So I used to be into Pokemon as a child and have been going through some nostalgic feelings. Bought most of the holo's for the base set on eBay. Paid $33 for every rare card excluding Magneton, Blastoise, Venesaur, Charizard and Chansey. Now I was planning on just having these cards to look at and bring back memories. I bought a Blastoise and and Venesaur for $5 a piece from a reputable online site. All these cards are in NM condition. Now I was looking at getting a fancier Chansey and Charizard to round off my collection of rare cards in the base set. I came upon first edition and shadowless cards. You know this is coming next, but which cards are more rare? It seems that a NM 1st edition Chansey is about 3 x the price of a shadowless Chansey, does that seem about right? I was about to spend $60 on a shadowless Charizard, but is that even worth it? Should it even make a difference to me? Basically I want to know if the first editions are really that much more rare than shadowless cards to justify a big price difference? Besides the obvious that there is a 1st edition stamp and only a collector would notice a shadowless card. Thanks for your help.