Most impressive collections.

Discussion in 'Collecting and Card Price Discussion' started by DJGigabyte, Aug 28, 2010.

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  1. DJGigabyte

    DJGigabyte Forum Moderator

    I was chatting with kwisdumb about the best collectors, and who we thought had the most impressive collections. I realise that this is alot more subjective than, for example, the best players.

    Anyway, I decided to make a post to see everyone views on the best collections.

    I made a couple of rules for myself before making my list:
    1- Collections must be current, if they have stopped collecting/sold everything, they don't count.
    This ruled out people like Will-iam and PRGuitarman.
    2- I won't include sellers. Alot of people have impressive collections but just with the intention of selling them. This would rule out people like Avmozz, brian_japan, promo_sen, ebirdman etc.
    3- Unlike tournament placings, people's collections only come to light if they choose to reveal them, so if I miss you off the list and you have an impressive collection, it just means that I don't know what you have, and no offense was intended.
    4- Quality over quantity.

    Also, if you are going to post, please include reasons why the collections are impressive so the thread isn't locked as a poll. I'm gonna do a Top 10 list in reverse order, set your out how you will.

    #10- Me
    Urg, I really didn't want to put myself on a list like this because it sounds kinda big headed, but the convo between me and Kenny was to decide where I would rank on a list like this.
    So yeah.
    I guess I have a fairly decent collection, but I've only been collecting for a couple of years, and hopefully it will get better.
    Best cards:
    700pt Get Porygon
    Victory Ring

    #9- Waynegg
    Wayne has one of the most impressive English collections out there. He is only missing the Top Cut and trophy cards from Worlds, plus a very small handful of cards from sets and Stamped Promos.
    As you can see on his trade thread, he is slowly filling in all the gaps in his collection.
    Best cards:
    Sample Set
    Trainer decks A & B

    #8- PokePop
    Now, I'm not sure of exactly what Pop has in his collection, he may well deserve to be higher up the list. But I do know that he has an impressive collection of misprints, errors and I even heard that a Prerelease Raichu passed through his hands (if he still has it, he definatly needs to be higher up the list).
    Best cards:
    Nearly all misprints
    Lots of JPN promos (from what I've been told)

    #7- Jason
    Jason has almost all (if not all) Mew cards released plus lots of other cool cards, including a Mysterious Pearl which he managed to pick up at Worlds. He has also almost finished all English sets.
    Best cards:
    Victory Orb w/ Mew
    Mysterious Pearl

    #6- Dogma
    Dogma's collection boasts alot of rare Japanese stuff, including all promos and half decks released for movies, 3 sealed vending series, Jumbo, Pal Citys, Lucky Stadiums, Victory Medals and Fan Club cards. Like me, he lives in the UK.
    Best cards:
    Mysterious Pearl
    500 Pt Get Eevee and 700 Pt Get Porygon

    #5- Callyfin/viper.fox
    Cally runs collectorviper.com which showcases her own collection and brings news of new TCG items which will be coming out soon. She's also the only female on my list. She has near full sets of all JPN sets, and huge amounts of promos, including almost all half decks.
    Best cards:
    Vicotry Ring w/ Pikachu
    Complete Player's Club set

    #4- Sandman
    Now, I haven't heard from Sandman in a while but I'm pretty sure he's still collecing. I also know that he had alot of impressive cards last time he was in the collectors thread, including a TMB trophy cards (I think third place). Hopefully he'll come back to the collectors thread soon to let us know about any additions to his collections.
    Best cards:
    TMB Trophy Card
    Kamex Computer Error

    #3- DPersin
    The best English card collection ever belongs to Mr Persin. He has almost every English card ever, including multiple Worlds trophy cards, Prerelease Raichu, all Top Cut promos and all varients including errors. The only thing keeping him out of my top 2 is the fact that he doesn't collect Japanese cards.
    Best cards:
    Prerelease Raichu
    Worlds Number 1 Trainer's 2005-2010

