Also, Darkrai is my favorite pokemon by far. I remember opening a booster card pack back when I was in elementary school and getting a Darkrai card, it was awesome. I later managed to get a Shaymin card from one of those huge tins as well.
The interesting thing is, I never really played TCG, I just liked to open the card packs and see what was inside. It wasn't until late middle school - early high school that I actually tried playing it and found that it wasn't as fun as Yugioh, which is what I had moved onto at the time.