Tough Pills to Swallow in Pokemon

What are some tough pills to swallow in Pokemon?

Here are some that come to mind:

  • Modern is EVERYWHERE. Holding a case of Hidden Fates or Evolving Skies in your closet isn’t unique or big-brained.
  • For 90% of us, our collection is not unique. It can be/was replicated by someone else.
  • If you buy BGS Black Labels, you’re paying for the label and not the card.
  • Set cards will always be obtainable.
  • Grading is subjective.
  • @pfm is ChatGPT. The “Scott” you meet at in-person events is a sentient robot forever enslaved by @smpratte.
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Pokemon will never again produce a card that feels like a vintage card.

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Most of us won’t catch ‘em all :frowning::pill:

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  1. Rarity doesn’t guarantee value: Factors like condition, demand, and significance affect card values, not just rarity.
  2. High-grade isn’t easy: Even cards fresh from packs may not achieve perfect 10s due to minute imperfections.
  3. Misprints don’t ensure windfalls: Only significant misprints or factory errors are more likely to attract higher offers.
  4. Pokémon market volatility: Card values can fluctuate unpredictably, making investing risky and emphasizing the importance of collecting for enjoyment.
  5. Storage and maintenance matter: Proper care preserves condition and value; invest in protective sleeves, top-loaders, or binders to keep your collection safe
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Gloves are stupid and you look like a tool wearing them to handle cards

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This is a big one. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve seen “ERROR” or “MISPRINT” on eBay listings in the hundreds or thousands of dollars, only to find that: 1) it was not an error at all, or 2) it was an error, but something so minuscule that it would never attract a premium.

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EU is a pretty harsh zone to be in and participate in this hobby. Be it in terms of getting products, grading cards, lack of exclusive promos, cannot participate in illustrator contests, no card signing events etc. I guess, except for Japan and North Americas, every other zone seems harsh.

Cheers!

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This is “normal” for a set card. Tough pill to swallow for a cameo (Eevee) as a cake

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Once it’s scratched, it can’t go back.

You’re missing out on great deals as we speak simply because it’s too much to keep track of.

The amount of sealed vintage product decreases every single year.

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Man this is super good!

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the bot needs less knowledge and colder takes to truly become human

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Counterpill: People into premium grades like this know this and this is what they want!

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Chicks aren’t turned on by our collections. :smiling_face_with_tear:

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What do you mean? Whenever I tell mine about my cool new purchase she says “cool…” and can’t contain her excitement so she goes back to doing whatever she was doing.

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No I will not grow out of Pokémon, it’s not just a phase. When I have my mid life crisis my purchase will probably be a Pokémon card. Not a car or something else people do… this tough pill is for my family/friends who ask why I’m 30 and collect all things Pokémon

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The can be only one best there ever was and guess what, its not you.

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The fact that almost all of us dream of a timeline where we’re sent back to 1999 with all of the knowledge we have now to experience all of the magic again, but the reality is that we only progress further and further away from it into a dark void of death.

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Dark lol

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Grading is like dating. 8s and 9s are perfectly fine. Most 10s still have flaws, are overvalued, and usually not worth getting.

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