Most Valuable Pokemon Cards Countdown
We’re closing out the last 25 days of 2017 with a Countdown of the Top 25 Most Valuable Pokemon Cards. (Based on actual “Sold” prices on eBay this year)
#11 – Alakazam, 1st Edition, Base Set
A psychic, holofoil rare from the original Base Set. In December 2017, this copy of Alakazam sold for $3555. Another PSA 10 sold for $2500 in September 2017. First Edition Base Set Rare cards can command ridiculously high prices if they’re graded Perfect 10’s.
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 Boxes, Booster packs, Leagues, and/or Starter Sets. Pokémon TCG fans/players could have plausibly obtained these cards through auctions, trades and/or blind luck pulls. There are no “prize cards” in our list. All values are based on actual sales of Pokemon Cards on eBay in 2017. Most of these cards are 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.