Pokemon Charizard Black Triangle PSA9 MINT Vintage Booster Pack. Very Rare
Back in July of 2016, when the mobile game Pokemon Go came out, I got back into Pokemon, which I loved as a kid from the 90's. I told my girlfriend at the time (now wife) that I wanted an original pack of Pokemon cards for my birthday so I could have the nostalgia of opening one again. She ended up getting more than just a normal booster pack, this is a very rare black triangle pack. At the time I'd never heard of black triangle packs, but in looking up its history I came across its history and decided to keep it sealed because of its rarity.
The Base Set booster packs went through a few variations during its eight print runs. While transitioning from Shadowless to Unlimited, the makers of the English Pokémon TCG, Wizards of the Coast (WOTC), accidentally printed some Unlimited packs with the 1st Edition stamp.Because Base Set was in high demand, and to avoid wastage, WOTC covered the 1st Edition logo with a small black triangle to prevent confusion. The cards inside (as expected) are Unlimited, and because the packs are much rarer than the cards found inside, it's vital to keep these sealed to ensure they retain their value as a collectable. I ended up sending the pack in to get graded in January of 2021 and it came back as a PSA9 Mint condition. I'm hoping it goes to a Pokemon collector; someone who can appreicate this item and its rarity.
I'm happy to answer any questions. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Collectible Card Games\CCG Sealed Packs".
- Set: Base Set
- Game: Pokémon TCG
- Character: Charizard
- Language: English
- Configuration: Pack
- Number of Packs: 1
- Certification Number: 10469425
- Manufacturer: Wizards of the Coast
- Grade: 9
- Features: Booster
- Year Manufactured: 1999
- Professional Grader: Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA)