The Rarest Pokemon Card in Existence Has Been Sold For An Insane Price

When it comes to Pokemon this is a whole new level of "Gotta Catch'em All."

Since its beginning in 1996 the Pokemon Trading Card Game has created thousands of unique cards, but have you ever thought “which is the rarest of them all?” For those that collected cards like me during your childhood, no it isn’t the 1st edition holographic Charizard. In fact, it isn’t even a card made in English. The rarest and hardest to get card in the game is known as the Japanese “Pikachu Illustrator,” and someone just bought one for an absurd amount of money. According to IGN, a copy of the illustrious card sold for $195,000 at a Weiss auction in New York.

The Pikachu Illustrator was a prize-winning card given out at the CoroCoro Comic Illustration Contest back in 1998 and only 39 copies exist in the world. The copy that was sold at auction was graded by the PSA receiving a 9 which is categorized as mint condition. Based on the official PSA website, a 9 is considered “a superb condition card that exhibits only minor flaws: a very slight wax stain on reverse, a minor printing imperfection or slighting off-white borders.”

Another copy of the card was sold on eBay back in 2014 for $100,000 with the same graded condition. Medium suggests that even if the card isn’t in great condition it can still be sold for around $55,000. Talk about a load of cash.


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Cameron Hawkins

Cameron Hawkins is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an Emphasis in News at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has played Video Games as long as he can remember. Some of his favorite games series include; Kingdom Hearts, Mass Effect, and Final Fantasy.

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