December 5, 2017 | Vol. 18 Issue 25
In this issue:
  Collecting the 2000 Pokémon Gym Heroes 1st Edition Card Set
  Collecting the 1965 Donruss King Kong Trading Card Set
  Collecting the 1930 World Wide Gum "Jungle Gum" (R78) Trading Card Set – Building a Vintage "Zoo"
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials


Collecting the 2000 PokÈmon Gym Heroes 1st Edition Card Set – A Hobby Workout
There are few collectors more engrossed in their hobby than dedicated Pokémon enthusiasts. These diehard fans take into account not only the rarity, aesthetics, and condition of their cards, but also the value as they pertain to the game. And this element certainly adds a whole different dimension to their collections. In the latest edition of SMR, we take a detailed look at the 2000 Pokémon Gym Heroes set and its relevance with hobbyists.

Collecting the 1965 Donruss King Kong Trading Card Set – Kong, the True King of Comedy?
What do you get when you cross a giant gorilla with a stand-up comedian? The answer could very well be the 1965 Donruss King Kong set, which takes a slightly irreverent view of the legendary beast. In the following article, SMR shows us why this classic non-sports set is so popular with collectors.

Collecting the 1930 World Wide Gum "Jungle Gum" (R78) Trading Card Set – Building a Vintage "Zoo"
Imagine first learning about African Bush Pigs, Wildabeests, and Hooded Cobras when they showed up in your bubble gum card pack. Yes... there was a time before television and the internet when trading cards could also be considered learning tools. In the next piece, learn more about the 1930 Jungle Gum set and how trading cards could broaden young minds.

The Scorching Prices of Charizard, PokÈmon’s Hottest Card
What is the most important non-sports card series of the last 40 years?
  1. Pokémon
  2. Magic: The Gathering
  3. Garbage Pail Kids
  4. Topps Star Wars
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