pokemon cards worth money 2016

Unfortunately, authentic cards from the base set have skyrocketed in value, meaning that if I want my old Charizard back, I had better prepare. The Pokemon TCG is more valuable than ever, but for many, these cards are about more than money. The card features a Pikachu holding art utensils and was first sold at an auction for $55,000 in 2016. Since then, the value of the card has.

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10 Most Valuable Pokemon Cards to Sell on eBay

Pokémon trading cards have seen a resurgence in recent years. Some of the most expensive single Pokémon cards ever sold on eBay reportedly range in price from $3,000 to $90,000.

The popularity of the cards surged following the launch of the Pokémon Go mobile app back in 2016, which "resurrected Pokémon mania," Texas-based Heritage Auctions noted at the time.

Heritage Auctions describes itself as "the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world's third largest," according to its website.

Pokémon cards first landed on the U.S. market from Japan in the late 1990s. "Prices soared, with common cards often trading for $10-$50 or more online and in school playgrounds" at the time before their popularity faded in the mid to late 2000s, according to Heritage Auctions.

But Pokémon card prices have now skyrocketed. Among the highest priced Pokémon cards sold recently was a copy of a 1st Edition Shadowless Charizard card. The copy was sold at an auction for $360,000 a few months after a 1st edition of the card was purchased in October 2020 for $150,000 by YouTuber Logan Paul.

Back in February, the Pokémon franchise marked its 25th anniversary.

The Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), the world's largest trading card and memorabilia certification company, said in a blog post in February: "We have seen Pokémon cards in celebrity collections and watched them break the six-figure mark in sales over the years."

PSA's grading system values cards using a 10-point grading scale.

The highest grade from its card grading scale is "Gem Mint 10," which denotes a "virtually perfect card," followed by a "Mint 9," which indicates a card is in "superb condition," the PSA explains.

10 most valuable Pokémon cards to sell on eBay

Below we look at 10 of the most expensive single Pokémon cards to have sold on eBay, according to data published by Heritage Auctions, originally sourced from HobbyLark, a games and hobbies information website.

Pokémon Pikachu Illustrator Promo Graded PSA 9 Mint Rarest Card Highest Grade

  • Selling price: $90,000
  • Date sold: May 8, 2014

Torchic Holo Card And Toy

  • Selling price: $10,000
  • Date sold: April 2, 2014

Pokémon Dark Dragonite 1st Edition Error Card 5/82 Near Mint/Mint Condition

  • Selling price: $9,999
  • Date sold: June 5, 2013

Faded Marowak Error

  • Selling price: $8,000
  • Date sold: October 3, 2013

Pokémon Tropical Mega Battle Prize Card The Original One In PSA 10 Condition

  • Selling price: $8,000
  • Date sold: November 12, 2012

PSA 10 Misprint Shadowless First 1st Edition Dragonair Rare Pokémon Card Mint

  • Selling price: $4,000
  • Date sold: April 27, 2014

1st Edition Shadowless Charizard 4/102 Pokémon Card PSA 10 Mint Holy Grail

  • Selling price: $3,650.99
  • Date sold: April 13, 2014

1999 Pokémon Game 1st Edition #4 Charizard Holo PSA 10 Gem Mint

  • Selling price: $3,350
  • Date sold: September 28, 2014

1999 Pokémon Game 1st Edition #4 Charizard Holo PSA 10 Gem Mint

  • Selling price: $3,050
  • Date sold: July 10, 2014

Pokémon Card Gold Star PSA 10 Gem Mint Espeon (Pop 5) Rare

  • Selling price: $3,000
  • Date sold: June 22, 2014
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    Pokémon Trading Card Game

    This article is about the card game. For the video game, see Pokémon Trading Card Game (video game).

    Collectible card game based on Pokémon

    The Pokémon Trading Card Game (ポケモンカードゲーム, Pokemon Kādo Gēmu, "Pokémon Card Game"), abbreviated to PTCG or Pokémon TCG, is a collectible card game based on the Pokémon franchise by Nintendo. It was first published in October 1996 by Media Factory in Japan. In the US, it was initially published by Wizards of the Coast; Nintendo eventually transferred the rights to The Pokémon Company which has published the game since June 2003.[1] In 2016, it was the year's top-selling toy in the strategic card game subclass.[2] In 2017, it had an 82% share of Europe's strategic card game market.[3] As of March 2021, the game has sold over 34.1 billion cards worldwide.[4]

    Gameplay[edit]

    Players assume the role of a Pokémon trainer and use their Pokémon to battle their opponent's Pokémon. Players play Pokémon to the field and attack their opponent's Pokémon. A Pokémon that has sustained enough damage is Knocked Out, and the player who knocked it out draws a Prize card. There are usually six Prize cards, and the primary win condition is to draw all of them. Other ways to win are by knocking out all the Pokémon the opponent has on the field so that the opponent has none left, or if at the beginning of their opponent's turn there are no cards left to draw in the opponent's deck.[5]

    Players begin by having one player select heads or tails, and the other flips a coin; the winner of the coin flip will decide who goes first or second. (Dice may be used in place of coins, with even numbers representing heads and odd numbers representing tails). The player going first cannot attack their first turn, unless the card says otherwise. Players then shuffle their decks and draw seven cards, then play one Basic Pokémon onto the field. This Pokémon is known as the Active Pokémon and is usually the one that attacks and receives damage. If a player does not have any Basic Pokémon, they must shuffle and draw a new hand, and the opponent may draw one additional card. Once both players have at least one Basic Pokémon, they can play up to five more Basic Pokémon onto their "Bench" (representing the maximum-carry limit of six from the video games). Players then take the top six cards of their deck and place them to the side as Prize Cards. Play then begins with the player who won the coin flip.

    Play alternates between players who may take several actions during their turn, including playing new Basic Pokémon, evolving their Pokémon, playing Trainer cards and Energy cards, and using Pokémon Abilities. A player may also retreat their Active Pokémon, switching the Active Pokémon with one on the Bench. At the end of their turn, a player may use one of their Active Pokémon's attacks, provided the prerequisite amount and types of Energy are attached to that Pokémon. Effects from that attack are then activated and damage may be placed on the Defending Pokémon; some attacks simply have effects but do not do damage. Damage may be modified depending on whether the defender has a weakness or a resistance to the attacker's Pokémon type. If the final damage exceeds the defending Pokémon's HP, it is Knocked Out, and the active player takes a prize card and ends their turn.[5]

    Card types[edit]

    Basic Pokémon are the foundation of all decks. Basic Pokémon are Pokémon that have not evolved and can be played directly onto the Bench. Without them, a player cannot play the game since both players begin the game by placing a Basic Pokémon in the Active position on the field. Each Pokémon card depicts a Pokémon from the video games. Each player may have up to six Pokémon on the playing field at a time: one "Active" Pokémon and up to five on the bench. Each Pokémon card has a name, a type, and a number of Health Points (HP).

    All Pokémon feature attacks (requires energy cards to use); these typically deal damage to the opponent's active Pokémon, or occasionally, their benched Pokémon; however, an attack may also perform different functions, such as drawing cards, inflicting Special Conditions, or altering the opponent's board state. The vast majority of these attacks require Energy, which comes in the form of Energy cards. Abilities, known as Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies until 2011, are not attacks but simply effects that either are activated under certain conditions or remain in effect as long as the Pokémon with the Ability remains in play.

