Where are the collectors at?

Discussion in 'Collecting and Card Price Discussion' started by smpratte, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. smpratte

    smpratte Active Member

    The title says it all really, I am on pokegym a lot and am tired of reading about decks, claydols, uxies. Anyway I wanted to start a thread to find the collectors of the cards, rather than the players. So I thought maybe i could just start a thread where people could talk about their collections, or if they wanted info on cards i could help out with that too. Since i am bored in this last month of summer and don't want to read anymore deck building threads, I could help anyone who wanted to know about cards or just talk about rare tournament cards/promos/errors/rares, or anything that is thought to be rare.

    So if you are a collector post something, what cards you collect? your rarest cards, maybe list your cards, ask a question about a card you are looking for or want to know more about, brag about your cards, anything that has anything to do with collecting is good:thumb:

    Oh and here is my collection i should post to set an example, not everyone has to put down every card but i have a lot of freetime so get ready for some reading...some good reading :cool:

    I will start with the more rare ones and try and list all the japanese promos and then get to the english cards

    My Collection (well most of it)

    Trophy Cards (Please Believe!)
    No. 1 Trainer 1997 PSA 9 Mint
    No. 3 Trainer 1997 PSA 8 NM-Mint
    Secret Super Battle No. 1 Trainer PSA 10 Gem Mint
    Secret Super Battle No. 2 Trainer PSA 10 Gem Mint
    Secret Super Battle No. 3 Trainer PSA 8 NM
    2002 Battle Road No. 1 Trainer PSA 10 Gem Mint
    2002 Battle Road No. 2 Trainer PSA 10 Gem Mint
    2002 Battle Road No. 3 Trainer PSA 10 Gem Mint
    2009 No. 3 Trainer English PSA 9 Mint
    Bi-Lingual Lucky Stadium PSA 8 NM-Mint
    Parent Child Kangaskhan PSA 9 Mint
    University Magikarp PSA 5
    Victory Mew Orb 2005 in case
    Victory Orb 2003 PSA 10 Gem Mint
    Victory Pika Ring 2005 in case
    Victory ring 2003 PSA 9 Mint
    Mysterious Pearl PSA 10 Gem Mint
    Miracle Diamond PSA 10 Gem Mint


    Japanese Promos:
    TMB Tropical Wind 1999
    TMB Tropical Wind 2001 :cool:
    TMB moltres phone card PSA 8
    TMB zapdos phone card PSA 9 Mint
    All 5 Fan club special cards (postcard size)
    Fan club Eevee PSA 9 Mint
    Fan club Porygon PSA 10 Mint
    Grand Party Promo
    Please Trade Promo
    Jumbo Birthday Pikachu (pokemon center)
    Daisuki Pikachu DPt 016
    All 5 Pikachu pokemon center 2008 promos
    Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle pokemon center promos
    Vending series 3 set
    Vending series 2 set
    Vending series 1 set
    00 set with mewtwo and bubble mew
    Quick starter set
    All 5 Masaki Promos
    All 6 Sweepstake Promos
    All Coro coro promos
    Lilly Mew
    Mt. Fuji Pikachu
    All ANA Cards 2 pikachus dragonite, 3 legendary birds, Marill, Togepi, pika, larvitar, manphy and pikchu
    All Nata wake cards, Mankey, Psyduck, Jynx, Hoppip, Sunkern, Pikachu
    All 8 Lucky Stadiums
    Lucky Stadium from Chikorita deck
    All 6 Railway 2002 promos
    Championship Arenas one with palkia and dialga, other with mew and celebi
    PCL Pokemon Lab promo
    All 3 domino's munchlax, snorlax snorlax lv. x
    Every Mcdonalds promo, including both mews and the original set and the latest one as well
    2005 Players set of 7 including mew
    Mew ex Players promo
    Celebi ex players promo
    Mewtwo GB promo
    Dragonite GB promo
    Fearow Gb Promo
    Slowpoke 1998 Playmat Promo
    Every Trainer Mag Promo, even the Imakuni set
    Pokemon Center Tokyo Promo
    Pokemon Center Osaka Promo
    Fest Pikachu 2002
    Diglett and Dugtrio Asobikata 1998 promos
    All 10 CD Promos
    Video starter set (bulbasaur and squirtle decks)
    Neo Starter set (chikorita totidial decks Very Rare)
    Touch Trainer with gold writing on it
    Roota's Mew
    Aura's Lucario
    All Vs series cards
    PokePark Green File
    PokePark Blue File Factory Sealed
    Victory Medal with Pikachu Gold one and silve one and silver with gold writing on it
    Victory Medal with Giratina
    Victory Medal with Arceus Gold and Silver
    New Movie Dpt Promo including arceus, and nothched ear pichu
    Ash's Pikachu M Lv. X Holo (Dpt. promo 43)
    Every DPt Promo released
    Every Jumbo Card except Pokemon Valley

