These packs are from the original Pokemon set and Jungle expansion. Most shops wouldn’t have their Pokemon cards sitting out like this, but especially not these sets! Packs sometimes sell for more than $200! I considered using some newer packs, but the designs are a lot more complicated!
I worked at a Wizards of the Coast owned store waaaaay back when the Pokemon game first came out. Magic the Gathering had been around for years so the idea of a card game with packs of random cards wasn’t new, but a lot of kids and their parents didn’t understand it. Kids would often want to give back their packs because they didn’t get the cards they wanted, and sometimes parents would get really made about it. There were a number of times where angry parents came into the store demanding that we had to give their kids the exact card they wanted, or refund their money because they didn’t get the card they expected. We had to start explaining how the whole thing worked every time we sold anyone a pack. One time an angry parent waited for one of my coworkers after they got off work and tried to force her to give them free packs. Another time I was visiting a local comic shop and one of the customers recognized me and actually punched me because they had spent so much money on cards but never got a Charizard. I worked for Wizards of the Coast for 3 years and ended up sustaining a number of Pokemon related injuries.
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Should of kept a better eye on her.
While I wasn’t familiar with Magic: The Gathering at the time (though it’s my chosen addiction right now), I don’t recall having any trouble wrapping my head around the randomized boosters back when I originally got into Pokémon cards.
But then I was also lucky enough to open three Base Set Charizards, and instead got the whole “you have to share with your brother” thing from my dad.
Some kids had trouble with it, some didn’t. In my own experience, it was more often parents who wouldn’t get it. I think part of that is some parents don’t really listen to their children or take time to understand what they’re interested in.
…learned her lesson about stealing.
Whelp, there goes Jake’s budget for whatever he WAS going to get
Keep her away from Vegas; she’s caught The Fever!
That’s probably why my local card store keeps their packs on a shelf like 5 feet behind the counter XD
Yeah, almost every store does now. I was in a store on the coast a few years ago though and they had all their cards (Pokemon, Magic, everything) just sitting on a counter right by the door. After we left my friend was like “you were thinking about stealing all their cards, weren’t you?” And I was! I wouldn’t have, of course, but I couldn’t figure out how that store wasn’t constantly losing card packs.
You are in big trouble, young lady!
One would think anyone familiar with Baseball cards, Garbage Pail Kids cards, or any other collectable cKards would understand the concept.
“Hey, I didn’t get Ken Griffey Jr! I want my quarter back! Oh, but I already chewed the gum…”
WHO EATS THE GUM???