    The other type of Pokémon card is an Evolved Pokémon. In contrast to a Basic Pokémon, an Evolved Pokémon cannot normally be placed directly onto the field; they must be played on top of the corresponding lower-stage Pokémon. Stage 1 Pokémon evolve from Basic Pokémon, and Stage 2 Pokémon evolve from Stage 1 Pokémon. As a Pokémon evolves, it gains HP and its attacks change, typically becoming more powerful. Pokémon EX cards were first introduced in the TCG set EX Ruby and Sapphire, and typically have higher Hit Points than other Pokémon, yet award an extra prize card to the opponent when defeated. Baby Pokémon cards, introduced in Neo Genesis, are a special kind of Basic Pokémon that have low HP but attack with strange and occasionally very powerful effects. Mega Pokémon, introduced in XY, evolve from Pokémon-EX, but are a special stage; as such, effects on Stage 1 Pokémon do not apply to Mega Pokémon. Break Pokémon were also introduced in the BreakThrough Expansion later in the X and Y Series. Variations of Basic, Evolved, and Baby Pokémon cards have appeared in many sets, usually indicated with a word before or after the Pokémon's name. Secret Rare Pokémon cards are some of the rarest cards. They are usually represented by a shiny holofoil and a gold outline. These cards include Shiny Pokémon, Trainers, alternate-art Pokémon, and some rarer Mega evolution cards. Pokémon-GX cards were introduced with the Pokémon Sun and Moon expansion. These cards have a specific move set at the bottom of their card that can only be used once per game.[6] Only one GX move can be played per game, so if there are three different Pokémon-GX cards in your deck only one of the three GX moves can be used. Introduced with the Sun and Moon expansion are Alolan forms; existing Pokémon that have an alternate form with a different design and type.[6]

    Energy cards are attached to a Pokémon to power that Pokémon's attacks. Typically, only one Energy card may be played per turn. There are two main categories of Energy cards: Basic Energy and Special Energy. The nine different Basic Energy types, which correspond to Pokémon card types, are Grass, Fire, Water, Lightning, Psychic, Fighting, Darkness, Metal, and Fairy. Two additional types, Dragon and Colorless, do not have their Energy cards and instead use other types of Energy. Basic Energy cards are used only to fulfill costs for attacking and retreating, while Special Energy cards have additional benefits. Most attacks require a certain type and amount of Energy. If an attack requires a certain type and amount of Energy, then that type and amount of Energy must be attached to the Pokémon. If the attack has a Colorless Energy requirement, that requirement can be met by any Energy card.[5]

    Trainer cards perform various functions to affect the game, for example healing Pokémon, discarding energy from the opposing Pokémon or retrieving cards from the discard pile. Before the Diamond & Pearl expansion, all cards that were not Pokémon or Energy were considered Trainer cards. Trainers have since been subdivided into categories. Item cards directly affect the battling Pokémon, Tool cards are attached to a Pokémon and modify their features, Stadium cards affect the entire field, and Supporters are more powerful Items, only one of which can be played per turn.[5]

    Pokémon types[edit]

    Color TCG type Video game type(s)
    GreenGrass Grass1 and Bug, Poison (1996-2019)
    RedFire Fire
    BlueWater Water and Ice
    YellowLightning Electric
    PurplePsychic Psychic, Poison (1996-2019), Fairy (2019-), and Ghost1
    Brown/OrangeFighting Fighting, Rock, and Ground
    BlackDarknessDark and Poison (2019-)
    SilverMetal Steel
    GoldDragon Dragon (2012-2019, 2021-)
    PinkFairy Fairy (2014-2019)
    WhiteColorless Normal, Dragon (1996-2012), and Flying2

    A simplified type system was adopted from the video games for use in the trading card game. Black and Metal types appeared when Pokémon Gold and Silver introduced the Dark and Steel types in the video games; the Dragon-type was introduced in the Japanese Dragon Selection set; and finally, the Fairy type was introduced in the Japanese XY set to correspond to its introduction in the video games, but were removed for the Japanese Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield sets.[7]

    While most Pokémon have only one type, three exceptions are EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua which introduced dual-type Pokémon that have two different types, XY: Steam Siege, and the HeartGold and SoulSilver era sets. Dual-types were utilized in Pokémon Legend cards, to emphasize the multiple Pokémon the mechanic has in the HeartGold and SoulSilver sets. In August 2016, the Steam Siege expansion from the XY Series reintroduced dual-type Pokémon, this time with regular Pokémon being multiple types as well as EX Pokémon.

    1. ^ Starting with the Sword & Shield expansion set Sword & Shield, Poison-type Pokémon in-game are now Darkness; they were previously Psychic. Previously starting with the Diamond & Pearl expansion set Great Encounters , Poison-type Pokémon in-game were changed to Psychic; they were previously Grass.
    2. ^ Starting with the Black & White expansion set Dragon Vault, Dragon-type Pokémon in-game are now Dragon; they were previously Colorless.

    Sets[edit]

    Main article: List of Pokémon Trading Card Game sets

    With the announcement of SM12: Cosmic Eclipse in North America, 86 different sets have been released in English[8] and 76 in Japanese.[8]

    A rarely played format is Unlimited, in which all cards released in English are legal (except oversized cards, such as promotional boxes)

    Every few sets, new Mechanics or types of cards are introduced to the game. Several of these include: Dark Pokémon (Team Rocket); Owners' Pokémon and Stadium cards (Gym Heroes); Darkness-type and Metal-type Pokémon, the second generation, and Pokémon Tools (Neo Genesis); Shining Pokémon (Neo Revelation); Light Pokémon (Neo Destiny); Supporter cards and Technical Machines (Expedition); Crystal-type Pokémon (Aquapolis); Pokémon-ex (EX Ruby & Sapphire); Dual-type Pokémon (EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua); Pokémon Star (EX Team Rocket Returns); Delta Species Pokémon and Holon's Pokémon (EX Delta Species); Pokémon LV.X, the separation of Trainer, Supporter and Stadium cards, and the addition of Metal and Darkness as Basic Energy types (Diamond and Pearl); Pokémon With Items (Mysterious Treasures);Pokémon-GX, with a move that is playable only once a game (Sun & Moon); and V cards, first introduced in (Sword & Shield).

    Card collecting[edit]

    The circle in the bottom right is the symbol for a Commoncard

    There are many different ways of trading and purchasing Pokémon cards.[9] Pokémon cards can be found in stores in a variety of ways including pre-constructed decks, promo cards included with a few packs, booster boxes of 36 packs, or individual packs.[10] Subsequently, cards can also be bought individually through websites and individual sellers online. However, buyers should be aware that fake Pokémon cards are also available through online sellers.[11]

    Pokémon cards have different rarities. From lowest to highest rarity, cards can be rated Common (depicted by a circle in the bottom corner), Uncommon (depicted by a diamond in the bottom corner), Rare (depicted by a star in the bottom corner).[12] Japanese cards use letters instead of shapes to represent rarities. From lowest to highest rarity, cards can be rated C, U, R, RR, SR, and UR.[13] In a single pack of cards in the United States, a consumer can expect to get 10 cards total. They are guaranteed five common Pokémon cards, three uncommon cards, a reverse holographic card of any rarity, and a rare card or rarer.[10]

    Some rare cards can be rarer than others. Typically, these cards have art that covers the whole card (known as a full art card) or half of the card.[12] A secret rare card is a full art card (sometimes rainbow or single-color themed) that has a number in the corner that surpasses the number of normal print cards in the set (ex. 242/220).[13] Major collectors tend to use protective casing for rare cards in order to keep their value. The most expensive Pokémon card ever sold was a 1999 Pokémon Base 1st Edition Holo "Thick Stamp" Shadowless Charizard #4 PSA Graded 10 Gem Mint. It sold for $350,100 on eBay on Dec 12, 2020. The seller was PWCC Auctions.[14] PWCC has also sold other record smashing rare cards and sealed "Booster Boxes" on eBay including a "Non-Thick" stamp 1999 Pokémon Base 1st Edition Holo Shadowless Charizard #4 PSA Graded 10 Gem Mint which sold for $295,300 on Nov 25, 2020 and a sealed 1999 Pokémon Jungle 1st Edition Booster Box English Edition for $1,203,400 with $30 for shipping on Oct 27, 2020.[15] Another 1999 Pokémon Base Set 1st Edition #4 Charizard, Holographic, MBA Black Diamond Certified – SGC GOLD LABEL PRISTINE 10 sold on Dec 14, 2020 for $369,000 at the Goldin Auctions 2020 Holiday Auction but the final price includes an auction buyers premium which remains unspecified.[16]

    Competitive play[edit]

    In addition to the collectible aspect of the card game, The Pokémon Company International (formerly known as Pokémon USA) has also created Play! Pokémon, formerly known as Pokémon Organized Play (POP),[17] which is in charge of the organization of an official League program, where players can battle others in local environments and earn player points, two-card booster packets from a promotional set, badges, stickers and other materials. These are run by League leaders and owners. POP also runs a professor program, in which individuals age 18 or over may become a professor, who can sanction and run tournaments and leagues. A-League Leader may assist in organizing the league, while a League Owner is the one officially in charge of the league, reporting to the Organized Play program any results and/or problems every seven weeks. The leagues run in yearly cycles, based on a certain aspect of one of the Pokémon Video Game or Trading Card Game. There is an expanded and standard format. The expanded format uses the cards in the standard format, but also includes older cards (currently BW sets and on).[18]

    Prerelease tournaments are organized just before each set is released. Usually, they are run on the two weekends before a set is released in stores to the public.[19] At Prerelease Tournaments players are given three booster packs from the judge and must construct a 40 card deck, with only 4 prize cards, using only the cards pulled from the packs and the judges provide the energy, but not special energy cards. Many fans have come up with alternative methods of playing the Trading Card Game. Certain websites such as PokéCap are dedicated to providing players with a new twist to their card game with new game rules they can follow. New methods may be based more on the video game adaptations of Pokémon or the Pokémon television show.

    Players in a tournament are split into three age categories: Junior (10 years old and younger), Senior (11 to 14 years old), and Master (15 years old and older).[20] Notable references include Austin Brewen who won the first junior tournament, Brenden Zhang who won the first Senior Tournament, and Arturo Heras who won the first Master Tournament. These tournaments play several rounds, where players will play a standard game against each other and wins and losses will be recorded. In most tournaments, there are some Swiss-style rounds where players are paired up against others of similar win/loss ratios,[21] usually from their age group (this does not always occur in smaller events, though). Afterward, there will either be a cut off the top record-holders (approximately the top 1/8 of participants) where players will play best two out of three matches and the loser gets eliminated (standard tournament bracket style), with an eventual winner.

    POP runs a season for these tournaments, which allows players to earn larger prizes and play in a more competitive environment in comparison to League. These range from City and Regional Championships, all the way up to the Pokémon World Championships, the single invite-only event of the year. Players can earn invites to the World Championships by winning or ranking high at International Championships, doing well at tournaments to get Championship Points, or by qualifying in the Last Chance Qualifier.[22] The World Championships is a three-day tournament, with one eventual winner in each age group; the winner of the Masters Division age group is generally noticed as the best player in the world for that season. Some of these methods are only used in the United States, as PUI and POP are based in the United States, but they are represented by local distributors who provide the Organized Play program to their own country.

    2013 Worlds - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    2014 Worlds - Washington, D.C., U.S.

    2015 Worlds - Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

    2016 Worlds - San Francisco, California, U.S.

    2017 Worlds - Anaheim, California, U.S.[23]

    2018 Worlds - Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.[23]

    2019 Worlds - Washington, D.C., U.S.

    Major tournaments[edit]

    On August 26–27, 2000, forty-two Pokémon trainers from around the world met at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu for the Tropical Mega Battle, an international communication event for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The Tropical Mega Battle brought together children aged 14 and under from the United States, Japan, France, Italy, Canada, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom for two days in Honolulu, Hawaii. Children participating in the Tropical Mega Battle received invitations through Qualifier tournaments, DCI rankings, and other events in their respective countries.

    The Super Trainer Showdowns were large Pokémon TCG tournaments held in the United States by Wizards of the Coast between 2000 and 2001. The tournaments were open to the public. Each tournament consisted of three age groups: 10 and under, 11 to 14 years old, and 15 years old and over. Each Super Trainer Showdown was preceded by a series of Qualifier Tournaments held in cities around the United States and abroad in which players in the 11-to-14 and 10-and-under age groups could win trips for themselves and a parent or guardian to the Super Trainer Showdown event. To date, there have been four Super Trainer Showdowns. The first Super Trainer Showdown was held in Long Beach, California inside of the cruise liner, the Queen Mary on July 22, 2000. The format was unlimited, meaning that all Pokémon cards released in the United States were legal for deck construction. The second Super Trainer Showdown was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on November 18, 2000. There were over 700 players in all three age divisions competing for the title. The tournament was eight rounds of Swiss-style pairings followed by a cut to a top-eight single-elimination playoff. All the games were best-of-one. The third Super Trainer Showdown was held again in the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. It was held on June 23–24, 2001 and more than 1,600 players attended the event. The format for this event was titled "Modified" and allowed players to construct 60-card decks using a maximum of four of any card other than basic energy from specific sets. The fourth and final Super Trainer Showdown was held at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas on December 1–2, 2001.[24] The format was again "Modified", however the newest set Neo Discovery was also legal for the tournament.

    Although The Pokémon Company International tries to keep Organized Play as uniform as possible globally, there are some notable differences in how POP is run outside of the United States. The Pokémon Card Laboratory (PCL), located in Japan, is the designer of new cards and the ultimate authority on any matter relating to the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It can declare rulings on any in-game circumstance, issue errata, change card text after publishing, and change the basic game rules, although the latter three rarely occur. PCL runs Organized Play in Japan. The Pokémon Trading Card Game in most European countries is currently handled by The Pokémon Company International. Certain countries have no direct official presence; in these regions, distributors of the game run tournaments. European countries can qualify for positions at the Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships each year, through National Championships and European Rankings.

    Reception[edit]

    The reviewer from the online second volume of Pyramid in 1999 stated that "Pokémon is the second most popular CCG in Japan (behind Magic: The Gathering), and it's no fluke. The game plays like a kinder, gentler version of Magic, with easier rules and graphics geared to the younger crowd."[25]

    Video games[edit]

    The eponymously titled Pokémon Trading Card Game, known as Pokémon Card GB in Japan, was developed for the Game Boy Color, releasing in Japan in December 1998 and later in North America and Europe in 2000. The game is based on the rules of the card game and features 226 cards from the game, as well as infrared linking for multiplayer and trading. The game was re-released for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2014. A sequel, Pokémon Card GB2: Great Rocket-Dan Sanjō! was released exclusively in Japan in March 2001.

    An instruction game on the rules of the game was released in 1999: Pokémon Play It!, with Pokémon Play It! Version 2 following in 2000.[26]

    Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is the official digital version of the card game available for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Android and iPad.[27] It was originally released in April 2011 as Pokémon Trainer Challenge. The game initially offered three starting decks and featured more content after release. After April 6, 2011, players could buy cards from the Black and White series, which have a code to be digitally represented.[28] Players can also create a custom avatar.[29] There were booster pack codes which allow booster packs up to Black and White-Boundaries Crossed, to be purchased from the online shop. However, as of Black and White- Plasma Storm, the code card within booster packs directly redeem as online booster packs of their respective set. GamesRadar praised the game, stating "Everything looks to be faithfully recreated, including the card mat, prize card layout, and even coins."[29]

    On August 5, 2011, Pokémon Card Game: How to Play DS (ポケモンカードゲーム あそびかたDS, Pokemonkādogēmu asobi kata DS) was released in Japan for the Nintendo DS. The game teaches players how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The game also came in a bundle with three 30-card decks, a play mat, and damage counters.[30]

    On September 20, 2021, a new Pokémon Trading Card Game video game was announced, titled Pokémon Trading Card Game Live. It will be available for Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, and macOS. Upon release, it will be replacing Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, and it will no longer be available for download. Existing players will be able to transfer their account and game data to Pokémon Trading Card Game Live.[31] In November 2021, it was announced that the game would be delayed until 2022.[32]

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      The 20 Most Expensive Pokémon Cards Ever Sold

      Which are the most expensive Pokemon cards?

      Ever since Pokémon arrived on the scene, it’s always been popular in some shape or form.

      Whether it’s collecting or playing the card game, working your way through the video games or watching the episodes and movies, Pokémon offers something for everyone.

      So, we thought we’d put together a list of the 20 most expensive Pokémon cards in the world and show you just how expensive some of these cards have become! 

       

      The 20 Most Expensive Pokémon Cards In the World

      The Pokémon cards and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as Ranker & The Gamer. 

      These are the 20 most expensive Pokémon cards in the world: 
       

      20. Championship Arena Card

      Cost: $499

      Kicking off our list is at $499, is a Championship Card from the 2005 Pokémon World Championships.

      The only way to get your hands on one of these was to compete in the above-mentioned tournament or a few other competitions in 2005.

      The Championship Arena was limited to tournament events by Nintendo to keep it an exclusive prize.

       

      19. Gastly – Expedition Card

      Cost: $999

      Gastly is not the most exciting Pokémon that springs to mind when you’re planning your next match. He’s never been a particularly popular Pokémon either; however, his card has managed to break the four-digit mark.

      Most pro Pokémon players would not consider using Gastly in a match, let alone actually playing him.

      However, that should give you some indication that the card’s value really has no direct correlation to its competitive significance.

       

      18. Holographic Shadlowless First Edition Mewtwo Card

      Cost: $1,500

      Mewtwo was always one of the most elusive and rarest Pokémon in the game, so that also made his card worth a whole lot more than other expensive Pokémon cards on the list.

