Bidder pays $900,000 for rare Pokémon card only released in Japan

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Friday, March 4, 2022
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One collector shelled out $900,000 to get their hands on the Pokémon "illustrator" holographic Pikachu card that was created in 1998.

What would you pay for a vintage Pokémon card? Hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars?

How about $900,000?

That's what one collector shelled out to get their hands on the rare card.

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Talk about a super fan.

The "illustrator" holographic Pikachu card was created in 1998 and was only released in Japan.

There were more than 30 other offers, but an unknown bidder won out in the end, shattering the former record, and making it the highest-priced Pokémon card ever sold.


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