Pokémon TCG 'Fusion Strike' theft attempt may be the largest in the company's history
Trading cards for jail time
Recently, a major attempt at Pokémon Trading Card Game theft was thwarted. If it the theft went through, it could have been the largest heist in Pokémon TGC history, but thankfully it was squashed before causing some serious damage.
According to details from the Pokémon World Facebook group, a printing company worker attempted to steal a considerable amount of valuable Fusion Strike cards to resell them at local game stores. When he took those cards to Trading Card World (TCW), employees thought it was incredibly suspicious that one person would have so many rare cards in their collection. The store asked the customer where the cards came from, they fessed up to being someone who worked at the printing company, and then TCW contacted the Pokémon Company to let them know of the situation.
For awhile now, some Pokémon TCG fans have been noticing that pull rates for rare Fusion Strike cards has been incredibly low. With this story coming out about card theft, some are wondering if the printing company worker who was stealing cards has led to this situation. The Pokémon Co. hasn’t commented on the matter, but it does seem likely that the two are related.