For everyone that still thinks that the world of Pokemon is for kids, you don’t seem to understand just how much money Pokemon is worth. Recently, a rare Pokemon card collection went up for sale at an asking price of 1.2 Million yen, which is about $10,800 US Dollars. Not bad for a bunch of cards, right?
Still, this is no where near the most expensive collection of Pokemon cards, and in fact, there are some Pokemon cards that are worth a lot more than this entire collection. Here are a few of the rarest and most valuable Pokemon cards out there today:
Dubbed “the world’s most valuable Pokemon Card”, the Pikachu Illustrator Card is worth $90,000 US Dollars!
The Pikachu Illustrator Card was given in January of 1998 to winners of the CoroCoro Comic Illustration Contest, and only 20 to 39 copies of this card were released—10 of which are graded in top condition and it is unknown how many still remain with the public.
Holographic Shadowless First Edition Charizard
This rare card is worth a whopping $12,000 US Dollars. The big cost of this card comes from the fact that it is a first edition, as well as the fact that it is holographic. Also, it is a “shadowless” card, since it does not have the usual “shadow” to the right of the card–you can see the difference in the picture above.
This card will set you back a cool $10,00 US Dollars. The cost of this card comes from a “mistake”, which is that they were stamped with the words “prerelease”. Once the company that makes the cards realized it, they gave the few cards to family, friends, and employees. Not a bad bonus if you ask me!
Of course, there are many more rare and expensive Pokemon cards, so let us know which card is your favorite! You have to catch them all, right?