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Salary is more taboo than sex, marriage woes and STDs Ladders. How to identify a toxic culture before accepting a job Ladders. How to deal with a crying coworker or employee Ladders. I began collecting cards for my collection AND to make as many fund decks to play with as possible. Within a couple of months my views on the game were set. To collect every English card I possibly could and to ideally collect 4 more copies of each card to make a full library of cards to deck build.
It was so much fun. That was more fun than anything but I managed it. With my now wife many years ago even buying me a first edition Charizard card for a Valentine's Day! This as good as gave me the entire collection and enough to play with to my hearts content! This led to some competitive success, as would perhaps be expected.
There was also a US trip for the 'Wizards of the Coast' farewell event, which the publisher held before Nintendo took over the game. The collection kept growing, with promo and 'error' cards often sought out.
Yet collections like these don't last forever, especially as life - and priorities - change. A primary school teacher with a family, Chris found that his collecting wasn't sustainable. I kept up as best I could. Yes, the kids loved having me as a teacher!!! I completed the Arceus set. I started collecting the Heart gold and Soul Silver promo sets… but my interest was waning.
I still loved the game but I had a family now. My responsibilities at work were increasing and so time and money were becoming larger factors with each and every set release and news of a new error, promo or misprint. As is the case for many, then, years of collected items were boxed up and stored away - in an attic, garage and wherever they'd fit. In fact the two could combine at times; below is a video Chris produced for our 'Twelve Days of Animal Crossing Christmas' competition back in At points when money was tight it became a potential fix, years of eager collecting paying off to suit new priorities.
One attempt to sell the cards, though, came up empty. But we always got over it and everything was fine. Actually, I tell a lie. That all changed this year.
Chris spent four days cataloguing the collection and preparing to auction it off, and this time there was progress. This time, though, there was interest. It was suddenly very real, and sensibly Chris held off and sought the views of the TCG community. He was amazed at my collection. That got me thinking. Were these THAT desirable?! Formal bids were slow to come on eBay, however, albeit there were lots of enquiries and questions.
Getting the cards professionally authenticated was suggested, but there wasn't the "energy, money or time" for that. Interest stepped up another notch, however, as two collectors sought video interviews. One was another local collector, while the other spoke to Chris from Tokyo.
After hours of intense staring at the backs and fronts of various cards both people were genuinely interested and wanted a deal. He was even keen to avoid eBay fees and Paypal fees and instead use the money to pay for me to come out and meet him. It wasn't just family now involved in the thrill of the potential sale. Staff at Chris' school became fascinated, as colleagues began to learn of the value some of his cards possessed.
It can seem unreal at times when collectibles from the past acquire such value, one of those "it'll never happen to me" stories. For Chris, of course, it was about to happen. It was due to finish at 6: She asked me if there had been any bids and I said no. We got into the car and began driving back home.