Pokémon: student sells $ 80,000 in cards to pay for college

Student Caleb King, of the University of North Georgia, became an international topic on the Internet after confirming the sale of an incredible batch of rare Pokémon TCG cards worth more than $ 80,000 to fund his medical school studies.

According to a report by the Fox 5 Atlanta news agency, Pokémon cards became incredibly valued after about four years, when they were bought for $ 4,000 (about R $ 21,000) in 2016. Now in 2020 a new revaluation of the collection’s very rare items only indicated values ​​above U $ 80 thousand for a portion of the acquired collection, resulting in an excellent deal on the part of the university student, making auctions available to fans on the Web.

“A lot of people tried to discourage me at first, especially my parents,” said King. “They said,” Hey, you shouldn’t spend that much money on these cards, this is ridiculous. “I didn’t listen and it was worth it.”

Unfortunately, the sale of the cards wasn’t enough for the student to pay for their expenses in full, but King already had a card up his sleeve – or ‘letters,’ pardon the pun – and launched another 21 items from his collection online at marketed in the belief that he could raise an additional $ 50,000 to fulfill his dream of being an orthopedic surgeon.

Considering that one of these auctioned cards is a “Red Cheeks Pikachu” from the first booster set worth $ 20,000 (approximately R $ 104,000), all points to the conclusion that the story will have a happy ending very soon.

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