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Ongoing Ebay Lots Receiving Traffic

1st Edition Shadowless CHARIZARD Pokemon 1st Base Set

1st Edition Shadowless CHARIZARD Pokemon 1st Base Set
PSA: 10

Price: $11,999.00

1998 Pikachu Illustrator Card

1998 Pikachu Illustrator Card
PSA: 9

eBay Statistics as of 07/21

460 viewed per hour
201 watching
5 inquiries

Awarded to 39 contestants in an illustration contest

Price: $100,000.00

2010 Pokemon Master’s Key JP National Champion Prize Card

2010 Pokemon Master’s Key JP National Champion Prize Card
PSA: 8.5

eBay Statistics as of 07/21

2 viewed per hour
3 watching
0 inquiries

Awarded to the top three competitors at the 2010 Japan World Championship

Price: $8,799.96

1999 Charizard 4/102 1st Edition Shadowless

1999 Charizard 4/102 1st Edition Shadowless
PSA: 9

eBay Statistics as of 07/21

33 viewed per hour
102 watching
7 inquiries

Highly coveted among the 1st Edition

Price: $2,499.95

1999 Blastoise 2/102 1st Edition Shadowless

1999 Blastoise 2/102 1st Edition Shadowless
PSA: 9

eBay Statistics as of 07/21

5 viewed per hour
21 watching
0 inquiries

Highly coveted among the 1st Edition

Price: $724.95

PSA Rating of Pokemon Cards

Year Number of Sets Total Items Total Graded
Totals 72 1,824 34,392
1996 3 81 1,007
1997 2 6 176
1998 2 5 5
1999 5 122 17,516
2000 8 89 995
2001 3 152 1,439
2002 6 215 2,743
2003 4 129 1,296
2004 10 360 3,202
2005 24 446 4,016
2006 2 113 1,222
2015 3 106 775

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Notable dates:
1998 - only 5 cards were graded, those cards are the Pikachu Illustrator Card
1999 - these were the 1st Edition American circulated cards; most frequently traded

Key Characteristics of Value Cards

With valuable cards for sale and a marketplace that is growing, collectors must still be certain of key characteristics before foraging through their or their child’s stacks of cards.

1st edition mark - the hallmark is on the center left side of the Pokémon Card, as seen on the left Charizard below. 1st edition cards are by far the rarest and most valuable among standard Pokémon cards.

Shadowless - Cards without the shadow sell for a premium. The difference is shown below, move your eyes to the right vertical edge of the Charizard holo picture. On the left card you will see that the gold border switches directly into the red background. The Charizard on the right however does not. It has a "Shadow".

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Error Cards - Cards with misprints and errors also go for a substantial premium. The following card is a Pikachu 58/102 error card with misprinted red cheeks. This card is currently for sale on eBay for $249.95 with 50 people watching and 1 view per hour. Non-error versions on the other hand go for nothing, so owners beware.

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Single Pokémon Cards Sold on eBay for Over $1000

Lot Title Sold For Sold Date
POKÉMON PIKACHU ILLUSTRATOR PROMO GRADED PSA 9 MINT RAREST CARD HIGHEST GRADE! $90,000.00 May 08, 2014
Torchic Holo Card And Toy $10,000.00 Apr 02, 2014
Pokémon Dark Dragonite 1st Edition Error Card 5/82 Near Mint/Mint Condition $9,999.00 Jun 05, 2013
Faded Marowak Error $8,000.00 Oct 03, 2013
POKÉMON TROPICAL MEGA BATTLE PRIZE CARD THE ORIGINAL ONE IN PSA 10 CONDITION $8,000.00 Nov 12, 2012
PSA 10 MISPRINT Shadowless First 1st Edition Dragonair Rare Pokémon Card Mint! $4,000.00 Apr 27, 2014
1st Edition Shadowless Charizard 4/102 Pokémon Card PSA 10 MINT HOLY GRAIL!!! $3,650.99 Apr 13, 2014
1999 Pokémon Game 1st Edition #4 Charizard Holo PSA 10 GEM MINT $3,350.00 Sep 28, 2014
1999 Pokémon Game 1st Edition #4 Charizard Holo PSA 10 GEM MINT $3,050.00 Jul 10, 2014
Pokémon Card Gold Star PSA 10 GEM MINT ESPEON (POP 5) Rare $3,000.00 Jun 22, 2014
PSA 10 1st Edition CHARIZARD Base Set Holo Shadowless Pokémon #4/102 Gem Mint $2,800.00 Nov 07, 2012
POKÉMON CARD " THICK " CHARIZARD HOLO 1ST EDITION * REAL PSA 10 $2,300.00 Oct 09, 2012
1ST EDITION SHADOWLESS CHARIZARD POKÉMON CARD PSA 9 MINT CARD NUMBER 4/102 $1,895.95 Nov 03, 2014
Pokémon Card KEN SUGIMORI SIGNED 1st Edition Skarmory 13/111 MINT SUPER RARE!!!! $1,879.99 Aug 16, 2013
Pokémon Promo 2012 No 3 Trainer World Championships Trophy Card PSA 9 MINT $1,799.99 Feb 10, 2015
Pokémon Card: 1999 Charizard HOLO 4/102 SHADOWLESS BASE SET 1ST EDITION PSA 9! $1,750.00 Nov 30, 2014
1st ed Charizard PSA 6 $1,602.87 Oct 18, 2013
Pokémon Japanese 3nd place trophy card Victory Cup $1,599.99 Nov 14, 2012
Pokémon Trophy Promo - No. 4 Trainer - World Championships 2014 English Mint $1,499.99 Sep 19, 2014
1ST EDITION CHARIZARD RARE GRADED PSA 9 MINT CARD NUMBER 4/102 $1,495.95 Apr 30, 2014
Pokémon Daisuki PSA 10 Master's Scroll Promo Gem Mint! ONLY 2 EXISTING! $1,375.00 Nov 13, 2014
1st Edition Shadowless Charizard 4/102 Base Holo Pokémon Card PSA 9 MINT! $1,295.95 Sep 20, 2014
1ST EDITION SHADOWLESS CHARIZARD RARE GRADED PSA 8 NM-MT POKÉMON CARD 4/102 $1,295.00 Nov 09, 2014
Pokémon 1999 Charizard Base Set Shadowless Card Graded PSA 10 $1,275.00 Dec 24, 2012
Charizard Gold Star 100/101 Frontiers ULTRA RARE Pokémon Card PSA 10 GEM MINT $1,250.00 May 11, 2014
1999 Pokémon Base Set 1st Edition Charizard Graded PSA 9 MINT First Shadowless $1,200.00 Dec 08, 2014
POKÉMON CHANSEY FIRST 1ST ED EDITION BASE HOLO PSA 10 THICK VERSION $1,195.00 Nov 24, 2014
Pokémon Japanese Charizard Gold Star 1st Edition PSA 10!! Dragon Frontiers!! $1,124.68 Oct 09, 2014
Pokémon Zapdos 1st Edition Base Set Shadowless Card Graded PSA 10 Gem Mint $1,000.00 Apr 24, 2013
Pokémon Charizard 1st Edition Base Set Shadowless Card Graded PSA 9 $1,000.00 Dec 28, 2012

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