Pokemon Booster Packs vs Card Store Websites

By Brian Hsieh

Booster packs are a common way to obtain cards. For around the $4.00 mark, booster packs strengthen one’s collection by adding a set of random cards that one pulls after the purchase. But many websites have been established that sell singles of the card at decent prices. Their philosophy is that you can get what you want without spending more money on a Pokemon booster pack and possibly being disappointed. Take ultra-rare cards; they can be obtained in booster packs but with a low ratio of them being pulled. Even if you actually pull an ultra-rare card, it might not be the one you’re looking for. With card store websites, the hassle of buying many packs just to be possibly disappointed is thrown away. For a fee similar to two to three booster packs, one can obtain an ultra-rare card. For a smaller fee, one can obtain rares, holographic cards, and many others to complete their collection.

Continue reading “Pokemon Booster Packs vs Card Store Websites”

Tags: , , ,

New Call Of Legends Pokemon Cards

By Joey DiGiacomo

Reprints! That’s right the new Pokemon cards will be nothing but reprints. They have been out for just a few days, and I have opened about five packs. I did not get one holographic card. I hope this does not happen to people that always buy cards. There is a lack of new artwork, but I am sure there is some. The starters that are common in this set are Totodile, Chikorita, and Cyndaquil. The artwork in these cards can not be any older than two years. The holographic card that I am looking for is a card that I already got in reverse holographic form, it is Deoxys. That card has great and very detailed artwork, and looks amazing.
Continue reading “New Call Of Legends Pokemon Cards”

Tags:

Why Collect Pokemon?

By Phil Broadbent

Aim

So, whether you are reading this before or after the ‘Pokemon Card Collecting’ article, this article is meant to provide some encouragement and reasons of becoming a collector.

It’s a Hobby!

“A hobby is an activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, often in one’s spare time.”

Collecting is a hobby! It gives you plenty to do, which are described across the next few sections. It’s fun, and certainly is rewarding. Yes it can be repetitive, but I, and many others, firmly believe it is worth it.

The Community!

I have yet to meet an unpleasant collector! Of all the people I have talked to through my years of collecting I haven’t met anyone who I haven’t liked. Of course, you don’t generally talk to eBay sellers, but members of communities such as http://community.livejournal.com/pkmncollectors/ are very nice.
Continue reading “Why Collect Pokemon?”

Tags:

Pokemon Card Collecting

By Phil Broadbent

Originating in October 1996 Pokemon TCG (Trading Card Game) has been a popular market sector for a wide range of aged people. Whether it be Collecting, Playing, Trading or Selling, the Cards have provided many hours of fun.

This guide is aimed towards those of you who collect the cards, and will hopefully aid you to further expand your Pokémon Card Collection.

Below shows a table of contents so you can visit the appropriate section!

Contents

–          So What Cards Can I Buy?

–          Japanese Vs English

–          Where Can I Buy Cards From?

o        eBay!

o        Yahoo!

o        Japan Dedicated Websites!

–          Summary How Do I Store My Cards?

–          What Cards Do I Want?

–          Summary
Continue reading “Pokemon Card Collecting”

Tags: