Pokémon Blue Version - Wata 8.0 CIB [Sandshrew, "Red" Text] GB Nintendo 1998

$1,250.00 USD $1,600.00 USD

Ultra rare and tough to find in any condition, this 8.0 graded complete in box first print copy of Pokemon Blue is likely on the want list of many advanced Pokemon collectors! With sealed copies in virtually any grade easily fetching five figures for this quickly corrected misprint first run box variant, we're pleased to be able to offer a more affordable WATA graded CIB alternative to collectors looking to acquire this print.


About Pokemon Red Blue & Yellow

A mega franchise that spans across every pocket and crevice of popular culture including video games, trading cards, movies, and merchandise, the Pokemon series got its start domestically in 1998 with the dual release of Pokemon Red and Blue. Originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red and Green, this overhead perspective RPG challenged players to collect and do battle with 151 unique original Pokemon. Pokemon Yellow followed soon thereafter in North America in 1999 and included the ability to pick the lovable Pikachu as your starter Pokemon. Selling a staggering forty-six million copies worldwide, the original entries into the Pokemon franchise are without a doubt among the most popular video games of all time.

Collectors hoping to pick up graded copies of Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow have a multitude of options and price points due to each game having 3-4 different variants, which vary in scarcity and availability. An ideal starter set of Pokemon games means simply acquiring one of each of the three games, although many advanced collectors seek to collect every known major variant. Whether just getting into video game collecting or building an advanced collection, Pokemon games have universal appeal and are likely to remain some of the most sought after video games ever produced.

CIB Box Grade: 8.0
CIB Cart Grade: 7.5
CIB Manual Grade: 8.5
Overall Grade: 8.0