July 17, 2018 | Vol. 19 Issue 15
In this issue:
  Collecting the 2002 Pokémon Neo Destiny 1st Edition Set
  Collecting the 2000 Pokémon Gym Challenge 1st Edition Card Set
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials


Collecting the 2002 PokÉmon Neo Destiny 1st Edition Set – A "Shining" Example of a Great PokÉmon Set
Some sets seem to have everything going for them. When Pokémon is the topic of conversation, 2002 Neo Destiny is one of those issues. The final Wizards of the Coast Neo set, Light Pokémon, the emergence of Shining cards, an extensive checklist, and killer artwork... what more could a collector want? The following SMR piece reveals why top hobbyists feel that Pokémon Neo Destiny is an all-time classic.

Collecting the 2000 PokÉmon Gym Challenge 1st Edition Card Set – Another Workout for PokÉmon Collectors
What makes Pokémon Gym Challenge 1st Edition popular with collectors? It could be the appearance of Charizard or the set being filled with Ken Sugimori artwork. Perhaps it is the limited print run or the release of a card with a 120 attack. Regardless of your reason for liking the set, and the following SMR piece discusses many of them, there is no doubt that Gym Challenge 1st Edition is a hobby hit!

PSA Presents the ’PSA VG3 Show’ – Episode 4
What element of Pokémon draws you into collecting the cards?
  1. Artwork on the cards
  2. Investment
  3. The opportunity to play the game
  4. A link back to your childhood
latest news
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Set Registry Spotlight
2018 PSA Set Registry Award Winners Announced!
With over 130,000 sets registered, judging the best of the best was a daunting challenge. We know the continued growth is because of you, our loyal and enthusiastic members, and we thank you for making the Registry bigger and better with each passing year! Congratulations to all of our 2018 PSA Set Registry Award Winners.

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
2018 Gold Star Winners

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PSA Set Registry Luncheon
The PSA Set Registry Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, 8/3, at the National. Major awards will be presented to those who RSVP’d and are in attendance. Email invitations were sent on 6/11/18. RSVP is required. If you plan to attend and have not RSVP’d yet, please do so. If you did not receive your invitation, please email [email protected].

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