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What was with the HUGE BOOM in the value of collectible Pokemon Cards last year and today? It's it because of Logan Paul restarting a trend? Covid-19 keeping everyone indoors? Millennials being old? Scalpers? All of these above? Let's talk about this.

Chapters:
00:00 Reminiscing about Pokemon Cards
02:41 Explaining Otis, Today's Sponsor
04:54 Pokemon Cards Selling for loads!
05:53 WHY are Pokemon Cards Expensive?
07:14 Millenials in 2020
09:12 PSA and Card Quality
11:16 Compounding Rarity in 1st Edition Pokemon Cards
13:14 Outro



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  • Lockstin & Gnoggin
    Lockstin & Gnoggin

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    • Al To
      Al To

      Junto ya darles los mejores pokemon femeninos y masculinos, que elijan así, también si el protagonista es macho o hembra como al principio, sugerencia para los consumidores escritura y mecánicas, lo mejor de lo mejor, usar en roster a atrapar los más útiles y mejores en cada región y juegos de pokemon.

    • Al To
      Al To

      Como cada villano de cada generación de pokemon hizo su desastre abrieron portal al más poderoso pokemon equiparable con palkia, tipo hada siniestro y se ve como un ser humano en referencia, el protagonista es un red bad ass pero anti héroe, desertor del equipo rocket y que no era tan malo giovanni, se le rebela, va y busca a cada equipo de villanos de pokemon y los debe derrotar, uedes humillar y jugar bajo, saltar peleas, explorar y atacar en desventaja en pokemon batle, sellar de nuevo cada legendario y eso te llevará a pelear con los buenos también que ignoran fueron usados por las demás organizaciones de villanos y giovanni sólo quería evitar esto, siendo entre villano y anti villano, debes pelear por destruir cada organización que team rocket quería aniquilar, encierras o algo no de matar pero tu elección con el jefe de cada organización de villanos pokemon de cada generación y además pelear contra los buenos por quitarles sus legendarios y regresarlo para evitar el apocalipsis y se libere el último legendario tipo hada siniestro que podrías solo sellarlo y capturarlo o enfrentarte a él con red guiño a fans y enfrentat el villano más poderoso de pokemon, es como un humano pero tipo hada siniestro, spoiler el protagonista tiene adn de el legendario y mew también, usa fuego hielo con el mismo hada siniestro en pelea 2 VS 2 pero te ayuda el red más fuerte y su más fuerte equipo con los estarters más fuertes de todo pokemon, luego usa el enemigo final normal fantasma con tierra volador, y termina con una pareja de veneno metal con un último tipo agua eléctrico, solo opcional, si deseas no pelear y por el final bueno, lo capturas sin pasar por esto, pelea y te dan premio extra como final verdadero o final secreto, sin ayuda solo contra este temible equipo y además te ganas el equipo completo por derrotarlo solo, junto otros premios, así pokemon cierra con broche de oro y prepara reboot en el espacio y otros planetas, sugerencia a nintendo y game frwaks.

    • Al To
      Al To

      Pokemon apocalipsis seria mas flexible los estarters, pues como cambian su segundo tipo cada evolución, tu despides que pokemon y que nivel de evolución usas para jugar y ganar, entre achivment killer con facilidad de jugar siempre con tu primer pokemon, si es la combinación que a ti te gusta, igual algunos otros pocos pokemon como un similar a readley de samus en pokemon, es tipo normal siniestro, deja su caparazón y adolescente es volador siniestro y al final es tipo dragon hielo o algo que sirve al menos casi toda la historia, tipos imposibles y muy impredecibles en saber su evolución y cambian constantemente cada evolución algunos como, tipo bicho siniestro, evolución fantasma insecto, última evolución por resurrección es tipos metal normal, sugerencia, los estarters serían en conmemoración a los mejores estarters así..fuego volador primer forma como charizar como primera generación última evolución desde un principio, el de agua con electricidad y planta tierra como venasour referencia, segunda forma el primer fuego peleador si quieren, para mi sería fuego eléctrico, agua tierra y planta metal sus primeras evoluciónes, final estarters más poderoso en última evolución sería, fuego hielo, agua peleador o siniestro y planta hada como celebi referencia, tu despides si evolucionan o no y puedes jugar y terminar con la evolución de tu primer pokemon, igual algunos con Textura engosa como insectos butterfree que aprenden ataques psíquicos, wing atack o mínimo razor wind segundo o tercer ataque más fuerte de tipo volador si no puede aprender fly o el más fuerte ataque tipo volador, junto aprender mega drain y matar toda piedra o tierra con eso y regeneración de hp en el proceso, pokemon que les faciliten usar más team CD ataques si no te gusta lo que aprenden, como en primer y segunda generación, el ataque más poderoso de tipo veneno sería death poison o dark putrefaction con sólo 5 ataques, así ya cierran pokemon y sigue reboot de la franquicia, sugerencia próxima generación de pokemon saga. Y el protagonista es anti héroe...

