I Just Bought The First Pokemon Card That I Ever Owned In My Life!

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Long ago when I was a kid (circa 2000), I was huge into Pokemon. Every day that I'd come home from elementary school I was basically glued to the TV as I was a huge fan of the show. Around that time though I got my first ever Pokemon card which was also the first ever trading card that I'd ever owned. I remember that I was riding home on the bus when I found a card under the bus seat. I could tell that it was a Pokemon card from the back but when I flipped it over, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was a Pikachu.

That was 20 years ago though. It's been a long time since I was a kid. While I never was huge into the actual card game of Pokemon, I definitely collected some Pokemon cards and was addicted to the show and video games of it. It was because of Pokemon though that I got into Yu-Gi-Oh. Later on in life, that led me into both Hearthstone and Gods Unchained. This exact Pikachu card is what started it all for me!

This morning, I decided that it was time to cash out what little (and I mean little) crypto that I had. I decided to start searching for random stuff on eBay which is when I came across this. It was by no means expensive (it also wasn't dirt cheap either) nor is it a super sought after card like Charizards for instance, but to me it's a part of my childhood. It's nostalgic for me. I was worried that maybe it was fake or something because I'd heard too many stories about fake stuff on eBay, but I spent hours of researching and determined that this was in fact a genuine graded card by PSA. I even verified it through PSA's official app.

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This is my soon to be, PSA Graded 10, Gem Mint Pikachu (w/ yellow cheeks) card from 1999!

I'm so excited to be getting this!

This... this is a part of me... a part of my childhood. This is what started it all for me.

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Hadn't dabbled in the cards but was really into the Red/Blue when in middle school. Have fond memories of what I thought was a dream team of hybrid types.

I remember meticulous planning to have Pokemon w diff type moves that felt I could counter any Pokemon. Also, felt like a mad scientist using the cloning trick with the transfer cable.

Still have a lot of nostalgia that I even did a father / daughter cosplay as Ash / Pikachu. (Yes, I'm one of those guys. Lol)


My bro Zach was into the cards and did some tournaments.

P.S. Pikachu was one of my mains in Smash so is obv one of my favorites.