Pokémon cards were a big part of my early childhood. No one knew how to actually play the card game, but we’d tear open a fresh pack with excitement, eager to add them to our binders so we could show them off on the playground. Chances are, you’ve still got a large collection buried somewhere in the attic of your childhood home. Tell your parents not to throw them out. They’ll be worth a fuckton someday — especially when the real Pokémon get old and start dying.
It’s been over 20 years since the original cards were released, and now, many will net you a payday in the thousands.