Rarest Pokémon Cards: A New Collector’s Guide


Gone are the days when Pokémon was just another cartoon that would light up TV screens worldwide and drive kids mad with frenzy. 

As a pop cultural phenomenon, Pokémon is in a league of its own. Just a few years ago, Pokémon Go took the world by storm, pioneering a unique Augmented Reality experience.

The influence of this fandom goes beyond TV screens and gaming devices, though.

Pokémon merch — especially the cards — are among the most sought-after alternative collectibles. Collectors spend hundreds and thousands of dollars just to get their hands on new collector’s editions, box sets, and the rarest Pokémon cards. 

Pokémon Card: The Rarest, Most Expensive, and Most Collectible

Released in 1998, this card was sold for $150,000 at an auction.  You could only get this card if you participated in a special event in Japan.

Kangaskhan-Holo #115 Family Event Trophy Card

The artwork features the Pokémon Kangaskhan with its baby in its pouch. It is a holo card.

The Ishihaha card sold for over $240,000. This version is a signed edition of a card given to all Pokémon company employees on CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara’s 60th birthday.

Black Star Ishihara Signed GX Promo Card

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