    All of the Dpt promos except wonder platinum

    English Promos:
    Sample Set Full Mint (very few only about 40-50 are thought to exist)
    Tropical Wind 2004 Staff
    Tropical Wind 2007 Semi-Finalist
    Tropical Wind 2008 Staff
    Tropical Wind 2009 Top 32
    Tropical Tidal Wave 2005 Staff
    Tropical Tidal Wave 2006 Worlds
    All Victory Medals with pikachu both silver and gold
    All Wizards of the Coast Promos 1-53
    Southern Island Set
    E3 Pikachu Just yellow cheek no red yet...yet
    Poke Tour Pikachu
    All prerelease cards (except Raichu)
    All W stamped promos
    Almost every nintendo black star promo
    All 5 Poke Card Creatoer Cards
    All Pop cards, including Umbreon and espeon

    English Sets:
    Complete 1st edition base set
    Base set Complete, All rares Shadowless
    Jungle Set Complete with a few error cards electrode, flareon, vaporeon, and jolteon
    Fossil Set complete
    Rocket Set Complete
    Gym 1 Almost complete
    Gym 2 Complete

    All Neo sets are near complete, I have only three of the shinning cards.

    E sets are my weakest none of them are complete

    Team rocket returns-Complete
    Fire Red Leaf Green Everything but charizard ex
    Legends Awakened-Complete
    Holon Phantoms-Complete
    Dragon Frontiers-Complete
    Crystal Guardians-Complete
    Power Keepers-Complete

    Diamond and pearl- close to complete
    Mysterious Treasures- Near Complete
    Majestic Dawn- Complete
    Legends Awakened- Complete
    Stormfront-Complete
    Platinum-Complete


    Alright well hopefully you are still awake after that but I look forward to reading more peoples collections :smile:
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  2. DJGigabyte

    DJGigabyte Forum Moderator

    Ah, finally. A thread for collections to be posted. This should be fun.

    For what cards do I collect, I collect any English cards but mainly focus on promos and newer sets. I also buy the occasional Japanese promo if it takes my fancy.

    My rarest cards are my complete Sample set of which less than 50 sets exist.
    I don't have any other really rare promos but I do have around 300 moderatly rare promos, including most released during the WotC era.

    I also have some rare cards from sets including TSD, a few Lv.X's, ex's and Stars.

    I also recently purchased an uncut Fossil sheet, I'm not really into uncut sheets that much but I think this would look nice framed and displayed on the wall (if I can find somewhere out of direct sunlight).

    I'll post here again if I get any more substantial additions to my collection. :thumb:
     
  3. The Fish King

    The Fish King New Member

    I collect a lot more than I play. I have been collecting since base set and have almost every set complete, including reverse foils and 1st Editions. Still got a few to go in that regard.

    I have every English 10th aniversary promotional item other than the watch by Fossil and the 10th aniversary Pokedex. I figured since my roommate has the Pokedex I can get it from him some day and the watch just turned out to be outside my budget.

