University of North Georgia student pays for medical school by selling Pokémon cards
Caleb initially purchased much of his collection with an approximately $4000 investment in 2016, which was opposed at the time by his parents. For any readers considering actively investing in cards (as opposed to simply selling off part of an existing collection), we would suggest you take the time to research the market throughly. While speculation on TCG cards has been very profitable for Caleb and a number of people this past year, prices for classic cards are constantly in flux, and it is inherently a risky investment with no guarentees of return. For instance, though Caleb King told Fox he had seen copies of "Red Cheeks" Pikachu selling for as much as $USD 20,000, at the time of writing we are aware of an identical GEM MT 10 graded copy of this card selling at closer to $USD 1000. Given that much of the current sky high prices has been driven by content creators jumping on a bandwagon of opening boxes of classic booster packs on Twitch and Youtube, there is only so much supply of unopened vintage booster boxes and packets, and it is possible these high prices will not outlast this current video trend.