    • Al To
      Al To

      Me gustaba antes y lo físico, si fueran ahora cartas electrónicas como sus tarjetas de crédito y chip pero más útiles, serían para jugar en cualquier plataforma pokemon, nintendo con sus franquicias solo metes tu tarjeta y tu deck electrónico o en competencias físicas usas la carta electrónica y te dan copias autorizadas para ese torneo sin necesidad de imprimir de más y control de los jugadores, en torneos físicos te dan tus cartas según tu deck electrónico y también sirven en futuras entregas de pokemon en videojuegos, barato y que sean de alta duración las tarjetas y chip de pokemon, entre electrónico y físico, junto subastas, moneda y otros, además de ID de jugadores para saber y no desperdiciar en inversiones de su franquicia, sugerencia.

    • Al To
      Al To

      See así con lo de pokemon, comparado con yu gi hoo creo que eso sí junto wailord y su versión más defensiva y más hp simplemente una maldita pared de hp y si tienes mew de arqueología, estas perdido, la ballena es la mayor groceria humillación si sacas eso o te ganan con eso, pobre yu gi hoo duelistas villanos jajaxp deberías leer el chiste de galaxy conquest villanos de rpg nintendo conquistando su brazo de su galaxia espiral jajaxp, eso si fue humillante y desonrra total, saludos.

  • Gabriel Beliveau
    Gabriel Beliveau

    The way you opened the cards and just started looking through was weird for me. You didn't even do the rare shuffle. You know take the bottom 4 then put them in front of the 2 in front of them.

  • gars129
    gars129

    And now "Puertorican" boxer Logan Paul used the card as jewelry.

  • 想真Souma
    想真Souma

    "Litterally garbage" *tears card in two* My mind: Machop's value has now increased.

  • Kai Yu
    Kai Yu

    Why was he molesting Charizard

  • Tantibus Draws
    Tantibus Draws

    "Pokemon cards are now worth a lot of money" Me: Remembering how I threw away my entire collection in Middle School because I never believed people who said that they would be valuable. 😭😭😭

  • Diego Acosta
    Diego Acosta

    Me who doesn't know anything about pokemon besides pikachu: 👁👄👁

  • HLGM64
    HLGM64

    Yeah Pokémon cards are so expensive even though 2 days ago I got a rapid strike urshifu vmax for 10 bucks

  • DÒctØ_ ØctÓ
    DÒctØ_ ØctÓ

    Simple answer. THEY ARE OLD! They are rare and there aren't many of them left. So people are willing to pay *BIG* money to get their hands on something that old.

  • Nameless
    Nameless

    “This guy that children idolize for some reason.” I can’t express how much I was cackling when I heard that! 😂👏💕

  • MrAssChapman
    MrAssChapman

    Also massive inflation. If you hold something with value that increases with inflation then inflation isn't hurting you. If you hold cash inflation fucks you. Money is looking for safe places to hide.

  • Marav Reviews
    Marav Reviews

    Speaking about new but valuable cards, i had one Groudon EX card sold like in 100$ but i lost it in a bus. *_I HATE MYSELF!_*

  • 9G- Squad
    9G- Squad

    Your country are still fond of Pokémon? (Seriously)

  • motxmod
    motxmod

    The best way for modern cards to retain value for investment purposes is to keep them as sealed product meaning a whole box of pack still in the booster box and the box is still sealed in plastic.

