I noticed Unlimiteds have been creeping up to record prices recently. They’ve come a long way in the shadow (or should i say shadolwss) of their 1st edition counter parts and are mostly what I collected as a clueless 9 year old (still a clueless 29 year old). Has anyone ever seen an unlimited hit the 1k mark besides charizards? What does everyone consider the rarest PSA 10 Unlimited cards that have the best rarity and growth potential? I see a lot of low pop unlimiteds such as the #18 Typhlosion and Jungle Vaporeon have really bumped up in price and look super beefy now. Was wondering what other unlimiteds are considered highly sought out. Thanks!!
Yes I have noticed this as well! I bought a PSA 10 #18 Tyhplosion back in November for around 80$ and they are now already going for $250! Unlimiteds are the easy access to nostalgia cards for many people, because you still get the same art and beauty with a much cheaper price point. This has always been true though, so I would say the bigger factor is that many of the PSA 9/10 1st edition cards are getting SO expensive as the years go on more people are starting to shift over to buying unlimited to collect or build sets because it is easier on the wallet. And this increase in demand will cause them to continually go up. Also PSA 9 Neo Genesis Lugia has been going up as well, as I got one in November for around 80-90$ and they are now around $200.
Well, the only difference between unlimited cards and 1st edition cards is a small stamp, so unless you have a strong nostalgic attachment to that stamp, buying unlimited cards is a great way to get the cards you want while doing so on a budget. I don’t collect WOTC cards too much but I’ve thrown up bids here and there on some holos and it’s been really fun to get them for low prices. In terms of bang for your buck for your collection, unlimited cards are a great way to go. Who knows in terms of price where they will go, but if I were ever to start collecting WOTC, unlimited would be where I would go.
I basically know the ROI over the next 3 years on every unlimited WOTC holo down to an accuracy of the first decimal point. Naturally, I can’t have this information get out so basically I’m going to just get the best ones for myself. Good luck though!
Psh keep your secrets, but please give us more Pokémon ASMR.
Congrats on the solid purchases! I have wanted to get some psa 10 unlimiteds to start a new set collection because youre right, its way cheaper! Might as well snatch them now before they all reach a new high
@spikespiegal, do you enjoy unlimited? Then yes, go for it. Honestly thats how I always feel in terms of collecting myself. While you might see increases in price among 1st edition and unlimited as well in time due to all of WOTC being out of print, its really up to what you enjoy and what you would like to go for at the end of the day. I personally go for anything, 1st edition or not, just because its what I enjoy so really its a preference thing for me as opposed to a money thing.
That being said, as for which would be good to go for, Id say the “high cards”, as i like to refer to them as, are typically good ones to go after. Your Charizards, Lugias, Eeveelutions, mew/mewtwo etc are always good guesses, but really its all just speculation. Just grab what you like and run with it
Like others have said collect unlimited cards if you like them. If you’re doing it for long term growth id avoid it, every 1st world country basically received them but barely anyone has been grading them (outside charizards).
So if prices increase expect to see them drop 6 months later.
I do unlimited for binders and 1st ed for my fav cards
Thanks for the info! I really appreciate it!
Unlimited has another layout so it’s cool to have a set to compare with shadowless. If I’m doing sets, I would ignore unlimited for anything rather than base tho.
Very true. Thats exactly what I was thinking. Base Set mostly and Jungle are my priorities over any other set if I do decide to complete some.Thanks for the heads up
Unlimited cards are absolutely worth it.