I think if gary somehow, someway, wakes up super crazy one day and burns all of this charizards in a blaze of fury while laughing with menace, the market would collapse. Or just make it even better for the people who have a psa 10 charizard 1st ed base set. But thats just while were on the topic of impossible things happening.
A solare flare during a geomagnetic reversal fries all electricity, the global economy obviously collapses instantly and with digital wealth gone all physical goods thrive, thus starting the era of Pokemon cards as currency. With no new cards being printed, the market quickly reaches an all time high. As the value of every card is reassessed, people finally appreciate and value no rarity cards as the true first edition. The Pokemon world is a better place.
But because people have no way to check any pop reports, Beckett employees realize their opportunity and start slapping spare black labels on their own played cards left and right to trade for crops, livestock and actually mint cards. It’s not until months after the great collapse that people peel off the labels and look at the actual cards they traded for, but at that point, they already lost it all. As modern society is rebuild, the market remains polarised and never quite recovers from the black label inflation.
Interpret that as you like, but that’s how I see it all playing out.