Geeked Out Collecting Podcast – Episode 7

w/ Special Guest Charlie from @dulcepokemon

Geeked Out Collecting Podcast – Episode 6 w/ Special Guest: @dulcepokemon


In this episode, I sat down with Charlie again and we talked about my initial thoughts on WOTC card in 2019 and how 2020 proved me wrong. I was really happy to have Charlie on the show again because he’s such a wealth of information. I owe a lot of my learning and knowledge to him and I appreciate his perspective and mindset – he’s a real Pokemon OG.

You can find him on Instagram @dulcepokemon

Here are a few things we talked about:

  • How COVID 19 unexpectedly helped the hobby
  • Looking at historical niches
  • Charlie’s right: Pokemon is even safer to invest in than Amazon!


  • What Charlie’s been up to since we last spoke
  • WOTC
  • Selling graded vintage booster packs before the boom
  • Diversifying your Pokemon profile
  • My first assumptions about PSA 10’s in 2019
  • When I was able to buy an unlimited booster pack for $60
  • Charlie’s thoughts on Pokemon’s maturity and how that affects the worth of modern sets vs. vintage
  • Everytime someone opens a vintage booster pack…
  • How COVID-19 is helping the hobby (in spite of the devastation its causing)
  • I thought it was a bubble last year and I was wrong. I thought it was in a bubble this year and I’m probably wrong
  • External investor coming to Pokemon
  • Charlie’s right – investing in Pokemon is probably a safer than investing in Amazon
  • I did think it was going to be a bubble
  • Historical niches 
  • Why follow the trends? 
  • Misprints
  • Scalpers and how that can benefit the hobby
  • If you see a PSA 10 slab for $20, just buy it
  • PSA Grading
  • Do I sell my Fortnite 1 of 1s? 
  • Liquidating your collection or keep your money tied up? 
  • The vault
  • The Illustrator
  • A stock market watch for Pokemon
  • Gold stars

Published by Jessica

I'm a grown up nerd, software engineer and I'm the founder of an app for collectors called CardFox.

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