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Rare Charizard Pokemon Card

Rare Charizard Pokemon Card Sold for a $480,000

If there’s one thing we learned from 2020, it’s that your old Pokemon cards could be worth a fortune. After rapper Logic dropped over $200,000 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.

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Nick Hall is the Digital Editor of Man of Many and an accomplished journalist. He completed a Bachelor of Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology, with a double major in Journalism and Music. Prior to working at Man of Many, Nick spent two years as a journalist with Inside Franchise Business, focusing on small business, finance and legal reporting. In 2021, Nick was named B&T's Best of the Best Journalist of the Year. With an extensive background in the media industry, Nick specialises in feature writing, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment content. A qualified barber and men's stylist, Nick also holds a Cert III in Barbering from the Queensland Hairdressing Academy.