Pokémon Card Value: How Much Are Your Pokémon Cards Worth?

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It all began in 1996 when Satoshi Tajiri created the first video game of the franchise: Pocket Monsters: Red and Green, for Japanese audiences.

Over the next fifteen years, Pokémon became a multi-media franchise, setting records with each installment.

In the late 90s and early 2000s, one pack of those cards cost less than $2. Today, unopened packs can be worth hundreds of dollars, some rare single cards can go for any price between $30 to $200,000!

If you were a Pokémon fiend back in the day, you might want to scourage through your parents’ basement to find your long-lost collection. Who knows.

Media Factory introduced Pokémon cards to the Japanese Market in 1996. It took three more years until their release in North America.

The Pokémon Collecting Craze

The Kangaskhan Family Event Trophy card sold for over $150,000 at an auction in October 2020. This card is so limited in quantity

Kangaskhan Family Event Trophy: $150,100

In 1998, Wizards of the Coast wooed Nintendo in an attempt to land the Pokémon Card Trading Game licensing deal for the North American market.

Wizards of the Coast Blastoise Prototype: $360,000

Not only is this Holographic Charizard Pokémon card from the revered 1st Edition Set. A rare card in such good condition is even more unique.

1st Edition Charizard, Holographic: $369,000

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