Protect Your Pokemon Cards From…the Japanese Yakuza

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If Pokemon has taught us anything since its inception nearly three decades ago, it’s that anyone will go to great lengths to add Pikachu and friends to their collection.

That includes the notorious Japanese organized crime syndicate the Yakuza.

Keita Saito, a lieutenant in the Yakuza’s Takinogawa family, was arrested recently in connection with an alleged home invasion. Among the 29 items targeted were 25 highly valuable Pokemon cards.

While we don’t necessarily think you have much to fear from the Yakuza, card theft is a real thing and arguably on the rise. That makes it a great idea to insure your valuable Pokemon cards. Protect yourself today with companies such as Sure insurance.

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