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Rare ‘Presentation’ Blastoise becomes the most expensive Pokémon card ever sold

An incredibly rare Blastoise has sold at auction for $360,000 (around £264,080), making it the most expensive Pokémon card ever. The card easily beats the previous record, which was set in November 2020 when a Shadowless Base Set Charizard sold for $295,000.

 

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The Five Most Valuable Pokémon Cards

Pursued by advanced collectors and investors alike, the five most valuable Pokémon cards in the world are not only extremely rare but they deliver a mega-dose of nostalgia to those who played the card game as kids. But that nostalgia comes at a hefty price.

 

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The best Pokémon cards of all time

Looking for the best Pokémon cards? There’s a lot to choose from. Played for nearly 25 years, with new expansions releasing all the time, the sheer numbers of pocket monsters has never been higher. They’ve become so overwhelmingly numerous that filling your Pokédex is a lifetime achievement. But throughout all the playground trades and professional battles, some have cemented themselves as the best ever.

 

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Rare Pokemon Blastoise Presentation Card Sells for $360,000 - Comicbook/Gaming

An incredibly rare Blastoise card has sold for $360,000, making it one of the most expensive Pokemon cards ever sold. Last year, a Pokemon collector revealed that he was offered a house worth $400,000 for a BGS-graded Charizard, but this Blastoise card sold for cash, and it might be even rarer. According to Heritage Auctions, this is one of just two Blastoise cards commissioned by Wizards of the Coast in 1998 for the purpose of presenting them to Nintendo to get approval for translation into English. The card received an 8.5 CGC grading, and features a design just a bit different from what the final product ended up looking like.

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After Certification by CGC Trading Cards, Pokémon Test Print Blastoise Blasts to $360,000 at Auction - CGC

The intriguing blank-back presentation card now ties for the highest price ever paid at auction for any English Pokémon card.

An extremely rare Pokémon card certified by CGC Trading Cards realized $360,000 at a Heritage Auctions sale on January 14, 2021. The Blastoise Commissioned Presentation Galaxy Star Hologram graded CGC 8.5 is now tied for the highest price ever paid at auction for any English Pokémon card. The first record was only established last month, demonstrating just how hot the trading cards market is becoming, with CGC Trading Cards adding fuel to the fire through its expert certification services.

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Rare Pokemon Blastoise Presentation Card Sells for $360,000 - Comicbook/Gaming

An incredibly rare Blastoise card has sold for $360,000, making it one of the most expensive Pokemon cards ever sold. Last year, a Pokemon collector revealed that he was offered a house worth $400,000 for a BGS-graded Charizard, but this Blastoise card sold for cash, and it might be even rarer. According to Heritage Auctions, this is one of just two Blastoise cards commissioned by Wizards of the Coast in 1998 for the purpose of presenting them to Nintendo to get approval for translation into English. The card received an 8.5 CGC grading, and features a design just a bit different from what the final product ended up looking like.

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After Certification by CGC Trading Cards, Pokémon Test Print Blastoise Blasts to $360,000 at Auction - CGC

The intriguing blank-back presentation card now ties for the highest price ever paid at auction for any English Pokémon card.

An extremely rare Pokémon card certified by CGC Trading Cards realized $360,000 at a Heritage Auctions sale on January 14, 2021. The Blastoise Commissioned Presentation Galaxy Star Hologram graded CGC 8.5 is now tied for the highest price ever paid at auction for any English Pokémon card. The first record was only established last month, demonstrating just how hot the trading cards market is becoming, with CGC Trading Cards adding fuel to the fire through its expert certification services.

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