      The base set shadowless first edition holographic card is exceedingly rare today despite being massively coveted in 1999.

      So if you have one in your collection or lurking around in the basement, dig it out, it’s worth around $1,500!

       

      17. First Edition Shadowless Holographic Blastoise Card

      Cost: $1,500

      Everyone loves Blastoise, right? Blastoise was a super rare card in 1999 and has only become more sort after as time went on.

      If you’re able to find a PSA 9 card for less than $1,500, you’ll have done really well.

      Cards like this are very difficult to come by.

       

      16. Gold Star Espeon Card

      Cost: $3,500

      First introduced in the EX line of play, Gold Star cards are the ones with the Shiny version of the Pokémon.

      They were easy to identify in the game as they were slightly different from any of their adversaries.

      Espeon is the most valuable of all the Gold Star cards as it was awarded to players that met certain criteria and were distributed to them by the Pokémon Players Club.

       

      15. Shining Charizard Card

      Cost: $3,500

      Shining Charizard marks the first time a “shiny” Pokémon was found in the card game.

      The Pokémon itself is holographic, instead of the background, and it’s worth even more if it has a first edition marking on the bottom left-hand side of the image.

       

      14. Pikachu – Expedition Card

      Cost: $5,999

      Next on our list of the most expensive Pokémon cards in the world is this Pikachu Expedition.

      Everyone loves Pikachu, so it’s no surprise that these loveable electrical rats cards are always in demand and command high prices.

      If you’re a mega-fan of Pikachu, then you might be fortunate enough to pick one of these up on eBay.

       

      13. Holographic Shadowless First Edition Venusaur Card

      Cost: $6,500

      As many Pokémon fans will know, Venusaur was a difficult card to come by, let alone a holographic one.

      If you did manage to get your hands on a first edition one and held on to it, today, it could be worth a good amount of money!

      If you have the one without a shadow around the image box, then you’d be able to fetch even more.

       

      12. Black Triangle Error Booster Box Card

      Cost: $8,700

      Besides singular cards, you can also spend a lot of money on booster packs like this one.

      The beauty with these is that you don’t know what type of rare cards you’re going to get.

      The triangle booster pack is the most valuable, and a box will set you back a few quid. They were actually printed as a mistake when factories were supposed to stop printing any more “first edition” packs.

      The price comes from them being sealed in a booster box, instead of just a booster pack.

       

      11. Master Key Prize Card

      Cost: $8,799

      The master key Prize card is only one of 34 cards to have ever been produced. The cards were awarded to players in a 2010 trading card tournament in Japan, creating exclusivity and value.

      If you want to get your hands on one, you’re going to have to do a lot of digging around online, as these cards a rarely available for sale!

       

      10. Computer Error – Kamex Mega Battle Card

      Cost: $9,999

      Originally distributed with the CoroCoro comic’s monthly issue, the Computer Error – Kamex Mega Battle card was then awarded to prize winners competing in the 1998 Kamex Mega Battles.

      The card did earn some later reprints, but the original Japanese versions are worth far more than any of the English ones, hence the $9,999 price tag. 

       

      9. Articuno – Tropical Mega Battle Card

      Cost: $9,999

      Next on our list of the most expensive Pokémon cards in the world is the 1999 Articuno.

      This card was awarded as a prize during the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle tournament.

      However, there are standard versions that you can purchase, however because of their rarity and association with some of the worlds top players, $9,999 is the bare minimum of what you’re going to have to pay to get your hands on one!

       

      8. Tropical Wind Card

      Cost: $10,000

      The English Tropical Wind was awarded to participants of the 2004 World Mega Battle tournament and didn’t really cost a lot of money to purchase if you wanted your own.

      However, the 1999 version handed out to prize winners of another Tropical Mega Battle Tournament, is worth a great deal more!

      Because it’s been awarded to some of the worlds best players, it now demands $10,000.
       

      7. No. 3 Trainer Promo Card

      Cost: $32,499

      The No.3 Trainer was awarded to the third highest-ranking player in the annual World Championships.

      To many, this card is seen as a badge of honour and highly regarded in the industry.

      Therefore its price is mainly derived from its exclusivity and kudos, but whether someone is willing to pay it’s asking price or not is a different story.

       

      6. Tropical Mega Battle No. 2 Trainer Card

      Cost: $60,000

      As a prize derived from a series of tropical Mega Battles, which consisted of 7 tournaments depending on player ability, the top three players were given a trainer card with an Exeggutor on the front.

      They were then able to present these cards to gain world-class treatment at any Tropical Mega Battle.

      The cards are now incredibly hard to find, and it’s thought that the gold card is worth more than $100,000.

       

      5. No. 1 Trainer Promo Card

      Cost: $70,000

      Next on the list is Pikachu’s No. 1 Trainer Promo Card.

      The Pokemon franchise held a two-day competition in 1997 to celebrate their success. This gave birth to the official Pokémon Card Game tournament.

      The No.1 Trainer Promo card was reprinted multiple times and used in several competitions, so that’s why this card is not the most expensive Pokémon card in the world but still worth a good chunk of change. 

       

      4. Pikachu Illustrator Card

      Cost: $100,000

      The fourth most expensive Pokémon card in the world is the Pikachu Illustrator.

      Supposedly there were 39 of these mystical cards, but it’s thought that there are only six left in existence.

      So, if you manage to get your hands on one of these, then you’re looking cashing it in for roughly $100,000!

       

      3. Kangaskhan – Parent/Child Promo Card

      Cost: $133,000

      This card was awarded as a prize at a 1998 parent and child tournament.

      It is one of the most prestigious cards left globally, and thousands competed in the competition for the right to be named Pokémon’s ultimate piece of merchandise.

      After the competition, the card was instantly retired, which dramatically increased its value.

       

      2. No. 2 Trainer Promo Card

      Cost: $200,000

      The No.2 Trainer Card costs more than double the price of the No.1 card; however, it’s pretty difficult to find, and single listings like this are rare; therefore the owner can demand whatever price they like for it.

      If someone is prepared to pay $200,000 for it, then so be it; however, it could sit on the market for several months and dramatically reduce in price if know one id willing to pay that much. 

       

      1. Pre-Release Raichu Card

      Cost: Unknown

      Kicking it at the top spot on our list is the Holy Grail of Pokémon cards – Pre-release Raichu.

      There are an estimated eight cards in circulation that have the “PRERELEASE” badge.

      Everything else on the card remains the same as the base set version, except a stamp that serves as the main differentiator.

      This card is so rare that it’s impossible to value, so it’s left unknown until one finally, if ever, goes up for sale!

       

      Summary

      We hope you enjoyed our list of the 20 most expensive Pokémon cards in the world. 

      This is another incredible example of how much expensive collectable items can get. Who’d of thought Pokémon cards could become this valuable!

      Here’s a quick recap of the 20 most expensive Pokémon cards in the world:

      1. Prerelease Raichu – Unknown
      2. No. 2 Trainer Promo Card – $200,000
      3. Kangaskhan – Parent/Child Promo Card – $133,000
      4. Pikachu Illustrator – $100,000
      5. No. 1 Trainer Promo Card – $70,000
      6. Tropical Mega Battle No. 2 Trainer Card – $60,000
      7. No. 3 Trainer Promo Card – $32,499
      8. Tropical Wind – $10,000
      9. Articuno – Tropical Mega Battle – $9,999
      10. Computer Error – Kamex Mega Battle – $9,999
      11. Master Key Prize Card – $8,799
      12. Black Triangle Error Booster Box – $8,700
      13. Holographic Shadowless First Edition Venusaur – $6,500
      14. Pikachu – Expedition – $5,999
      15. Shining Charizard – $3,500
      16. Gold Star Espeon – $3,500
      17. First Edition Shadowless Holographic Blastoise – $1,500
      18. Holographic Shadlowless First Edition Mewtwo – $1,500
      19. Gastly – Expedition – $999
      20. Championship Arena – $499

      What’s your favourite most expensive Pokémon card in the world? Leave a comment below.

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      A Guide to Collecting Valuable Pokémon Promo Cards

      I love to share my experiences and passion for the things I love. Collecting valuable Pokémon cards is one of my many interests.

      Which Pokémon Cards Are the Most Valuable?

      Regardless of what you believe or what a price guide may say, your Pokémon card is only worth what others are willing to pay for it. As with most collectibles, there are two parts to the value of them: rarity and desirability.

