Karl Jobst an investigative Youtube Journalist alleges that individuals from WATA and Heritage Auctions have been working in cahoots to artificially increase the value of graded vintage video games.
For collectors who have been around for a while, manipulation of sales prices and fraud are not a surprise. We’ve seen a number of fraudulent activities over the years, from Bill Mastro trimming the famous Honus Wagner card to the recent incident of a $375K sale of a fake Pokemon First Edition Base Set Booster box in October 2020.
I decided to go for the three-peat with none other than Charlie from @DulcePokemon! Gosh I love having him on because he’s so frikkin knowledgable! He’s been in the game for 20+ years so he knows his *ish. We talk about so much, we talked about the 1998 Demo Packs, old school Pikachu cards, Trophy cards, all of it!
If you’re a long time listener then you’d know I’ve been fascinated with the vintage video game market and I have finally brought on a vintage video game expert! Help me welcome RJ to the podcast 🙂 He’s been a collector ever since he was a kid playing on the 3rd gen Sega Genesis. In this episode,RJ walks me through the vintage video game market and how to get started collecting if you are beginner. This was a fun conversation whether you’re interested in video games or not, but if you do end up start collecting video games because of this episode, please hit me up on IG and let me know what you bought 😉