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TheTPCProductionz

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Mudkip711 said:
Even if he doesn't know the value of a card doesn't mean he should be offered rip-off prices.


Yes but if you could get it for $300 you wouldn't say no, no one would. Plus someone on here would of offered better seing as there are alot of bigger collectors with more money on here.
 

9Tailz

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Would the error on Darkrai's head decrease the value, or would it stay the same?
 

Mudkip711

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

ThatPokemonCollector said:
Mudkip711 said:
Even if he doesn't know the value of a card doesn't mean he should be offered rip-off prices.
Yes but if you could get it for $300 you wouldn't say no, no one would. Plus someone on here would of offered better seing as there are alot of bigger collectors with more money on here.

I don't have $300 for one, and for two, I wouldn't want it because it's not like everyone has $8k to spend on it.

9Tailz said:
Would the error on Darkrai's head decrease the value, or would it stay the same?

It depends on if it's noticeable of not. Most players don't care if it's very tiny. If it's very noticeable then it'll probably go down a bit. Not much though.
 

PokeGB

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

What's the value of a compete shadowless base set with all cards being in mint condition
 

Secret Pikachu

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

9Tailz said:
How much are these cards worth? They're all mint.
Shiny Archeops
FA Darkrai (with this weird little marking on his head, came that way in the pack. It's like part of the texture got messed up or something)
Reg Art Darkrai
Reg Art Entei
SR Meowth

The secret rare Meowth is worth $5 - $8.
 

PokePhD

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

PokeGB said:
What's the value of a compete shadowless base set with all cards being in mint condition

I've seen Near-Mint ones go for $200 and I've seen a Mint Charizard alone go for $120. So I would guess around $250-300 depending on the seller and how you go about making a purchase/sale.
 

PokeGB

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

thanks, mine is near mint, even the charizard is booster mint.

im not selling though, its to good of a set to get rid off.
 

Secret Pikachu

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Hello! My girlfriend and I opened a ton of first edition booster packs from Team Rocket and Gym Challenge this evening. I'm wondering what the going rate for a few of our pulls is, if someone wouldn't mind helping out!

Gym Challenge:

Blaine's Charizard
Rocket's Mewtwo
Lt. Surge's Raichu
Misty's Gyarados
Giovanni's Gyrados

Team Rocket:

Dark Raichu

I haven't really graded a card before but based off of some of the Near Mint and Mint cards I have viewed online I am assuming that all of the cards that I listed are Mint to Gem Mint.

Sorry if that is a lot to ask. Thanks in advance!

Edit: If this helps determine the quality of the cards, they were immediately placed into sleeves and then into top loaders upon pulling them from the booster packs.
 

Daelum

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

I feel that it would have been more profitable to sell the sealed packs, but here's what I've found the going prices for each card to be.

Blaine's Charizard ~ $20-$23
Rocket's Mewtwo ~ $24
Lt. Surge's Raichu ~ $3-$5
Misty's Gyarados ~ $10
Giovanni's Gyarados ~ $8-$12
Dark Raichu ~ $8-$13

You should still get a second opinion or double check yourself though
 

PokePhD

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Daelum said:
I feel that it would have been more profitable to sell the sealed packs, but here's what I've found the going prices for each card to be.

Blaine's Charizard ~ $20-$23
Rocket's Mewtwo ~ $24
Lt. Surge's Raichu ~ $3-$5
Misty's Gyarados ~ $10
Giovanni's Gyarados ~ $8-$12
Dark Raichu ~ $8-$13

You should still get a second opinion or double check yourself though

Since they're pack-fresh I can imagine you could get quite a bit more than those prices if you're patient. :)
 

Secret Pikachu

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Thanks guys! We had a lot more fun opening the booster packs than we would have if we re-sold them. We bought them for $4 a pack which I'm thinking was a great deal for us (so yes we could have made some money but that wasn't our goal :p).

We'll be holding onto them for a while!
 

Daelum

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Wow $4 for any 1st edition pack is a great deal :D
 

Secret Pikachu

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

That's what I figured. It was at our local hobby shop. Great owner, love giving him business. Apparently he has some more boxes in storage (not sure which boxes at the moment) as well as a binder of holos... interested to see how he prices those ;). I hate to say it but the Gym Challenge booster box was sealed and we opened it (it had some teared off stickers on the front so not in pristine condition, therefore I didn't feel as bad) :p. His price was $144... seeing it for $279.99 online. I love opening booster packs though (especially old first edition packs).

To keep this post on topic...

What is a single 1st edition base set booster pack usually valued at?

Thanks!
 

Daelum

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Umm with some basic Ebay checking, I'd say $200 average ($150 - $250).
 

Secret Pikachu

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Wait a second. I could have sworn that I saw sealed 1st Edition Base Set Booster Boxes for ~$600. A single pack sells for ~$200?

I must have something mixed up here :p

Edit: I'm guessing they were Unlimited booster boxes >.<
 

TheTPCProductionz

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Boxes wise

Boxes Unlimited ones sell usually for about $300-$450 Packs $8-$15

Boxes One first edition sold for $7500 Packs $150-$200

Shadowless ones $400-$600 $20-$60

First edition go for more than Shadowless and Unlimited.
 

Daelum

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

ThatPokemonCollector said:
Boxes wise

Boxes Unlimited ones sell usually for about $300-$450 Packs $8-$15

Boxes One first edition sold for $7500 Packs $150-$200

Shadowless ones $400-$600 $20-$60

First edition go for more than Shadowless and Unlimited.

That's pretty much spot on.
1st edition boxes go for crazy prices sealed.
 

Secret Pikachu

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RE: The ''How much is a card worth?'' topic.

Thanks guys. For the past week I thought 1st Edition Base Set boxes were $600 ;).

I still thought that was a crazy amount!
 
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