An OG Pokémon Card Set Has Sold For A Cool $157K

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Do you have these at home?

The year is 1999.

Britney Spears is number one (and yet to shave her head), you're still mad you didn't get a Game Boy Colour for Xmas and Pokémon is an abso-bloody-lute phenomenon.

It's been 20 years since then and while some of us might still love and cherish our OG Pokémon cards, most of us chucked 'em in a box and forgot.

A wise cookie however, knew their value and has successfully sold their 103-card set for a cool USD$107,010 at auction. The current exchange rate puts this at $157,401.01 in Aussie bucks.

CNET report that the 20-year-old cards have been graded as GEM-MT 10 by PSA, the highest grade possible and short for "Gem Mint".

The set supposedly sold well due to it's good condition and the fact it had some pretty swish cards like Charizard, Blastoise, and Chansey. Gold Auction reveal that a Charizard card similar to the one in this set sold for USD$8,800 in 2016.

And here we were trading them with our neighbours and getting into fights about them in Year 5.

Anyway, you can check out the full set here.

Image: Gold Auctions

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Written By Ally Parker

And for the money to be donated elsewhere. 

They didn't ask for this destiny.

Doesn't get more Aussie than that.