Part IV: Pokemon Value Over the Long Term

By Adrian | November 25, 2018

This is going to be a long series of posts over time. Links for quick reference can be found here:
November 2018: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV
December 2018: Part V
January 2019: Part VI
February 2019: Part VII
September 2019: Part VIII
October 2019: Part IX

10 Celestial Storm packets opened now, another bunch of nothing cards from these few packs. Wondering how long it will be before we get some half descent cards now.

I’ve noticed a bit of an error with my code that counted these up for me. The code was not taking into account duplicates. Doh.

So the current card counts by rarity are as follows:

  • 54 Common
  • 32 Uncommon
  • 12 Rare
  • 1 Ultra Rare
  • 1 Secret-Rare


Total Value as of 25 November 2018 = USD$23.85 (AUD$32.96)

Cost of packets opened: AUD$3.83 * 10 = AUD$38.30 (+AUD$7.66)

TCGPlayer: Current cost per booster: USD$3.60 (AUD$4.98)

TCGPlayer: Current cost per box: USD$91.05 (AUD$125.83)

The price of a full box has come down slightly, and we are well and truly behind in value with nearly 13 of the box opened.