Well, I had to sell my Chansey Sample as my car got into a wreck and I had no choice. I did everything I could to NOT part with it. I still have my ghastly and Matchprint Charmeleon. And luckily it wasn’t the centerpiece of my collection but it was one that I was very tied to.
I know this happens to all of us. Anyone care to share stories similar? I’d love to hear them so I don’t feel so stupid! Thanks friends and goodbye Chansey.
A while ago I had to sell several (and I do mean several) booster boxes worth of prime, untouched 1st ed english vintage bulk to pay for some essential upgrades around here. It was simultaneously an easy and very hard decision to make, and I’m completely aware of the fact that some day it’ll come back to haunt me.
Crazy. I think I just saw it posted on reddit. Sorry to hear it wasnt enthusiastically sold but hopefully it was enough to make it hurt less. I always try to frame it not as a loss but that it was something that allowed you to move forward the way you needed to in your time of need.
I made the decision to go back to school 2 years ago and finish my bachelor’s degree. It was something that I never thought I would actually accomplish, but I did it and it was so incredibly fulfilling. I sold a small part of my collection to help fund it. My biggest “loss” was my Gem Mint Plasma Gale Charizard. Still miss it, but it was well worth it.
I know it wasn’t a back to wall kind of situation, but I thought I’d share that.
I had to cut back severely on pokemon this year, including my own personal collection. I recently parted with my staff/competitor placement worlds collection due to rise of living costs. This was something that I don’t think I will be able to acquire ever again
Yeah, having no idea about it while also asking what its worth is a bit of an odd one for such a niche card thats graded nicely. Its a shame that it didnt go to a collector but it also means that theres more of a chance it does in the future. I doubt it would have been shared right now if it didnt change hands.
Haha I know! It was certainly an odd sale. He offered me more in the past too but I was screwed but recent comps.
I’ve noticed a trend in modern flippers that are inundated with the same mass produced cards just washing cash over and over. Once in a while, they come across a vintage scarce niche with good fundamentals and they feel good owning something that is actually collectible and unique. They experience what we all experience. Until they sell it and repeat with modern. It’s like a break from their fast paced flip lifestyle.