This post is a follow up to Yellow Cheeks & Red Cheeks
This page has the 2nd Pokemon in the original sets with a variant piece of artwork: Raichu has a base set card as well as a fossil card. I like the fossil artwork better, but I had the base card much longer than the fossil version, so that one will always have a special place in my heart.
When I was collecting the cards as a kid, I wasn't very interested in the set types (base, base 2, etc)- I just wanted all 151. So my collection contains whatever I was able to get my hands on, placed in Pokedex order. I clump all of my jungle, base, base 2, legendary, and fossil cards together, since they all have the same artwork. The symbols never mattered to me too much as long as I had each character.
Sharing these old cards has gotten me really interested in collecting again, so my card collection has started to expand with newer variant art cards from new sets of the original 151. Maybe I'll show those once I finish working through the original 151.
More to come soon!