Pokémon TCG Sealed "Blackout" Deck Up For Auction At Heritage

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Heritage Auctions, an auction house based in Dallas, Texas, that primarily deals with auctions pertaining to comics, video games, trading cards, and other collectible items, has put a rare, sealed copy of the "Blackout" preconstructed deck from the Pokémon Trading Card Game up for auction! This is one of the more sought-after precons in that it contains many Pokémon cards relevant to the fan-organized '99-'00 format, namely for the "Haymaker" deck archetype. Prospective bidders have until Tuesday, October 5th, to place a bid on this sealed Pokémon TCG deck.

The front face of the sealed box containing the "Blackout" preconstructed deck from the Pokémon TCG. This deck prominently features the artwork of both Squirtle and Hitmonchan, illustrated by Ken Sugimori. Currently available at auction on Heritage Auctions' website.
The front face of the sealed box containing the "Blackout" preconstructed deck from the Pokémon TCG. This deck prominently features the artwork of both Squirtle and Hitmonchan, illustrated by Ken Sugimori. Currently available at auction on Heritage Auctions' website.

According to fanmade Pokémon franchise encyclopedia Bulbapedia, the Haymaker deck archetype, as used most frequently in the years of 1999-2000 (and thus the '99-'00 format), contains various cards that are readily found in the Blackout precon. Notably, Hitmonchan, Super Energy Retrieval, and various other Trainer cards can be found in this preconstructed deck and are also cornerstones of the archetypal Haymaker deck. If you are seeking to make a Haymaker deck, this is a good acquisition if you can't easily manage to find singles from the deck on their own, as it provides a fair few of the more important cards for the archetype within it. What's more, the cards can be presumed to be Gem Mint as they're from inside the sealed product, regardless of the overall condition of the packaging.

The back face of the sealed box containing the "Blackout" preconstructed deck from the Pokémon TCG. Currently available at auction on Heritage Auctions' website.
The back face of the sealed box containing the "Blackout" preconstructed deck from the Pokémon TCG. Currently available at auction on Heritage Auctions' website.

If you are looking to place a bid on this wonderful preconstructed Pokémon TCG deck for use as a player in the '99-'00b format or simply as a collector, please kindly remember that you have until Tuesday, October 5th to do so. You can find the item's auction listing on Heritage Auctions' website by clicking here. Good luck!

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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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