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BARGAIN Hunt expert revealed whopping evaluation of vintage Pokémon Cards.
The longest-running presenter on Bargain Hunt Caroline Hawley recently discussed the popularity of 80s children's toys during her appearance on Morning Live.
Caroline joined presenters Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh to discuss the latest trend in Pokémon Cards.
She revealed how much money Pokémon Cards could sell for depending on their condition.
After looking at a clip of a man's Star Wars collection, Caroline explained: "I bought these, maybe 25 years ago for my two sons and they collected them.
"They swapped them, they bribed and robbed each other for them and now they are in the hands of my eldest son James and he tells me that this collection here is worth towards £1,500.
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"So as I spent quite a lot building this collection, I am sure he is going to share some of the proceeds with me but I would think not.
"Maybe with his brother but some of these are very, very rare, recently a boxed set, completely unopened sold for £10,500."
Gethin was left stunned, as Caroline explained it was because of their good condition.
She said: "It was a completely mint, unopened, box set of them and they contained 380 cards.
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"Something like that but it's nostalgia, people are going back to the times it was easier as children, they didn't have a lot of money, but they enjoyed these toys.
"Now people in their 30s, 40s and 50s have got more disposable income and they are looking to buy back a bit of their childhood.
"Sort of happy memories and that, I believe, is one of the things that is forcing this trend, in time of uncertainty, people are looking back to nicer and safer times."
Talking about being on Bargain Hunt, Caroline said: "I am thrilled and honoured to be part of the Bargain Hunt presenting team.
"It is fantastic to have this amazing role within the Bargain Hunt family where I have been an expert for many years. It is a challenge which I have taken to, with relish!
"It is the best fun ever to spend time with talented experts and crew, and fabulous, enthusiastic teams all on the hunt for bargains.
"I really love meeting people who have a passion for what they do and visiting often undiscovered places and unexpected collections.
"I think that this is due in part to my innate nosey nature! It is a real pleasure to be able to share these hidden gems with the viewers."
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