Question Of The Month

October 02, 1999

So it has come to this: Parents of five San Diego children are suing the makers of Pokemon on the grounds that collecting the trading cards is an illegal for of gambling. Are 'pocket monsters" on cards any different from ball players? Can a holographic Charzard card realy be worth more than Roger Clemans' rookie card? Parents, do you think this is harmful to youth (even leading to counterfeiting) or just another kids craze? Is there any educational value behind the Pokemon phenomenon, or is it another mass-merchandising distraction?

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