July 14, 2020 | Vol. 21 Issue 14
 
 
 
In this issue:
 
  Ashley Wilhelm – Teaching a Class on Collecting Japanese Pokémon Cards
 
  Collecting the Classic 2002 Yu-Gi-Oh!: Magic Ruler (MRL) Trading Card Game Set – A Magical Debut
 
  Collecting the 1939 Gumakers of America True Spy Stories (R156) Trading Card Set – The Hobby Goes Undercover
 
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Ashley Wilhelm – Teaching a Class on Collecting Japanese PokÉmon Cards
 
Very quickly Ashley Wilhelm went from being an elementary school teacher in Washington to an internet sensation ripping Pokémon packs for international collectors from her new home in Japan. If that sounds like a wild story, that’s because it is! SMR spoke with Wilhelm and got the lowdown on her new life in the Pokémon world.
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Collecting the Classic 2002 Yu-Gi-Oh!: Magic Ruler (MRL) Trading Card Game Set – A Magical Debut
 
Yu-Gi-Oh! collectors were looking for some excitement in 2002 and the release of Magic Ruler did the trick. New packaging, toon monsters and crazy-powerful magic cards thrilled fans of the trading card game (TCG). In his latest SMR article, Yu-Gi-Oh! specialist, Anthony Ghezzi, shares how Magic Ruler set the series on a whole new path to TCG stardom!
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Collecting the 1939 Gumakers of America True Spy Stories (R156) Trading Card Set – The Hobby Goes Undercover
 
Trading cards as counterespionage tools? Can you imagine learning country-saving techniques via bubble gum card instruction? SMR looks back at the 1939 Gumakers America True Spy Stories set and the cards’ fascinating subject matter.
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Set Registry Spotlight
 
PSA Set Registry Awards – Update
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