Factory Sealed 1998 Pokémon Demo Game Pack
The 1998 Pokémon Demo Game Pack was the earliest Pokémon card pack to be produced and released in the English Pokémon TCG and served as the first introduction to Pokémon cards in the United States.
This Pokémon pack consists of 24 Base Set shadowless cards and an instruction guide manual in order to explain the rules and play the TCG. This card pack was printed and distributed in December 1998 to select retailers and at Magic: The Gathering (MTG) trading card shows as a limited production run. The remaining Pokémon Demo Game packs were given to guests and vendors at the annual E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) event which was held from May 13–15 in 1999.
Since the Pokémon Demo Game Pack contains the first and oldest English cards it is considered one of the "Holy Grail" items within the Pokémon TCG. This Pokémon pack is limited in quantity and predates all other Pokémon Set cards including the rare 1st Edition Base Set cards and shadowless holographic cards making these Demo Packs extremely valuable and collectable. This is known because the 1st Edition stamps were applied onto shadowless cards after the first print run batch of Shadowless cards and helps explain why shadowless holographic error cards existed after the first printing of Shadowless Card Demo Packs.
As of 2021 there are only 61 in Total PSA Population and only 37 are graded PSA 10. It is estimated that between 100-200 of these Pokémon Demo Game Packs remain unopened based on scarce eBay auctions and internet sales.
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- Regular returns will not be accepted on this item due to the value and scarcity of this item
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