Pokemon trading card game, introduced in 1999, took the world by storm in a span of only 20 years. The fabled Honus Wagner Card to Michael Jordan’s fleer rookie card, the Pokemon cards are in no way less than these. As the Pokemon cards are highly sought after, they also come with a very hefty price. Unlike other sports cards, Pokemon TCG have a history of only 20 years. Still the torrid popularity of this trading card game has attracted the attention of sports card collectors. In this article, we’re going to round up 5 of the best Pokemon cards to collect.
Top 5 Best Pokemon Cards
Best Pokemon cards can be different for different people. One person may find beautiful cards the best ones, whereas someone might find cards that are rare better. We are going to show you what cards we think are the best finds.
Pikachu Illustrator is still the most valuable Pokemon Card of all times. This Pokemon Card is referred to as the Honus Wagner of Pokemon Cards. This card is arguably the rarest Pokemon card ever and atop many card collectors wishlists. Reportedly, 39 of these cards were issued to the winners of the Corocoro Comics Illustration in Japan. Currently 6 examples of this card are graded PSA 9 and only 1 example of this card is graded PSA 10. PSA 9 copies usually float around the $50k mark. Recently in November of 2016, a PSA 9 of this card was sold on Heritage Auctions for just under $54k. Then, imagine what the PSA 10 of this card would cost.
Pikachu Trophy Card
In 1997, these cards were handed out in the inaugural tournament to the winners in gold, silver and bronze. These cards are beautiful to look at and well printed less than a hundred copies which makes them all the more special. Only four gold examples are found in the PSA population and one of them are PSA 10.
This Pikachu card from the X/Y : Evolutions set is loved and highly sought after not because of it’s high power or amazing artwork, but because, it’s a round Pikachu on a surfboard. Just the look of this card can melt anyone’s heart.
First Edition Holo Charizard
These are arguably the most popular and best Pokemon cards in the Pokémon TCG. Due to the sheer awesomeness of the character and it’s huge following, this base set card has won the hearts of all. This card is no less than Ken Griffey Jr. and Michael Jordan rookie card. In fact, this is the Charizard Rookie Card. The absence of the drop shadow and the base set symbol at the bottom left corner of the photo shows that this card is a first edition and that’s what makes it so rare and expensive. This Charizard Rookie Card has at times eclipsed the value of the Michael Jordan fleer rookie card.
Tropical Mega Battle
This named Card was issued to the contestants who participated in the 2001 pokemon tournament held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The rarity of this card is what makes it so coveted and expensive.