Police Officer Replaces Stolen Pokémon Cards With His Own Collection

A sacrifice worthy of Ash Ketchum!

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 05/23/2016 12:15 Comment on this     ShareThis

For Pokémon fans of all ages, catching them all has long been one of the highlights of the franchise. Last week, a 9-year-old boy from Cleveland was devastated when a binder full of Pokémon cards was stolen right out of his hands. Police were able to recover the binder, but some of the rarest cards in his collection were unable to be recovered.

Fortunately for the boy, Officer James Grotenrath was one of the officers that got the cards back. A former collector himself, Grotenrath replaced the boy’s missing cards with his own collection, including a number of rare cards.

“I grew up with Pokémon,” said the officer in an interview with Fox 8. “I loved Pokémon as a kid and I would be heartbroken too if my cards were taken from me.”

Grotenrath’s sacrifice might seem small, but it very clearly meant a lot to the boy and his family. As Nintendo celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise this year, it’s nice to see fans of multiple generations coming together. It says a lot about the franchise, its fans, and the reason the series continues to endure.

Source: Comic Book Resources

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