Oldest Pack You've Seen on Store Shelves?

Discussion in 'Collecting and Card Price Discussion' started by Cyrus, Dec 24, 2011.

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  1. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator

    $450 ish or close to it.....its a good thing I checked ebay prices before buying it =)
  2. Politoed666

    Politoed666 New Member

    Guy who runs one of my local leagues and sells stuff has EX Team Rocket Returns, IIRC, along with some other mid- to late-EX series stuff.

    Anyone who sees FRLG for $5/ea should snap them up. Sandstorm, Dragon, and R&S are all good for that price, too. Anything older, definitely take for $6 or less. One thing I've noticed is that sealed Neo-era boosters are EXTREMELY rare in stores. Lord knows why. Fossil, Jungle, Rocket, etc. and even Base pop up once in awhile, but Neo is just conspicuously absent. Anyone know if those had a shorter print run, or what?
  3. the other day, I wandered into a card shop and found that it had only base set as far as pokemon goes. I bought one just for fun but didn't get anything interesting.
  4. AyameHikaru

    AyameHikaru New Member

    I've noticed this, too. A couple of the shops in my area carry older cards; I've seen Base Set, Jungle, TR, Base Set 2, and a bunch of R/S-on, but never any Neo block.

    If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say it's about supply and demand. There might not be much supply for the first five sets, but there's demand. There are also a lot of people in our area who still play with EX decks, so they might want to buy packs from those. But Neo's.... just kind of faded away. :nonono:
  5. Qwachansey

    Qwachansey Active Member

    Saw one of those 2 packs + 40 sleeves at Target a month or so ago with a TATM pack.
  6. BBmaster

    BBmaster New Member

    neo boxes go for ridiculous amounts on ebay when they pop up heck i remember seeing the 1st edition neo destiny booster box went over 900 for it sealed.my guess is during the neo era alot of the players kinda died down from pokemon and went into something new more or so yugioh or magic.
  7. Consumetech

    Consumetech New Member

    Oldest packs ive seen is power keepers
  8. Pokeplayer101

    Pokeplayer101 New Member

    Oldest pack I ever say was Base Set 2. I saw it at nationals at Troll and Toad's shop. They were selling for $6 each. I got 2 of 3 of them. I got 2 holos including a Venesaur.
  9. MiniWade

    MiniWade New Member

    Neo destinys pack for 5 at walmart, I bought it and got a cool looking scizor. After I saw a firered for the same and got gengar ex :p
  10. drifloon kill

    drifloon kill New Member

    I bought 4 base set packs at a hobby shop near my house for 5 bucks.
  11. amphachu

    amphachu New Member

    One of the shops that we use has some 1st ed Base Set packs in German for sale.
  12. Electric Spider

    Electric Spider New Member

    I saw an Aquapolis and a Gym Heroes at a Target in the middle of nowhere.
  13. Did you get them? ^^
  14. silentsword77

    silentsword77 New Member

    @Electric Spider, Aquapolis Packs are awesome :)

    And out of nowhere, my local Target has Delta Species packs. I'm quite tempted, I haven't bought a pack at a store for about 10 years. If only I could get a Kyogre * :D
  15. diluzio91

    diluzio91 New Member

    hmmm... next time i'm out by my grandparents (middle of nowhere, lol) i might have to check out what they have in stock.
  16. Trainer5246

    Trainer5246 New Member

    I just started playing again, and I asked my cousin if he had the old cards we played with as kids (Base set, Jungle, Fossil, 2nd Base set, and some Team Rocket stuff). He said he had a box full of 'em. I snapped it up, and while looking through it found a ton of holographics, like Venusaur, Chansey, quite a few Raichu's and Machamp's, etc. Your basic stuff. Didn't find a Charizard, haha.

    It was fun to see all that stuff again. Those cards don't seem very great compared to the newer stuff :/

    Can't say I've seen any boosters in any stores that are older than the set that was before BW.
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  17. snorlax44

    snorlax44 Member

    speaking of older packs In my room I have a 1 sealed pack from every set put into a frame... It looks really awesome.
  18. Nanashii

    Nanashii New Member

    I found 3 packs of BASE set for $2 in one of those small shops that sells random junk.
    I opened them and got a Beedrill, Pokemon Breeder and Nidoking.

    2-3 weeks later I saw them sell on eBay for over $100 for one pack
    -commits suicide-
  19. cookymonster

    cookymonster New Member

    About a year ago I boght ten of the aquapolis packs for 4bucks each of course I opened them but got crap in them
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  20. fizzycat

    fizzycat New Member

    tbf the packs going for over $100 will be first edition...a whole lot rarer than normal ones. regular ones are only around $10-$15 each

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