    #2- Squirtle/the_sniper
    One of the best collections ever is owned by the Silvestros, it includes a 1999 trophy card set, an Illustrator, TMB and SSB Number 1s and many more. They are very close with my #1 choice, but I put these guys second simply because they are currently taking offers on the Illustrator with the intention of selling.
    Best cards:
    Illustrator
    1999 Number 1, 2 and 3

    #1- Smpratte
    Scott has an insanely good collection. He is the only collector in the World to own a 1997 Number 1 trophy, since only 2 exist and the other is up for sale on Collectors Cache. In addition to this he has a 1997 Number 3 Trainer, SSB Number 1, 2 and 3, 2009 Number 2 and 3, both Victory Rings and Victory Orbs, Sample set and huge huge amounts of other cards, which makes his collection the most impressive to me.
    Best cards:
    1997 Number 1 and 3
    SSB Number 1, 2 and 3

    So, thoughts? Got a list of your own?
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  2. smpratte

    smpratte Active Member

    Nice Dj :smile: I appreciate the No. 1 spot :biggrin: I got the 2002 1,2, and 3 trainers as well and maybe am going to get another solid card soon!

    This is a nice list though! Persin definitely has the largest english collection ever, that title will probably remain there for a long time.
     
  3. Jason

    Jason New Member

    7th is still good. ;)
     
  4. dogma

    dogma New Member

    How the heck did I come 6th?!?!?!?!

    Awesome!!!
     
  5. waynegg

    waynegg CotD Editor<br>Forum Moderator

    How did I even make it on the list??? BTW, my best cards would have to be the Sample set and the 2 Trainer decks.
     
  6. DJGigabyte

    DJGigabyte Forum Moderator

    Oh yeah, I forgot those xDD

    Edited my original post =)
     
  7. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    I'm sure I don't belong on any top 10 list.
    While I have a nice collection, it's not in the same league as the Silvestros and DPersin.

    And the PR Raichu only figuratively passed through my hands.
    Unfortunately I never got to physically handle it.
     
  8. dogma

    dogma New Member

    Was that when will was buying it?
     
  9. Skitty

    Skitty New Member

    I haven't ever listed all of this so here I go. :tongue:

    My stuff: (Not listing any of the small promos)

    1st Edition sets from Base set through Neo Destiny. Most of them being 2-3 sets.
    Japanese sets of all 4 Neo sets (except the shinies from Neo Destiny).
    Japanese VS set (minus 2 commens).
    Sets of D/P through Undaunted.
    1st Edition Japanese sets from DP1 through DPt3
    224 Lv.X's, including at leased one of each in English and one of each in Japanese (up to DPt3 (including promos)).
    13 Time-Space Distortion. 5 English, 1 German, 4 Japanese promo and 3 Japanese deck.
    31 Legend pieces and 42 Primes.
    18 Victory Medals including at leased one of each English one.
    Japanese Victory Orb.
    Japanese Mysterious Pearl.
    Champeonchip Arena. One English and one of each Japanese.
    Sealed E3 Red Cheek Pikachu
    1st Edition Ivy Pikachu
    20 differant Jumbo cards (Japanese and English) from Wizards days.
    All 3 verions of Japanese Ancient Mew.

    And I think my collection is good because of all of the complete sets. I actually got all of those VS cards from packs and without trading. I'm also surprised that not many people know of the 3 editions of Ancient Mew, 4 if you count the English one. So those were quite hard to get. If only I had more trophy cards.
     
  10. DJGigabyte

    DJGigabyte Forum Moderator

    I think Skitty just knocked me off the list xD
     
  11. dogma

    dogma New Member

    What commons do you need skitty? I have some random vs cards and will happily pass them to you if I have them
     
  12. Skitty

    Skitty New Member

    I did? :biggrin:

    I'll PM you about that since I don't want this to turn into a tradeing thread.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  13. dogma

    dogma New Member

    DJ you are being overly modest - you have an amazing collection! 6 pal cities = omg for a start!
     
  14. Skitty

    Skitty New Member

    That's probably true. I don't think I've seen your while collection DJGigabyte. Can you list it?
     
