A rare Pikachu card sells for $900,000

Pikachu card sold

Retro video games and their memorabilia have been reaching the highest prices ever on auctions around the world. Last year we saw how some classic graded games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario 64, and The Legend of Zelda, to mention a few, sold for sky-high prices, that even the game creators have spoken about the fact that these auctions look like scams.

But now, a mint Pikachu card from 1998 has sold in Japan for over $900,000 in an auction. What’s special about this card, is the fact that it was drawn by Pikachu’s original designer, Atsuko Nishida. And there’s also the fact, that only 41 of them were originally printed, and 39 of them were given out in a contest. So yeah, there aren’t many of them in the world.

The Pokémon card collecting and competitive community are huge around the world. So it’s no surprise that there are collectors that would pay high prices for a card.  We recently heard that a Zelda cartridge was sold for $4,000 in Japan because it had a little detail that made it different.

How much are you willing to pay for a high collectible like that Pikachu card?

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VIA: Polygon

David Berrones

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