      In October 2019 a rare Pokémon card sold for $195,000 (more about that card later in this article).

      How to Tell How Valuble Your Pokémon Card Really Is

      What Makes a Collectable Valuable?

      The value of collectible items depending on how many of the items there are and the number of people that desire to acquire it.

      A collectible item that is too easy to obtain rarely has the value that an item that is difficult to obtain may have.

      Items that are too rare may not have enough people that desire it to create a competitive market and the item may not be as valuable as it may have been in the past.

      How to Determine the Value of a Pokémon Card

      The value of any specific Pokémon card may fluctuate depending on the number of people there are that desire to obtain it. Fortunately, it's much easier to determine the value of a collectible item than it once was thanks to the internet.

      There are several places to do research to find out the value of a Pokémon card:

      Graded Pokémon Cards Usually Sell for Much More

      The condition of a Pokémon card has a huge impact on the cards' value.

      Having your Pokémon card professionally graded helps others know the true condition of a Pokémon Card.

      The two companies, most recognized that grade Pokémon cards are PSA & Beckett.

      eBay

      eBay is a great place to get a good idea of what a collectible item is worth. Doing a search on eBay will first bring up a lot of inflated prices in the results.

      These are sellers that are hoping to sell a Pokémon card for as much as possible, often for much more than the card is actually worth.

      In order to tell what a specific Pokémon card has sold for, look for the heading "Show Only" on the left side of the screen. From there you can click on "Sold Items".

      This will show only Pokémon cards that actually sold. Most of the time you can see exactly what the cards have sold for in the past. Occasionally you may see a line through the sold price. This happens when the seller accepts an offer from a buyer that is lower than the asking price.

      While you are doing pricing research, it's a good idea to look closely at the cards that sold for the highest amount if you want to sell your Pokémon card in the future.

      Look closely at the search terms used in the title of the auction listing. Take note of the information given in the body of the listing as well.

      Look at the quality of and the number of photographs that were used in the listing. Buyers may be reluctant to purchase an item if the photographs are fuzzy or unclear.

      Amazon

      Amazon is another great place to look to see what a Pokémon is selling for. Because it's not an auction format you can only see what sellers are asking for and not they may have actually sold for in the past.

      Local Game & Card Stores

      Local card stores are another resource you can use to help determine the value of your Pokémon cards.

      Remember however that the cards being sold at local stores are most often sold at full retail prices and you may not be able to get as much if you sell them yourself.

      Professional Appraisal

      If you've done some research and you believe your card may be of exceptionally high value you may wish to get a professional appraisal on your card.

      What's the Most Valuable Promo Card Ever Sold at Auction?

      One of the most valuable Pokémon promo cards ever produced was the Pikachu Illustrator promo card. This promo is the rarest with only 39 copies ever printed.

      This highly sought after promo card was awarded to the winners of the Pokémon Card Game Illustration Contest held in Japan in 1997.

      According to an article written by Sean Keane a staff reporter for c/net, this rare pokemon card sold for a whopping $195,000 in October of 2019. The buyer actually paid $224,500 after paying a 15% buyer's premium to the auction house Weiss Auctions.

      Single Cards Not Just Listed But Actually Sold on eBay for Over $2000

      Pokemon Promo CardSold ForSold Date

      Torchic Holo Card And Toy

      $10,000.00

      Apr 02, 2014

      Pokemon Dark Dragonite 1st Edition Error Card 5/82 Near Mint/Mint Condition

      $9,999.00

      Jun 05, 2013

      Faded Marowak Error

      $8,000.00

      Oct 03, 2013

      POKEMON TROPICAL MEGA BATTLE PRIZE CARD THE ORIGINAL ONE IN PSA 10 CONDITION

      $8,000.00

      Nov 12, 2012

      POKEMON PSA 8 NM-MINT 2016 CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL FINALIST STAMP WORLD CARD PIKACHU

      $7,500.00

      Nov 10, 2019

      PSA 10 MISPRINT Shadowless First 1st Edition Dragonair Rare Pokemon Card Mint!

      $4,000.00

      Apr 27, 2014

      1st Edition Shadowless Charizard 4/102 Pokemon Card PSA 10 MINT HOLY GRAIL!!!

      $3,650.99

      Apr 13, 2014

      1999 Pokemon Game 1st Edition #4 Charizard Holo PSA 10 GEM MINT

      $3,350.00

      Sep 28, 2014

      PSA 10 Ken Sugimori Charizard Signed Autographed Pokemon Card Auto Holo Promo

      $3,200.00

      Nov 18, 2019

      1999 Pokemon Game 1st Edition #4 Charizard Holo PSA 10 GEM MINT

      $3,050.00

      Jul 10, 2014

      Pokemon Card Gold Star PSA 10 GEM MINT ESPEON (POP 5) Rare

      $3,000.00

      Jun 22, 2014

      PSA 10 1st Edition CHARIZARD Base Set Holo Shadowless Pokemon #4/102 Gem Mint

      $2,800.00

      Nov 07, 2012

      POKEMON CARD " THICK " CHARIZARD HOLO 1ST EDITION * REAL PSA 10

      $2,300.00

      Oct 09, 2012

      Types of Collectible Pokémon Cards

      A fun and inexpensive way to start your collection is to choose a character and see how many cards you can collect that feature that character. If you desire to collect cards that have the best chance to increase in value over time there are five basic types that are normally considered the most valuable:

      1. Holofoil
      2. Secret
      3. 1st Edition
      4. Error
      5. Promo

      1. Holofoil

      Holofoils are found in the mass-produced sets and booster packs. The booster packs are sold with 11 each. Each card in the pack varies in its rarity and there should be one that is rarer than all the others. Approximately 1/3 of these rares are Holofoil.

      Because these come from mass-produced sets, they are not as rare as some others and are usually considered the least valuable of the collectibles.

      2. Secret

      Secret are numbered higher than the number of cards that are available in the set. For example, a secret is numbered 103/102. These are very limited in number and are usually Holofoil. Secrets first appeared in the Team Rocket set with the addition of the Dark Raichu card number 83/82. Secrets are only found in booster packs. Each booster box contains 36 booster packs. There is an average of one or two secrets per box depending on the set or series.

      3. First Edition

      These are the very first cards sold for each set. These have a special symbol on them showing it is a first edition. Because there is only a limited number of these made, they are usually much more valuable than their unlimited counterpart.

      4. Error

      Sometimes cards that have mistakes on them are produced and sold to the public before the factory realizes and corrects the mistake. These are known as errors.

      Errors often have spelling errors, errors in the graphics, or incorrect or missing portions. Due to the limited number that is released to the public, these are often highly sought after and are highly collectible.

      In the case of the Japanese Ancient Mew I card, the corrected version and not the error card is more valuable because there were far fewer corrected versions released compared to the error card.

      5. Promo

      Promos are created for a specific event. These vary in their rarity depending on the event or purpose of the card. Promos were never sold but were given away at special events or as part of a packaged product. Some of those events include movies, product releases at toy stores, tournaments, inserts in magazines, airline giveaways, inserts in CDs, and other products.

      In rare cases, there are different Japanese versions of the same promo released. For example, the Japanese Ancient Mew Card had three different versions. The first one, known as the Japanese Ancient Mew I Error, contained a spelling error. The second was a corrected version of the Ancient Mew I card. It is far rarer than is the Ancient Mew Error I card. The third version is known as the Japanese Ancient Mew II Promo.

      There was also an English version released in both North America and Internationally as a promotion for the movie "Pokemon: The Movie 2000". While this card is similar in appearance to the Japanese Ancient Mew II cards they are the least valuable of all the Mew Promo cards.

      Gold Foil Stamp Promo

      Sometimes you will find cards with gold foil stamps on them. These are promos that were included in magazines or special events.

