Part V: Pokemon Value Over the Long Term

By Adrian | December 21, 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

So its been a few weeks since I’ve posted an update of where this is at, with the hiking trip and some extra bribery for the kids happening we are now at the 12 box mark. I’ve also discovered I marked an Uncommon card as an Ultra Rare, so I’ve also fixed that up.

The current card counts by rarity are as follows:

  • 95 Common
  • 60 Uncommon
  • 24 Rare
  • 1 Secret-Rare


Total Value as of 19 December 2018 = USD$40.87 (AUD$56.96)

Cost of packets opened: AUD$3.83 * 18 = AUD$68.94

TCGPlayer: Current cost per booster: USD$3.53 (AUD$4.92)

TCGPlayer: Current cost per box: USD$88.04 (AUD$122.71)

The price of a full box is still on the way down, and at the 12 way mark of the box we have opened $68.94 of boosters for $56.96 of value (so were down $11.98).

Hopefully the right hand side of the box will bring some shinny joy.