I used to own quite a few and then I gave them to my cousin which he got them all wet.
O man the card game, lol. Honestly, I used to collect the cards but I had absolutely no idea how to play the game . I just loved staring at them and seeing how awesome and shiny my Charizard was. I guess it was a combination of me just being little and also not having anyone to play with or teach me how to play. But I still got them anyway for the thrill and excitement of staring at them in a binder .
The card game was awesome as fuck, maaaan. Can't blame you. I wanted to collect a lot of the cards. Truth be told, if the cards weren't all new and Diamond and Platinum and Hoenn and shit like that, I'd actually drop money on the cards. Fuck third generation and after. First was the best, second was decent.
The collector cards were the real craze here in Sweden, some even got a shitload of cards without knowing there were video games.
Maaaaaaaan, how much money parents had to spend on their children's stupid cards. I had folders and stuff in my closet, like a damn archive with thousands of cards... and yet I don't recall anyone ever playing the actual card game. I know I wanted to after I played the Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color, but no one else knew how to play so I just kept collecting rare shit instead.
Eventually I got bored of it, put all the cards in a bag and dug a hole in a field close to where I used to live and put it all in there. Then I drew a treasure map of where they were and put outside the door of a guy I knew who couldn't afford any cards on his own.
I'm such a nice guy.
I had a few trading cards like in '99-01, among those were a Red Gyarados and Shiny Machamp cards. I lost my whole pack one day I don't even know how.
I bought cards out the ass when I was a kid. Played the game some but as card games go, it sucked. Yu-Gi-Oh! was more fun to play, but Pokemon cards were the shizz to collect!
I just collected them, I was never interested in learning to play them, but yeah everyone I knew who were into trading cards said that Yu-Gi-Oh was the one they liked.
Yep, most of you guys have been saying the exact same thing as me. Pokemon cards came first when I was much younger and those were more of just a phase and a craze resulting in me just staring at a bunch of holographic cards just because I thought they were amazing to have. I had no idea how to play at all. I think I even made up my own rule one time just so I could do something with them . And yes, Yugioh became the big sh*t and thats what I was all about. In the end I loved them way more than Pokemon Cards because they were better and I knew had to use them .
I've never even seen a Yu-Gi-Oh card, and if it's true that they were more popular, it was probably because the kids learned how to play them when watching the show.
Hell, no one I knew bought the Pokémon cards for the sake of playing. Everyone just threw their Energy and Trainer cards away or put them in the back of their folders and saved whatever rare or shiny ones they got their hands on.
I don't even think most kids cared back in the day, they'd just buy anything that said "Pokémon" on it, really.
Am I the only one that played and knew how to play Pokemon? Though granted, I mostly collected rather than played.
No, I said I knew how to play D: It just wasn't that fun. The energy/counter thing Pokemon and other card games like it have going on is annoying. So many things to keep up with. That's why games like Yu-Gi-Oh! caught on better here, easier to play.
A very long time ago, I condensed my collection down to only sexy shiny cards. When I first started getting into the pokemon card craze, I use to collect all kinds of pokemon cards (including the energy cards, tools, shit.. even the japanese ones, etc) but I slowly grew to love the shiny pokemon cards more than any other.
I still have "my special" pokemon folder that contains practically all of the cards I kept. I managed to sell the rest of the rubbish cards at school. Gawd, I don't know how much money and time I spent on collecting and hustling for those cards; but I still say it was damn worth it. I had a lot of fun back in the day.
Oh yea and I totally agree with what Orgz-kun stated in his post a while back. So true. That was so sweet of you, Orgz-kun.