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(Onion AV Club)   Someone spent $400,000 on a box of Pokemon cards   (news.avclub.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Auction, bunch of Pokmon cards, Heritage Auctions, The Card, Playing card, Elon Musk, question remains, box of cards  
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2021-01-25 2:20:43 PM  
...Still no rainbow rares.
 
2021-01-25 3:10:37 PM  
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2021-01-25 3:50:18 PM  
Blank Blastoise, McMartin Collection?

click.

Yep. Not surprised. Lowball bid, too - the JP Blank Charizard cleared $400,000 alone.

InB4 Boomers.
 
2021-01-25 5:02:25 PM  
"maybe Elon Musk and Grimes, who will give the cards to their fantastically wealthy space baby to rip open in act of luxurious infantile glee "

hehe

/awaiting the weird elon musk nerds to dive in and take the bullet
 
2021-01-25 6:58:49 PM  
I remember reading a story years ago about a kid that sold his Pokemon cards and made enough to buy a parrot. It sounded like a much better investment to me.
 
2021-01-25 9:57:01 PM  
Pre-pandemic lockdown five bucks would get me an inch or two thick stack in a bag at the thrift store which I'd stock up in an oatmeal box send to the nephews on birthdays and Christmas. Apparently there were some pretty good ones in there, so they tell me.
 
2021-01-25 11:17:50 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: I remember reading a story years ago about a kid that sold his Pokemon cards and made enough to buy a parrot. It sounded like a much better investment to me.


...did he train the bird to fight other birds, so he could add them to his collection?
 
2021-01-26 8:02:04 PM  
The question remains, though: Was the $408,000 worth it for the amount of joy the sealed box of cards could have brought if they were opened and played with for hours upon hours? Could they have sparked the imagination of a child, socialized them while playing with their friends-provided a foundation for a life of emotional security that might have led that kid to do great things for the benefit of our entire species as they grew older? Well... we mean, it would be pretty nice to have $408,000 for a box of cards.

Getting a little heavy handed here, aren't we?  There were millions of these things printed.  I'm sure no one's childhood was ruined because one box never made it out of the stockroom.
 
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