This week on The History of Fun, Allegra delves into the origins of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Yes, whether you had that ultra-rare Charizard or a puny Mr. Mime, you have to admit these things did not belong on school grounds. They were clearly turning small children into grifters.
Special thanks to everyone who participated in our new segment, Reader Only Memories, wherein we share listener stories about the topic at hand. Here is the full thread of responses:
hello! did you have the best POKÉMON CARD collection in your school? did you ever lose a rare card in a bad trade? or maybe your cousin gave you his charizard card, only for you to lose it a week later? tell me and you may be featured on @TheHistoryOfFun!!— allegra frank (@LegsFrank) April 29, 2018
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