Hey folks, Not sure if anyone remembers me, but still loving Pokemon, but now for other reasons

Discussion in 'TCG News & Gossip Discussion' started by Pokenaut, Dec 18, 2018.

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  1. Pokenaut

    Pokenaut New Member

    hey everyone!

    I used to be a Professor, and was heavily involved in the game, along with my Son Spencer, who nearly made it to World's twice in a row, before he left the game
    Fast forward many years till now (Spencer's in grad school at BU for Neuroscience studies) and I recently left the work force and cashed everything in (I thought) and set off on my motorcycle for the tip of South America and return.
    Longish story short, I became very ill in Southern Mexico and spent three weeks in a hospital in Salina Cruz in Oaxaca state.
    Upon release, and still weak, I headed back to the US. Started feeling myself again, and returned to Ohio after a five month journey (three months in Mexico)
    I lost a lot of $$ due to the hospital stay and treatments.
    Now, after being home and now feeling well and wanting to be BACK on the road, I needed a way to come up with around 10 grand towards the year-long trip it'll be.
    And to the point of this story. Looked in my closet back at home and lo and behold that giant duffel bag filled with binder after binder of Pokemon cards and boxes of unused promo cards.
    Let's just say the last two weeks have been a blur of Ebay and other online activity selling bits and pieces of the collection. I'm sure Pokemon GO had something to do with renewed interest in the (mostly) older sets we had.
    I'm already near $6000 sold, and have lots more to go, although the more rare stuff is gone now.
    I LOVE Pokemon!
    And...am having a company make a set of decals for the sides of my motorcycle that say "Powered by Pokemon", as I feel it's only fitting.

    Anyways, good to see the 'Gym's still kicking.
    I looked a bit and I see a few names I recall. Good times. Good times.

    If anyone cares to look, you can follow my blog about the 5 month trip and the interim between then and me leaving again in April/May of 2019 here


    Take care, Dan Byers (Pokenaut....the original lol)
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  2. Sensei

    Sensei Team Compendium Emeritus Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Another name from the past to see once again! Good to see you have recovered and your son is doing good. Yep, those were the good ole days.

    Sounds like a blast to do all that traveling. Get all those regional Pokemon for pogo lol. PM me your code if you would like and be sure to post a pic when you get those decals on your motorcycle!
  3. Nick15

    Nick15 Member

    Oooh man, talk about a blast from the past! It's good to hear your update!

    Good to see Pokémon is still in your blood.
  4. Sensei

    Sensei Team Compendium Emeritus Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    NICK15?!:eek: What? Are we starting a reunion tour? Next Worlds... :D

    Always good to see old PokeFriends! How ya been?
  5. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Glad you're going OK!
    Good luck and have fun!

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