When it comes to Pokemon this is a complete new level of “Gotta Catch’em All.”
Because its starting in 1996 the Pokemon Trading Card Game has made thousands of exclusive cards, but have you ever believed “which is the rarest of them all?” For these that collected cards like me for the duration of your childhood, no it is not the 1st edition holographic Charizard. In truth, it is not even a card created in English. The rarest and hardest to get card in the game is identified as the Japanese “Pikachu Illustrator,” and somebody just purchased a single for an absurd quantity of revenue. 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 provided out at the CoroCoro Comic Illustration Contest back in 1998 and only 39 copies exist in the planet. The copy that was sold at auction was graded by the PSA getting a 9 which is categorized as mint situation. Primarily based on the official PSA site, a 9 is regarded as “a excellent situation card that exhibits only minor flaws: a really slight wax stain on reverse, a minor printing imperfection or slighting off-white borders.”
Yet another copy of the card was sold on eBay back in 2014 for $100,000 with the very same graded situation. Medium suggests that even if the card is not in terrific situation it can nevertheless be sold for about $55,000. Speak about a load of money.