I was wondering what people thought about the future of XY Evolutions as a long term investment. It seems the set was not super popular at the time of release? However, I was thinking in 10+ years original base set prices will maybe be out of range for alot of collectors/people just wanting to relive opening original set. Buying booster boxes is already out of the question for most haha.
This could be over simplifying it but could XY Evolutions have possible LONG term potential as it one day could be a vehicle for reliving/collecting a form of base set at a more affordable price point?
The set also has some decent cards that would be cool to pull in the future?
Evolutions was extremely popular during launch. In fact distributors were without product for about a week. I had to take a cut on my order. Then the opposite happened, they printed more than people needed. Resulting in product still consistently available today.
Today the prices are the same as they were in 2016. Meanwhile, the japanese counterpart CP6 is now 5 times the price:
My original question about the future “value” (monetarily/collectibility/nostalgia effect) I think is definitely influenced or thinking about the current YouTube pack opening trend. Who knows if that popularity will continue long enough to have it extend to Evolutions one day.
I like thinking about how the context/perception of this set and others will change with time!
My misunderstanding. I didn’t know about the popularity at release. I think I assumed it wasn’t popular at release by confusing it with its current perception/unpopularity in continued inclusion in new product!
Thanks for correcting me and for the response!
I think your assumptions are correct, imo as long as collectors want base set they will also want evolutions. The issue is just evolutions is an absurdly over printed set (in english). The japanese version CP6 feels more like base set and wasn’t printed to the ground. It is impossible to say how well evolutions will do in the future. I purchased modest amounts in both japanese and english and I am interested in seeing how the prices behave over the years.
It’s entirely for collectors & enthusiasts. Which it 100% hit that mark. People were going out in droves to get evolutions, to the point where it sold out. No one rushed to the store for fates collide!
IMO if a set is competitively viable for standard and expanded it will help deplete the sealed stock faster thus having some influence on the price of older sealed product. How much influence exactly idk.
Imagine if Ultra Prism was competitively viable with more stalwart cards outside of cynthia. It would have to drive up the price more, unless that would of caused them to print more.