One Of The World’s Rarest Pokémon Cards Sold For A Record Amount

Pokémon cards can be a huge money-maker nowadays, but only really if you have the right cards, from the right era and in the right condition.

For some, their Pokémon card collections are worth thousands, and one seller in particular has just made an absolute fortune from the sale of just one card.

Credit: Pokemon Trading Card Game/Wizards of the Coast

Earlier this month, an auction in New York saw the sale of an Illustrator Pikachu card which is thought to be one of the rarest cards in existence.

The card, which is one of just 39 Illustrator Pikachu’s ever printed, was originally handed out to winners of an official contest back in 1997 and 1998. Originally, 23 units of the card were printed, with another 16 entering circulation through later competitions.

Credit: Warner Bros.

It’s not known how many of the 39 Illustrator Pikachu cards still exist today, but it’s thought to be around 10. Of course, the condition of these is unknown, and this can have a huge bearing of their worth with collectors.

At auction, the Illustrator Pikachu sold for a staggering $195,000 USD, officially earning it the title of the most expensive Pokémon card of all time.

Credit: Pokemon Trading Card Game

Earlier this month one collector put their entire sealed Pokémon trading card collection on eBay – for $1,000,000.

eBay seller pokemon_revolution doesn’t just have any old cards though: they’re selling “all 31 1st Edition Sealed Booster Boxes From Wizards of the Coast.”

Credit: eBay: pokemon_revolution

In the listing’s description the seller writes: “This is it! Starting with 1st Edition Base and ending with the last EX series box ever printed. 31 factory sealed mint condition booster boxes that took almost 3 years to complete. Enjoy the photos and please, series inquiries only. Thanks!”

Explaining a little more about the listing, the seller adds: “Pokemon Revolution Prides itself in providing collectors and enthusiast with high quality PSA graded Pokemon Cards!”

At the time of writing, the collection is still up for grabs.

Featured Image Credit: Pokemon Trading Card Game/eBay