Barring anything Pre-Neo, taking in actually effective cards and visual aesthetics of cards gained, what are your favorites? Just getting back into the game I'm seeking to buy some, though I'm worried about blowing 15$ only to get a pile of random basics, a few stage twos and a useless and not pretty holo (They seem to gimp out on trainer cards these days).
As for playability I'm looking for current tourny play, as for aesthetics, any after Neo (As I have 99% of those cards already).
So. Any suggestions appreciated, and links too if you have the chance. (Especially if posting based on looks).