Will Pokemon Cards Become the Latest Commodity Craze

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Gamification, scarcity, and The Greater Fool Theory Pokemon cards have been on fire lately. While Gamestop hasn’t quite made it to the moon, a 1st Edition Holo Charizard Card, the gold standard for Pokemon trading cards, is already in space. In a recent Youtube live ‘Pokemon Unboxing’ event hosted by Logan Paul and Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions, Goldin came to a startling conclusion: Because of your (Paul’s) pedigree, and this event; this card could be worth north of $750,000. You read that correctly, one Pokemon card could possibly sell, at auction, for three quarters of a million dollars. According to his Instagram account,…...

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Bashar Salame Dr. Bashar Salame is an author and practicing chiropractor in the Metro Detroit area. Bashar has written extensively on many topics including health and wellness. He has also owned and operated a full selection bookstore specializing in children's books and educational materials. Dr. Salame decided his first published work should be geared towards children as early views and habits tend to shape personality. “Teaching our children about acceptance of others is the greatest gift we can give them,” said Bashar. “As I was looking for creative ways to teach my own children these important lessons, I weaved together this bedtime story with the animals that my son loves and it took off. We were able to have a conversation about stereotypes and diversity that would have been difficult otherwise. I wrote the book so that every parent could have this opportunity.” Despite his career accomplishments, it's the role of father to two young children, a four-year-old boy and a 2 year-old-girl he cherishes most.