After the inception of Pokemon TCG in 1999, Pokemon fans from all over the world were trying to get their hands on the Pokemon cards. Once again Pokemon card prices startled it's fans after a historic same of the 1999 Pokemon Charizard card at dollar 220,574 concluded by Iconic Auctions on Friday. This sale made a record of the highest auction price ever released for a 1999 Pokemon 1st edition Charizard in PSA gem mint 10 condition. This card is the Pokemon TCG series is equivalent to the sports world's 1986 -87 Fleer Michael Jordan #57, 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 and 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky #18.
This Charizard 1st edition card had a high position in the Hall of Fame because of it's highest hit points and a signature attack more powerful than any other card from this inaugural release. This card is iconic because of its outstanding artwork by Mitsohiro Arita and became the most desired card in the set.
Charizard Card Bought By Rapper Logic
Charizard cards were always in high demand in the hobby but this PSA 10 1st edition Base set Charizard caught the eye of Twitch streamer and former rapper Logic. His song “1-800-273-8255” was a nominee for doing of the year in 2018 at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The song brought attention to the growing suicide rate because of the title of the song which was the American National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number. Though he recently retired as a rapper, he also signed a seven-figure deal earlier this year with Twitch as their first exclusive partnership with the musician.
An interesting fact about this post is that logic struggled to collect Pokemon cards in his younger days which he explained in the Instagram post of this photo. Logic recently bought the 1999 1st edition hollow Charizard card in December 2019 for dollar 36,110.54 in an eBay auction.
Card Price Determining Factor
This iconic Charizard card is arguably the most popular one in the Pokemon TCG series. The 1999 hollow Charizard is a card that every Pokemon fan clamours for. One thing to add is that you're not going to get thousands of dollars after selling one base set Charizard card. Though the 1999 Pokemon Charizard has a couple of different versions, all of them are highly sought after and retailed for a decent amount of money. But it's the first edition version butter by a small bit of full which is worth the most.
Though the kind of cards are the prime determining factor of the price of them, still the condition of the cards is also a big driver of their massive sales. Only the best of the best cards are the ones that get sold at a tremendous price point. Only two of these hollow Charizard cards have been graded BGS 19 Pristine. As for just PSA 19 copies, there were a hundred and then of them. So, if your 1999 1st edition hollow Charizard card is not in perfect condition, odds are that you're card will also hold a decent price. But it may not sell for thousands of dollars.