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.
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.
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.
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.