If you ever watched two elementary school students duke it out over a holographic Charizard, you know firsthand just how seriously some people can take their Pokémon.
I'd wager 90 percent of the people who collected Pokémon cards didn't actually know how to use them for their intended purpose, but that didn't make them any less valuable in the eyes of kids who spent every dollar they could on booster packs.
The Beanie Baby bubble might have burst a few years ago, but based on an eBay listing from a possibly delusional seller, the price of an unopened box of first-edition cards could be worth as much as a used sedan with fairly low mileage.
If you happen to have $119,000 sitting around and don't know what to do with it, you might want to think about "investing" in nine boxes of pristine and factory-sealed Pokémon cards.
A picture of the goods.
If you have any doubts about the authenticity, you can just reach out to one of the many high-end, serious Pokémon collectors for assurance.
Sadly, the Pikachu girl is not included because most people have realized buying and selling humans is a bad idea.
I can't tell you if it's a good price (a similar booster set apparently sold for over $9,000), and if you have that kind of money to drop, you're probably better off investing it in literally anything else.
However, if you do decide to buy, I'll happily accept a modest finder's fee of 37 percent because if you can afford these, you can probably afford that, too.