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) 

#16 Shining Charizard
Neo Destiny – 1st Edition – $2550
Shining Charizard

If it’s got “Shining” in it’s name, you better have it protected, and not just sitting in a shoebox.  This card sold for $2550 September 2017.  Several other Shining Charizards have sold for over $2000 as well. 

Shining Mew from this expansion sold for $1300.  Shining Raichu sold for $800.  Shining Steelix and Shining Tyranitar sell in the $700 range.   

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.