  • James Sicard
    James Sicard

    I had to go to 5 different walgreens and cvs just to find a single deck box to play the game casually

  • 摳泥基挖
    摳泥基挖

    many people and youtubers just pull for money and views nowadays, I don’t think they really appreciate the artwork on the card

  • Lurey squad 123 Kerby
    Lurey squad 123 Kerby

    I have that charizard card

    • Lurey squad 123 Kerby
      Lurey squad 123 Kerby

      I don’t wanna sell it dou

    • Lurey squad 123 Kerby
      Lurey squad 123 Kerby

      :l

  • YutoTheSaiyan
    YutoTheSaiyan

    No excuses. It’s a piece of cardboard.

  • Matthew Guzman Gomes
    Matthew Guzman Gomes

    bro ilost a raichu gx tomy mom chetored apart infront of me

  • Gen Kaiba
    Gen Kaiba

    I'd be interested in learning more about how to get PSA to grade cards. I have the entire base set and a ton of first edition Rocket cards, so this is an appealing prospect.

  • Surfermario
    Surfermario

    Hi, yeah, I'm a time traveler from the year 2033, and I'm the one responsible for all those missing holographic charizard cards. In the future all pokemon cards of the 90s are worth anywhere between 1 million and 100 million. The holographic charizard, just 1, is worth 1 trillion yenubles.

  • Ankit Phookan
    Ankit Phookan

    the video title should be 'Why Pokemon Company is selling piece of plastics and cardboards for 100's of dollars

  • Sven Hallgren
    Sven Hallgren

    You keep bringing that Mewtwo up in the "Rare" category but there's a reason for the "Mewtwo wrecks your **censored**" meme. That card was horrifying for a while.

  • RescueRex70
    RescueRex70

    Most Modern Cards of really any game are probably close to the peak currently, and you'd probably lose money by saving them, games without a Cycle the price might go up later, cuz a card that used to be bad now has an interaction with new cards that's good, but like a $100 secret rare from Yu-Gi-Oh isn't gonna go up by saving it

  • Christopher Harris
    Christopher Harris

    Speaking of buying plushies, i bought the toufrog. I’m looking forward to getting it!

  • Molson 1990
    Molson 1990

    I found it weird when he mentioned Marnie from SWSH. To hear my own name in pop culture is so strange because it’s not a popular name.

  • PassportPowell
    PassportPowell

    When your name is Otis and you see it in the beginning 😅

  • Lancifer
    Lancifer

    We're literally just going through what comic book collectors went through in the 90s

  • Phazonight
    Phazonight

    Man, seeing this makes me miss my Gen 1 Shiny Gyarados that got destroyed after it was in the washer. My childhood.. x.x

  • ALEX FRANK
    ALEX FRANK

    I used to collect Pokemon in 2016 and when I started watching the shows again 5 years later, I wanted to open a pack of cards for the fun of it. But they are sold out everywhere and the ones online are overpriced or fake or resealed with the good cards taken out :(

  • Jackson Burton
    Jackson Burton

    Pokemon is maybe like 2% of PSA's business. Sports cards are going even more insane than Pokemon cards.

  • Charles
    Charles

    9:21 I feel attacked LOL

  • Enja Near
    Enja Near

    You pay less than $1mil for a house????

  • sans !!!
    sans !!!

    Holy crap!!!!!!!!! i just realized I have the exact raichu card it is not in that good of conditions and one side is kind of bent but in terms of quailty it is probably a 7/10 I even know where it is at but I do not know what I should do please help!!

  • Rocket Pimp
    Rocket Pimp

    All these years later I'm still waiting on my mom to buy me the pokemon movie so I can get ancient mew "just wait till Christmas" she said 😭

  • Woomy
    Woomy

    It’s not just me who was pay more attention to the music in the last 2 segments (not including outro) instead of him, right?

