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Forgotten Pokemon cards fetch £19K at auction

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 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Sealed Pokemon card sets have been sold for more than £19,000 at auction.

The two boxes, bought 21 years ago for around £30, were sold after the owner researched the “bonkers” prices they could fetch.

One, which included a sealed Pokemon Fossil first edition Booster Box, sold for £10,000 while the other, a sealed Pokemon Neo Discovery Unlimited Booster Box, was sold for £9,400.

David Wilson-Turner, head of toys at the auctioneer, said the cards were sold to two separate bidders from the UK, the BBC reported.

The original owner used to run a toy shop with his wife in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, selling Pokemon cards.

“When the shop closed, I put some of the unsold cards to one side at home, then forgot about them,” the owner said.

“I never imagined they would be worth thousands of pounds today. But there are a lot of serious collectors now and lockdown fuelled the hobby even more.”

Both boxes were imported from America and were described by the auction house as extremely rare.

The sale was made by Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire.

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