You wouldn’t believe the prices that the most expensive Pokémon Cards can reach. With 905 unique Pokémon, and over 9,000 special English-language Pokémon cards to collect, values can vary based on rarity and condition.
Most of the cards on this Most Expensive Pokemon Cards list were given as prizes in tournaments and haven’t been seen too frequently since. And when cards do resurface, if they have a PSA grading of 10, their value will be off-the-charts.
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10. 1996 Pokémon Japanese Base Set No Rarity Symbol Holo Venusaur, $65,100
This Japanese language card is missing a stamp in its bottom right corner, making it a scarce find. The card was sold for $65,100 in October 2020.
9. 1999 Pokémon Japanese Promo Tropical Mega Battle Tropical Wind, $65,100
Only 12 copies of this card were produced and given out as prizes in the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle Tournament. The card was sold in October 2020 for $65,100.
8. 1999 Super-Secret Battle No 1, Trainer, $90,000
This rare card was given to finalists in elite tournaments held in a secret location in 1999. It was sold for $90,000 in July 2020.
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7. 2006 Pokémon World Championships Promo No. 2 Trainer, $110,100
This card was sold for $110,100 in February 2021. In 2006 the card was given as a trophy to the Pokémon World Championship finalists. Only three copies of this card exist.
6. 2000 Pokemon Neo Genesis 1st Edition Holo Lugia #9, $144,300
This card was sold for $144,300 in May of 2021. Only three cards feature the legendary cover Pokémon from the Pokémon SoulSilver game with a PSA rating of 10.
5. Kangaskhan – Holo #115 Family Event Trophy Card, $150,000
There are only three copies of this card, making it one of the rarest Pokemon cards going. This super-rare card sold for $150,000 in October 2020. The three cards have been sold in the last two decades, making them unlikely to resurface again any time soon.
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4. Black Star Ishihara Signed GX Promo Card, $247,230
This customized card featured the Pokémon Company’s president and was given to the Pokémon employees for the 60th birthday in 2017. A copy of the card signed by the owner was sold for $247,230 in April of 2021.
3. Pokémon Blastoise #009/165R Commissioned Presentation Galaxy Star Hologram, $350,000
Pokémon Blastoise was sold at auction for $350,000. This card is only two of a kind created in 1998 by Wizards of the Coast. I would check your Pokémon cards because you could be sitting on a money maker you didn’t know about.
2. 1999 First Edition Shadowless Holographic Charizard #4, $420,000
1999 First Edition Shadowless Holographic Charizard #4 was sold in March 2022 for $420,000. Only 121 copies of the card have been rated as a Gen Mint 10 by the PSA.
1. Pikachu Illustrator, $5.275 million
Logan Paul bought the Pikachu Illustrator for $5.275 million. This is a grade 10 Pikachu Illustrator Card, of which only 39 were ever given out during 1997 and 1998 Pokémon illustration contests. Only 23 of those have been certified by the PSA, which makes this card very rare.