Blog

Father of Three Unearths Rare Pokémon Card Collection

Collectables from the 90’s aren’t too difficult to stumble upon these days due to the ever increasing demand for nostalgia but if you’re lucky, you might happen upon a valuable throwback that could earn you some cash (if you’re not nostalgic enough to cling to them forever that is). That is exactly what happened with UK dad Nigel Brookes who has been hanging onto a pristine, encased Pokémon card collection now worth up to £35,000 (around $44,667).

Surprisingly, Nigel was not a Pokémon fan as a child.  His brother, Jeremy, was the fan of the franchise that was almost tricked out of his beloved Pokémon cards. Nigel defended his brother and so his mum rewarded him by giving him a present: a complete set of rare Pokémon cards neatly cased and all the way from America.

Nigel and his collection

“I knew straight away that what these kids had done is told Jeremy their cards were better and traded them with him for his cards, which were really rare. My brother was really sad about it and when our mum found out, being the big brother, she wanted me to sort it out.

And sort it out he did. Not that he was that fussed by his generous reward as- like I said- he didn’t care for Pokémon. Nigel’s story would have a happy ending further down the line though. His brotherly care eventually led Nigel to find himself in the possession of a collection of rare Pokémon cards considered to be worth between £25,000 and £35,000. It may have taken twenty years but good things come to those who wait.

The cards will be going up for auction on July 27th at the Lichfield Auction Centre and they are sure to attract some worldwide attention. Good for you Nigel. We salute you.

In Case You Missed It

‘Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm’ Is Getting a Nintendo Switch Port This Autumn

Antonia Haynes

Phil Spencer is Next Up in the ‘Animal Talking’ Hotseat

Antonia Haynes

Game Boys, Ep. 202: A Bug’s Life Ends

Tim Maison

‘Super Smash Wars’: The Animated Crossover YouTube Series You Didn’t Know You Needed

Antonia Haynes

YouTuber Gets Creative with ‘Animal Crossing’ Recreations

Antonia Haynes

‘The Replacements’ at 20: The Sports Movie That Made Scabs the Heroes

Stephen Silver

The DC FanDome Event Will Feature a Huge Lineup of Stars

Antonia Haynes

Selena Gomez is the Latest Celeb to Jump into ‘Animal Crossing’

Antonia Haynes

‘Far Cry 6’s’ Chorizo is The World’s Cutest Killing Machine

Antonia Haynes

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. By accepting our use of cookies, your data will be aggregated with all other user data. Accept Read More