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Prepare To Regret All Your Life Choices Because A Set Of Pokémon Cards Have Sold For Over $150K

All I got was a fruit roll-up.

If you traded your Pokémon cards for a fruit roll-up at primary school, then I have some bad news for you: you’ve made a terrible, terrible mistake. Turns out those little cards are worth a whole lot of moolah.

Uggghhhh. Credit: Giphy

According to TMZ Sports, a set of 103 Pokémon cards in mint condition have sold for over $150,000 at Goldin Auctions. That’s the most anyone has ever paid for the trading cards.

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There were twelve bidders keen on the card set, which included a super fancy, highly sought after holographic Charizard. With the minimum bid set at over $35K, auction attendees weren’t messing around.

Yasss Charizard. Credit: Giphy

If you’ve just had an epiphany and realised you could also make big money with the dusty old Pokémon cards lying around in your mum’s storage unit, don’t get ahead of yourself. According to Dave Amerman, Goldin Auctions’ consignment director, the key to winning big is making sure your cards are in MINT CONDISH only.

The cards that sold for over $150K were originally released in 1999, so whoever owned them had kept them ~pristine~ for over 20 years, which is no small feat.

Mint condish, ONLY. Credit: Giphy

Amerman told Kotaku that the Gem Mint Condition, a metric which assesses the cards’ corners, colour consistency and gloss is required to achieve such a high selling price. TMZ have reported that there are reportedly less than 50 cards of this quality in the world, so sadly, your scabby Pokémon collection from the ‘90s probably won’t cut it.

If you traded all of yours at school, don’t be sad. At least you got a fruit roll-up and major playground cred out of it. 

We all make mistakes. Credit: Giphy

Prepare To Feel Old, Because Kids Think The 'Save' Icon Is A Vending Machine

RIP, floppy disk.

Remember when you’d save your school assignment in a clunky Microsoft Word document, pop it onto a floppy disk, and present it the next day with a complimentary papier mache diorama and projector slide show? Well, those days are sadly gone, and now kids don’t even know what the ‘save’ icon is.

Those were the days. Credit: Giphy

Twitter users were both shook and triggered today when a young Microsoft Excel user asked, “Why is the SAVE ICON a ‘Vending Machine w/ a Beverage dispensed?”

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Umm, hello!!! IT’S A FLOPPY DISK!? 

A floppy disk mood. Credit: Giphy

In reaction to the shocking discovery, one Twitter user asked, “Would a 10 y/o in 2019 even know what a VHS tape is at this point, much less a floppy disk?” And it’s a very valid question. 

For those who also thought the ‘save’ icon was a vending machine, the floppy disc – AKA my primary school love – was a form of data storage used from the mid-1970s until the first years of the 21st century when the USB came into play.

FUTURISTIC STUFF. Credit: Giphy

Sadly, even the humble USB is a rarity, with most of our data and important digital items now simply saved in the ubiquitous ‘cloud’ or on mammoth hard drives. During today’s Twitter debate over the icon, one user posted another valid point: “A better question would be, ‘Why is there a ‘save’ button?’” And yet again, I’m searching for answers. 

The ‘save’ icon does feel a little outdated considering there have been so many technological advancements over the past 50 years, but it’s our only remaining artifact of the floppy disk and therefore we should protect it at ALL costs. 

'90s Cartoon 'Recess' Is Getting A Live-Action Remake Which You Can Help Fund

The gang is all grown up.

Prepare to feel really, really old, because the animated TV series Recess is 22 years old. TWENTY-TWO!! The show, which first aired on ABC but was eventually picked up by Disney, followed six fourth-graders who make it their mission to protect the playground against the rule of King Bob and his minions. 

So many beautiful memories. Credit: Giphy

Recess was an iconic show that captured the reality of being a school kid, and the good news is, it’s coming back as a live-action film! A group of independent filmmakers from Vancouver are remaking the TV show as a non-profit fan film which will follow the cast as highschoolers figuring out everything from peer pressure to social media and their identities. 

The Ashleys, IRL. Credit: Noah Asanias

“Picture 10-year-old you, sitting in front of the TV, watching TJ, Spinelli, Gretchen, Vince, Mikey, Gus, Randall, the Ashleys and the rest of the colourful cast at 3rd Elementary School getting up to their usual hijinks.”

“You lay your head to rest that night and dream about being part of this group and then wake 20 years later and think: ‘Hey, I wonder what happened to the Recess gang when they went to high school?’ Well, YOU’RE WELCOME, because we’re here to answer that for you.”

All grown up. Credit: Noah Asanias

The cast of the live-action Recess remake includes To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before actress Emilija Baranac, who plays one of the Ashleys, Benjamin Wadsworth from Deadly Class as TJ, Louriza Tronco from The Order as Spinelli and other actors who are involved in the film purely out of love for the show. 

The filmmakers behind the remake have launched an IndieGoGo page to raise production money, all of which will go directly into the making of the film. In a disclaimer, the filmmakers state that Recess won’t be submitted to film festivals but will be released online in August for everyone to enjoy for free!

It really doesn’t get much better than that. 

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