Netflix is coming for your most valuable Pokemon cards.
After the success of Netflix reality shows like The Circle, it’s no surprise the streaming giant is delving deeper into the genre with plans to bring in a new series made by Pawn Stars producer Brett Montgomery.
The Pawn Stars producer recently made a deal with Netflix to produce a show surrounding trading cards and sport collectibles featuring Ken Goldin and his company, Goldin Auctions.
You might’ve heard of Goldin from his work in the Pokémon TCG world, be it his work with “multi-talented” influencer Logan Paul and rapper Logic, or his company’s record-breaking sale of a 1st Edition PSA 10 Charizard card.
This Charizard sold for $369,000 at @GoldinAuctions last night. pic.twitter.com/1K0tfriX7g
— ONE37pm (@137pm) December 13, 2020
In an interview with PokeBeach, Goldin confirmed Pokemon cards would be featured in the Netflix show, and further encouraged fans to send in photos of valuable cards or TCG items that they would want to sell to a production email. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t look like The Pokémon Company is involved with the show.
Yes!! Let’s make sure not a single soul can find a Pokémon card at retail price for the rest of time https://t.co/vu2d0iJgr9
— Dallas MacDermant (@theSupremeRk9s) November 15, 2021
Welp, looks like the hype will not be going down, guys. There will be another boom once this show drops. People will once again freak out and buy up all the products… we were on our way to things calming down.. https://t.co/oK7imaMY6f
— A Pokéccount (@gastlyre) November 15, 2021
no… not again
Well back to 25 to 35 year olds hoarding product for profit and making it a living hell for fans https://t.co/H0rTqtfHfr
— John Kirifuda (@Superqami) November 15, 2021
Considering the card game’s recent history in the collectibles market, it’s hard to say whether or not the release of this series will have a significant or lasting effect on the Pokemon TCG world. Hey, maybe it’s time to track down that kid you went to primary school with and beg him for your old cards that you traded for a Hot Wheels car back.