013-09-09 02:08:00 AM  

Lonestar: [www.examiner.com image 277x462]

Sold this for 800$ a few years back. Think I should have held on to it.


Betas go for 3-4k.
 
2013-09-09 02:20:56 AM  

Honest Bender: I never understood why the Black Lotus was so valuable.  It's not that great a card.


It's three free mana on turn one. It makes already degenerate combos happen even faster.
 
2013-09-09 03:18:08 AM  

AUAIOMRN: Snapper Carr: AUAIOMRN: Snapper Carr: Nefarious: How about something that isn't an ultra rare prize but you could have at the time but you could have gotten out of a pack?.

I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.

/really wish I hadn't given away all of my cards.

No you haven't.  Maybe 3-4x.


In 2005 a collector paid $20k one. If you do a quick google search you'll find mint Alpha BL cards at dealer shops listed anywhere from 10-25k. They're one of the rarest MtG cards in existence that's not a misprint and are highly sought after by collectors.

Link? Alpha Lotuses are at their highest value ever which is maybe in the 5K range.


Actually it was for a Beta

Seattle, WA: Thursday - 12/1/2005

Written by: Daniel Chang, President & CEO, GMTG: Graded Magic Cards, LLC

GMTG: Graded Magic Cards, LLC announces the sale of a BGS 10 Beta Black Lotus, the Highest Graded Magic: The Gathering collectible in the world. Not only the rarest, it is the most expensive, selling for $20,000 USD! Darren Adams, owner of High Grade Magic from Federal Way, WA.

"Simply the finest Beta Black Lotus in existence, we are very proud to have had the opportunity to handle such an important piece in MTG history. This piece signifies a powerful statement that Graded Magic Cards (GMTG) will be the future for MTG collectibles," says Daniel Chang, President & CEO of GMTG.

This famous piece is MTG history is currently being offered by High Grade Magic at www.highgrademagic.com.

Link
 
2013-09-09 03:32:27 AM  

secularsage: But tens of thousands of dollars for a card that was a prize for a contest? For a card game that was an offshoot of a video game that reached its peak in popularity in the late 1990s? What benefit could that possibly offer to someone in 2013 to be worth the price of a small house?


Pokemon is still pretty popular. Sure, it's not everywhere like back in the '90s/Early '00, but the main series games still sell 10s of millions each release.

And Collectors be crazy, is all I can say to the second part.
 
2013-09-09 04:17:21 AM  

ryant123: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 414x574]

What's this worth?

I'm more interested in this:

[www.archerongames.com image 480x640]


I'm positive I have at least a dozen of that exact card, along with most of the other commons from the base set.  I'm spared the knowledge that my collection, which is perhaps 50-100 cards short of being complete (all expansions and special releases!), is worthless as I have no intention of ever digging it out of the very large box above my dad's garage.
 
2013-09-09 05:00:14 AM  

strangeluck: Pokémon: a game/show about capturing powerful animals and using a device to force them to love you and fight eachother for you. All under the guise of friendship.


And it's been rolling since the early/mid-90's in one form or another (it started before the cartoon did) and shows no sign of petering out.

/Very good games.
//If that's your thing.
///More of a Zelda person.
 
2013-09-09 06:39:32 AM  
Other things I'd spend that amount of money on....

www.southlandcoins.com

longbeachlouie.com
 
2013-09-09 06:50:59 AM  
megarian:

My Slammers were epic.

My good friend in elementary school had a rich grandmother, in fact I think she owned a company which made slammers and other toys. He was the first one I saw with one of those huge slammers, and I asked him for one and he brought me one the next day for free. For a few weeks him and I were destroying everyone.
 
2013-09-09 07:19:04 AM  

strangeluck: Pokémon: a game/show about capturing powerful animals and using a device to force them to love you and fight eachother for you. All under the guise of friendship.


I've always called it fantasy cock-fighting.
 
2013-09-09 07:26:07 AM  

Dadoody: Other things I'd spend that amount of money on....

[www.southlandcoins.com image 744x456]

[longbeachlouie.com image 850x637]


Pretty stupid considering gold and ammo are at record high prices due to crazies of which you may be one.
 
2013-09-09 07:29:26 AM  
My colorless deck was undefeated. Probably my best strategic approach to anything given i was 10 when that game changer hit me.
 
2013-09-09 08:04:24 AM  

TonyDanza: Snapper Carr: I've seen Alpha Black Lotus cards go for 10x that.

You've seen an Alpha Black Lotus go for a million bucks?


I've seen...things... you people wouldn't believe. Charizards on fire off the shoulder of Jigglypuff. Time to die.
 
2013-09-09 08:25:38 AM  
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-09-09 08:41:29 AM  

secularsage: I've never understood the market for this stuff -- at least in comic books or baseball cards, the rare items commemorate something (the rookie year of a popular player, or the first appearance of a popular character/artist/storyline) that sort of justifies the increased demand.

But tens of thousands of dollars for a card that was a prize for a contest? For a card game that was an offshoot of a video game that reached its peak in popularity in the late 1990s? What benefit could that possibly offer to someone in 2013 to be worth the price of a small house?


And likewise the person that is willing to pay a fortune for this card cannot understand your appreciation for baseball cards.  What I do get is the card being graded, having a card graded a 9 is a big deal.  Without being graded, collectors will just see the card as good condition and trade worthy.  A graded card, especially with a high score, awed and oooed by collectors even if the card itself doesn't have their favorite player.  It also helps keeping dealers like Rick Harrison from saying stupid crap about the condition to lower the price too far.

Lonestar: [www.examiner.com image 277x462]

Sold this for 800$ a few years back. Think I should have held on to it.


Until now, I have never heard of anyone selling a graded 10 card for less than $1,000.
 
2013-09-09 09:11:19 AM  

SithLord: [upload.wikimedia.org image 442x800]

Laughs at subby's shenanigans


Worst. Pokemon. Ever.
 
2013-09-09 09:44:07 AM  
I have a set of numbers 1-20 series one Pokemon I've been trying to sell...including Alakazam, Charizard, Nidoqueen, Magneton, Ninetails,Mewtwo, and Raichu.No ones buying Pokemon these days, or the trading sites I went to were just totes lame.
 
2013-09-09 10:30:57 AM  
Meh, I have 5 unopened Magic the Gathering Beta packs, 15 Unlimited,  3 Arabian Knights, 2 Antiquities, 7 Legends.
 
2013-09-09 10:33:50 AM  

Honest Bender: I never understood why the black lotus was so valuable.  It's not that great a card.


0 Casting cost, stack it with a soul ring and a few other mana generating cards, a lucky draw, and you can get a 6/6 or even larger creature on the board in the first turn.
 
2013-09-09 10:47:27 AM  

ryant123: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 414x574]

What's this worth?

I'm more interested in this: 

[www.archerongames.com image 480x640]


Ha! I had a single box of the ST:TNG card game. I still have the rarest card too, the black bordered Captain Picard. It's buried at my parent's house and I don't thing anybody cares any more.
 
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