Since the late 1990s, the Pokemon franchise of games, books, comics, cartoons, movies and other merchandise brings in $2.1 billion a year in revenue. An integral part of the franchise's success for the past 20 years has been the Pokemon Trading Card Game, which has released 2.1 billion cards all over the world. Since the late '90s starting with the Base Set, the Pokémon TCG has continued printing new sets every year, with 71 expansion sets and counting and over 8,000 different cards.
This collectors guide will focus on the cards included in these 71 expansion sets, which are the most valuable and rare and the most popular with collectors. Every ultra rare and secret rare Pokemon card will be featured, including EX, Lv. X, Gold Star, 1st Edition, Graded cards and more. Each rare type of Pokemon card will be discussed, the values stated, pull rates identified and sets with these cards included.
The book will also include checklists of every Pokemon expansion released, indicating Pokemon rarity for each card, approximate values for the set and fun facts for the set, as well as ultra rare cards included in the set. The book will also tell collectors how to predict future values when it comes to specific cards.
The book features 375 colour images.
About the Author
Ryan Majeske has been collecting Pokémon cards since 1999 and has approximately 90,000 to 100,000 cards in his collection. He has produced and posted daily Pokémon card-related videos to his YouTube channel, Primetime Pokémon, since 2008 and currently has 2,500+ videos and more than 362,000 subscribers. He has opened every single new Pokémon card product released since 2008. He has also written daily Pokémon card reviews on his blog since 2010.