You have a bunch of old Pokemon Cards lying around, and you want to know if they’re worth anything. If so, how much?
You need to know about how much your old Pokemon cards are worth today. You’ll learn how much each edition of base set 1-7 is worth, as well as every other special edition release!
What pokemon cards are worth money?
Some of the rarest pokemon cards are Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur which had only 10 made with each one having different pictures on them.
How much are the rarest pokemon cards worth money?
The rarest existing pokemon cards are the Illustrator cards. Only 20 of each were released worldwide, and their price is roughly $4,000-$5,000.
The rarest USA pokemon card in existence is the 2002 Wizards Black Star Promo: Pichu (BW33). There’s only about 10 known in circulation and it was given out by Wizards of the Coast for a tournament in 2002.
The price of this card is $2,800- $3,000. PSA’s registry has recorded that there are only 3 cards 10 graded as Mint 9!
There are other rare pokemon cards like the Holo Blue Star Promo Mew (PROMO), which was given out at select tournaments in 1999. This card does not come up for sale often, and its price is around $1,100-$1,200.
Pokemon card values – what they should be selling for?
In the late 1990s, a small toy company from Japan known as “Pokemon” began manufacturing and distributing what would become wildly popular ‘trading cards.’ Since then, their popularity has skyrocketed not only trading-card wise, but also in the collecting world.
Because of this new found appreciation for Pokemon card collecting (and trading), some valuable finds have since been uncovered, and can be found in your local card shop. One of the most valuable cards by far is the Pikachu Illustrator Promo Card.
Tips to know before you buy a pack of new pokemon cards
A pack of pokemon cards usually costs around $4, but it may cost more or less depending on the store. Before you buy a pack of new pokemon cards, here are some things you might want to know:
What’s in the packs?
There are 10 cards in a pack:
* 5 that are common cards
* 3 that are uncommon cards
* 1 rare card (foil)
There’s also a chance to get a holographic version of any pokemon in the pack, which is the same as getting the regular version except it shines and sparkles when you tilt it.
You can’t tell if a card is a holographic version or not, except if it’s a legendary pokemon. Legendary cards are always holographic versions.
How to find out if your old, vintage, or rare pokemon card is valuable and how much it’s worth?
The easiest way to tell if your pokemon card is rare and therefore potentially valuable is to look at the back of the card , in particular, at the bottom of the picture. Most valuable pokemon cards will have the “1st Edition” marking.
This means that this specific card is one of the first batch made by Nintendo to be mass-produced. If you still want to make sure, look at all sides on your pokemon card (front and back).
If any side says “Unlimited Edition”, then your pokemon card is not very rare. Unlimited edition is similar to “1st Edition” except that two different print runs of the card are sold separately, with unlimited being the common version.
Top 13 rare Pokémon cards that are worth ridiculous money
1999 First Edition Shadowless Holographic Charizard #4
If you’re looking for a rare and valuable card, look no further than Shiny Charizard. This fiery Pokémon has been one of the most popular in its debut since 1999- so it makes sense that 20 years later this particular edition still stands out as an sought after treasure among collectors!
With many first editions from back when there were only 200 copies made (plus any additional printings) becoming worth some money nowadays assuming they aren’t too beat up – if not altogether Missingno animations sincer my momma hadn’t thrown them away
Pokémon Blastoise #009/165R Commissioned Presentation Galaxy Star Hologram
Only two of this Blastoise card exist, making it extremely rare. After being sold at auction in January 2021 for a whopping 360K ($266), the ultra-rare Pokémon became one of most valuable cards ever made and can now be found under someones pillow or caged up on your bookshelf!
Black Star Ishihara Signed GX Promo Card
The most recent card to make headlines for pure value, this one sold at auction on April 26th 2021.
You can find the full details here (link), but it depicts Pokémon Company founder and current president Tsunekazu Ishihara who was given his gift as a celebration of his 60th birthday in 2017 – all while being surrounded by company employees cheering him on!
The current record holder for the world’s most valuable Pokémon card is also one of the rarest cards ever made.
The honor goes to a set featuring Pikachu Illustrator, which originally came with 39 copies awarded in 1997 and 1998 by Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic as prizes from promo contests they held at that time.
Two more sets were later found among some hidden belongs while creator Satoshi Tajiri worked on his Chu Chu Rocket game series — giving us 41 total examples out there today!
Kangaskhan-Holo #115 Family Event Trophy Card
This valuable Pokémon card dates from the trading card game’s earliest years, having been given to participants in a 1998 Parent/Child Mega Battle tournament held in Japan.
As the name implies teams were made up of parents and children who achieved set numbers victories during these battles for this special trophy – making it one out if its rarest promo cards available!
2000 Pokémon Neo Genesis 1st Edition Holo Lugia #9
Lugia is a Gen II Pokémon that can be difficult to find. It has starred on the front of early Game Boy game, Silver and its Nintendo DS remake SoulSilver.
A legenday bird from this era with power comparable only scoring 9999 points in one match making competition—Lugia deserves every ounce of their rarity as an elusive catch!
1999 Super Secret Battle No. 1 Trainer
The No. 1 Trainer card is an award given to finalists in the Secret Super Battle tournament held in Tokyo, Japan which was different than other cards because it had a holographic effect and not paper like others on this list (despite having similar name).
To earn their place among thousands of competitors who wanted one too; players needed first win regional tournaments with prizes consisting only these honorable mentions – titles that granted access into finals where participants could compete for fame or fortune!
1999 Pokémon Japanese Promo Tropical Mega Battle Tropical Wind
Only 12 Tropical Wind cards were produced as promo cards for the 1999 Pokémon World Championships, making them some of the rarest in existence. Only 50 people from around globe were allowed to compete and they had a tough time just getting there!
The only way you could participate is if your local region granted an invite through winning battles against other players- which made this event exclusive because not everyone who was good enough got invited.
2002 Pokémon World Championships No. 1 Trainer
The first of two rare and valuable Pokémon cards called No. 1 Trainer on this list, was given out to winners who attended the regional Battle Road Spring competitions held in Japan during early 2002. A version for summer tournaments came later that year (Battle Roads)
Espeon and Umbreon Gold Star POP Series 5
Gold Star Pokémon cards are among the most valuable sets of Pokémon cards in existence and command an incredibly high average value as a result. The reason for this is because only 27 Gold Star Cards were released from 2004 to 2007, which makes them some kinds or rarest out there!
At the 2010 Pokémon World Championships, players who participated in a trading card game tournament received an identical prize – Master’s Key.
The difference between these two groups was where they were presented: one group got their framed certificate while another player’s might have been displayed as part of his or her victory pose!
Awards like No 1 Trainer and its ilk are rare indeed; however this particular piece isn’t all that old either having come into existence only within the last few years.
However unlike most other such recent creations (like those seen at events today), ‘Master’s keys’ has already attained status worthy enough to grace our own trophy case frames too – given out not once but twice now since we hosted bothThe International 3
There is a story about the release of Pokémon cards in 1999, and how some rares were accidentally printed as prereleases.
Prerelease Raichu was long rumoured to be one such card- an incorrectly numbered TCG promo from Jungle set 2 with “pre” stamped on it. Supposedly there are only 100 existent copies left today!
20th Anniversary 24-karat Gold Pikachu
The 20th Anniversary Pikachu card is a limited edition, and it’s made out of solid gold. 11 grammes worth 24-karat!
The Japanese jewellery maker Ginza Tanaka produced these cards based on their original design– affectionately nicknamed “Fat Pikachus” due to the electric mouse’s chubby cheeks in its original lookalike illustration by Ken Sugimori from when this little guy first hit shelves all those years ago back.
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