An anonymous woman from Hertfordshire, UK has garnered a world record number of over 20,000 Pokémon items which it’s expected will raise around £300,000 in an auction.
As reported by BBC, the Pokémon collection will be sold as a single lot on October 18th and includes video games, trading cards, toys, posters, manga, films, toilet paper, books and action figures.
Head of toy department at Hanson, David Wilson-Turner said, “This is a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the single largest collection of Pokémon memorabilia that has ever come to the market. It is currently being stored in a secure lock-up.
“Pokémon has been soaring in value in the collectors’ market for six years.
“Wealthy young people in their 20s and 30s who got into Pokémon when they were children are buying and prices have spiked.
“This is a fantastic investment opportunity for a wealthy Pokémon collector or any wise investor.”
Some items are from countries around the globe such as Japan, France, US and UK. The woman who wanted to remain anonymous said she’s spent over two decades building her collection and decided it’s time to let them go “for financial reasons”, but will be hanging on a few sentimental items.
Derbyshire-based auction house Hansons stated that the Guinness World Record certificate that’s been displayed at the Hertford Museum as part of a popular culture exhibition will be kept as “an important keepsake.”