I’m more a 1st/2nd gen collector, and already pulled some huge cards from the wotc era, but what an unforgettable experience to pull a gem mint 1st edition gold star Rayquaza from a booster box!
Context: I had two 1st edition clash in blue skies boxes: one mint, and one good condition.
I finally sold the mint one but it was harder to sell the good condition one.
So this evening of June 2016 I thought: let’s open this, maybe I could get some nice holos / ex to send to PSA and nevermind if I loose some money.
I started to open some packs 1, 3, 6 and still no EX!
And then at the 7th pack…
I didn’t realize immediately since I was looking for bright ex cards, then finally: wait… I know this artwork!
I took some pictures, put the card in a sleeve and sent it to PSA few weeks later.
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to sell this card.
My only regret is not having recorded my opening.
I loved this card since the first time I saw it in a magazine back in 2000.
I remember how it was clear in my mind that this specific card would be the « Charizard » of the set.
I pulled this one myself and sent it to PSA in February / March of this year (regular).
Glad to see that they still distribute some 10’s.
Two years ago I gave a 1st ed ADV 3 pack to my 8 yo stepdaughter who wanted to open an « old pack » (back then, they were not very expensive), and she pulled the card I wanted the most in the set!
I sent her card to PSA in June 2020 and received it back in October 2021.
Not bad for her 1st PSA card, what do you think ?
Ah yes, that infamous deuxmiaou. I don’t know why they thought of translating that name, as Pokémon already had official translated French names (and Mewtwo stays Mewtwo). The translation isn’t even correct, it should have been miaoudeux.
Anyway, that’s a nice card to have!