Pokémon TCG – Double Crisis Blister Packs
$12.99 Each at Most Major Retailers
Every now and then, Japan gets small sub sets. While these usually got tossed into our sets, we’ve been getting them as well as our own sub sets, ala the Dragon Vault set released a while back. This set is named Double Crisis, a revival of the old Team Magma vs. Team Aqua set from the original Ruby and Sapphire TCG run. This set brings us updates to some classic cards from those sets in honor of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Each pack contains four booster packs of seven cards each, a Team Magma or Team Aqua coin, a Team Magma or Team Aqua pin, and a code card that unlocks four booster packs on PTCGO.
Double Crisis as a whole contains 28 cards total split between Pokémon, Trainers, and Energy for both Team Aqua and Team Magma. As with all sets, Double Crisis contains two EX cards (Groudon and Kyogre), and a few Holo cards as well. Of course, one card in each pack is a reverse holo towards the sets 26 card reverse foil set.
I first started playing competitively around Ruby and Sapphire, so the Team Magma vs. Team Aqua set was a set pretty close to my heart. Seeing some of the key cards for the Magma and Aqua decks revived and revised is nostalgic, and the fact that these decks are actually playable is great too. These packs are must get for collectors, but most players will probably pass on these, as the decks themselves are very niche.