UPI – A rare, first-edition Pokemon card that had been expected to sell for USD200,000 ended up fetching a high bid of USD336,000 in an auction.
Heritage Auctions said the Pokemon Trading Card Game Charizard No 4 First Edition Base Set Trading Card is a highly sought item among collectors due to its being from the first English-language run of Pokemon cards.
The card sold in the auction is one of only 121 known examples to have received a perfect 10 rating from inspectors.
Heritage Auctions said the card sold for USD336,000, making it the most expensive Pokemon card ever sold by the auction house. The previous record was USD300,000.
A 1998 Pikachu ‘Illustrator’ Holo promo card previously made headlines in late February when it fetched a USD900,000 bid in an action organised by Goldin. The sum is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a Pokemon card.