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Crazy coincidence sees trainer reunited with Pokemon from 20 years ago

Published: 11/May/2020 15:36

by Paul Cot


It has been 20 years since one trainer last saw their Pokemon from Pokemon Stadium but, due to a truly freak coincidence, they have been reunited once again.

Ever bought a game and it wasn’t quite as described? Well, that’s how this story starts.

Nintendo 64 cartridges work a little different to CDs of today, whereby they were often marked to identify them. This obviously devalued them somewhat, but that didn’t deter many from marking them anyway.

The chosen Sam

DerekRRose took to Twitter to complain about buying Pokemon Stadium and it not coming as the picture showed. On the game art it said “this game pak belongs to SamG”, which prompted users to say he got “SamG’d” – pretty funny.

However, another Twitter user then tagged someone by the name of Sam G and that’s where things started to get really interesting.

Although the Sam in question wasn’t the seller, he suspected that he may have owned the game at some point. After some back and forth questions about the Pokemon left on the game – a Fearow named INVINCABLE and a Charizard that knew “a suspicious lack of moves” – they took the conversation over to private messaging.

That’s where they did indeed discover that was once Sam’s Pokemon Stadium again – a ridiculous coincidence considering the many Sam G’s that are out there. “My copy of Pokemon Stadium from 2000 (!) was bought by this guy, a mutual connected us, and now I have the Pokémon from that game today,” Sam announced on Twitter.

Sending 20 year old Pokemon

Derek then went one step further, wanting to give Sam some of his old Pokemon. It isn’t clear how this conversation went but Derek did send a Hitmonchan (and others) from the cartridge itself to Sam’s Pokemon Sword and Shield game.

“With the power of a cartridge dumper and a hacked 3DS I was able to reunite someone with three 20-year-old Pokémon from their childhood, saved onto a copy of Pokémon Stadium that they sold in 2003, that I bought off eBay, that wasn’t even the cartridge in the auction photo.” So, even after identifying the person that used to own the cartridge, the transfer process was far from easy.

All of this arose from having a mutual Twitter connection, too. There are many crazy instances in the world of Pokemon but this may just top them all!


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.