Pokemon card breaks world record after selling for $900,000

The rare Pikachu Illustrator card sold for $900,000 at auction, making it the most expensive Pokemon card of all time.

No one in the ’90s could have predicted that the Pokemon Trading Card Game would one day feature collectibles as valuable as a house.

However, a rare Japanese promotional card from 1998 took TCG’s explosion in value to the next level, after selling for nearly $1 million at an auction in February. 2022.

Pikachu Illustrator Pokemon Card hard is Steve Aoki screenshot.
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The rare 1998 Pokemon card is now worth almost a million dollars.

Pokemon Pikachu Illustrator card sells for $900,000 in auction

In 1997, the Japanese magazine CoroCoro held an art contest where contestants could submit their drawings for a chance to win a Pikachu Illustrator promotional card. Decades later, the collection quickly rose to the top as the rarest card in the TCG.

In 2021, the coveted prize also becomes the most valuable Pokemon card after beating Charizard version 1 by selling for $375,000 at a PWCC auction. After just one year, the same PSA rated 7 Pikachu Illustrator set another new record after an auctioneer paid $900,000 for it.

GoldinAuction made the announcement on Twitter on February 24 in a social media post. “Final sale price: $900,000. An all-time record public sale for any Pokemon,” they wrote.

At the time of writing, it has yet to be revealed exactly who the buyer is. According to the famous TCG outlet PokeBeachThe auction started at $75,000 before 34 bidders brought it to a final price of $900,000 after fees.

Interestingly, the record-breaking Pokemon card was only rated Near Mint 7 by the PSA. Famous musician Steve Aoki actually owns a PSA Mint 9 Illustrator. he got it in January 2021could easily be worth more than $1 million if this latest auction is fruitless. Pokemon card breaks world record after selling for $900,000

Emma Bowman

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