Friday, July 29, 2022

Alleged $500k Pokémon card heist

A Pokémon collector reportedly had cards stolen from their collection in South Carolina. The missing cards are said to be worth hundreds of thousands, but there's a catch. What was actually stolen were multiple unopened boxes of Pokémon cards purchased more than 20 years ago. The value is in the very small potential for rare cards to be in the box. Once the box is opened, it becomes worthless. A first edition holographic Charizard that was graded as a perfect 10 by PSA, for example, means your ship has come in, apparently to the tune of $299k.