      Some of the more valuable gold foil promos you may wish to collect are:

      • 1999 "E3" Pikachu (red cheek)
      • 1999 "E3" Pikachu (yellow cheek)
      • 1999 "W" Pikachu (1st Edition)
      • 1999 "Gold Bordered" Meowth
      • 1999 "PRERELEASE" Clefable

      Types of Promos

      Promos are relatively easy to get when they are first released and usually increase in value over time because they have such a limited production time and supply. The following is a list of a few of the Promo types:

      • Black Star Promo
      • White Star Promo
      • Double White Star Promo
      • Gray Star Promo
      • Coro Coro Comic Promo
      • Pokémon Public Fan Club Promo
      • Play Mat giveaway Promo
      • Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament Promo
      • JR Train Rally Promo
      • Toyota Campaign Promo
      • Nintendo 64 Campaign Promo
      • Pokémon Movie Promo
      • Trade Please Campaign Promo
      • Nippon Airlines Promo
      • Pokémon Song Best Collection CD Promo
      • Tropical Mega Battle Promo

      Special Promo Sets

      Sometimes promos are released in sets. Such as:

      • the 9 card NEO Promo Set
      • the Pokémon Best of CD Collection Promo Set
      • the Japanese Southern Islands 3 Card Promo Pack

      Rarest Promos

      Here are some of the rarest and most valuable Promos:

      • Pokémon Illustrator: Given to children during a drawing contest in Japan. Said to be worth $10,000 to $20,000! Recently selling on eBay for $100,000.
      • Tropical Mega Battle: Given as prizes in a Pocket Monsters tournament.
      • Secret Super Battle: Given as a tournament prize.

      Cards with the highest value usually have been authenticated and graded by PSA or Beckett.

      The Rarest Promo Error

      The rarest known promo that was ever produced was a Prerelease Raichu. A handful of these were accidentally produced while producing the prerelease Jungle Clefable. There are said to be less than thirty of these in existence and some estimate less than six.

      Notable Promos

      Here are some of the cards that might be of special interest to collectors.

      Pikachu #1 (Ivy Pikachu) 1st Edition Error (1999)

      Accidentally released in a small number of Jungle booster packs, this black star promo is the only promo ever released with a first edition symbol.

      #2 Electabuzz, #3 Mewtwo, #4 Pikachu, and #5 Dragonite Misprint (1999)

      There were four cards that were specially stamped for release of Pokémon The First Movie. Each of the special release promos had a stamp that read “Kids WB presents Pokémon the First Movie". These were #2 Electabuzz, #3 Mewtwo, #4 Pikachu, and #5 Dragonite. A few of these were accidentally printed with the gold foil stamp upside down and in the opposite corner. It is estimated that only 30 of these were ever released to the public.

      Imakuni? CoroCoro Promo (1997)

      This was the first promo to have an image of a real-life person.

      Trade Please (Trading Please) Promo (1998)

      One of only two (Ancient Mew was the other) ever produced with a holographic back.

      Dark Persian #17 Error (2000)

      A few of these black star promos were printed without the HP.

      Beware of Pokémon Fakes!

      High valued cards often get counterfeits made. Watch out for ones that don't have the plastic center, faded or smudged graphics, or show other signs of being a counterfeit.

      If you are unsure, it may help to compare the card to another. Don't forget to check the back, often there are slight differences in color or position of the graphics. There are also some that are produced by others as pranks or April Fools jokes. These could be a great collection themselves.

      Fake Pokémon Illustrator Card

      This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

      Questions & Answers

      Question: How can I sell a 1995 edition Mew Pokémon card?

      Answer: Be sure to do your research to determine the value of the card. Selling online such as on eBay, Facebook or Craigslist may be an option. If you live in a large city a local card or game store may be a good option.

      Question: How much is a Mewtwo promo card from the first Pokemon movie worth?

      Answer: In the article, I recommended that you go to eBay and look at the sold listings for the item you would like to determine the value of.

      Because the value of cards go up and down all the time eBay is a great search tool. Searching the sold listings gives you a better idea as far as the value of your cards than does simply looking up items listed on eBay.

      Question: I have approximately 25 English and 25 Japanese 1999 Pokémon Holo cards. I do I get them professionally valued?

      Answer: I would recommend using PSA for that purpose:

      https://www.psacard.com/services/tradingcardgradin...

      Question: What is the value of my two of the ancient mew II promo cards in mint condition?

      Answer: The card is currently selling for approximately $50 for graded gem mint cards. If they are not graded they are selling for $5 - $10 for cards in mint condition.

      Question: I have an unopened Pokemon neo promo set what is it worth?

      Answer: I have a few of those sets as well. Unfortunately they don’t seem to be a valuable as one would expect.

      A quick look at the sold items on eBay show that most of them are currently selling for under $10.

      Question: I have old pokemon card, but they are in Japanese. I have missed print of dark Arbok. The snake looks like it's on gold, and it is holographic. Can you help me evaluate my collection?

      Answer: It sounds like you are describing the Dark Arbok 2/82 Pokémon card. The date error is quite standard and was found on most of them.

      Currently, they are going for under $10 here in the United States. First edition ones are selling for around $20. Graded cards go for more depending on grade.

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    A Guide to Collecting Valuable Pokémon Promo Cards

    I love to share my experiences and passion for the things I love. Collecting valuable Pokémon cards is one of my many interests.

    Which Pokémon Cards Are the Most Valuable?

    Regardless of what you believe or what a price guide may say, your Pokémon card is only worth what others are willing to pay for it. As with most collectibles, there are two parts to the value of them: rarity and desirability.

    In October 2019 a rare Pokémon card sold for $195,000 (more about that card later in this article).

    How to Tell How Valuble Your Pokémon Card Really Is

    What Makes a Collectable Valuable?

    The value of collectible items depending on how many of the items there are and the number of people that desire to acquire it.

    A collectible item that is too easy to obtain rarely has the value that an item that is difficult to obtain may have.

    Items that are too rare may not have enough people that desire it to create a competitive market and the item may not be as valuable as it may have been in the past.

    How to Determine the Value of a Pokémon Card

    The value of any specific Pokémon card may fluctuate depending on the number of people there are that desire to obtain it. Fortunately, it's much easier to determine the value of a collectible item than it once was thanks to the internet.

    There are several places to do research to find out the value of a Pokémon card:

    Graded Pokémon Cards Usually Sell for Much More

    The condition of a Pokémon card has a huge impact on the cards' value.

    Having your Pokémon card professionally graded helps others know the true condition of a Pokémon Card.

    The two companies, most recognized that grade Pokémon cards are PSA & Beckett.

    eBay

    eBay is a great place to get a good idea of what a collectible item is worth. Doing a search on eBay will first bring up a lot of inflated prices in the results.

    These are sellers that are hoping to sell a Pokémon card for as much as possible, often for much more than the card is actually worth.

    In order to tell what a specific Pokémon card has sold for, look for the heading "Show Only" on the left side of the screen. From there you can click on "Sold Items".

    This will show only Pokémon cards that actually sold. Most of the time you can see exactly what the cards have sold for in the past. Occasionally you may see a line through the sold price. This happens when the seller accepts an offer from a buyer that is lower than the asking price.

    While you are doing pricing research, it's a good idea to look closely at the cards that sold for the highest amount if you want to sell your Pokémon card in the future.

    Look closely at the search terms used in the title of the auction listing. Take note of the information given in the body of the listing as well.

    Look at the quality of and the number of photographs that were used in the listing. Buyers may be reluctant to purchase an item if the photographs are fuzzy or unclear.

    Amazon

    Amazon is another pokemon cards worth money 2016 place to look to see what a Pokémon is selling for. Because it's not an auction format you can only see what sellers are asking for and not they may have actually sold for in the past.

    Local Game & Card Stores

    Local card stores are another resource you can use to help determine the value of your Pokémon cards.

    Remember however that the cards being sold at local stores are most often sold at full retail prices and you may not be able to get as much if you sell them yourself.

    Professional Appraisal

    If you've done pokemon cards worth money 2016 research and you believe your card may be of exceptionally high value you may wish to get a professional appraisal on your card.

    What's the Most Valuable Promo Card Ever Sold at Auction?

    One of the most valuable Pokémon promo cards ever produced was the Pikachu Illustrator promo card. This promo is the rarest with only 39 copies ever printed.

    This highly sought after promo card was awarded to the winners of the Pokémon Card Game Illustration Contest held in Japan in 1997.

    According to an article written by Sean Keane a staff reporter for c/net, this rare pokemon card sold for a whopping $195,000 in October of 2019. The buyer actually paid $224,500 after paying a 15% buyer's premium to the auction house Weiss Auctions.

