Stolen collection of Pokémon cards reportedly circulating in France
The cards were originally stolen from their owner, a private collector from Kronkelwilg in Kampen, in a private sale turned robbery on December 16th last year. The thieves, pretending to be potential buyers, assaulted the collector and locked him in a cupboard before hightailing it with the cards.
Though the full set of cards stolen does not appear to have been publicly announced, the collection of stolen cards apparently includes a selection of rare cards from the original WOTC-era Base Set and Skyridge expansions, as well as a Charizard δ from 2006's EX Crystal Guardians expansion. The collector had expected to sell the cards for as much as €1,000 each, a value that reflects the excessive inflation in prices for Pokémon cards over the course of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.