  • Axolotl
    Axolotl

    Imagine if that card he tore is 500,000 dollars one day

  • Evan Glaros
    Evan Glaros

    ten k left

  • Jj and Mj
    Jj and Mj

    Dude I love the light in the background 😻

  • caroline poladian
    caroline poladian

    me:loving pokemon cards but being able to get any due to my parents

  • PICKLE SENATE
    PICKLE SENATE

    Imagine if you will a group, no an organization dedicated to stealing rare and valuable pokemon merchandise

  • UnfunSon
    UnfunSon

    anyone know what the music in the background is called?

  • Marcus Ferro
    Marcus Ferro

    I feel so bad for the people who narrated their experiences of losing their cards or giving them away.

  • Chest0
    Chest0

    Idc if that card he ripped was valuable or not it still hurt my soul

  • •Black Sapphire•
    •Black Sapphire•

    Can u make cards of u Pokemon

  • old xyz
    old xyz

    Yugioh cards can coast 400 €

  • Grey Warden Invasion
    Grey Warden Invasion

    Because everyone is just greedy for money and wants to scam you for as much as possible. Person A is an avid collector who really loves and treasures the collection but is still missing some pieces, person B owns that missing piece but doesn't care about it at all and would probably have trashed it if they hadn't found out how much A wanted it. So what does B do? Give it to A for free since after all it was only trash to B anyways? Sell it for the price B originally bought it? Of course not. Make A pay as much as possible, let them bleed dry for caring about their collection. After all B has the thing A really wants and with that they have the power to demand as much as possible for it.

  • David Eddy
    David Eddy

    Better question: why hasn't Pokemon hired you yet to establish their lore? I mean, c'mon.

  • Charle55tudio
    Charle55tudio

    When he said CHARLES I had heart attack!

  • Solomon Shoaf
    Solomon Shoaf

    these vids r the reason i got back into collecting

  • - Haven
    - Haven

    I love that you bullied charizard throught all of the video

  • Fales Tale's
    Fales Tale's

    My mom sold my cards at a yard sale, I’ve still not forgiven her lol.

  • Heather Garner
    Heather Garner

    The origional set with charazard i opened hundreds of them and never pulled a single charazard i did get many blastois and venasaur tho. I did get two charazards later on but that occurred by my finding them. I found a charazard under my friends bed i asked her if i could have it and she said sure. Sadly it was lost in time tho...😑😥

  • Vivi mannequin
    Vivi mannequin

    Dm me on Instagram @vivi_the_mannequin if you collect Pokemon cards for some free cards and other stuff

  • R4N
    R4N

    Next Video : Explaining STONKS In Detail Through Pokemon Cards

  • Uneven Manatee55
    Uneven Manatee55

    not to brag but i have a common weedle card from XY evolutions

  • Wotts
    Wotts

    It might not be as much as a first edition holo but maybe I could sell my charizard ex for a few hundred dollars in 20 years

  • Agent_Rocket
    Agent_Rocket

    Whyyy whyyy WHY WHY WHY MY MOM LITERALLY THREW MY RAICHU I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS WORTH 10 BUCKS

  • Calruxio
    Calruxio

    I got started in Pokemon with a card pack in 1999 and found the anime the next week. I stopped collecting around half way through Diamond and Pearl and jumped back in late 2019 well before all of the cough stuff went down. Now I'm really regretting that collecting break considering a lot of Black and White sets are stupidly expensive now.

  • Lyonnel Xisco Junus 1626016
    Lyonnel Xisco Junus 1626016

    What is dynamax band

  • MatiNuva1700
    MatiNuva1700

    Screw Charles. All my homies hate Charles.

  • RiseCityGoals
    RiseCityGoals

    I legitimately had a holo base set charizard stolen from me by a bully when was a kid :/

  • ladybeava
    ladybeava

    yay thanks for calling Australia a more advanced country due to us having plastic money :P

  • Leex Perez
    Leex Perez

    I still have this charizard card with me. Card is still intact and flat but some tiny damages on the sides. I feel like if I had it appraised it be like 5 or something or not even worth it lol

  • Connor McCormick
    Connor McCormick

    I miss being able to buy cards, I'm so sad that youtube videos ruined my hobby. I can't find them anywhere. Off to a new hobby

