The MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) for a booster pack is $4. Buying a box of 36 packs at MSRP would cost $144. While most local retailers (like Wal-Mart and Target) sell their booster packs for $4 each, you can find booster packs for less than $99.
Each booster pack contains a random selection of six common cards, three uncommon cards, and one rare card. Each booster pack contains one parallel foil card from the 10-card assortment, and possibly also a premium foil card. There is always at least one foil in every booster pack!
Over the past five years, the Pokemon card has consistently sold around $195,000 to $200,000. In 2020, one card fetched a whopping $250,000, beating the previous record of $243,000 that another brought in in 2019. Amazingly, in February 2021, a PSA 7 version of the map sold for $375,000 during a PWCC auction.
Pokémon cards are worth an average of $1.20. Most “rare” Pokémon cards are worth less than $10, and cards rated “uncommon” or below are often worth less than $1. Older and Action Pokémon cards are, on average, much higher in value, with some cards being worth over $300,000.
There’s no better place to start than with what many believe to be the rarest Pokémon card out there, the Pikachu Illustrator holo. This is the perfect example of an extremely limited supply card with few tiered copies.
With the Pokémon TCG enjoying a major resurgence in popularity in 2022, there are many TCG cards that are now worth big bucks. After the release of the Kanto role-playing games Pokémon Red and Blue in 1998, Game Freak launched the Pokémon TCG in North America a year later.
The most common and uncommon cards are worth less than $1, and even rare cards are usually worth less than $5. However, Holographic Rare Pokémon cards often cost $15 and up – especially for older cards that have been sitting in your self-storage unit for years.
The first Pokémon card ever made was a Charizard card. It was first published on October 20, 1996.
They are a great way for kids to start investing. They can be bought cheaply and sold at higher prices. Due to the rarity of some cards, collectors can earn a pretty penny if they have one or more in their collection. Part of the appeal is the nostalgia these cards bring.
While collectors may be disappointed that the card hasn’t increased in value that much over the years, a first edition Charizard in mint condition (graded by PSA) could be in the $1000 – $2000< range /b>.
While a number of first edition cards from the early days of the Pokémon TCG are worth quite a bit – assuming they’re still in good condition – because of their limited availability and age, this one in particular is version of Holographic Charizard absolutely stands out as one of the rarest and most valuable Pokémon cards ever released.