The Pokemon Trading Card Game has had a devoted fanbase ever since it was introduced to the world in 1996, so it'll come as no surprise that rare cards can sell for lots of dollars.

That was almost a year ago but he still hasn't received it.

The card was lost in the mail.

"Recently one of the most valuable cards in the hobby was lost or stolen in the mail," explains YouTuber smpratte, a trading card aficionado, in a video Tuesday.

"Both buyer and seller, I know both of them very well, they did everything they could to make this as above board and legitimate as possible."

It was given out to the third-place finalist at Super Secret Battle, a Japanese Pokemon card game tournament in 1999 -- around the time Pokemon Gold and Silver were hitting Game Boys.

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