Too Many To Count [Pokemon Cards]

Happy Thursday!
I love collecting things, especially if it’s from a franchise I love. I have a ton of stuffed animals, a lot of them being Pokemon plushies.
Pokemon cards are no exception.
Pokemon Cards
As you can see, I have eight books, two tins, and two binders. All of these used to be filled, but then I bought the Pikachu binder. I started organizing them one day and put duplicate cards in one slot together. So, if you open the books up it doesn’t look like I have a lot of cards, but I do… Oh, I do.
Speaking of organizing them, when I have free time (which is rare to come by), I like to lay out all my cards and organize them. I’ve gotten through Kanto so far, that’s it. Like I said, my free time is becoming harder to come by.
Kanto Pokemon cardsI bought the Pikachu binder to start over in organizing them. All my Kanto cards are in there, in numerical order.
It took me a couple of hours, especially since I made a couple of mistakes. Then I got a new package of cards the following week and, of course, a wild Zubat appeared.
In fact, I don’t think I ended up putting that Zubat in the binder just yet. I believe he’s in one of the tins.
I love the tins, but only have two of them because those sets of cards tend to be on the more expensive side.
(I love collecting the cards, but I have to admit that I don’t have the money to burn on them… I wish I did.)
My Raiku tin is filled with more Pokemon cards that I haven’t fit into the books. (Plus two decks of Magic: The Gathering cards… I was wondering where those went!) The Latios tin is filled with Pokemon “extras,” I guess we’ll call it.
I have mini cards that look 3D, Pokemon coins that sometimes comes with the cards, tattoos that I used to wear when I was kid, and more.
Gold Pokemon cardsI also have these in there. They’re “gold” Pokemon cards.
It might be hard to tell, but the left is Charizard and the right one is Mewtwo.
My brother-in-law gave these to me. His parents were cleaning out the attic or something and found them. They were going to get rid of them, but he took them to give them to me.
I love them, I think they’re so cool.
My brother-in-law was also the one to give me the binder with Ash and company on it. That was filled with his own Pokemon card collection. Again, his parents were going to just get rid of them, but he took them for me to keep.
Needless to say, I have too many Pokemon cards to count. I don’t think I could ever have enough cards, but it is getting harder to find spaces for them.
Jumbo Pokemon CardsEspecially these cards right here.
I’m sure you’ve all seen “jumbo” Pokemon cards. I think they’re awesome and want them all (of course).
I have two, as you can see: Keldeo and Tepig’s evolution train.
Right now these cards sit in the front pocket of my blue Pikachu book. That’s the only place they fit since I can’t put them in a sleeve with all the other cards.
One day, I think it’d be cool to frame them and have a display wall of jumbo Pokemon cards.
If only I had the money to burn…
And no, before anyone asks… I have no idea how to play the Pokemon card game.

Do you still collect Pokemon cards? How many do you have? Let me know in the comments below!

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Readers Comments (6)

  1. I love Pokemon cards! I collected A LOT of them back in the day up until the Johto set. Then I took a long break before coming back around the X/Y generation. The game went through a lot of changes since then, but it was fun to get reacquainted, especially with the new pink Fairy cards, for which I made a pretty good deck for. I got some Sun/Moon cards, but I don’t currently actively buy them. Still love how they look though, and I plan to watch the World Championships for the card game!

    • Most of my cards are from the early generations. I don’t get them as often now, but I still try to nab a booster pack every now and then. There’s something exciting about opening a brand new pack.
      I need to figure out how to play the card game! A boy I used to babysit for tried teaching me once, but I think he fudged the rules so the battle would be in his favor, lol.
      I don’t buy them myself too much, but I do ask for them for birthday and Christmas and such.

      • The card game is really easy to pick up and learn, at least compared to other games like Yu-Gi-Oh! I was able to teach my wife how to play, so we have a good card battle every now and then with our decks.

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