Pokémon Card Value: 

How Much Are Your Pokémon Cards Worth?

Do you remember the good ol’ days when you’d stop in a toy shop with your parents and beg them for a pack of Pokémon cards to collect and trade with your friends?

In the late 90s and early 2000s, a pack of cards costs less than $2 a pop. Today, unopened packages can be worth hundreds of dollars, and some rare single cards can go from $30 to $200,000!

If you were a Pokémon fiend back in the day, you might want to spend time scouring your parents’ basement or attic to relocate your collection. Who knows—maybe you’re sitting on a rare Charizard that could cover your rent this month.

Kangaskhan Family Event Trophy: $150,100

This card is so limited in quantity that its value is off the charts. The company gave this exclusive Pokémon card to a select few who competed and won events at the 1998 live parent and child team Mega Battle in Japan.

The prototype only has an image on the front because its creators never intended to distribute it for sale. Wizards of the Coast only made two copies of this prototype, boosting the value even higher.

Wizards Of The Coast Blastoise Prototype: $360,000

1st Edition Charizard, Holographic: $369,000

Not only is this Holographic Charizard Pokémon card from the revered 1st Edition Set. The SGC, one of the most trusted third-party card grading services, also rated it and gave it the highest possible condition rating: SGC Gold Label Pristine 10.

At the PWCC Auction in March of 2020, the card sold for a record-breaking $420,000. However, a few months later, another card would swoop in and grab the World Record title.

Base Set Shadowless 1st Edition Charizard: $420,000

The Pikachu Illustrator cards were a prize for winners of the 1998 Pokémon Illustrator Artist Contest held by the CoroCoro Comic magazine. Twenty-three initial winners received the Pikachu Illustrator card as a prize, followed by sixteen winners the following year.

Pikachu Illustrator: $5,275,000

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