Why Are Rookie Cards So Valuable?

There’s no denying that rookie cards tend to be the most popular versions to collect, whether it’s an athlete like Kobe Bryant, or a fictional character like Pikachu.  (After all, almost everyone would prefer a 1st Edition Shadowless version of Charizard compared to reprints that came out only months after.) But why are rookie cardsContinue reading “Why Are Rookie Cards So Valuable?”

The Best Wizard Black Star Promos Pokémon Cards: Guide

Former Pokémon card manufacturers Wizards of the Coast (WotC) produced numerous exclusive cards for promotional events over the years.  They could be identified thanks to a black star with the word “PROMO” written where the expansion symbol would normally be found, so they came to be known as the ‘Black Star Promos’. Here’s everything youContinue reading “The Best Wizard Black Star Promos Pokémon Cards: Guide”

Top 10 Most Graded Pokémon Cards 2022: RCs, Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice

PSA released a list containing the top 10 TCG cards which have been sent off for grading in recent months, and it’s no surprise that it’s packed to the rafters with the latest and greatest Pokémon.  Here’s everything you need to know about the top 10 most graded Pokémon cards, from set info to whatContinue reading “Top 10 Most Graded Pokémon Cards 2022: RCs, Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice”

Mason Greenwood – A Lesson in Diversifying your Card Collection 

A Mason Greenwood Color Blast card used to be a coveted piece, well worth taking pride of place in the centre of any collection looking at the next generation of football stars.  (Bear in mind, the 2021 Panini Prizm version sold for just over $1,700 midway through January.)  Following recent allegations that have caused bothContinue reading “Mason Greenwood – A Lesson in Diversifying your Card Collection “

The Best Pichu Cards: Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice

The devolved form of Pikachu, Pichu has featured on 18 different cards since it appeared in the 2000 Neo Genesis expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In terms of the design process, Junichi Masuda noted that he and Ken Sugimori wanted to create the “next” Pikachu, but initially had a difficult time creating aContinue reading “The Best Pichu Cards: Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice”

On a Budget: January 2022

If you’re working with a tight budget, we’ve come up with a list of cards that have great potential to make money in the long-term.  We’ve looked at a range of different sports like baseball and football, as well as popular TCGs including Pokémon to come up with a list that should contain something ofContinue reading “On a Budget: January 2022”

Pokemon Celebrations Review & Best Cards 

25 years after it’s initial release, the 2021 Pokemon Celebrations Elite Trainer Box looks at the best that the TGC has to offer with cards that will complement almost any collection.  Some of the most popular Pokemon cards have been re-released as part of the set, and boxes have been flying off the shelves duringContinue reading “Pokemon Celebrations Review & Best Cards “

The Best Pokémon Japanese Topsun Cards: Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice 

In terms of the earliest Pokémon cards, the 1999 set tends to be seen as the original by most fans.  However, Topsun cards are slabbed as a 1995 set, while it was originally given away with gum, having been produced by Top-Seika in Japan. All 150 original Pokémon can be found in the Topsun collection,Continue reading “The Best Pokémon Japanese Topsun Cards: Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice “

The Best Pikachu Cards: Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice 

Charizard might be where the real money is, but no Pokémon is more popular than Pikachu.  As for why, the electric mouse was a staple of the original Pokémon anime, as the first Pokémon that Ash obtained on his journey as a Pokémon Trainer. He also travels outside of his Poké Ball, and was marketedContinue reading “The Best Pikachu Cards: Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice “