Who could ever forget the Pokémon craze of the late 1990’s? Bursting on to the scene on February 27, 1996, they built a legacy which has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years.

At the time of their debut, perhaps the most coveted item every child wanted was a Spice Girls sticker. However, Pokémon trading cards changed the game forever. Children begged their parents on a regular basis to purchase single packs of cards.

Some people upped the ante with whole three-ring binders filled with laminated pages dedicated to Pokémon cards. Some cards like Charmander, Charizard, Mute, and Mutu were worth more than others.

Aside from the animated series, the backs of the card encouraged fans to catch or collect em’ all. Now 19 years after the height of Pokémon, someone is willing to pay for em’ all at a Huggins & Scott auction.

Selling for a final price of $56,000, these cards should never be thought of as “just cards.” Especially when rare cards like Charmander, Charizard, Mute, and Mutu can easily earn anywhere from $500 to an excess in the thousands.

Bidding for the unopened box of first edition English Base Set Booster Box started at $20,000 and quickly rose considering the unopened could contain any number of untouched rare cards.

If you have any old cards at home, do your research and find out what you can get for them.

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