Top 5 Pokémon Rare and Valuable Trading Cards

Feb 14, 2024

By: Sahib Preet Singh

Pokémon's Million-Dollar Cards

When it comes to collecting Pokémon cards, the pursuit extends far beyond just excitement—it's about the inherent value each card possesses. Some of these cards command staggering prices and serve as lucrative investment opportunities. From the legendary ...

1. Illustrator CoroCoro Comics Promo (Pikachu Illustrator Card)

The Pikachu Illustrator card, a rare Pokemon collectible, reached a record-breaking value of $6,000,000. Initially awarded in a 1997 CoroCoro art competition, its prices have only been escalating over the years, with a remarkable sale at $250,000 in 2020. More...

2. Topsun Charizard Blue Back

The Topsun Charizard, one of the earliest Pokemon cards created by Topsun before Wizards of the West Coast, fetched an impressive $493,230 at a Goldin auction last year. Released in 1995 in gum boxes, this card stands out not for its rarity or condition, but f...

3. Charizard 1st Edition Shadowless Base Set

The Charizard 1st Edition Shadowless Base Set, released in 1999 and graded PSA Gem Mint 10, fetched $420,000 at a PWCC auction on March 19, 2022. Renowned as a 90s childhood icon, this card is distinguished by its lack of a shadow around the artwork's bor...

4. Blastoise Wizards of the Coast Presentation Galaxy Star Holo

The Blastoise Wizards of the Coast Presentation card, a groundbreaking find in the Pokemon TCG community, fetched $360,000 at a Heritage Auctions sale in January 2021. Commissioned in 1998, this card was intended to showcase the upcoming TCG line to stores. Ex...

5. Trophy Pikachu No. 3 Trainer Bronze

The Trophy Pikachu No. 3 Trainer Bronze card, a rarity in the Pokemon universe, was sold for an impressive $300,000 at a Heritage Auctions event in early 2023. Originating from the first Pokemon TCG tournament in Japan in 1997, these cards were awarded to the ...