    Single Cards Not Just Listed But Actually Sold on eBay for Over $2000

    Pokemon Promo CardSold ForSold Date

    Torchic Holo Card And Toy

    $10,000.00

    Apr 02, 2014

    Pokemon Dark Dragonite 1st Edition Error Card 5/82 Near Mint/Mint Condition

    $9,999.00

    Jun 05, 2013

    Faded Marowak Error

    $8,000.00

    Oct 03, 2013

    POKEMON TROPICAL MEGA BATTLE PRIZE CARD THE ORIGINAL ONE IN PSA 10 CONDITION

    $8,000.00

    Nov 12, 2012

    POKEMON PSA 8 NM-MINT 2016 CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL FINALIST STAMP WORLD CARD PIKACHU

    $7,500.00

    Nov 10, 2019

    PSA 10 MISPRINT Shadowless First 1st Edition Dragonair Rare Pokemon Card Mint!

    $4,000.00

    Apr 27, 2014

    1st Edition Shadowless Charizard 4/102 Pokemon Card PSA 10 MINT HOLY GRAIL!!!

    $3,650.99

    Apr 13, 2014

    1999 Pokemon Game 1st Edition #4 Charizard Holo PSA 10 GEM MINT

    $3,350.00

    Sep pokemon cards worth money 2016, 2014

    PSA 10 Ken Sugimori Charizard Signed Autographed Pokemon Card Auto Holo Promo

    $3,200.00

    Nov 18, 2019

    1999 Pokemon Game 1st Edition #4 Charizard Holo PSA 10 GEM MINT

    $3,050.00

    Jul 10, 2014

    Pokemon Card Gold Star PSA 10 GEM MINT ESPEON (POP 5) Rare

    $3,000.00

    Jun 22, 2014

    PSA 10 1st Edition CHARIZARD Base Set Holo Shadowless Pokemon #4/102 Gem Mint

    $2,800.00

    Nov 07, 2012

    POKEMON CARD " THICK " CHARIZARD HOLO 1ST EDITION * REAL PSA 10

    $2,300.00

    Oct 09, 2012

    Types of Collectible Pokémon Cards

    A fun and inexpensive way to start your collection is to choose a character and see how many cards you can collect that feature that character. If you desire to collect cards that have the best chance to increase in value over time there are five basic types that are normally considered the most valuable:

    1. Holofoil
    2. Secret
    3. 1st Edition
    4. Error
    5. Promo

    1. Holofoil

    Holofoils are found in the mass-produced sets and booster packs. The booster packs are sold with 11 each. Each card in the pack varies in its rarity and there should be one that is rarer than all the others. Approximately 1/3 of these rares are Holofoil.

    Because these come from mass-produced sets, they are not as rare as some others and are usually considered the least valuable of the collectibles.

    2. Secret

    Secret are numbered higher than the number of cards that are available in the set. For example, a secret is numbered 103/102. These are very limited in number and are usually Holofoil. Secrets first appeared in the Team Rocket set with the addition of the Dark Raichu card number 83/82. Secrets are only found in booster packs. Each booster box contains 36 booster packs. Pokemon cards worth money 2016 is an average of one or two secrets per box depending on the set or series.

    3. First Edition

    These are the very first cards sold for each set. These have a special symbol on them showing it is a first edition. Because there is only a limited number of these made, they are usually much more valuable than their unlimited counterpart.

    4. Error

    Sometimes cards that have mistakes on them are produced and sold to the public before the factory realizes and corrects the mistake. These are known as errors.

    Errors often have spelling errors, errors in the graphics, or incorrect or missing portions. Due to the limited number that is released to the public, these are often highly sought after and are highly collectible.

    In the case of the Japanese Ancient Mew I card, the corrected version and not the error card is more valuable because there were far fewer corrected versions released compared to the error card.

    5. Promo

    Promos are created for a specific event. These vary in their rarity depending on the event or purpose of the card. Promos were never sold but were given away at special events or as part of a packaged product. Some of those events include movies, product releases at toy stores, tournaments, inserts in magazines, airline giveaways, inserts in CDs, and other products.

    In rare cases, there are different Japanese versions of the same promo released. For example, the Japanese Ancient Mew Card had three different versions. The first one, known as the Japanese Ancient Mew I Error, contained a spelling error. The second was a corrected version of the Ancient Mew I card. It is far rarer than is the Ancient Mew Error I card. The third version is known as the Japanese Ancient Mew II Promo.

    There was also an English version released in both North America and Internationally as a promotion for the movie "Pokemon: The Movie 2000". While this card is similar in appearance to the Japanese Ancient Mew II cards they are the least valuable of all the Mew Promo cards.

    Gold Foil Stamp Promo

    Sometimes you will find cards with gold foil stamps on them. These are promos that were included in magazines or special events.

    Some of the more valuable gold foil promos you may wish to collect are:

    • 1999 "E3" Pikachu (red cheek)
    • 1999 "E3" Pikachu (yellow cheek)
    • 1999 "W" Pikachu (1st Edition)
    • 1999 "Gold Bordered" Meowth
    • 1999 "PRERELEASE" Clefable

    Types of Promos

    Promos are relatively easy to get when they are first released and usually increase in value over time because they have such a limited production time and supply. The following is a list of a few of the Promo types:

    • Black Star Promo
    • White Star Promo
    • Double White Star Promo
    • Gray Star Promo
    • Coro Coro Comic Promo
    • Pokémon Public Fan Club Promo
    • Play Mat giveaway Promo
    • Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament Promo
    • JR Train Rally Promo
    • Toyota Campaign Promo
    • Nintendo 64 Campaign Promo
    • Pokémon Movie Promo
    • Trade Please Campaign Promo
    • Nippon Airlines Promo
    • Pokémon Song Best Collection CD Promo
    • Tropical Mega Battle Promo

    Special Promo Sets

    Sometimes promos are released in sets. Such as:

    • the 9 card NEO Promo Set
    • the Pokémon Best of CD Collection Promo Set
    • the Japanese Southern Islands 3 Card Promo Pack

    Rarest Promos

    Here are some of the rarest and most valuable Promos:

    • Pokémon Illustrator: Given to children during a drawing contest in Japan. Said to be worth $10,000 to $20,000! Recently selling on eBay for $100,000.
    • Tropical Mega Battle: Given as prizes in a Pocket Monsters tournament.
    • Secret Super Battle: Given as a tournament prize.

    Cards with the highest value usually have been authenticated and graded by PSA or Beckett.

    The Rarest Promo Error

    The rarest known promo that was ever produced was a Prerelease Raichu. A handful of these were accidentally produced while producing the prerelease Jungle Clefable. There are said to be less than thirty of these in existence and some estimate less than six.

    Notable Promos

    Here are some of the cards that might be of special interest to collectors.

    Pikachu #1 (Ivy Pikachu) 1st Edition Error (1999)

    Accidentally released in a small number of Jungle booster pokemon cards worth money 2016, this black star promo is the only promo ever released with a first edition symbol.

    #2 Electabuzz, #3 Mewtwo, #4 Pikachu, and #5 Dragonite Misprint (1999)

    There were four cards that were specially stamped for release of Pokémon The First Movie. Each of the special release promos pokemon cards worth money 2016 a stamp that read “Kids WB presents Pokémon the First Movie". These were #2 Electabuzz, #3 Mewtwo, #4 Pikachu, and #5 Dragonite. A few of these were accidentally printed with the gold foil stamp upside down and in the opposite corner. It is estimated that only 30 of these were ever released to the public.

    Imakuni? CoroCoro Promo (1997)

    This was the first promo to have an image of a real-life person.

    Trade Please (Trading Please) Promo (1998)

    One of only two (Ancient Mew was the other) ever produced with a holographic back.

    Dark Persian #17 Error (2000)

    A few of these black star promos were printed without the HP.

    Beware of Pokémon Fakes!

    High valued cards often get counterfeits made. Watch out for ones that don't have the plastic center, faded or smudged graphics, or show other signs of being a counterfeit.

    If you are unsure, it may help to compare the card to another. Don't forget to check the back, often there are slight differences in color or position of the graphics. There are also some that are produced by others as pranks or April Fools jokes. These could be a great collection themselves.

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    This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

    Questions & Answers

    Question: How can I sell a 1995 edition Mew Pokémon card?

    Answer: Be sure to do your research to determine the value of the card. Selling online such as on eBay, Facebook or Craigslist may be an option. If you live in a large city a local card or game store may be a good option.

    Question: How much is a Mewtwo promo card from the first Pokemon movie worth?

    Answer: In the article, I recommended that you go to eBay and look at the sold listings for the item you would like to determine the value of.

    Because the value of cards go up and down all the time eBay is a great search tool. Searching the sold listings gives you a better idea as far as the value of your cards than does simply looking up items listed on eBay.

