Man Makes Up For Never Collecting A Charizard Pokémon Card As A Kid

Man Makes Up For Never Collecting A Charizard Pokémon Card As A Kid

Back in the good old days, everybody knew that Charizard was the only Pokémon card that really mattered. The unspoken understanding among Pokémon fans was that if you didn’t have a holographic Charizard, your card collection was shit.

Sorry, it’s true!

Not everyone was lucky enough to actually have a holographic Charizard, however. In the video below, rapper Jme recounts how, as a kid, he just couldn’t get his hands on a holographic Charizard, no matter what he did. That was then, though.

Now as an adult, Jme has made a career for himself as an MC, and last year, he proposed a deal to his fans. He was willing to trade a shiny gold disc version of his latest album for people’s old Charizard cards, and it seems that folks actually took him up on that offer! Now he’s got a ton of holographic Charizards to his name, which is pretty amazing.

If I were Jme, I wouldn’t stop until I had enough Charizard cards to fill an entire swimming pool. I wouldn’t stop until I could literally swim in Charizard cards, because screw that kid that wouldn’t trade him that mangled-arse card back in the day. Then I’d probably set the entire Charizard card pool on fire and laugh maniacally, because this fantasy is now getting away from me.

Ahem. Holographic Charizard is the best. The end.


  • Ah, at long last the wonderful JME has achieved a games-related article! If you’re unfamiliar with the groundbreaking UK grime scene, his track “Game” will tickle you pink.

    He finally got his charizard, woohoo!

  • I still remember my holographic Gen 1 Charizard. I got in a just a regular booster pack; the best part is I thought the pack was all doubles until i noticed 3 extra left over that i hadn’t taken out. 1 of them was Charizard.

    Wish i knew what happened to it. It’s lost to the ages now.

  • I never got a Charizard either when I was a kid. It was especially annoying because I had been collecting for a while and then my cousin got one in her first booster pack. Absolutely sour.
    Now I’m older and bought a graded one off Ebay to go along with my graded Ancient Mew (that I also missed out on as a kid).

  • I never had a Charizard card at all as far as I remember (though I haven’t broken out ye olde card binder in a long time) but I did have a shiny Garidos so that was enough for me 🙂

  • Wow that brings me back!

    He was the bomb, probably ran up to $100 or more just to buy one of those, which is crazy if you think about it today.

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