There has been a recent renewal of interest in Pokémon cards. People have been watching card openings, paying huge amounts for original packs to open themselves, and have been diving back into basements and attics to find old cards stored away somewhere. There is something comforting about indulging in an old hobby like that once again while dreaming of getting a shadowless or a PSA 10.
Many of us got into Pokémon a little late though, as kids we couldn't afford to buy up a lot of merchandise and had to resort to begging our parents to buy us packs. There are those, however, that were ahead of the curve in realising Pokémon was about to be a huge part of nerd culture. One such person was man known as King Pokémon. Or Gary to his friends.
Gary has the most expensive collection of Pokémon cards memorabilia in the world. When asked on The Ices Coffee Hour podcast, he said he couldn't accurately predict the amount of money the collection is worth in full, however, he assures the hosts that it is certainly above the $10 million mark.
Gary spills details on his infamous Pawn Stars episode where he asks for $500,000 for a collection of 100 Charizards, and how his main focus is on encouraging others into the hobby beyond just personal wealth. The guy really enjoys sharing the love of the collectables it seems.
Some of his collection is a secret, and the very best of his items are hidden away in a high-security storage facility away from prying eyes. Gary says that there are plans in place to try and display some of his collection with charity beneficiaries, but there are many items he has no intention of ever selling. Once he's gone, he wants to leave these items to his sons and they'll eventually decide what to do with them in years to come.
If you want to know more about the collection, how Gary got into the world of Pokémon, and more you can watch and listen to the podcast on YouTube. We'd also highly recommend checking out Gary's Instagram account, where he often shows followers some of his rarest and most beloved items, as well as himself and his friends and family having a very wholesome time.
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