A collection of Pokémon that has been 25 years in the making is being sold in its entirety.
The news was first reported earlier this week by the BBC. (opens in a new tab), as a woman from Hertfordshire in the UK wants to put her Pokémon collection up for sale. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to put the collection of more than 20,000 items up for sale later this month, on October 18.
Even more amazing than the collection is how much it could bring back to the original owner. A UK auction specialist is reportedly estimating that the Pokemon collection could sell for more than £300,000/$300,000, making it one of the largest individual Pokemon auctions in history.
However, it is not only the trading cards that make up this historical collection. It turns out that the anonymous woman has amassed a collection of figurines, video games, posters, manga, movies, and even toilet paper, sourced from across the UK, US, France, and Japan.
The seller actually holds a Guinness World Record certificate for the largest Pokemon collection in history, which he revealed to the BBC that he is selling “for financial reasons”. However, they’re not actually getting rid of his entire collection, as the saleswoman revealed that she’s holding back some items for sentimental reasons. After 25 years of tenaciously collecting Pokémon memorabilia from around the world, who can blame the collector for holding back some memorable items?
Perhaps this collector is aware of scarlet and violet pokemonthe two Gen 9 Pokemon games set to unleash a whole new roster of creatures next month.