  15. DJGigabyte

    DJGigabyte Forum Moderator

    Well my biggest things are:

    JPN cards:
    Get Porygon
    8 Lucky Stadiums
    6 Pal Citys
    Victory Ring (without Pikachu)
    Mew/Celebi Championship Arena
    Daisuki Pikachu (L-P version)
    Victory Medals (classic Gold and Silver Pikas, Silver Giratina, new Gold/Silver/Bronze Pikas and Gold and Silver Arceus)
    A small amount of Players Club promos (Plusle, Minun, the weird Trainer-008, ____'s Celebi, Master Ball, ___'s Kyogre, ___'s Groudon, ___'s Rayquaza)
    Green Pokepark Folder
    Blue Pokepark Folder

    English:
    Worlds 06 Top 32
    Worlds 09 Staff (corrected version)
    Worlds 10 Staff
    Dark Dragonite Error (Unlimited version)
    Red Cheeked E3 Pikachu
    Complete Sample Set
    Almost all WotC Blackstar promos (missing 1, plus errors)
    All Best of Promos (Winners and Non-Winners)

    Mixed:
    Worlds 2010 set

    Jumbos:
    Lawrence III
    Pikachu/Golbat/Oddish/Jigglypuff/Poliwag, I dont know the proper name
    Birthday Pikachu
    [email protected] 002/J
    DP24 Darkrai
    DP26 Dialga
    DP27 Palkia
    DP40 Regigigas
    Best Of Electabuzz
    Best of Hitmonchan
    Best of Rocket's Scizor
    Best of Rocket's Sneasel
    Best of Dark Ivysaur
    Best of Dark Venusaur
    Best of Rocket's Mewtwo
    Base Set Pikachu
    Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres (currently in the post to me)

    I don't have any complete sets but I do have alot of cards from sets, and a few are very close to completion.

    And that's what I think my best cards are.
     
  16. dogma

    dogma New Member

    I actually think that your collection is pretty comprehensive. Maybe one set or mysterious pearl in it. Both are impressive collections
     
  17. DJGigabyte

    DJGigabyte Forum Moderator

    Well, if I hadn't gone to Worlds or wasn't planning on moving I'd probably have more than that haha.
     
  18. EeveeLover

    EeveeLover Member Services Administrator

    Well, while I do not have the level of rare cards in my collection, I am pretty happy with my collection so far.

    Here are some of the highlights:




    • All WoTC promos, including the PC editions
    • All NDP cards
    • The WB PokeCard Creator Pack
    • All ‘W’ Stamped
    • Best cards
    • Worlds ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10 sets plus the Staff cards
    • All rereleased HGSS promos
    • All winner stamped eReader cards
    • E3 Yellow Cheeked Pika
    • PokeTour Yellow Cheek Pika
    • All Prerelease cards except the Prerelease Raichu and the Clefables in colors other than green

    • Full POP 1 – 9 Sets with the foils

    • Full sets of all English sets except Legendary Collection and some holes in the neo series

    • All Japanese Vending Series 1-3 with sealed sheets + the In Power magazine that features them all

    • The Japanese Ancient Mew ‘Nintedo’ Misspell (in the book)
    • All Professor items except the 2 pins
    • A ton of the English binders
    • All English Sleeves as well as most of the Japanese sleeves
    • 2 large boxes of Japanese Deck Boxes
    • A good collection of Japanese cards
    • The Player’s promo Mew, Jirachi, Kyogre, Groudon, Plusle Minun
    • Play! Promo
    • Let’s Trade Promo
    • PCL card
    • 2 Movie half Decks
    • Some plushies
    • And a ton more.
     
  19. Qwachansey

    Qwachansey Active Member

    I have lots of Chanseys!
     
  20. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    Meganium45 and Myself for probaly the top Shirt collecting fanatics.

    I got mostly every Pokemon Players Shirt from 2002- Presesnt (nats/worlds/pre releases)
    Of course I am missing many of the Translators/Volunteers/Staff shirts but I do own all (or 99.9%) the competetors shirts.
     

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