    The crown jewel of my collection is my First Edition English Base Set Magikarp signed by Mitsuhiro Arita (the card's artist). Magikarp is my favorite Pokemon and so far it is an one-of-a-kind card as nobody else has gotten Mr. Arita to sign another First Edition English Base Set Magikarp. This card really means a lot to me.
     
  4. Jason

    Jason New Member

    I collect and play at the same time.

    But right now, I collect more as I quit playing due to some.... personal reasons.

    So yeah, I collect all sets, promos, etc... from Base Set to now... yet some ain't complete as of now, lol.

    I am a strong Mew fan, and I have all Mew cards in English and some in Japanese, and one day I wish to get ahold of that rare Mew Trophy card...

    Mews are not my only favourite cards to collect, I really love to collect any and all Premier event-related cards that was released in English by Pokemon USA since 04, and another favourite thing for me to collect is the rare stuff you get in sets (such as Shining, Crystal, exs, Stars, Lv.X, etc) =D

    Most people at my league often cry in pure jealeously as everytime a new set come out, I often shotgun anything to do with RH and complete it before other set collectors, as they know that i have too much time on my hands... Plus as usual when a new set release, I tend to shotgun deck stuff before anyone =]

    In case anyone is wondering about my sets completion stats...
    Base Set: Complete
    Jungle: Complete
    Fossil: Complete
    Team Rocket: Complete
    Gym Heroes: 10 left
    Gym Challenge: 6 left
    Neo Genesis: 1 left
    Neo Discovery: 5 left
    Neo Revelation: 4 left
    Neo Destiny: 7 left
    Expedition: Complete
    Aquapolis: Complete
    Skyridge: Complete
    Ruby/Sapphire: 51 left
    Sandstorm: 37 left
    Dragon: 40 left
    Magma/Aqua: 30 left
    Hidden Legends: 5 left
    Firered&LeafGreen: 3 left
    Team Rocket Returns: 3 left
    Deoxys: Complete
    Emerald: Complete
    Unseen Forces: Complete
    Delta Species: Complete
    Legend Maker: Complete
    Holon Phantoms: Complete
    Crystal Guardians: Complete
    Dragon Frontiers: Complete
    Power Keepers: Complete
    Diamond & Pearl: Complete
    Mysterious Treasures: Complete
    Secret Wonders: 2 left.
    Great Encounters: Complete
    Majestic Dawn: Complete
    Legend Awakened: Complete
    Stormfront: Complete
    Platinum: Complete
    Rising Rivals: Complete

    I have all of the Nintendo black Star promos released since 2003, and still need to get ahold of some of the fairly recent ones - since you know, being an Australian really sucks since 90% of the time when a new promo cards come out, I have to import from the US to get it...

    Of course, I have missed alot of the Wizard cards, and I also collect all of the Unreleased Japanese cards, in which I have owned a complete Vending Series 3 sets and some other promos.

    So yeah.... I'm sick of deck talking stuff... For now, lol.
     
  5. smpratte

    smpratte Active Member

    nice I'm glad to see that people on here have some solid collections. The fish king, there was a signed shining magikarp on eBay you would probably like.

    Oh and Jason I still have the trophy mew and might get another:smile:
     
  6. TLesky

    TLesky Active Member

    My kids and I play and collect as well. My son mostly concentrates on competing now, and my daughter is down to collecting one type of Pokemon; PIKACHU. Her collection has toppled 8,200 Pikachu cards in various forms from the Base set all the way to POP9. It also includes over 50 of the giant Pikachu cards that were available years back, 5 sealed World collections, 6 Pikachu*, over 30 Birthday Pikachu, and 5 E-3 stamped base set. She hopes to one day get some recognition for her collection, but if nothing else loves to see the look on people's faces when they see how many she has.

