GameStop has been losing ground for well over a decade now, with plenty of gamers deciding to purchase their physical copies online or go all-digital. GameStop has tried all sorts of tricks and tactics to get people back in stores, and rumor has it their next plan is about to roll out sometime next week.

While not officially confirmed by GameStop proper yet, numerous GameStop staff are saying that the retailer is going to start buying and selling graded Pokémon Trading Card Game cards. Supposedly this program will kick off at select GameStop locations next week, and then expand nationwide.

Polygon spoke to numerous GameStop locations, and they shared that corporate had indeed informed them of the upcoming program. Along with that, those local reps stated that only cards graded by Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) would be eligible, and cards must be graded 8 or higher on the PSA 10-point scale. Last but not least, cards valued at more than $500 wouldn’t be accepted.

Later in the program, GameStop will supposedly be selling these cards through their website. If you’re looking to snag some cards that are a lot easier on your wallet, GameStop will apparently also be selling Pokémon TCG singles, starting with $1 holos and reverse holos.


UPDATE: This rumor has now been confirmed, as GameStop has officially launched the program. The GameStop website now has a page giving customers all the details needed to participate in this program, and if you’d like to learn more about what’s being offered, you can read the full breakdown here.

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1M ago

It makes sense. Graded cards are technically used, after all.