Pokemon Trading Card Game has had a devoted fan base ever since it was introduced to the world in 1
The card was lost in the post.
"Recently, one of the most valuable cards in the hobby was lost or stolen in the post," YouTuber explains, a trading card aficionado, in a video Tuesday. "Both buy and sell, I know both very well, they did everything they could to do this as above table and legally as possible."
That card is coach no. 3. It was given to third party finalist at Super Secret Battle, a Japanese Pokemon card game tournament in 1999 – about the time when Pokemon Gold and Silver hit Game Boys. The card is valuable because you can't get by buying one million Pokemon Card Booster Packs. The only way to get it is to place third in the 1999 Super Secret Battle. Or pay $ 60,000 for it on eBay.
The card was sold in August 2018 and insured for $ 50,000. According to the conspiracy, it was then sent to New York – and so what happens next is someone's guess. The YouTuber theorizes that a person in the US postal service, how much the package was insured, swiped it.
"Either you have absolutely negligence and incompetence of the lost packages, or you have the other side [an] absolutely low-key scumbag who decided to steal this package."
The US mail service did not respond promptly to a request for comment .
The buyer offers $ 1000 to anyone who can help find the card and has opened a case inquiry.
Pokemon card seller for such a princess's sum is rare but not unheard of. An Illustrator Pikachu card was purchased for $ 54,970, and according to the mumble, a first edition set of cards was sold at $ 78,000. It's not just a Pokemon thing: A Yu-Gi-Oh! The card was put on sale in Japan last year for $ 400,000.