McDonald's Pokemon Cards 2021 Value - Updated Prices for March and Most Expensive on eBay
Some sales have hit four figures but the prices have started to drop.
You may have seen that McDonald’s and The Pokemon Company have teamed up to release a special set of Pokemon Trading Cards for the franchise’s 25th anniversary. The collaboration sees 25 different cards available in both holo and non-holo formats, making for 50 cards in total. This has left the cards in high demand as collectors from all over the US scramble to get the cards. In doing so, people are getting doubles or just looking to make bank and therefore selling them online. Here are some of the highest McDonald’s Pokemon Cards eBay sales so far and their current prices as of February 15.
What cards are available?
The cards that are available are all reprints from previous sets. They include the 24 different starters from across every game, plus fan-favourite Pikachu. Although they are reprints, they contain a special 25th-anniversary logo and McDonald’s own holographic foil.
The full list of Pokemon is as follows:
Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mudkip, Torchic, Treecko, Chimchar, Piplup, Turtwig, Oshawott, Snivy, Tepig, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble.
As mentioned, there are 25 different cards available in two different formats — holographic and non-holographic.
McDonald’s Pokemon Cards eBay Sales – What were the highest prices?
So far, there have been some staggering sales on eBay. Full cases of 150 packs have already been sold for over $1,100 on the online auction site! There are also plenty of other sales that have been around or over the $850 mark.
There have also been sales of completed sets of the cards, the most expensive of these had an offer accepted around the $400 mark. Other complete sets are selling for around $300.
In terms of individual cards, the holo Pikachu takes the biscuit here. The card sold for up to $100 on its own during its peak! The Kanto starters, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle are the next most popular, all of which sold for around $20-$30 each. The rest of the starter’s prices range from around $10-$20.
What has The Pokemon Company said?
The Pokemon Company has condoned people’s behaviour on Twitter. The overwhelming popularity of the promotion means the cards are being reprinted at maximum capacity. This ultimately means there will be more cards in circulation and therefore, those that are out there will be less valuable. Don’t feed the scalpers people, the cards will be back!
We’re aware that some fans are experiencing difficulties purchasing certain Pokémon TCG products due to very high demand. In response, we are reprinting impacted products at maximum capacity to ensure more fans can enjoy the Pokémon TCG.
More info here: https://t.co/sClZo3BXsp
— Play Pokémon (@playpokemon) February 10, 2021
McDonald’s Pokemon Cards Price Update – 02/15/21
While the complete master sets and full boxes of cards are still selling similar prices, the individual cards have unsurprisingly started to drop. Pikachu, which was selling for around $80-$100 when the promotion kicked off, can now be picked up for under $50. Squirtle is still the most popular Kanto starter, selling for around $20, with Bulbasaur and Charmander in the $10-$20. A lot of the other holo starter cards can be picked up for around $5-$10 now.
This is all to be expected after The Pokemon Company said the cards were being reprinted and the scarcity levels start to drop.
McDonald’s Pokemon Cards Price Update – 02/21/21
Prices of full boxes have started to come down, with a recent auction ending for $550. Complete master sets can be picked up for around the $200 mark now.
What was the most expensive card, Holo Pikachu, now has multiple auctions that have dropped below the $30 mark. The trio of Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur all now have auctions that have dipped below $10 and most of the other holo starters have dropped below $5.
It looks like the mad rush may now be coming to an end!
McDonald’s Pokemon Cards Price Update – 03/03/21
Full boxes have started to rise again, with an auction coming in at around $800. Full master sets are still hovering around the $200 mark.
Astonishingly, the valuable Holo Pikachu card seems to have started to go back up in price with a recent auction finishing for exactly $50 and many others sitting around $40-$45. The three Kanto starters also look like they may have started to rise again, a recent Holo Charmander finished for $25, and another for over $15. Bulbasaur auctions have finished for $10+ over the last 24 hours and Squirtle between $12-$17.
Some of the less desirable/more common holo cards aren’t going up however and can now be picked up for around $1.00-$1.50. $3-$4 is still the average for these cards though, so if you have a few, now could be the time to sell before they drop any lower.