3 Reasons to Pre-Order the New Pokémon 151 S&V TCG Set

Nerdacity Feb 23, 2024
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Excitement is mounting as the Pokémon community buzzes about the upcoming English release (September 22nd 2023) of the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 151 TCG set (SV-151), a release that has both new and seasoned collectors eager with anticipation. This collection promises not only a nostalgic nod to the original Kanto region Pokémon, but also a valuable collectible investment opportunity in the world of trading cards.

 

The question many are asking is, should you pre-order this highly anticipated set? While collecting Pokémon cards may evoke fond memories of childhood, it's important to remember that in today's market, with some love, care, and a little bit of luck in card pulls, these cards could also serve as a lucrative investment.

 

In this article, we'll explore 3 key reasons to consider pre-ordering the Pokémon 151 TCG set.

Our first Pokémon 151 reviews are here! Visit our hands on reviews of the Poster Collection, the Binder Collection and the 6 Booster Bundle!

Pokemon 151 Poster Collection

Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet 151 Card Poster Collection (3 Promos, 3 Booster Packs, and 1 Poster)

Reason 1: The Original 151 - Usually a Great Investment

The original 151 are back in all their glory! This includes, wait for it... Kadabra! Who hasn't been seen in any form for over 20 years due to legal troubles regarding its likeness to Uri Geller.

Sets based on the original roster of Pokémon tend to sell well, and mature in value for those who take good care of their cards. The XY Evolutions set for example, sees prices of £30+ for a sealed booster pack now in 2023, whereas the Base Set from the late 90's can fetch 10x that or more. The most sought after card in either set, Charizard, can fetch £50+ ungraded for the Evolutions version or £300+ for an unlimited Base Set 1 version... not forgetting that either card's value can 30x if graded to a perfect 10 via the PSA (prices listed on pricecharting.com). For a guide on getting your own cards graded, read our article here.

These considerations, backed by the nostalgia the 151 set will bring, mean there's little reason to doubt that this set will also perform well in the short and long term, in regards to both popularity and value.

Reason 2: Guaranteed Availability

There's nothing worse than the disappointment of an 'out of stock' notice. Pre-ordering with express delivery (or at your local TCG store) guarantees you the ability to get those fresh-pulls on day 1. With collectors in forums abuzz about 151-SV, pre-ordering ensures you won't be left disappointed in the event boosters and/or special sets run thin in stock, or left to deal with scalpers (and their over inflated prices) in the lull whilst more cards are printed. With Christmas on the way 3 short months after release, there's a good chance stocks could run low in Q4 into Q1.

Reason 3: Be a Part of the Hype

There's something exhilarating about being one of the first to dive into a new Pokémon card set, whether you enjoy passing the nostalgia onto younger family members, building new strong decks early, watching your cards be opened for you on TikTok, or being among the first to see review, discuss, and trade new cards. The community aspect of the Pokémon TCG has something for everyone, and the initial buzz in the first weeks and months after release can really enhance your overall Pokémon TCG experience.

Pokémon 151 Elite Trainer Box

Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet 151 Elite Trainer Box (9 Boosters & Premium Accessories)

Pokémon 151 Binder Collection

Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet 151 Card Binder Collection (9 Pocket Pages & 4 Booster Packs)

Our Pokémon 151 reviews are here! Visit our hands on reviews of the Poster Collection, the Binder Collection and the 6 Booster Bundle!

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