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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:03 am    Post subject: Pokemon cards

It's the holiday season. My nephew wants Pokemon cards. He's been collecting and playing for about a year. I am vaguely aware of the scene but to be honest my awareness began and ended with getting baked and watching the cartoon when it first came out.

I know there are a bunch of versions. I think he plays the latest one. He's into water types. I know that much. After that? Nothing.

Do i get him a bunch of packs of cards like I used to get with baseball cards? What version? Is there one pack that would be cooler than getting a box of normal cards? I'm not going to ask about a holy grail card because I know that would be way too much.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:30 am    Post subject: Re: Pokemon cards

Hector the Pup wrote:
It's the holiday season. My nephew wants Pokemon cards. He's been collecting and playing for about a year. I am vaguely aware of the scene but to be honest my awareness began and ended with getting baked and watching the cartoon when it first came out.

I know there are a bunch of versions. I think he plays the latest one. He's into water types. I know that much. After that? Nothing.

Do i get him a bunch of packs of cards like I used to get with baseball cards? What version? Is there one pack that would be cooler than getting a box of normal cards? I'm not going to ask about a holy grail card because I know that would be way too much.


Is he a tourney player?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject:

I haven't collected Pokemon cards since I was in grade school but I have seen sets for sale which include a lot more cards than booster packs and they usually include 1 or 2 special holographic cards so you know you're not going to get screwed over with 73 Pidgey and Energy cards. And if I remember correctly, they won't break the bank.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Pokemon cards

Hector the Pup wrote:
It's the holiday season. My nephew wants Pokemon cards. He's been collecting and playing for about a year. I am vaguely aware of the scene but to be honest my awareness began and ended with getting baked and watching the cartoon when it first came out.

I know there are a bunch of versions. I think he plays the latest one. He's into water types. I know that much. After that? Nothing.

Do i get him a bunch of packs of cards like I used to get with baseball cards? What version? Is there one pack that would be cooler than getting a box of normal cards? I'm not going to ask about a holy grail card because I know that would be way too much.


Whats your budget? The most economical option would be to buy a box of boosters.

See below for prices.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dtoys-and-games&field-keywords=pokemon+booster+box

If he wants a specific card try looking below however its usually not worth it.

https://www.tcgplayer.com/

The last thing you want to do is walk into a card shop and buy packs or single cards as you'll get most of the time get ripped off.

I'm a former Magic the gathering/Yugioh player that traded in cards worth hundreds to thousands of dollars and still play online tcgs to this day.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Pokemon cards

Hector the Pup wrote:
It's the holiday season. My nephew wants Pokemon cards. He's been collecting and playing for about a year. I am vaguely aware of the scene but to be honest my awareness began and ended with getting baked and watching the cartoon when it first came out.

I know there are a bunch of versions. I think he plays the latest one. He's into water types. I know that much. After that? Nothing.

Do i get him a bunch of packs of cards like I used to get with baseball cards? What version? Is there one pack that would be cooler than getting a box of normal cards? I'm not going to ask about a holy grail card because I know that would be way too much.


I used to buy for my nephew (he has outgrown now). Believe it or not, Target usually sells the latest editions in packs like baseball cards. They have a whole Pokemon section with all sorts of collectible extras. Amazon also sells various Pokemon t-shirts, which always seemed to go over well.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Pokemon cards

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Hector the Pup wrote:
It's the holiday season. My nephew wants Pokemon cards. He's been collecting and playing for about a year. I am vaguely aware of the scene but to be honest my awareness began and ended with getting baked and watching the cartoon when it first came out.

I know there are a bunch of versions. I think he plays the latest one. He's into water types. I know that much. After that? Nothing.

Do i get him a bunch of packs of cards like I used to get with baseball cards? What version? Is there one pack that would be cooler than getting a box of normal cards? I'm not going to ask about a holy grail card because I know that would be way too much.


I used to buy for my nephew (he has outgrown now). Believe it or not, Target usually sells the latest editions in packs like baseball cards. They have a whole Pokemon section with all sorts of collectible extras. Amazon also sells various Pokemon t-shirts, which always seemed to go over well.


Maybe a combo package? Couple card packs, a shirt, and maybe a fun item like this: Link

Give's him something to play with and construct, a cool keepsake he can remember and play with: something to stoke fond memories of yesteryear, when he could sit in his room and create cool toys.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:04 pm    Post subject:

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject:

Hector the Pup wrote:
Thanks.


One year for his birthday he requested a Pokemon birthday cake and gave me pictures of his 3 favorite characters which I hand reproduced in icing on his cake. Do not do this.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject:

Strange to know Pokemon TCG is still being played. Just go to Target or Walmart. If not, give him a gift card and while buy him a booster pack of what you like.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
Hector the Pup wrote:
Thanks.


One year for his birthday he requested a Pokemon birthday cake and gave me pictures of his 3 favorite characters which I hand reproduced in icing on his cake. Do not do this.
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That is not anywhere near being an issue for me. Ever. I don't bake. If there was a steak Pokemon then I'm game but that's about it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject:

As someone who started watching and playing Pokemon when he was 4... I'm honestly surprised young kids nowadays are still into it. That's some really impressive lasting value.
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