Several months ago a seller listed a 1st edition Base Set pack for sale on Mercari. In the listing they had multiple photos of the pack, one of which included the pack on a scale showing a weight of 21g.
With the original asking price being around $7,000 USD, it was too much of a risk buying something like this with little to no protection.
Last month the seller, with no context or reason, lowered it to $1,700. Without thinking twice, I jumped on it.
Today the pack came in the mail. After I inspected it, I noticed the crimp on one end felt and looked off. It was slightly crusty and I started suspecting a reseal, even though the pack weighed 21g with my scale as well. I thought maybe it was a clever reseal, using modern cards, imitating the weight.
Not wanting to run into any risk and to make sure the pack was legitimate, I knew I had to open it. Luckily it paid off!
Looks like it could be a BGS 10, better centered & cleaner than some PSA 10s I’m seeing.
Bravo…Froggy boi for life.
I think Im gonna need you to open all my 1st edition base packs for me What amazing luck!
Stay tuned to see if PSA will give me a 6 or a 8 for this beaut!
Congrats on that huge W. Looks like a 10 candidate for sure.
Awesome! That was worth it!!
What is with you and pulling starters?
jk congrats thats super awesome
How do you get it shipped from Mercari Japan to America?
Using Buyee I assume?
Base 1st, max it can get is a 7 these days. Cgc for the win. Probs a pristine.
Also Venusaur, best card in base set. What a great experience, congrats!
Buyee, Neokyo, Zenmarket, there are several proxies
The true holy grail! Congratulations!
You took the risk and you earned it now
That’s super clean!! Definitely deserves a high grade! So I expect PSA to give it a 8
DAMN! What a win! Congrats bro! Super sick to get that pull! Literally paid for the entire purchase EASY!
This is what I love to see in this hobby! Congrats!
Lost the battle, but the war continues.