One of the rarest Pokémon cards in the world just sold at auction for a breathtaking amount of money.
A Pokémon Illustrator card was sold for $54,970 at an auction held by Heritage Auctions over the weekend. Only 39 Pokémon Illustrator cards were ever released to the public, and this one happened to be a 9 out of 10 on the Professional Sports Authenticator scale — near-perfect mint condition.
Here’s what the super-rare card looks like:
Before you start thumbing through your old Pokémon card collection to see if you have an Illustrator yourself, the card was never in circulation — the 39 cards that exist were handed out as prizes for a three different Pokémon illustration contests held by CoroCoro Comic in the late-’90s. Read more…