    Question: I have approximately 25 English and 25 Japanese 1999 Pokémon Holo cards. I do I get them professionally valued?

    Answer: I would recommend using PSA for that purpose:

    https://www.psacard.com/services/tradingcardgradin.

    Question: What is the value of my two of the ancient mew II promo cards in mint condition?

    Answer: The card is currently selling for approximately $50 for graded gem mint cards. If they are not graded they are selling for $5 - $10 for cards in mint condition.

    Question: I have an unopened Pokemon neo promo set what is it worth?

    Answer: I have a few of those sets as well. Unfortunately they don’t seem to be a valuable as one would expect.

    A quick look at the sold items on eBay show that most of them are currently selling for under $10.

    Question: I have old pokemon card, but they are in Japanese. I have missed print of dark Arbok. The snake looks like it's on gold, and it is holographic. Can you help me evaluate my collection?

    Answer: It sounds like you are describing the Dark Arbok 2/82 Pokémon card. The date error is quite standard and was found on most of them.

    Currently, they are going for under $10 here in the United States. First edition ones are selling for around $20. Graded cards go for more depending on grade.

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    Your old Pokémon cards are now worth hundreds of dollars

    There's been a resurgence of Pokémon card collecting, and Pokémon fans that have long since grown-up into working, money-earning adults are now more than happy to pay a pretty penny to round out their extensive Pokémon card collections.

    Of course, just how much your cards are worth depends on what you’ve got.

    In 2016 the Pikachu Illustrator Pokémon card sold at a Heritage Auctions sale for more than $54,000, due to its rarity. Only 20 to 39 copies of the card were produced – so if you’re sitting on one – now is the time to sell.

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    But that isn’t to say some of the more common cards aren’t worth anything.

    In an article for The Sun in the UK, collectables expert Tracey Martin said that holographic cards are the most valuable, and cards released between 1999 and 2000 – known as ‘shadowless’ Pokémon  cards – are now highly sought-after.

    Average Pokemon cards might only earn you around $10 a piece, while an authenticated card in mint condition, such as the Raichu shadowless holographic cards released in 1999, is worth up to $4000.

    A 1999 first edition shadowless charmeleon can be worth up to $500, while a Nidorino shadowless first edition base set card in mint condition could fetch you up to $160. There's even an Australian card collectors site where Pokemon cards can fetch anything from $5 to $800. 

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    But if you don’t have any of those cards in your collection, don’t stress yet. If you happened to be one of the lucky kids who got a first edition base set of Pokémon cards, then the set itself could be worth money too!

     So, what do you do if you own of these rare cards?

    • If the cards you have a low level (sitting at the $100 mark) it could be wise to hold on america ferrera husband them for another few years.
    • Keep all your cards in mint condition an in cases.
    • Get them authenticated and rated by the Professional Sports Authenticator.
    • Find out how much you card is worth by researching similar cards sold on eBay and other collector sites.
    • Check things such as print and release dates, condition, and whether or not you still have the original packaging.

    You might also like:

    Your old Cabbage Patch doll could be worth thousands of dollars 

    Your Harry Potter books could be worth thousands of dollars 

    These '90s toys are now worth hundreds of dollars 

    Источник: https://www.bhg.com.au/your-old-pokemon-cards-are-now-worth-hundreds-of-dollars

    10 of the Most Valuable Pokémon Cards

    As a teenager, Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri was so fond of collecting insects that classmates called him “Mr. Bug.” While it might not have been an affectionate label, Tajiri had the last laugh: His Pokémon video game, originally released for the Nintendo Game Boy in 1996, has become an enduring multimedia success, selling billions in games, merchandise, and phone apps.

    The goal of collecting and pitting monsters against one another has been particularly appealing for trading card collectors, who have created an entire secondary market for the low-tech version of the game. The all-time sales record as of May 2021 might be this Blastoise pokemon cards worth money 2016 sold at auction for a whopping $360,000, but it's not a card you ever would have found in a pack. Wizards of the Coast, which manufactures the card game, printed just one to show to Nintendo.

    Fortunately, other cards are a little more accessible, though first editions, misprints, and other characteristics all affect value. If you’re curious, take a look at 10 of the most valuable Pokémon cards according to Heritage Auctions, eBay, and other sources.

    1. Pikachu Illustrator // $250,000

    One of the earliest cards to come out of the Pokémon franchise was this promotional card of Pikachu that was given out to winners of an illustration contest in 1998. An estimated 20 to 39 copies were issued. In late 2016, Heritage Auctions sold one for a whopping $54,970. In July 2020, a card graded by Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) as a 9 out of 10 fetched $250,000.

    2. Shadowless Holo Charizard // $507,000

    This dragon-esque creature was first seen in 1999. More than 20 years later, a PSA 10 card sold for a whopping $507,000 on eBay.

    3. Master's Key Prize Card // $22,000

    Given out during a 2010 card championship in Japan, only 34 copies of the Master's Key Prize Card are thought to exist. The scarcity helps the cards command a high price when they hit the market. One ungraded card sold for $22,000 in November 2019.

    4. Pre-Release Raichu // $10,000

    Collectors love cards that were never intended for public distribution, and this Raichu card fits the bill. Although unconfirmed, Pokémon lore has it that product distributor Wizards of the Coast made just 10 of these Raichu cards for their employees and stamped “pre-release” on the front. While it’s rarely offered for sale, collectors believe it can fetch up to $10,000.

    5. Tropical Wind Tropical Mega Battle // $70,000

    Another card that was given only to winners at a tournament—in this case, the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle Pokémon World Championship in Honolulu, Hawaii—the Tropical Wind card is believed to have just 14 PSA 9 cards in circulation. Pokemon cards worth money 2016 sold for $70,000.

    6. Espeon Gold Star// $22,100

    This 2007 character card graded PSA 10 sold for $22,100 on eBay recently. An NFT (non-fungible token) version sold for $28,285.

    7. Blastoise // $20,000

    This combat turtle from christmas tree in the park san jose was put up in a perfect condition PSA 10 and sold for $20,000.

    8. Shining Gyarados // $12,000

    This 2001 Neo Revelations card brought in $12,000 on eBay.

    9. Giovanni's Scheme // $10,100

    Never released in English, this 2017 Japanese card is highly sought after by collectors. A perfect PSA 10 card sold for $10,100 on eBay.

    10. Umbreon Holo // $5150

    This 2003 card sold for $5150 after buyers took notice of its PSA 10 status.

    A version of this story ran in 2017; it has been updated for 2021.

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    Pokemon Card Values: How Much Are Your Cards Worth?

    The first step to identify if a card is potentially worth anything substantial is to check its type and rarity. In other words, how likely the card is to come across from any given booster pack or special event, and if it has any special characteristics, such as card material or Pokemon types.

    There are a few indicators of rarity on any given card, though they’re quite subject to change depending on when said card was printed. A marker near the bottom of the card or near its name will indicate rarity: a circle means the card is common, a diamond means it’s less common, and stars mean it’s rare. More stars or with combinations of letters or symbols mean extra rare, including if those symbols are in the name or elsewhere on the card. Other characteristics that can up the rarity include: a higher printed number than there should be in a given printed set (e.g., 66/65); holographic artwork or reverse holographic, in which everything but the artwork is holographic; artwork that takes up the full card; artwork wherein the creature doesn’t cast a shadow; and any shining characteristics, not to be confused with holographic.

    There are also special types of cards, like the aforementioned special events that sometimes pokemon cards worth money 2016 cards to tournament winners. For example, one of the most coveted cards, the Trophy Pikachu Trainer Card, was only given out to competition winners in Japan and is so rare that it is considered priceless due to the lack of sellers. And a Pikachu Illustrator card, awarded for a Pokemon award competition, allegedly sold for a cool $90,000 USD.

    While rarity isn’t the only factor in appraising value, it’s certainly a major factor: Some of the highest-selling cards worth tens of thousands of dollars, or considered “priceless” from lack of supply, are only so because of small rarities like misprints or typos.

    As for the more common cards that don’t match any of these characteristics, the consensus advice online is to sell those in bulk. Though the individual cards may only be worth a few dollars at most, a complete collection of them can likely fetch a little higher of pokemon cards worth money 2016 price. That’s not a terrible idea for someone wanting to get rid of a bunch of common cards and turn a profit.

    Источник: https://www.one37pm.com/culture/trading-cards/pokemon-card-price-guide
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