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How much are Pokémon cards worth? That depends. Are they rare?

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel. How much are Pokemon cards worth? A single pack - just a few dollars, but a collection of 2,400 rare Pokemon cards from the late '90s and early 2000s, just sold at auction in the United Kingdom for nearly $70,000. Yes, go take a look at your old card collections to see if it's time to sell.

Pokemon, I choose you to make me rich.

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UNIDENTIFIED MUSICAL ARTIST: (Singing) Pokemon...

FADEL: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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