Recently I came across a 1st edition Poliwrath from Base set 1, practically mint condition.
In my collection for.... I don't know how long... years has been a 1st Edition Venusaur from the Base set.
While these cards can fetch me a nice $100 on TnT or somewhere else. I was thinking. Should I collect the original set in 1st edition? One can only guess as to how much in value the set could grow over years (unlikely but a nice thought).
Now, I'm down with a challenge in collecting an entire set.
1st edition Charizard is the bane of my existence, while I'm willing to purchase other 1st edition cards at a reasonable/under valued price, Charizard is one that I really don't want to have to cut off a hand for.
My question is simple.
Considering Charizard would stop me dead in my tracks (Unless I won the friggen lottery).
Should I bother collecting the 1st edition base set or just go about my business?