The Most Expensive Pokemon Cards


First published in Japan in 1996, and in the USA in 2003, the Pokemon strategic card game is loved the world over, selling over 27 billion cards worldwide. Even Pokemon GO accounts have been sold for thousands! These are the Most Expensive Pokemon Cards.

The Most Expensive Pokemon Cards

1999 Pokemon Base 1st Edition #4 Charizard, Holographic, MBA Black Diamond Certified – SGC GOLD LABEL PRISTINE 10 “1 of 1!”

Sold by Goldin Auctions for $369,000 in December 2020. Goldin Auctions say ‘Graded GOLD LABEL PRISTINE 10 by SGC. Black Diamond Label certified by MBA. This is the only example validated by SGC at the company’s most prestigious level. Here’s an extremely desirable, 1st Edition specimen of this key subject, in one-of-a-kind Pristine condition.’

Pikachu Illustrator Cards

US$325,000. With only 39 ever made and an estimated 5 still in existence, you should probably check your collection to see if one is hiding there!

Pre-Release Raichu

Rumored to be a manufacturing error, only 15 are known to exist, and can fetch up to US$10,000.

Tropical Mega Battle

Manufactured for a tournament in Hawaii, only 12 exist, and in mint condition can fetch US$10,000.

Holographic Shadowless First Edition Charizard

Shadowless and of course, holographic, its rare and was recently sold for US$8000.

Shining Charizard

An awesome character and a powerful card that boasts a high price tag US$3500.

Japanese Shiny Espeon

Cuter than it is rare, it has been bought ( and sold) for more than US$1000.

Of course, you can always just buy a regular “Pokémon Assorted Cards, 50 Pieces” for around $5.

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