Burger King Pokéball for Gold Trading Card with Certificate

Description:

Special edition Pokémon pokéball originally contained a "special edition" gold trading card. The pokéball has molded legs on the bottom for support. The ball is white on the bottom half and the button is metallic red on the top half, and black along the opening seams and around the button. Pressing the button opens the object. Inside the object is a Certificate of Authenticity for a "#150 Mewtwo" trading card sealed within a plastic wrap. The original 23 karat Gold-Plated trading card is missing. The certificate has the "Official Nintendo Seal of Quality" and a printed signature of Nintendo of America's then chairman, Howard Lincoln. The back of the trading card suggests how to best preserve the trading card. This inscription is as follows: "This Pokémon Special Edition 23 karat Gold-Plated Trading Card has been produced to the highest standards for Nintendo of America. It is made from the highest quality alloy. To ensure lasting value, long life and beauty, we suggest that it remain in the clear cover in which it was delivered. Fingerprints and exposure to weather will cause the superb finish to tarnish." The maker field denotes the copyright holder.

Date Made: 1999

Maker: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: ChinaAssociated Place: United States: Pennsylvania, JapanJapan

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Credit Line: Judy Gradwohl

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.3016.14Nonaccession Number: 2016.3016Catalog Number: 2016.3016.14

Object Name: toy

Physical Description: plastic (pokeball material)cardboard (trading card material)Measurements: pokéball: 3 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 9.525 cm x 8.89 cm x 10.795 cmtrading card w/ wrap: 3 5/16 in x 2 in; 8.382 cm x 5.08 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-5a10-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1807921

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