Most Valuable Yugioh Cards Countdown

#13 – Dark Magician, 1st Edition
Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon – $565

One of the faces of Yugioh!  The Dark Magician. This was an ultra rare from Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon in 2002.  According to PSA’s Population Report, only 40 of these exist right now in PSA 10 gem-mint condition.  

I believe this is the first Dark Magician released in the United States, and it’s the only Dark Magician to crack our Top 25 countdown. According to Wikia: Dark Duel Stories Dark Magician (DDS-002) hit streets 11 days later; and Starter Deck Yugi Dark Magician (SDY-006) hit streets three weeks later.  I think all 3 versions make for wonderful investments if you can find them.  

Some quick notes on our rankings:  These are all cards you could have reasonably collected in the United States.  These are cards that appeared in booster packs, video games, leagues, and/or Starter Sets. Yugioh TCG fans/players could have plausibly obtained these cards through auctions, trades and/or blind luck pulls.  There are no “prize cards” or “error cards” on our list.  All values are based on actual sales of YGO Cards on eBay in 2017. Most card sales were of Professionally-Graded, Gem Mint cards, which are independently certified on their condition. Here’s an article on Graded Pokemon Cards if you don’t know what Graded Cards are.