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The 20 Most Expensive Pokémon Cards Ever Sold

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Introduction

Which are the most expensive Pokémon cards?

Pokémon cards have risen and business-men have begun to cash out on the investment.

People who weren’t much interested have flooded back to the game because of its high dividends.

However, in this post, we will be looking at the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold.

As a matter of fact, factors like rarity, type and card material, plays a Major role on its worth.

So, The 20 Most Expensive Pokémon Cards in the world are:

20. Championship Arena Card

WORTH: $499

Championship Arena Card kick-off the list of the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold.

These prestigious cards was the award given to participants in the 2005 Pokémon world championship.

Aside that tournament, other competitions in that year also led to the award of this card.

19. Gastly – Expedition Card

WORTH: $999

Costing $999, Gastly is one of the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold in the world.

Despite not being popular and exciting; this card is among the most valued.

Competitive wise, it is not favoured neither played but however, Gastly – Expedition Card is the 19th most expensive Pokémon card because of its built material.
 

18. Holographic Shadlowless First Edition Mewtwo Card

WORTH: $1,500

Coming in next on the list, Holographic Shadlowless First Edition Mewtwo Card is one of the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold.

The quality and rarity of this Pokémon has raised the bar of the game and people who got hold of it, will be glad they did.

This holographic card was at its prime in the 90s but nevertheless, $1,500 is truly worth the investment!

17. First Edition Shadowless Holographic Blastoise Card

WORTH: $1,500

Up next on the list, First Edition Shadowless Holographic Blastoise is the 17th most expensive Pokémon card in the world.

This card is very rare and is in high demand thus, it is very difficult to come across.

Meanwhile, if you have this Pokémon on your collection, then $1,500 is the banker!

16. Gold Star Espeon Card

WORTH: $3,500

Coming in next on the list, Gold Star Espeon are one of the most exclusive Pokémon cards in history.

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Also dubbed as “the shiny Pokémon,” the card is outstandingly different from its counterparts.

Awarded by Pokémon Players Club on players’ criteria and qualifications, Espeon is (arguably) the most distinctive of all Gold stars cards.

15. Shining Charizard Card

WORTH: $3,500

Claiming the number 15 spot on the list, Shining Charizard is one of the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold.

This holographic card is the world’s first shiny Pokémon.

Its card material and exclusivity warrants an impressive worth of $3,500.

14. Pikachu – Expedition Card

WORTH: $5,999

Coming in next on the list, Pikachu Expedition is one of most expensive Pokémon cards in the world.

These expedition cards are very popular and as a result, its demand have skyrocketed in recent times.

If you are a lover of this electrical rats cards, $5,999 can do you good in the long run!

13. Holographic Shadowless First Edition Venusaur Card

WORTH: $6,500

Costing an impressive $6,500, Holographic Shadowless First Edition Venusaur is one of the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold.

They are two variant of the card: the holographic type and the main Venusaur.

The later will fetch you a good sum and is not that (much) hard to get while the former will cost more and is extremely rare.

Always Keep this in mind in case…

12. Black Triangle Error Booster Box Card

WORTH: $8,700

Black Triangle Error Booster Box is the 12th most expensive Pokémon card in the world.

This Pokémon is different from the rest on the list because of its packaging.

This type comes in a booster pack and you’ll probably might not know the quality of cards in it.

Despite going all out for it, the pricing still depends on the packaging of the booster box.

This one is a damn good investment!

11. Master Key Prize Card

WORTH: $8,799

Master Key Prize Card is one of the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold in history.

The card is extremely rare and difficult to purchase.

The only set of people that had the card were those competing in 2010 trading card tournament in Japan.

Wow!
 

10. Computer Error – Kamex Mega Battle Card

WORTH: $9,999

Starting off the top 10 on the list, Computer Error – Kamex Mega Battle Card is one of the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold.

They were awarded to prize winners during 1998 Kamex Mega Battles.

However, during the course of time, the card was duplicated and remade but, its prices were worth less than the original Japanese versions.

9. Articuno – Tropical Mega Battle Card

WORTH: $9,999

Coming in next on the list, Articuno – Tropical Mega Battle is the 9th most expensive Pokémon card in the world.

The card high value comes from three major factors: association – with professional athletes and players, prize award – on the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle tournament and rarity.