    As for me, well I have collected every set since Ruby/ Saphire. Tried to get every card rev-holo. Only missing a few here and there from the older sets. I also have complete 1st ed. Jungle, fossil, and others. Promos, well we have bunches of them, including most of the staff cards given out for the last several years. None of the real high end promos but nice to have as momentos of the tournments we have been at and worked at.

    Good topic for a thread.
     
  7. Rew

    Rew Active Member

    I collect cards that I put in decks.
     
  8. BJJ763

    BJJ763 Trading Mod Supervisor Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Our collection consists of 3 of each set. We don't have 3 sets of 1st edition Base or 3 sets of Shadowless Base. When Squiddy came along i didn't bother with non-1st Jungel, Fossil and Team Rocket. But 3 of each set (including Parallel Foils).

    I no longer do Black Star promos due to the limited distribution of some of them. Will do POP promos and stuff like that.
     
  9. smpratte

    smpratte Active Member

    TLesky

    Thanks for the compliment :smile: and 8,200 pikachu cards that is quite a feet, i dont know if i have ever heard of anyone who has had that many pikachu cards, but i think the master pikachu collector has to be someone who has all the three trophy pikas now that would be insane :cool:

    BJJ763
    three sets of each wow that is nice, does that include sets like fire red leaf green, or skyridge or any of the other more difficult sets to complete?
     
  10. crazypokemon

    crazypokemon New Member

    Congratulations on the fossil sheet.:thumb:
    It is great to hear other people having a intrest in uncut pokemon card sheets.


     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  11. Jran Sakarra

    Jran Sakarra Active Member

    *Raises hand*
    I am one.
    And so is our league leader and a few at my league.
    Retro cards only and Japanese.
     
  12. DJGigabyte

    DJGigabyte Forum Moderator

    That's an awesome Pikachu collection.
    What colour are the cheeks on your daughters 5 E3 stamped Pikas?
    Are they all yellow or does she have one or more off the rare red cheeked version?
     
  13. smpratte

    smpratte Active Member

    Yes does she have the e3 with red cheeks? I am still looking for that card, it is difficult to find.

    Oh and pictures of collections/cards would be a great idea:cool:
     
  14. DJGigabyte

    DJGigabyte Forum Moderator

    You can get the red cheeked E3 Pikachu on eBay for around $200 on Buy-It-Now auctions.
     
  15. TLesky

    TLesky Active Member

    No unfortunately no red ones. I will have to try to convince my wife to do some pics. May take a while. 8000+ cards gonna need lots of pics!:lol:
     
  16. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    You've got at least one Red Cheeks that I know of (might not be the E3 variety).
     
