So as those interested in Pokemon may recall, Bricker Jr has been a Nintendo DS Pokemon player for quite some time, dating back to the release of Diamond/Pearl.
Along with that came a more generalized interest in all things Pokemon – T-shirts, stickers, etc. And of course, cards.
He did what I suspect is a very common thing for younger kids – collected the cards without any interest in learning or playing the actual TCG game. He expressed interest a couple of time, but I wasn’t too good or enthusiastic at showing him how to play, and while he did visit a local league location once, it never seemed to catch on.
Well, a month ago, it did. He’s learned the game, taught ME the game, and scooped up a whole bunch of the discarded cards in his room to discover some pretty solid playable deck choices.
And he kept insisting we had put a whole bunch of cards in the attic when we cleaned his room two years ago. We didn’t remember doing this, but he got more and more insistant.
So this morning, we gave in. And sure 'nough, there was a small plastic garbage bag with about 3,000 Pokemon cards in it.
Among these was a Uxie Lv. X card, which a card website offers to sell for $90, another couples of cards that run between $25-$50, and one that the site minously lists as “special order only.” Our of curiousity, I called and they said they’d try to find it for a $250 deposit, balance due when they were successful.