This is going to really piss you off if your parents threw out all you old Pokemon cards.
Thanks to Gary V, and Ice in our part of the world, collecting cards is cool again.
Mostly people are fucking with NBA cards at the minute.
But there could be serious money in that shoe box full of Poke' cards you stuffed under your bed at home, all those years a go.
This is a trip, in 2019 a limited edition Pikachu card sold at auction for US$200,000.
That's over AU$300,000.
And that holographic Charizard you were fighting over on the playground for? currently being shopped around on e-Bay for north of AU$50,000.
The market for Pokemon cards definitely appears to still be in the US and Japan.
So if you are able to dig out your old collection get them graded ASAP.
And if you pull one of these, you've hit the lottery.
The top four most expensive Pokemon cards ever sold were (in USD);
4. Pikachu Illustrator Card
3. Kangaskhan – Parent/Child Promo Card
2. No. 2 Trainer Promo Card
1. Pre-Release Raichu Card
Apparently this is the holy grail of Pokemon cards - just an estimated eight in circulation in the world with the 'pre-release' badge across the front.