  17. Will-iam

    Will-iam New Member

    I am a humble collector that has/had from time to time the following Line # Item # Cert # Grade Description Type Country
    1 1 14883228 MINT 9 2008 POKEMON DIAMOND & PEARL WORLD 08 PROMO DP25 TROPICAL WIND FINALIST Card US
    2 1 14883229 MINT 9 2006 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 36 TROPICAL TIDAL WAVE FINALIST Card US
    3 1 14883230 GEM MINT 10 2006 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 36 TROPICAL TIDAL WAVE SEMI-FINALIST Card US
    4 1 14883231 MINT 9 2006 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 36 TROPICAL TIDAL WAVE QUARTER-FINALIST Card US
    5 1 14883232 GEM MINT 10 2006 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 36 TROPICAL TIDAL WAVE TOP SIXTEEN Card US
    6 1 14883233 GEM MINT 10 2006 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 36 TROPICAL TIDAL WAVE TOP THIRTY-TWO Card US
    Line # Item # Cert # Grade Description Type Country
    1 1 14885539 GEM MINT 10 1998 POKEMON JAPANESE GYM 2 84 DODUO WHITE STAR Card US
    2 1 14885540 MINT 9 1999 POKEMON JAPANESE COROCORO COMICS PROMO PIKABLU - GLOSSY DBL.WHT.STAR Card US
    3 1 14885541 GEM MINT 10 2006 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 36 TROPICAL TIDAL WAVE STAFF Card US
    1 1 14786476 NEAR MINT 7 1999 POKEMON JAPANESE PROMO 129 MAGIKARP TAMAMUSHI UNIV. PRIZE Card US
    1 1 14511439 MINT 9 2006 POKEMON JAPANESE MIRACLE CRYSTAL 4 CEREBI GOLD STAR 1ST EDITION Card US
    1 1 14395744 NEAR MINT-MINT 8 1999 POKEMON JAPANESE PROMO 129 MAGIKARP TAMAMUSHI UNIV. PRIZE Card US
    2 1 14395745 N9: NOT GRADED NO GRADE, VOUCHER Card US
    3 1 14395746 GEM MINT 10 2005 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 27 TROPICAL TIDAL WAVE TOP SIXTEEN Card US
    4 1 14395747 GEM MINT 10 2005 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 27 TROPICAL TIDAL WAVE TOP THIRTY-TWO Card US
    5 1 14395748 GEM MINT 10 2004 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 26 TROPICAL WIND Card US
    6 1 14395749 GEM MINT 10 2004 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 26 TROPICAL WIND STAFF Card US
    7 1 14395750 GEM MINT 10 2004 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 26 TROPICAL WIND TOP SIXTEEN Card US
    8 1 14395751 GEM MINT 10 2004 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 26 TROPICAL WIND QUARTER FINALIST Card US
    9 1 14395752 GEM MINT 10 2004 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 26 TROPICAL WIND SEMI-FINALIST Card US
    10 1 14395753 NEAR MINT-MINT+ 8.5 2004 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROMO 26 TROPICAL WIND FINALIST Card US
    Line # Item # Cert # Grade Description Type Country
    1 1 15766357 GEM MINT 10 2007 POKEMON JAPANESE PROMO TIME-SPACE DISTORTION Card US
    2 1 15766358 GEM MINT 10 2002 POKEMON JAPANESE PROMO SPRING BATTLE ROAD NO. 2 TRAINER Card US
    3 1 15766359 GEM MINT 10 1999 POKEMON JAPANESE PROMO TROPICAL MEGA BATTLE NO. 1 TRAINER Card US
    4 1 15766360 GEM MINT 10 1999 POKEMON JAPANESE PROMO SUPER SECRET BATTLE NO. 1 TRAINER Card US
    5 1 15766361 N9: NOT GRADED NO GRADE, VOUCHER Card US
    6 1 15766362 GEM MINT 10 2007 POKEMON JAPANESE PROMO WINTER CHALLENGE MYSTERIOUS PEARL Card US

    I also of course have a PSA-9 No.1 '08 trainer graded on my personal request from friend and grading mentor Ed AKA Ebirdman and of course an ungraded prerelease Raichu:smile:

    The two N9s that pop up are a 9th lucky stadium card and a No.1 '97 Pika trophy the Pika trophy PSA has kindly apologized to me and will correct it after I had pointed out to them that they graded one in the past:smile:
     
  18. crazypokemon

    crazypokemon New Member

    oh come on william are you serious you still havent got the pre raichu graded.
    i thought for sure psa will grade it.
    why not try another grading company lke map or something.
    that card should be graded by some brand if psa wont do it.





     
  19. Will-iam

    Will-iam New Member

    Sorry crazypokemon, but if PSA won't then none of the other top graders will like MAP or BGS since the top grading companies abide by the same rules and guidelines when it comes to what can and cannot be graded and since the prerelease raichu was never officially released nor has it been recognized in any legit form of publication it is unable to be graded, I have attempted three times so I count my losses and move on.
     
  20. crazypokemon

    crazypokemon New Member

    i hope i get a pre raichu someday maybe someone will sell it not knowing what it is.
    that would be cool if me and you had one.
    or even funnier i get mines for 5 bucks and you got yours for 10k.lol.
    hey anything can happen remember what i told you last time what i got and how many i got for that price.
    so hopefully the same thing will happen.


     

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