Hi! Thanks for taking your time to have a peek at my collection thread.
Let me first introduce myself, I am Expedition, a collector from the Netherlands who has collected Pokémon cards on and off since early childhood. My history with Pokémon cards for those interested:
My earliest memory of Pokémon cards is getting a Jungle pack from our local mall. Inside were some beautiful, colorful cards, and I specifically remember liking the Persian from that pack. My sister and I worked on completing the Pokédex of the first 150 Pokémon, mostly by trading. She ended up pulling a Shining Charizard from one of the few packs we ever got, which I was insanely jealous of. Later I collected ex-cards for my own collection, before abandoning Pokémon as a young teenager. During the 2016-hype I re-entered the hobby and collected Expedition holo’s, as the other E-series were already expensive for my taste, but Expedition had some absolute gems as well. In early Sun & Moon era I had to focus more on my studies and Pokémon slipped to the wayside again. In summer 2020 I sold most of my graded cards for TRIPLE what I paid for them (some cards I graded myself, giving an even larger, whopping 20x return). Little did I know selling these cards would fill me with regret later, but also suck me right back into the hobby. So here we are!
In this thread you will find my favourites amongst cards I own. As I am in the process of cataloguing my collection I thought I could share some of it with E4! My current goal is to complete the PLAY promo set (currently at 22/32 - or 69%). In terms of artists I particularly enjoy Mitsuhiro Arita, Atsuko Nishida, Hajime Kusajima, Hataya and Kyoko Umemoto.
The showcase collection:
Here you find cards I particularly enjoy, framed in a card specific background.
In november Mitsuhiro Arita came to The Netherlands for the first time, and since I’m a huge fan I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to see the absolute legend in person. Signatures were limited to one per person, so I had a tough choice ahead of me, but I settled on getting this card signed:
I’ve also been working on my 2023 goals, selling a lot of the ‘fat’ of my collection. All with hopes of buying a nice Vaporeon Goldstar PLAY promo, but I ended up crossing a different PLAY promo off the want list. I bought this beauty from @shizzlemetimbers, it arrived today and I’m ecstatic to add it to my collection: