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Lot # 25: 1999 Pokemon Base Set Factory Sealed 1st Edition Unopened Booster Box Issued by Wizards of the Coast

Starting Bid: $50,000.00

Bids: 30 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
Lot / Auction Closed

This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

Item was in Auction "The MINT25 Auction",
which ran from 1/2/2022 7:00 PM to
1/29/2022 10:00 PM

Hard to believe that it was only 1996 when the Pokémon phenomenon was cut loose, spurring a generation of cartoon series, video games, and the immensely popular trading cards. Since it's impossible to "catch 'em all" without capturing the first set, this unearthed sealed box represents the pinnacle of Pokémon perfection. Initially distributed by Wizards of the Coast in the United States (parallel to those created by Media Factory in Japan), 1st Edition boxes were a low print run and very few still remain in their original shrink-wrap as does this rare marvel. This box features 36 sealed packs with 11 cards in each for a total of 396 cards, making this a prime opportunity to track down some highly-coveted Pokémon rarities. Not surprisingly, 1st Edition cards are the most sought after for any Pokémon collector, with a particular eye toward the original Charizard, which stands as the Holy Grail of Pikachu purveyors. With nearly 400 cards available, here's a chance to build a winning deck the likes of which has not been seen in a quarter century, should one dare to break the precious seal.

Estimate $300,000-$400,000

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