July 4, 2017 | Vol. 18 Issue 14
In this issue:
  Scott Pratte – Profiling a Premier Pokémon Trading Card Prognosticator
  Collecting the 2000 Pokémon Team Rocket 1st Edition Card Set – An Issue That’s Blasting Off Among Pokémon Collectors
  The Collecting Cycle Continues
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials


Scott Pratte – Profiling a Premier PokÉmon Trading Card Prognosticator
Scott Pratte has become one of the leading advocates for Pokémon cards in this burgeoning market. Cards that were once part of a game and a nationwide phenomenon are now fast becoming a hot commodity in a new world – the graded card market. In the following article, we dig deeper into the mass appeal of this ultra-popular gaming card issue.

Collecting the 2000 PokÉmon Team Rocket 1st Edition Card Set – An Issue That’s Blasting Off Among PokÉmon Collectors
It’s basically Pokémon meets the “Dark Side” in the hobby. The 2000 Pokémon Team Rocket 1st Edition set is one chock-full of villains and that’s just the way these collectors like it. This 83-card set has fast become one of the more popular Pokémon issues and in the following piece we dig deeper into this so-called “evil” set.

The Collecting Cycle Continues
With every generation of collectors comes a new cycle, one that repeats itself every 10-20 years. What once made an impression during youth makes a comeback when those kids become adults. In the following editorial, PSA’s Joe Orlando takes a look at the cycle that seems to impact virtually every segment of the collectibles market. This time, it’s Pokémon.

New PSA Lighthouse Label Unveiled
In your opinion, which of the following non-sports card genres has the greatest upside?
  1. Pokémon
  2. Magic: The Gathering (MTG)
  3. Star Wars
  4. Star Trek
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Set Registry Spotlight
2017 PSA Set Registry Awards and Luncheon!
Winners will be announced the first week of July. The PSA Set Registry Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, 7/28, at the National. Major awards will be presented to those in attendance. Email invitations were sent on 6/15/17. RSVP is required. If you have already sent your RSVP, we look forward to seeing you there. If you plan on attending and have not RSVP’d yet, please do so no later than 7/17. If you did not receive your invitation, please email [email protected].

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