An authentic, sealed copy of Pokemon Yellow value nearly $10,500 has reportedly been ruined by US customs

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An authentic and sealed copy of Pokemon Yellow has reportedly been wrecked by US customs, which means it is not definitely worth the $10,500 it may have been in its authentic situation. 

This story was initially shared by Stephen Kick, CEO of Nightdive Studios, on Twitter, who mentioned: “Friend of mine received this sealed and graded original copy of Pokemon Yellow…US customs: Broke the acrylic case, ripped and discarded the seal, SLICED the front of the box off.” You can see the extent of the harm within the tweet embedded beneath, however we warn all of the collectors on the market, it is not a fairly sight. 

To put this into perspective, usually, copies of Pokemon Yellow – which can be in good situation and include the field, cartridge, and manuals – could be offered for a number of hundred {dollars} on reselling websites like eBay. This copy particularly although was sealed and graded by Wata Games (opens in new tab), who gave it an A+ score and a rating of 9.2. 

What this implies, by way of Wata Games’ scale, is that the game was in ‘distinctive situation’ with “a seal that is in near mint condition.” There’s not a precise duplicate of this game on this situation on the likes of eBay, however there’s a copy of Pokemon Yellow with an A+ 9.4 score (opens in new tab) (one step above the copy we’re speaking about) which is being offered for $10,500 USD – roughly £8,495. Ouch.

Sympathy for Kick’s buddy could be discovered within the replies to the tweet with fellow collectors and Pokemon followers alike distraught on the information. The nearly mint-condition game has undoubtedly misplaced its A+ 9.2 score now that the entrance cowl of the field has been ripped off. It’s genuinely so unhappy to see. 

Speaking of Pokemon Yellow, discover out if it positioned in our best Pokemon games record. 



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