Most Valuable Pokemon Cards – 2017

We’re closing out the last 25 days of 2017 with the Top 25 Most Valuable Pokemon Cards. (Based on actual “sold” prices on eBay this year) 

#22 Magneton
Base Set, 1st Edition – $2080
Magneton PSA 10

An electric card from the original Base Set. It’s a stage 1 holofoil.  All 1st edition cards from the base set are collectible, especially the foils.  As we mentioned with Nidoking, this card wasn’t really played on the tournament scene too often, so older collectors might have a nice copy stored away somewhere just waiting to get graded.  

In October 2017, this copy of Magneton sold for $2080.  Two more copies topped $2,000 as well!  This card was 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 during the 4th quarter of 2017. Our Prices are based on 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.