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LOOK: Old Pokémon cards being sold for as high as P346,000 online

June 25th, 2019

Catching all Pokémon cards was a huge part of most nineties kids’ childhood. But it has now become possible to make money out of these cards, as some of them have been sold for £5,300 (over P340,000) on eBay.

While some cards are more valuable than the others, the most valuable Pokémon cards come from 1999 to 2000, as reported by The Sun last Saturday, June 22. 

These valuable cards are called “shadowless,” said 21st-century collectibles expert Tracy Martin in the report. She said what makes “shadowless” cards different from other Pokémon cards are the design change. The more valuable cards were printed before the company’s redesign move, which added a shadow on the right side of the cards. 

The collectibles expert added that Pokémon cards with the first edition stamp sell for a higher price. 

Most expensive Pokémon cards sold on eBay

A trainer card was sold by an eBay user who received it as a participant of the Kamex Mega Battle competition regional tournament in Japan. 

Trainer card

The 1998 Pokemon Kamex Mega Battle Trophy Card sold for £1,510 (almost P99,000) on eBay. Image: Screengrab from eBay

The card attracted 45 bids on eBay with the winning bid amounting to £1,510 (almost P99,000). 

A “shadowless” Charizard card was sold by an eBay user, who decided to let go of his collection which contained over 200 Pokémon cards. Although the card is over 20 years old, it is still in mint condition.

Charizard

The Booster Shadowless Charizard Pokemon Card Holo was sold for £4,100 (almost P270,000) on eBay. Image: Screengrab from eBay

The rare Kangaskhan card was released during a parent and child mega battle tournament in Japan. The eBay user said that the card is one of the promotional cards to be featured in the original pocket monsters trading card game logo as a set symbol. 

Kangaskhan

The 1998 Holo Trophy Kangaskhan card was sold for £5,302 (over P340,000). Image: Screengrab from eBay

The card is considered as one of the original “holy grails” of Pokémon card collecting, as stated by the eBay ad. This rare find was sold for a whopping £5,302 (over P346,000) after receiving 49 bids.

Martin also laid out tips for people who are interested in selling their Pokémon cards. According to the collectibles expert, interested sellers should check online auction sites to determine the prices for their cards based on the cards’ age and condition. JB

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