Bgs 8,5 Manhole Match Print Fpo "for Position Only" Expedition Test - Holy Grail
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Bgs 8,5 Manhole Match Print Fpo "for Position Only" Expedition Test - Holy Grail:
Just introduced to the Pokemon world in 2013 are the For Position Only (FPO) Test cards. Prior to the release of the Expedition E-Reader expansion, WOTC ran some of the rares through the printers and inserted them into unreleased packs for internal use only. The packs had the same artwork as the LEGENDARY Collection packs, as this was the most recent set and Expedition was not out yet, but they were never distributed outside of the design team. As these test packs were being destroyed, a former WOTC employee saved them from the shredder and kept them in his personal collection. He opened a few of the packs and left the rest sealed. They sat in storage for over a decade until he decided to sell off some of the extra stuff he had lying around. When this happened, a whole new collectible was introduced into the Pokemon community. The cards inside are much different from the cards that were eventually released within the Expedition Base Set expansion. Total FPO cards (pulled): 197 FPOs (pulled + still in sealed booster packs): 237 Charizard: 60 Blastoise: 32 Ampharos: 30 Alakazam: 52 Arbok: 29 Dugtrio: 10 Clefable: 7 Manhole: 7