If there’s one thing we learned from 2020, it’s that your old Pokemon cards could be worth a fortune. After A National Treasure TV Series is Coming to Disney+ on a rare Charizard, another collector has raised the stakes. Going under the hammer at Goldin Auctions over the weekend, a 1st Edition pristine 10 Charizard card has fetched the hefty sum of USD$369,000 (AUD$480,000), making it the most expensive Pokemon card ever sold.
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Reports suggest the card belonged to a collector who bought it back in 2009 for $700 USD. “A Charizard example graded PSA GEM MT 10 recently changed hands in a private sale for $250,000,” Goldin Auctions said. “This irresistibly cloying “Charizard” card beckons the observer through magnetic visual qualities that challenge the adequacy of verbal description.”
According to the auction house, the collector bought the card for purely nostalgic purposes in reliving his childhood without even thinking about the future value of it. The sale confirms what many Pokemon card collectors have been noting in recent times; that Charizard is indeed the most coveted of all creatures.