Pokemon Xy Evolutions Booster Pack
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Pokemon XY Evolutions Booster Pack
Look for great cards like:
- M Charizard EX
- M Charizard EX
- M Blastoise EX
- Dragonite EX
Set Name: EvolutionsSeries: Set 12 in the XY SeriesNumber of Cards: 113Configuration: 10 cards per pack
Whats The Story Behind Pokemon Xy Evolutions
Pokemon XY Evolutions is the final set of the XY era of Pokemon cards.
It came out on 2nd November 2016 and contains 108 cards plus 5 secret rares.
It was hugely popular at first, however as Evolutions booster packs found their way into every promotional product under the sun, demand began to wane.
However! In 2020 it made a comeback and become one of the most in demand modern booster boxes.
In this article, were going to look at the pros and cons of XY Evolutions and whether I think you should buy one or not!
It goes without saying, this is not investment advice! Im merely sharing my opinion. You are responsible for how you spend your money!
Pros Of Buying Xy Evolutions
1. Original Artwork
XY Evolutions contains many of the original artworks from Base Set. As such, this set offers huge nostalgic value.
2. Charizards Old & New
There are a whopping five different Charizard cards to collect, which will always be a hit among collectors:
- #11 Charizard Holographic
- #11 Charizard Reverse Holographic
- #12 Charizard EX
3. Cards Graded a 10 Hold Their Value Well
It is very common to find cards in Evolutions that have poor centering. As such, it means its difficult to grade cards in a 10. Whilst this appears to be a negative, its actually not. Evolutions is a set with a very high grading population . If youre lucky enough to own perfect 10 cards, then theyll hold their value well. See PSA 10 prices here.
4. A Cheaper Alternative to Base Set
With Base Set booster boxes going for £15k-£30k over the past year, XY Evolutions are a considerably cheaper alternative if you want the fun of opening packs and seeing those original artworks again. Evolutions booster boxes currently sell for around £600-£700 . Dont get me wrong, this isnt exactly chump change, but its certainly a more cost effective way in.
5. The Mix of Old & New
The original artworks are a joy to pull, but there are also some wonderfully designed full art cards. My favourite are #106 Dragonite EX and #108 Mistys Determination. With Evolutions, I think Pokemon got the balance between old and new just right.
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Cons Of Buying Xy Evolutions
1. The Price is Probably Still Too High
Despite being a much cheaper alternative to Base Set, considering how much Evolutions was printed and how many sealed booster boxes there are on the market, my gut tells me the price is still overinflated.
2. Questionable Print Quality
As I mentioned above, cards graded a 10 will hold their values well in my opinion. However, you have to be really lucky to pull perfect cards. Expect to see a lot of off centre cards if you plan on cracking open packs. Reverse holographic cards are also very hard to grade in a 10 because the holo area is so large, therefore prone to print lines and imperfections. If you plan to open and grade cards from Evolutions to turn a profit, you better be darn sure theyre mint!
3. More Charizards isnt Necessarily Better
Despite there being five Charizards in the set, its only really the Arita artwork that is well respected and valued in Evolutions. The other artworks just lack a bit of wow factor.
4. The Set Lacks The Big Three
Although Evolutions has the iconic Base Set Charizard artwork, it doesnt have the Blastoise or Venusaur. Instead there are modern Mega EX versions of these two Pokemon. In my opinion, its a bit of a shame as it would have been nice to collect all three.
5. Some Weird Additions