In the past year or so, pokemon Cards have become big business for resellers. Card packs are constantly flying off the shelves at large retail stores, sometimes leaving pokemon-related chaos in their wake. Now some naughty manufacturer in China tried to pull on a pokemon The fans of the world but the wider collector market were stopped by the Chinese authorities before any damage was done.

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Chinese news outlet Yikai Global posted a story claiming that 20 boxes of fake Pokémon cards were successfully intercepted at Shanghai’s Pudong airport. A video posted on Twitter by news outlets shows tall piles of boxes wrapped on bandages in police custody. An officer removes a box for the camera, showing it was a Spanish-language version pokemon sword and shield Pack.

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The counterfeit goods were bound for the Netherlands earlier this week. The state-run outlet claims that the shipment originated from a company in China’s Qingdao province. Yicai Global also says that this shipment of fake pokemon The card weighed around 7.6 tonnes and represents the country’s largest seizure of counterfeit products in recent years. With the cards being in Spanish, their final destination could be Spain or any other Latin American country.

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popularity of pokemon Cards have seen a resurgence over the years as content creators and collectors host pack-opening videos and live streams showing off their growing collection of cards. In addition, exceptionally rare pokemon The cards have been sold individually for over US$100,000. With that resurgence, the market for knock-off cards and Pokémon resellers looking to capitalize on the hype has grown with it.

The Pokémon Company reportedly sold 34 billion cards in 2020 as global appeal soared to new heights since its arrival in the late ’90s. with so many pokemon Cards operating only in the previous year, even a massive store that had just been intercepted, could easily be mixed into the worldwide market and purchased by customers who wished to purchase it. Are not trained to know what to look for between a valid card and a fake. There’s just one more thing to keep in mind if fans want to buy cards outside of major retailers or older resellers.

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