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Student Pays for Graduate School by Selling Pokémon Card Collection

Student Pays for Graduate School by Selling Pokémon Card Collection

“said he has made $80,000 selling cards, after spending a mere $4,000 on the originals”

This is a great story. This guy didn’t have to take any loans and will have no debt. Good for him.

FOX 5 Atlanta reports:

Student sells Pokémon cards for thousands to pay for graduate school

While Pokémon’s fictional monsters can’t really blow fire or electrocute enemies, in the case of Caleb King, they do hold life-changing powers.

The junior at the University of North Georgia transformed his childhood passion into an investment for eventual medical school, purchasing a series of Pokémon cards as a teen and building on his interest founded as a six-year-old.

Right now, King said he has made $80,000 selling cards, after spending a mere $4,000 on the originals – most of which he purchased a few years ago.

King credits this year of isolation for the spike in value.

“People kind of want a distraction from everything that’s going on, and I think [Pokémon] is one of the ways people can,” King said.

What’s more remarkable is King has yet to play his highest value card.

He held up a first edition Red Cheeks Pikachu. “I’ve seen it sell for $20,000,” King said.

He laid out 21 Pokémon cards that he estimates will sell for upwards of $50,000, putting him that much closer to achieving his goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

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The Friendly Grizzly | December 31, 2020 at 1:59 pm

He did well! He rode the wave of value increase and made a success of it. I wonder if those cards will soon be where Beanie Babies are: a curiosity?

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There’s a reason that genre of game is called “Collectible Card Games”.

Thank heavens he didn’t squander a truly valuable pack of playing cards on a completely worthless course of education. Go, surgeon, I choose you!

This is fantastic!

Hopefully he will not be denied admission to medical school for being a capitalist and wanting to pay his own way.

Hopefully, the people buying the cards aren’t using our tax dollars.

Wait – he’s paying his own way through med school? What a novel idea!
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