If you think this one is costly, try its standard version!

8. Tropical Wind Card

WORTH: $10,000

Costing an incredible $10,000, Tropical Wind is the 8th most expensive Pokémon card ever sold.

The first five digits valued Pokémon (on the list) was the prize awarded to competitors in the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle Tournament.

The card has grown popular and is associated with world class players in the game therefore, its value has significantly increased over the years.

7. No. 3 Trainer Promo Card

WORTH: $32,499

Up next on the list, No. 3 Trainer Promo Card is one of the most expensive Pokémon cards in the world.

The card symbolizes honour and class in the game.

This is because it was awarded as a prize to the third highest-ranking player in the annual World Championships.

This association and relevance warrants its incredible $32,499 value in the market.

6. Tropical Mega Battle No. 2 Trainer Card

WORTH: $60,000

Tropical Mega Battle No. 2 Trainer Card comes in next as one of the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold in history.

The Pokémon is associated with a competition involving 7 tournaments which collectively forms an event called “tropical Mega Battles.”

The first three Prize winners of the tournament were awarded the cards.

Currently, the cards are extremely rare, exclusive and crazily expensive!

5. No. 1 Trainer Promo Card

WORTH: $70,000

Costing an incredible $70,000, No. 1 Trainer Promo Card kicks off the top 5 spot on the list of the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold.

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The card is associated with the birth of Pokémon Card Game tournament in 1997 and as a result, it had debuted in most competitions and tournaments.

The famous card is also one of the most prestigious on the list.

4. Pikachu Illustrator Card

WORTH: $100,000

Pikachu Illustrator is the 4th most expensive Pokémon card in the world.

Only six cards were produced and as such, it’s extremely rare and exclusive.

As things stands, 100,000 is the deal for this investment!

3. Kangaskhan – Parent/Child Promo Card

WORTH: $133,000

Starting off the top three spot on the list, Kangaskhan – Parent/Child Promo Card is one of the most expensive Pokémon cards in the world.

During the 1998 Parent and Child tournament, the card was awarded as a prize.

It also participated in the battle to become the Pokémon’s ultimate piece of merchandise.

However, the card retirement after the competition raised its standard and subsequently, it’s now valued for $133,000.

Massive!

2. No. 2 Trainer Promo Card

WORTH: $200,000

Missing the top spot, No. 2 Trainer Promo is the second most expensive Pokémon card ever sold in history.

It has been reported that its value worth more than double, of the most expensive Pokémon card but however, these prices do fluctuates.

This Pokémon card is rare and also feature a single listing.

Infact, the seller might decides to fix its price within the range of $200,000 and above.

Crazy!
 

1. Pre-Release Raichu Card

WORTH:: Unverified

Topping the list, Pre-Release Raichu is the most expensive Pokémon card in the world.

These cards are very limited and extremely rare; eight units are in circulation.

The unique thing about the card is the rarity and card material.

These two factors are the major reasons for the uncertainty on its price.

Conclusion

That was all on the the 20 most expensive pokémon cards ever sold.

Come to think of it, who would ever thought that the price of Pokémon game cards will be this high?

Which is your favourite Pokémon card?

Before rounding off the list, let’s take a quick look at the summary:

S/NPokémon cardWorth
1.Prerelease RaichuUnverified
2.No. 2 Trainer Promo Card$200,000
3.Kangaskhan – Parent/Child Promo Card$133,000
4.Pikachu Illustrator$100,000
5.No. 1 Trainer Promo Card$70,000
6.Tropical Mega Battle No. 2 Trainer Card$60,000
7.No. 3 Trainer Promo Card$32,499
8.Tropical Wind$10,000
9.Articuno – Tropical Mega Battle$9,999
10.Computer Error – Kamex Mega Battle$9,999
11.Master Key Prize Card$8,799
12.Black Triangle Error Booster Box$8,700
13.Holographic Shadowless First Edition Venusaur$6,500
14.Pikachu – Expedition$5,999
15.Shining Charizard$3,500
16.Gold Star Espeon$3,500
17.First Edition Shadowless Holographic Blastoise$1,500
18.Holographic Shadlowless First Edition Mewtwo$1,500
19.Gastly – Expedition$999
20.Championship Arena$499

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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