A Rare Pokémon Card Just Sold for $420,000 at Auction


A Pokémon Charizard card has just smashed auction records for garnering the highest price paid ever for a base set. The rare 1999 Pokémon Base Set Shadowless 1st Edition Holo Charizard card sold in March for $420,000. That's almost P22 million converted. Let that sink in for a sec.

"Despite over 3,000 copies being submitted to PSA, only 121 have been granted the PSA 10 Gem Mint designation to date by their graders due in part to the card's own popularity," said the PWCC Auctions listing. Yup, there are 120 others just like it out there.

"Widely considered one of the holy grails of the Pokemon world, this Flame Pokemon is poised to show continuous returns for years to come and become a premier investment piece for any portfolio to have," it continued.

A PSA 10 Gem Mint grade is only given to virtually perfect cards which means it shows no visible signs of whitening and perfect centering. Of course, the holo is also equally pristine. Check out the, now ended, listing here.

Pokémon cards have been selling at eye-watering prices for quite some time. Early last month, a first-edition 1999 Pokémon Charizard No. 4 card sold for $336,000 (approximately P17.5 million). While Goldin Auctions sold a PSA 10 1995 Japanese Topsun Charizard for $493,230 (approximately P25.7 million) in 2021.

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