In less than a month, a rare Pikachu card sold for a record $900,000 while a ranked first-edition Charizard worth $57,000 fell into U.S. government custody after someone used a COVID relief fund to buy it. While these Pokémon card-related stories sound crazy, another one has just been sold at a price far beyond the reach of ordinary collectors. Long story short, it’s really expensive.
Rare First Edition Pokemon Charizard Card From 1999 Sold For $336,000 At Auction pic.twitter.com/OwiemlPpzv
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In one declaration by Heritage Auction, a rare first edition Pokémon Charizard card from 1999 sold for $336,000. Said card, which attracted 69 bids, is encased in a PSA 10 slab. This means that the card is authenticated and kept in new condition.
Jesus Garcia, trading card games consignment manager at Heritage Auctions, said the sale reinforces that demand for Pokémon cards continues to climb. He added that they expect these cards to continue to do well in the market.
Before this piece of Pokemon memorabilia sold off recently, the previous heritage auction record was held by another Charizard card, which sold for $300,000. Additionally, the current number of Charizard cards with a rating of 10 per PSA is approximately 121. This limited number ensures that the prices of these gem-mint first-edition Pokémon cards are preserved.
It’s an amazing card. Serious collectors actively seek out cards from the English first printing, but finding one in this category is exceptionally rare. This card will instantly become a centerpiece in any collection it joins.
Collectors looking to score a Pokemon card like this, or other incredible trading cards from Heritage Auctions, can expect another round of auctions from said company in June of this year. At that time, there is a chance that another card from this part of the hobby could break records again.