  • Charlie Bininger
    Charlie Bininger

    My name is Charles, I feel attacked 😂

  • vargen1414
    vargen1414

    60$ for a game 60$+ for pieces of paper

  • Sarthak sharma
    Sarthak sharma

    I have a Pokemon idea!( Plz add to kaskade reigion) Elfen: elf Pokemon How you get elfens is using a coustum item which you get by catching Pokemon related to the nature and scouts where you fight the 2nd gym leader called "nature spirits". Nature spirits heal you Pokemon a big bit and give them a s.stat boost. When you use a nature spirit on an impidimp(has to be LVL 10+) It evolves into a elfen. Elfens have two types: Wild elfen: the nature elves know as Masters of bow and blade. Another nature spirit thing I wanna point out is that they CANGE TYPES when there is a different whether. The ones that are important are Winter spirits. So when a WINTER spirit is used on an impidimp it evolves into a Christmas elfen Christmas elfen:The Christmas elf pokemon.also the wild elfens are grass fairy and Christmas elfens are ice fairy and Christmas elfen's signature move is gift that does any random attack and gives it a 65% chance of a crit. AND they have evolutions! Wild elfan eve:Eliey(based off elynie in Kingdom rush who created the elves) The Queen elf Pokemon and Christmas elfon eve:Santmet:the santa claus Pokemon

    • Sarthak sharma
      Sarthak sharma

      More in another feuture vid!

  • slimeplayz
    slimeplayz

    "That's just losing it with more words"

  • ニコラウスフランツ
    ニコラウスフランツ

    Plot twist: it always start with a poison because of the fact that it's toxicated us with its addiction and the company knew this.

  • ZimonZieClown
    ZimonZieClown

    I don't really care about Pokémon cards but even I cringed when he was mistreating them like that. Also, that poor Charizard.

  • ZimonZieClown
    ZimonZieClown

    Bats are mammals, Lockstin, not rodents.

  • Fenikkusu
    Fenikkusu

    This goes the same for yugioh cards

  • RevoltingDrip58
    RevoltingDrip58

    I don't know whether Charizard is cared for better in Card form, or in that pocket.

  • Night Box
    Night Box

    Man good thing that I had as a child were those fake ones that had like 10,000 HP pokemon

  • Arc Hale
    Arc Hale

    You mean that box that was faked by logan pauls card guy? aka mr.clean aka scamlord 500

  • James Hamaker
    James Hamaker

    I now am going, to look at my Pokemon cards, tomorrow.

  • jenna bartley
    jenna bartley

    This Video: Talking about a card's worth in thousands of dollars me: "Haha pretty pokemon picture with sometimes funny move names go *BRRRRR* "

  • Trey Pabody
    Trey Pabody

    5:10 that's... INCONCEIVABLE!

  • ElecManEXE
    ElecManEXE

    This is why I horde my childhood. Don't need to buy it back if I still have it all. I have a lot of old pokemon cards. Including some first edition first sets. I was hardcore into them to the point where I was actually a gym leader at the Toys R Us TCG league. I'm sort of curious how much they'd be worth nowadays, as while they are far from perfect condition, I did use sleeves and binders to store and play with them. Guess I should thank my dad for insisting on that. But also I don't really want to know because that might tempt me to sell, and again, hoarding childhood.

  • Aka60thChip
    Aka60thChip

    I have an enormous amount of cards (gen 1 and 2), where would you suggest to first look in there value?

  • Renegade
    Renegade

    I will buy a booster pack of Pokémon cards. I will dissect the contents of a card and make my own illegal yet as real as an official card Base Set Charizard. In other words make fake cards that are indistinguishable from real ones.

  • Christopher Damant
    Christopher Damant

    Who would've guessed that trading that emolga EX for a regular mewtwo in second grade would've got me a net gain of 16 bucks

  • OBS Nation
    OBS Nation

    I’m a 90’s baby here born 91’ I was putting my cards in a sleeve as soon as I hit the parking lot running out of the mall from KB toys!! I still remember the day I found my Holographic Blastoise! That was the day! I’ve kept good care of my cards and let’s be honest yall “Pokémon card buyers” of today will never know the feeling of getting those cards when they were first coming out and you were waking up to watch Pokémon on tv grabbing the gold plated cards at Burger King in the drive through and slipping your rare cards into plastic sleeves! And yes I still have my cards I doubt I’ll ever sale my blastoise though 🤔 maybe I’ll get him rated one day?

