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The Rarest Pokemon Card of ‘Em All Is On eBay


It’s one of the rarest Pokemon cards in existence: the 1998 Illustrator card that was only sent to the winners of the Pokemon Card Illustration Contest. As far as we know, there are only six cards in the world, and Ebay user smpratte is selling one. As of this afternoon, 9/9, there have been over 400 offers with a Buy It Now price of $100,000.

Find out more info and check out the back of the card after the break…

Only five copies are floating around, while another is set firmly in the hands of the Official Pokémon TCG Blog. Here are a few more fun facts:

  • This card is the only one to feature the word “Illustrator” instead of “Trainer.”
  • It has a very cool pen symbol at the bottom (the only card to have one).
  • It’s one of the only Pokemon cards to feature a double-star rarity.
  • In the past, this card has sold for over $20,000, making it one of the most valuable Pokemon cards out there.
  • Smpratte’s Buy-It-Now price is set at $100,000, but the seller expects it to go for around $50,000.


(via Geekologie)


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