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Set Of 1st Edition Pokemon Cards Could Sell For $750,000

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Honus Wagner.  LeBron James.  Wayne Gretzy.  And now… Pikachu?  The booming sports-card industry isn’t just about sports anymore.

A set of first edition Pokemon cards is headed to auction and expected to fetch at least $750,000. All 103 cards in the set carry a “Gem Mint 10” rating, including the prized Charizard – a copy of which sold for a whopping $369,000 on its own just last month. Bidding on the set began Monday and runs through Jan. 31st. Makes me wish I’d collected those Pokemon cards back in the day instead of thinking they were a waste of time…

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