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A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

Me and my friend visited a local flea market this afternoon, and I found an opened box of Pokemon base set in 1ST EDITION! The box is sadly not sealed, and I bought it for 150 bucks. Does anyone know how much this box may go for on eBay?

Should I open it or sell it?

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RE: A rare find?

Have you checked to make sure they are real?

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RE: A rare find?

The packs are LEGIT, I've double checked it several times!

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RE: A rare find?

(02-08-2013 08:43 AM)Jungletoad Wrote:  The packs are LEGIT, I've double checked it several times!
If it is truly legit I think 1st Edition Base Set booster boxes go for thousands of dollars, not something I'd personally want to open. It's up to you if you want hold onto it or sell it now. The price of the box will only go up but even if you try to sell it now you can't really be certain someone's willing to pay such a price.

Edit: Though just to be clear, I think that's only the rate for English boxes. You didn't specify its language and as far as I can tell there's multiple 1st edition foreign boxes going for under $1000.

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

If it's English, and of course legit, the packs alone go for $150-200 apiece making an entire box very valuable.

If it is not English, the entire box is worth around $200-600 (depending on the language).

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

I'd open the crap out of it. I'd like to try and have all the Base set in First Edition Smile

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

I've been thinking about doing something like this at the flea market near me.. How can you guys tell if the box/packs are legit just by looking at the box?

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

Well I bought some Unseen Forces packs from ebay from a guy who got it from the Flea Market. The packs were resealed and two of the rare cards were fake. I noticed the text was a bit blurrier than the other cards so it bothered me and I accidently tore it in half. I laughed out loud. No trademark black inks anywhere in the tear. Another buyer also claimed his Legend Maker packs were resealed.

Either you got really, really lucky the person doesn't know the value, those packs are all weighed, or they are resealed. Hopefully the first option.

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

I'd open a pack to be safe

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

(02-08-2013 12:44 PM)Salamencetrainer34 Wrote:  I'd open a pack to be safe
The only problem with that is then it ruins the value of the box as a whole.

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

You can easily see that the packs is real by looking at the back of it. Watch thesmgquest's video and he explains of you can easily tell that the pack is legit. It has always been a dream to open this box, but if I sell it I can afford other boxes such as the Jungle, Fossil and Team Rocket in 1ST edition. I also want a 1ST edition Neo Destiny box. I am pretty sure I will sell the box Smile

Oh, and the packs are english and in very nice condition Smile

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

Honestly, you can sell the box and buy the entire set for much less in NM/M condition.

The box is more of a collector's item than something you should gamble with and open.

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

Hey, may you please take a photo of it?

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

(02-08-2013 01:52 PM)venasour x Wrote:  
(02-08-2013 12:44 PM)Salamencetrainer34 Wrote:  I'd open a pack to be safe
The only problem with that is then it ruins the value of the box as a whole.
That happened when the box got opened.


(02-08-2013 06:40 AM)Jungletoad Wrote:  The box is sadly not sealed,

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RE: A rare find? (Pokemon 1st edition base set box)

^True dat

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