  • Ameer Joseph
    Ameer Joseph

    Wasn’t the whole COVID-19 came from people eating bats a rumor and xenophobia?

  • Oanh Tran
    Oanh Tran

    I have a base set Charizard and Blastoise. They are both in horrible condition

  • Zistheone2
    Zistheone2

    I was unfortunately one of those kids who traded their Charizard card to someone because they said they'd "be my best friend" -_-

  • Art Games
    Art Games

    I regret throwing my old cards...

  • Joram Noel Clet
    Joram Noel Clet

    Interesting

  • Saints_Ghost
    Saints_Ghost

    i just want them to reprint older cards sets art. i can live with that. or even start selling books with card art all in them in their full glory

  • Grizzly Boi
    Grizzly Boi

    Wait how does he know My name??!??!!

  • Aaron Wishard
    Aaron Wishard

    Not to be that guy, but at 8:50, Generations isn't really a "Generations" set. It was a promotional set for the 20th Anniversary that was more for the "Generations" of mythicals. If you look at the set list for the individual cards, they're all just XY or newer cards. For an actual nostalgia set, you'd look to Evolutions, that came out the same year as Generations, the difference is that because the boarders look like Gen 1-2 cards, it caters to that nostalgia button a bit harder. Plus you have straight or spiritual reprints of basically lots of popular Base-Jungle cards in that set. Minus the EX cards, which I always viewed as additional layers compared to the rest. I know I'll probably get a ton of hate for pointing this out, since every time I've ever pointed this out people always say "but muh set name! It obviously shows off lots of cards!", to which I point out "Gen 1 pandering, massively, then you have the Radiant Collection which has like 3 out of the 6 generations involved". Like out of the entire 20ish years that the card game's been a thing, I don't think there's been a single set that has all current generations represented. Since the cards are a way to sell popular merch. So unless we want to shove Garchomp, Dragonite, Salamence, T-Tar, Greninja, name a Gen 5 Pokemon there's lots of not top 10 but certainly popular ones, Lycanroc, and any of the Gen 8 (Since we're still in Sword and Shield era as of the writing of this comment), all inside one set, we're probably never going to get an all encompassing set. Even if we did I'm almost guaranteed there's gonna be people that say something to the effect of, "Wow you certainly blew your entire load of good ideas on this set". Since most sets really only have around 20 playable cards. Maybe 50 if we're lucky. This is to keep you coming back every quarter outside of Japan, or every month inside Japan, so you're constantly searching for that new card that's gonna make your deck better.

  • Eliot Pearsall
    Eliot Pearsall

    I hAD A FirsT EdITiON holO ChAriZARD But I LosT IT.

  • Eliot Pearsall
    Eliot Pearsall

    I have a holo first edition gyarados.😎 tbh not that much of a flex but I still like it.

  • NeonBlacklightTH
    NeonBlacklightTH

    I honestly wish I knew the value of my pokemon cards, especially the japanese ones that I got, trying to find a site or something that can help with the research is hard >.< the only thing I got by scanning a bar code in its package was about $500 but that's just the one. Everything else don't have bar codes unfortunately T-T

  • Niall McSorley
    Niall McSorley

    Bats aren’t rodents

  • 115hellhound
    115hellhound

    Now that we’re talking cards please do an episode on Holon Pokémon and their different types!

  • Shadow Gaming
    Shadow Gaming

    Does anyone even know how to play it nowadays?

  • LilTone 97
    LilTone 97

    Scalpers, Sidemen, Shill Bidding and Logan Paul, Pandemic etc.

  • LSSJ Gaming
    LSSJ Gaming

    Rn I’m just northerner that’s it’s so hard to find new Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards in the stores. I have no idea what happened but they’re so hard to find. Also I’m so bothered with how beat up my old cards are for Pokémon as even if they aren’t rare they hold value to me

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