Duuuuuuuuuuuuude I have the same story kind of haha.
When I was a kid WB showed Pokemon every day every morning and they had a promotion going on where they would show the name of a pokemon and you sent them a letter with the name, winners would get a nifty pokedex haha. They said every day there would be 500 winners I think or something like that. I sent a flippin letter every day and in my child mind 500 people getting a pokedex meant I get a pokedex lmao. I never got my pokedex =( lol.