Golden Groundhog is a company committed to creating the best CCG lots that feature Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh, Heroclix brands and more. They have decades of experience with quality sorting, grading and assembling to ensure your order with them is golden!
As you might have seen I've reviewed Golden Groundhog before and we love them! Whether it's their Pokemon lots or their Magic the Gathering lots they always exceed expectations!
This time I had the pleasure of enjoying the 100 Assorted Pokemon Card Pack Lot. It features 100 cards with no duplication, holo and reverse holos, rares, and 10 Pokemon TCG online code cards! And as always the purchase comes with 3 Custom Golden Groundhog Token Counters, which I explain below.
What I love: Pokemon collectors LOVE cards. The more we have the better! A 100 card lot of no duplicates is amazing. My 100 was made up of 6 reverse holos, 1 holo rare of Rayquaza, 4 trainers and 89 common and uncommon Pokemon. All the cards are perfect condition and there are no duplicates as promised. When I was in middle school Pokemon cards just were coming out and to get them you went to the store and bought these sets and would get doubles and triples of the same cards over and over just fighting to find that one card you were dying for. With Golden Groundhog sets you don't have that issue! There is also no energy cards in the lots, only actual Pokemon and trainer cards. The online code cards are great for playing Pokemon Trading Card Game online. We never used these before and I'm really glad we got them so we could. To learn more about TCG Cards visit the official site. We are super pleased with this order and would definitely buy this lot again.
The last thing I wanted to address is the Golden Groundhog Custom Token Counters because I notice the majority of people reading through the Amazon reviews of Golden Groundhog's products don't realize what these actually are! Many people are looking for actual small round tokens, no cards, so I thought I would explain a little more about what these Golden Groundhog Custom Token Counters are.
Damage on a Pokemon is represented by damage counters. Each counter represents 10 damage. Damage is permanent unless it is removed by an effect, modifier, a trainer card or that Pokemon leaves play. A Pokemon can accumulate damage greater than its maximum HP. So you have to have a way to keep track of that damage to know when the Pokemon is able to fight or not. Any number of small objects will suffice, pennies, rocks, candy, as long as it is understood by both players that each counter represents 10 damage. Then there are other counters for poison damage and another for burn. If a Pokemon is Poisoned, put a poison counter on it to show that it's poisoned. As long as it's still Poisoned, you have to add another poison counter on it after each player's turn, ignoring weakness and resistance. So each Pokemon could essentially end up with piles of counters on it and unless you are really clear with your counters you could forget which was HP and which was poison very easily! Rules say any counters used must be readable by all players, and especially with younger the children playing, the more likely that they may forget what's damage, whats burned, what's poisoned. With Golden Groundhog Custom Token Counters you don't have that issue. Each card is super clear showing +10 damage, poisoned or burned. I LOVE that each pack comes with these! We don't have many of them yet so what we do is lay out one of each and then use colored stones (blue, green, and brown) right on top of each card below the Pokemon they are used for. Since Elijah is only 7 and just getting into playing this is much easier for him to see his Pokemon and know exactly how he's holding up. I hope this helps anyone not sure what the Counter Tokens are.
I really love it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend it to my family and friends? YES!
Would I buy it myself based on my experiences with this review? YES!
Check it out on Amazon!Disclosure: I was provided the product complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. No monetary compensation was received.