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  • Writer's pictureElliott Davidson

Value in Mistakes!

Disappointed you don’t have a Charizard? Devastated you lost your Blastoise? Grieving over your Venusaur?

Fear Not, young Trainer!

There are other secret gems of the Pokémon trading world that might be hiding in plain sight!

Error: : the difference between an observed or calculated value and a true value specifically

a: variation in measurements, calculations, or observations of a quantity due to mistakes or to uncontrollable factors

b : the amount of deviation from a standard or specification


You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about statistics and errors while I describe Pokémon cards! Well that’s because Error cards are worth a lot more money than their original counterparts.

For example lets take a look at these two Pokémon card values seen below:


To the casual observer, these two Pokémon cards might be identical. Both of these cards are Base Set Shadowless Ninetales, but to expert level trainers and collectors, these two Ninetales have a major difference in both appearance and more importantly in VALUE!! If you’ll notice the Ninetales card on the left has the #80 next to its Fire Blast attack, but if you look at the card on the right that #80 is missing!!! BUM BUM BUMMMM!

Enter the tale of the “No Damage Ninetales” , On a select few prints of this Pokémon card, this error can be found thus making it super rare and very valuable. The card on the right is worth 20 times more than the card on the left! All because that missing #80 is a mistake!!!!! Mistakes almost always increase Pokémon card values exponentially!.


This is just one example of hidden treasures amongst Pokémon cards. There’s many more including the haunting legend of the Ghost Pikachu, the enchanting Evolution Box Wartortle and let us not forget the Stage Error Blastoise!

For more information on your cards please contact us and follow us on Instagram @thepokemon_niceguys and remember to protect your cards!


P.S. We will be launching a YouTube channel with even more insights and regular content to help discuss what is going on in the card trade and exciting opportunities for increasing your card collection!

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