It is no secret that Pokemon is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and its popularity has translated to serious cash for collectors. From trading cards to plushes and beyond, the market for rare trinkets has never been bigger. People are willing to spend a lot of money to bolster their shelves, and now, it seems the world's largest Pokemon collection is about to head to auction.
According to the BBC, an anonymous collector from Hertfordshire is ready to part with their record-breaking collection of Pokemon goods. Over the last 20 years or so, the woman has amassed a collection of 20,000+ goods. And on October 18th, the collection will be sold as a single lot by the auction house Hansons.
According to the firm, the collection is expected to earn upwards of $300,000 USD. The single lot will contain tons of vintage plushes and unopened trading cards, video games, films, toys, and manga. The original collector says the items come from a variety of regions as well including the United Kingdom, France, Japan, and the United States.
However, the collector admits she is ready to part with the majority of her collection due to "financial reasons". Hansons says the owner will be keeping some items due to their sentimental value, and this includes the Guinness World Record regarding the collection.
"This is a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the single largest collection of Pokémon memorabilia that has ever come to the market. It is currently being stored in a secure lock-up," David Wilson-Turn, an executive at Hansons, said in a new statement.
"Pokémon has been soaring in value in the collectors' market for six years. Wealthy young people in their 20s and 30s who got into Pokémon when they were children are buying and prices have spiked. This is a fantastic investment opportunity for a wealthy Pokémon collector or any wise investor."
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