December 31, 2019 | Vol. 20 Issue 28
In this issue:
  Collecting the 2003 Pokémon EX Ruby & Sapphire Set – The First Nintendo Card Issue
  Zack Browning – A Pokémon Collector Who Has Grown with the Hobby
  Collecting the 2003 Pokémon EX Dragon Set – Slaying a Hobby Beast
  Upcoming Shows
  PSA Quarterly Grading Specials

Collecting the 2003 PokÉmon EX Ruby & Sapphire Set – The First Nintendo Card Issue
One might call the 2003 EX Ruby & Sapphire set the most important jewel in the Pokémon crown. Nintendo released this 109-card set at the lowest point in the game’s young life, and things have not been the same since. Now the TCG is thriving with new sets being released regularly and collectors around the globe buying cards at a frantic pace. SMR looks at this pivotal set in the Pokémon genre.

Zack Browning – A PokÉmon Collector Who Has Grown with the Hobby
Zack Browning’s hobby interests shifted from sports to Pokémon early on. Now one of the most advanced collectors of the trading card game genre, Browning has watched this segment of the hobby grow to immense proportions. SMR talks with one of Pokémon’s elder statesmen about the hobby and what he is collecting today.

Collecting the 2003 PokÉmon EX Dragon Set – Slaying a Hobby Beast
Many brave collectors have tried, but no one on the PSA Set Registry has yet conquered the 2003 Pokémon EX Dragon set. Limited amounts of unopened material contribute to the challenge, but is that all? SMR talks to hobby leaders about what makes EX Dragon such a vicious beast.

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  5. What is a Pokémon?
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Set Registry Spotlight
Happy New Year from the PSA Set Registry!
As the end of 2019 draws near, we wanted to take a moment to thank you, our members, for your continued support. It is clear, year after year, that the Registry would not be what it is today without your support and loyalty. We look forward to 2020 and wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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