If you thought your collection of 150+ original Pokémon cards may be worth something in the future, then at one point you were correct. However, that’s all about to change as The Pokémon Company has revealed the happiest and saddest news at the same time.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon, The Pokémon Company is set to re-release the very first set of Pokémon trading cards. Set to launch on February 27 in Japan, collector’s will be able collect the original base set in its first reprint in several years.
The pack, which will launch as a full set, will include 60 cards, a player’s manual, and a collectable coin. On the cards, you’ll find the original designs identical to the cards released as early as 1996.
This joins the re-release of the original Pokémon games on the Nintendo eShop, as well as the recent announcement of the 2DS debut in Japan which comes loaded with Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow.
Unfortunately, neither the special edition 2DS console, nor the Pokémon trading cards have been announced for release in the West. However, you will be able to download Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow on February 27 from the eShop.