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)
#19 Gyarados – 1st Edition, Base Set
A beautiful water holofoil card from the original Base Set, and a staple in Rain Dance decks in the mid-1990’s.
This card sold for $2360 in November 2017. Another copy sold for $2225 in October 2017. Both cards were graded as Gem Mint by the PSA. 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 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.