Pokémon TCG Sealed 1st Edition Jungle Booster Box Up For Auction

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The Pokémon franchise has repeatedly shown that it can get better with age. This is especially true when talking about the older aspects of the franchise, especially with regard to the Pokémon Trading Card Game. That's why it's really great to see sealed booster boxes from the good old days of 1999 out in the wild, so to speak. Disregarding the fact that we just referred to 1999 as the "good old days" (a thought we shudder to consider), we are pleased to state that Heritage Auctions, a collectibles auction house located in Dallas, Texas, has gotten their hands on a sealed first-edition booster box of the Jungle expansion of the TCG, which is being auctioned off right now! Interested parties have until January 14th at 2:20 Eastern Time, or 1:20 Central Time, to place their bids on a box from this wonderful expansion set.

A sealed, first-edition booster box from the Pokémon Trading Card Game's Jungle expansion, being auctioned off at Heritage Auctions right now!
A sealed, first-edition booster box from the Pokémon Trading Card Game's Jungle expansion, being auctioned off at Heritage Auctions right now!

While not quite as esteemed as the Base Set, the Jungle expansion set was the first time new options were brought to the world-famous trading card game in English. Featuring such notable creatures as Scyther, Snorlax, and Mr. Mime, as well as the entire Eevee evolutionary line from that time, Jungle gave great flexibility to the game. Some Pokémon from Base Set (namely Clefairy) was first exposed to their evolution here as well. For the time, this sort of thing was prodigious considering the scope of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the franchise as a whole, overall still in its infancy.

A bird's-eye view of the sealed, first-edition booster box from the Pokémon TCG's Jungle expansion, being auctioned off at Heritage Auctions, featuring Scyther on the front of the box.
A bird's-eye view of the sealed, first-edition booster box from the Pokémon TCG's Jungle expansion, being auctioned off at Heritage Auctions, featuring Scyther on the front of the box.

If you're interested in bidding on this booster box, the current bid at the time of writing is $6,200+ USD. Act fast, as the auction is set to end on January 14th at 1:20 Central Time! You can find the link here.

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About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.
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