Unofficial Beckett Pokémon Collector Price Guide

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Unofficial Beckett Pokémon Collector Price Guide
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ISBN: 9781887432962
Published: May 1, 2000
Publisher: Beckett Publications
Author: Doug Kale

Unofficial Beckett Pokémon Collector Price Guide is a book released by Beckett Publications in 2000. Like the Beckett Pokémon Unofficial Collector magazine, it primarily focuses on the Pokémon Trading Card Game but also contains content related to various other merchandise and promotional material that was prevalent in the United States at the height of Pokémon's first wave of popularity.


  • The Pokémon Timeline — The book opens with a preface detailing the origins of Pokémon with its creator Satoshi Tajiri and key milestones for the franchise from launch in 1996 through to events scheduled for the end of 2000, such as the release of Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of One.
  • The Pokémon Numbers Game — This page contains eight numbers that described achievements of the franchise at the time of the book's publication, such as the amount of money grossed by Pokémon: The First Movie during its first week at the box office in the United States.
  • Identifying Counterfeit Products — This section describes the various tell tale signs of fake Pokémon cards and toys for cautious collectors. It features an interview with the public relations manager of Nintendo of America, Beth LLewelyn, on the subject of counterfeits.
  • Card Anatomy — This section labels all the different elements of a Pokémon Trading Card, including Hit Points, Evolution Stage and Rarity Symbol using a Base Set 1st Edition Blastoise as an example.
  • How to use our Price Guide
  • Price Guide and Checklist for Pokémon #1 to #251 — This is the largest section in the guide and features a dedicated page for each Pokémon with a checklist and prices for the various cards and merchandise that featured them. It uses the infamous unofficial art for each character produced by Beckett for use in its publications, and was for many readers their first glimpse of the upcoming Pokémon from Generation 2. At the time of publication, the English names for these upcoming Pokémon had not been announced, so the guide uses romanizations of their Japanese names.
  • Price Guide and Checklist for Pokémon Toys — This section contains images, price guides and checklists of various Pokémon Toys that were available at the time, including the Hasbro Battle Figures and promotional items such as those released in the 1999 Burger King Pokémon Promotion.
  • Price Guide and Checklist for Pokémon Comic Books — This one pager comprises a checklist and prices for Viz Media comics available at the time, including The Electric Tale of Pikachu.
  • Price Guide and Checklist for Pokémon Card Sets — This section contains a comprehensive full card checklist and price guide for all the cards released in the TCG up until that point, including those released in Japanese, French and German.
  • Holographics Price Guide — This section focuses solely on Holofoil cards, with scans and price guides for selected popular cards from the English Base Set, Jungle and Fossil expansions, and the Japanese releases of Team Rocket, Gym Heroes and Gym Challenge.
  • Just Arrived! Here Comes Team Rocket — This section introduces the English language release of the Team Rocket of the Pokémon TCG, released shortly before publication of the guide, with a card checklist and high resolution scans of a selection of cards from the set.

Publications relating to the Pokémon Trading Card Game
Strategy guides: Pokémon Trading Card Game Strategy GuideThe Official Pokémon Trading Card Game Guide
Pokémon Trading Card Game Player's GuidePokémon Trading Card Game Fossil Expansion Player's Guide
Pokémon Trading Card Game Volume 3: Team RocketPokémon Made Simple!Let's Play Pokémon
Team Rocket Strategy GuideGym Heroes Strategy GuideGym Challenge Strategy Guide
Platinum Player's GuidePlasma Storm Player's GuidePlasma Blast Player's GuideXY Player's Guide
Quick Guide to Fire-Type PokémonFurious Fists Player's GuidePhantom Forces Player's GuidePrimal Clash Player's Guide
Roaring Skies Player's GuideAncient Origins Player's GuideBREAKthrough Player's GuideBREAKpoint Player's Guide
Fates Collide Player's GuideGenerations Player's GuideSteam Siege Player's GuideEvolutions Player's Guide
Sun & Moon Player's GuideGuardians Rising Player's GuideBurning Shadows Player's GuideThe Making of Shining Legends
Crimson Invasion Player's GuideUltra Prism Player's GuideForbidden Light Player's GuideCelestial Storm Player's Guide
Dragon Majesty Player's GuideDragon Majesty: Dragons Then and NowLost Thunder Player's GuideTeam Up Player's Guide
Unbroken Bonds Player's GuideUnified Minds Player's GuideHidden Fates Player's GuideCosmic Eclipse Player's Guide
Sword & Shield Player's GuideRebel Clash Player's GuideDarkness Ablaze Player's GuideVivid Voltage Player's Guide
Shining Fates Player's GuideBattle Styles Player's GuideChilling Reign Player's GuideEvolving Skies Player's Guide
Celebrations Player's Guide
Collectors' guides: Beckett Unofficial Guide to Pokémon: 2008 Price GuideBeckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
Collecting Pokémon: An Unauthorized Handbook and Price GuidePokémon Collector's Value Guide
Pokémon Unofficial Card Collector's GuideUnofficial Beckett Pokémon Collector Price Guide
Magazines: Beckett Pokémon Unofficial CollectorMonthly Coin Toss: Pokémon Card MagazinePokémon Official Magazine
PoJo's Unofficial Pokémon News & Price Guide MonthlyPokémon Card Fan Club
Manga: Pokémon Card GB The ComixHow I Became a Pokémon CardHimemaru: Pokémon Card ExplorerAim to Be a Card Master!!
Pokémon Card Game Battle ComicExciting Victory! Pokémon Card Game!!Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!
Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game! Sun & Moon ArcLet's Play the Pokémon Card Game! Sword & Shield Arc
Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game! Scarlet & Violet Arc
Video game guides: Official Pokémon TCG Perfect GuidePokémon Card GB Final Tactical BookPokémon Card GB Official Guidebook
Pokémon Card GB2 Official GuidebookPokémon TCG: Official Nintendo Player's Guide
Pokémon TCG: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Other: Pokémon Card Official Book 2000Pokémon Card Game BW National Illustrated Encyclopedia
Pokémon Card Game BW WorkbookIllust Story

Game guides: Official Pokémon TCG Perfect GuidePokémon Card GB Final Tactical Book
Pokémon Trainer's Survival GuidePokémon Trainer's Guide
Pokémon Pocket Trainer's Guide
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescuer's GuidePokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorer's Guide
Anime guides: All Movies Perfect GuideAmazing Pokémon GuidebookElement Pokédex series
Extreme Pokémon: The Guide for the Ultimate FanPokémon: Greatest BattlesPokémon Hall of Fame
Pokémon: Sinnoh Hall of FamePokémon Top 10 HandbookPokémon Visual Guide • Pokémon Visual Companion (123)
World of SinnohThe Official Adventure GuidePokémon Movie CompanionTraining ManualFirst Partner Handbook
Official Pokémon PokédexEvolution ManualGym Battle Guidebook
Cross-media guides: Beckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & PearlThe Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide
Legendary Pokémon: The Essential Guide - Sinnoh EditionPokémon: Kalos Beginner's Handbook
The Official Pokémon Handbook (234KantoJohtoSinnohUltimateBlack/White
EssentialKalosDeluxe EssentialClassic Collector'sAlolaSuper Deluxe EssentialGalar
Super Extra Deluxe EssentialScarlet & VioletSuper Duper Extra Deluxe Essential)
Pokémon AnnualOfficial Guide to Legendary and Mythical PokémonLegendary and Mythical Guidebook: Deluxe Edition
Case Files (Pokémon: Detective Pikachu)

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