Some people want to be gifted a 1st edition, base set, PSA 10 Charizard. I am one of those people. However I am also someone who freakin’ adores dumb, derpy Pokémon. My criteria is simple, for I am a simple woman: if it has vacant eyes I love it. Y’know, like the lights are on but nobody’s home kinda eyes. (Not sure what that says about me, though.)
So while my husband didn’t gift me a Pokémon card worth hundreds of thousands of dollars last week ::eyes aforementioned Charizard:: he did gift me a Pokémon card that’s almost just as good. Almost.
FEAST YOUR EYEBALLS ON THE MAGNIFICENCE
I LOVE IT SO MUCH. The art style, the way Magikarp is so derpily catching a ride on Wailord’s blowhole juice is just…perfect.
Okay so, long story short, Jayson and I are once again totally and helplessly hooked on Pokémon cards, and recently we’ve been collecting fun ones for our separate, personal collections. Jayson has a tendency to go for the Charizards (which are $$$) but I have, uh, different tastes. For you see, my dear friends, I am striving for something bigger. I am striving for…
…A WALL OF MAGIKARPS.
Not, like, a literal wall of Magikarps. But I’m thinking about those card displays you can hang on your wall and such. I think I’m gonna call it The Great Wall of Derp. Great Frame of Derp? The Derp Corner? I’ll noodle on it.
I think my next card will be this bad boy, just because I fucking love how this description kicks off.
“An underpowered, pathetic Pokémon. It may jump high on rare occasions, but never more than seven feet.”
::looks at listings on eBay::
…HOLY SHIT I JUST LOOKED AT THE PRICE. OVER $3,000? FOR A FIRST EDITION PSA 10?! Ahhhhhhhhhh. I uh will try to find a different card.
…HOLY SHIT X2 I JUST REALIZED MAGIKARPS ARE APPARENTLY SOUGHT-AFTER CARDS AND ARE QUITE EXPENSIVE.
What a time to be alive.
Did YOU know Magikarp cards are incredibly popular?! I’ve always loved the orange floppy fucker but I just thought that was just a “Britt” thing (again, my love for the derp is strong) – but I guess if you think about it, Magikarp are usually used in merch, gear, figurines, etc.
Y’KNOW. I still have my old base set Pokémon cards. I wonder if I have any 1st Editions in there? I’ll have to take a look sometime. Anyway, I guess I’m gonna have to start hunting and scoping out great Magikarp deals! The Great Derp Display must come to be!