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The Most Expensive Pokemon Cards

The Wonder Platinum trophy card is a rare and valuable card showing a Giratina with a platinum pendant that was given out to the best contestants at the Japanese National Championship in 2009. An estimated 36 copies of the card exist, but the PSA has graded only eight, and only six have achieved a perfect score.

A card's copy was sold for more than $25000 at an auction in November 2020 even if the PSA hasn't graded it. Beckett evaluated the Pokemon card, though, and gave it a near-perfect 9.5 score. As of writing this, a perfect 10 copy of the card was listed on eBay for $200,000. It has 90 individuals following it, but it appears no one's willing to pay that much.

Pokemon First Edition Hitmonchan

(sold for $23,100 in November of 2020)

Hitmonchan is a fighting type of Pokemon known for its quickness and precision. It packs a lot of power in its punches, making it a favorite amongst collectors.

Ken Sugimori's design for Hitmonchan makes it look like a powerful and dangerous pokemon that would be difficult to defeat in a battle. The boxing gloves and shoulder pads give it a tough and aggressive appearance, while the five protrusions on its head make it look unique and slightly strange. Overall, this excellent design perfectly encapsulates what Hitmonchan is all about.

Hitmonchan cards were highly sought after by competitive players due to their usefulness, making them difficult to find in pristine condition.

Most Expensive Pokemon Trading Card

The "Pikachu Illustrator" card is the most expensive Pokémon card ever sold at auction, fetching a price of $900,000 on 23 February 2022.

The hologram trainer promo card is a rare and highly sought-after item among collectors. Designed by Atsuko Nishida, the card is one of only 40 known to exist in the world. It was initially released as a prize in a 1998 illustration contest and has since become a coveted item among Pokemon fans and collectors.

The "Pikachu Illustrator" card is a Pokemon card that was recently sold for a record-breaking amount of money. The card was originally offered for sale at a starting price of $75,000 but eventually sold for a significantly higher price. This is the second time a "Pikachu Illustrator" card has been sold for a record-breaking amount.

Most Valuable Pokemon Cards

Satoshi Tajiri was a big fan of collecting insects as a teenager. His classmates used to call him "Mr. Bug" because of this. He went on to create the popular Pokemon video game, which has sold billions of dollars worth of games, merchandise, and phone apps.

The idea of collecting monsters and then pitting them against each other in battle has always been appealing to people, especially those who collect trading cards. There is an entire secondary market for the low-tech game version where people trade and collect cards. The most expensive card ever sold was a Blastoise card that was auctioned off for $360,000. However, you must note that this card is not something you would find in a pack. Wizards of the Coast, the company that manufactures the card game, only printed one of these cards to show to Nintendo.

Tropical Mega Battle

In 1999, an annual Pokemon Trading Card Game tournament was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. At this event, just 12 Tropical Mega Battle cards were distributed to some of the lucky 50 players. They attended the event, meaning the remaining number of mint copies is especially low all these years later.

The Psyduck Trainer Card is one of the most valuable cards in the Pokemon Trading Card Game. It is very rare and sells for a lot of money. A mint-condition version of this particular card once sold for $10,000.


Pokemon cards can increase in value and potentially fetch thousands of dollars, especially rare ones. This is because the cards are highly collectible and have a lot of sentimental value to fans of the franchise. While the market for Pokemon cards may be volatile, it is still a good investment for those looking to make money from their collection.

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