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Scandal abounds in the wide world of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, where an attempted sale of rare cards has led to what is allegedly the biggest return of stolen property in the game’s history. 

Basically, it went like this – in Dallas, Texas, a man tried selling a whole boatload of extremely rare cards from the 2021 expansion Fusion Strike to a local shop called Trading Card World (TCW). TCW was suspicious of the huge haul of very rare cards from a set with notoriously low pull rates, and upon questioning the seller, he revealed he worked for a company that prints Pokémon cards. TCW then got in touch with The Pokémon Company, which performed an investigation and got the stolen cards back. Most details have been kept under wraps by both TCW and TPC, preferring to stay out of the spotlight.



The wrinkle here is that Fusion Strike was a set with some of the lowest pull rates for rare cards in modern Pokémon TCG history, and this offers a very plausible reason why – a large number of cards intended to be distributed in packs ended up in the hands of one person. Obviously, there’s no proof that this is the case, but some folks certainly believe in it. Ultimately, a lot of the finer points will be left internal, but it’s still pretty wild to hear about even in passing.



Source: Kotaku


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.