In my teens I got back into Pokemon from my childhood. Me and my brother and sister started going to Pokemon Organised Play tournaments that were local, and I would trade with pester other players to get as many Marills as possible. The Marill Foundation was born!
I am trying to collect each card in English & Japanese (in every variant including ex codes), along with any unique language variants.
A big thanks to @quuador for creating the lists of all cards that exist for a Pokemon!
Update: I am now collecting cameos!
Due to the very high costs I won’t be able to collect the most expensive cards such as: No. 1 Trainer (2000/2001/2002), and the stamped versions of Tropical Tidal Wave 2010, Illusion’s Zorua Fan Art Winner.
@joponnes , Yes indeed! I think there are 5 artwork exclusive cards in JP! That one as marill as a plane(?) is my favorite!
Your Grimer / Muk collection is fantastic. I have a few non-TCG cards which I will perhaps upload later, but your collection makes me want to expand the non-TCG side of the collection!
This is super cool, love this collection. I had never noticed before how earlier artworks are inconsistent in the sizing or marills ears. I love that collections like these can show the small changes in a pokemons design over time.
Woah, that many already and that cool ones! Was gonna say that i’m a sucker for playing cards but i thought of it and i’m kinda sucker for everything non tcg, they really bring out the variety of pokemon products awesome to see also the difference between gen 1 stuff and gen 2 stuff
I’ve now completed the collection of all Marill/Azumarill/Azurill cards!
I’ve expanded the collection to all variants of artwork cameos (minus the very expensive cards)
I’ve got 8 left to collect for my collection goals, I’ve updated the photos to the current collection - I hope you enjoy!
I also managed to snag my first slabbed Azumarill!
It’s my favourite Azumarill artwork (looks much better in Japanese too)
I’ll always have a soft spot for it as I used this in a deck to win a Pokemon City Championships in 2005, I’ll do a future post on the deck at some point!
Awesome Marill collection! Fusion Strike is out so now you need to go get the latest English Marill, it’s great artwork by sowsow. (I see you already have the Japanese version). Thanks for sharing your Marill binder
This is the World Championship Pack (WCP) Unlimited version of ‘Energy Removal 2’ - by far it’s now the rarest card in my Marill collection! Whilst not the most exciting card, I believe this set was only on sale for a couple of days in Unlimited print.
The card was packaged incredibly well and would highly recommend @jrugenious212 as a seller
A second is this unpeeled Corocoro Marill I got from Japan - I’m over the moon to have this in the collection, especially in this condition!
I’d love to get a case for it but I’m not sure the best way to safely store this.
I will update my main post with an update at the end of the month - I’ve realized organizing the binder by date ascending is hard to look at haha. I’ll be able to fill in some of those blank slots from the last update too!
I’ve been picking up mint unpeeled Corocoro Marills this last year and made the plunge to peel them all except one. I’ve submitted 3 of them for grading (hoping for 9 but who knows, I think 1 has a shot at a 10)
So what’s next?
Who knows! I can’t see myself buying any more of the expensive cameos that I don’t have (the trophy cards, and Illusion’s Zorua Fan Art Winner. Maybe be on the lookout for more error cards for fun, but honestly the most exciting part of buying this collection was getting all the unique main card arts. So I will keep an eye out for newly released Marill / Azumarill / Azurills!