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Pokemon Charizard card sold at auction for a whopping $420,000

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Collecting cards of this high-flying, fire-breathing Pokémon achieves new prize points.

A rare, holographic Charizard first release from the 1999 Pokémon base set just sold for $420,000 — a record for a base set card of its kind, according to PWCC Marketplace, which recently sold the card during its auction in March .

“Created by acclaimed artist Mitsuhiro Arita, this historical work of art is by far the most iconic Pokémon card ever made,” the trading card trading platform wrote of the acclaimed Japanese illustrator.

On a scale of zero to 10, the card has a perfect, like-new condition rating, and of the 3,000 copies of this card, only 121 pass this rating, as PWCC notes in the item description on your website.

“Pokémon is the world’s #1 media brand, and Charizard is that brand’s GOAT. It’s an asset that Pokémon and non-Pokémon collectors alike will want to know about and own,” said Jesse Craig, Director of Business Development at PWCC. said CNN in an opinion.

“This is a card where demand continues to outstrip supply,” added Craig.

The card has attracted increasingly competitive bidding the last few yearsincluding one sold for $336,000 earlier this month. A Charizard card of a similar nature in late 2020 sold for $360,000 total, including a buyer’s premium.

The hype was likely boosted earlier in the year by retired rapper Logic, who notoriously shelled out over $220,000 for another first edition Charizard card, while YouTuber and MMA fighter wannabe Logan Paul is also said to have spent $216,000 for a box of Pokémon base set cards.

And one of the best selling Charizard cards went last year for over $490,000.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/28/pokemon-charizard-card-sold-for-whopping-420k-at-auction/ Pokemon Charizard card sold at auction for a whopping $420,000

Dais Johnston

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