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) 

#12 Metagross Gold Star
EX Delta Species Holo – $3100
Metagross Gold Star

Another Gold Star Pokemon cracks our Top 25 list. Gold star cards feature an embossed foil star next to the Pokemon’s names.  They also feature shiny/alternate color variants of the Pokemon.  Some parts of the Pokemon’s artwork usually stick out slightly beyond the art box.  Gold Star Pokemon are extremely rare to find when opening a Booster pack … only about 1 in every 72 packs or so.  This card sold for $3100 in late November 2017!  There are 18 PSA 10’s in the PSA Population Report at the time of this writing.  

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 cards “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.