Here is our current List of the Top 10 Most Expensive & Most Valuable Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards.  This list is based on actual sales on eBay in recent months.  

Some quick notes on our rankings:  These are all English 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.  Some cards might be promos from DVD’s or Video Games.  Yu-Gi-Oh! collectors could have reasonably obtained these cards through auctions, trades and/or blind luck pulls. There are no “prize cards” or “error cards” on our list.  All values are based on actual sales of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards on eBay in 2020. Most of these cards are Professionally-Graded, 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.  

Yugioh! Blue Eyes White Dragon LOB 1st Edition PSA 9 Graded
Yugioh! Blue Eyes White Dragon LOB 1st Edition PSA 9 Graded

#1 – Yugioh! Blue Eyes White Dragon LOB 1st Edition – $14,600

The BEWD pictured above sold for $14,600 in October 2020.  This is the from the first booster box – Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon. A perfect 10 has not sold recently on eBay.  How much would a 10.0 fetch?  One seller has BEWD listed for $100,000 right now.  Have any spare change laying around?

Red Eyes Black Dragon 1st Edition LOB-070 PSA 10
Red Eyes Black Dragon 1st Edition LOB-070 PSA 10

#2 – Yugioh Red Eyes Black Dragon 1st Edition LOB-070 PSA 10 – $9,999

Joey is getting some love here at #2!  REBD sold for $9,999 in October 24, 2020.   

Yu-Gi-Oh Dark Paladin Corr. Art 1st Edition PSA 10
Yu-Gi-Oh Dark Paladin Corr. Art 1st Edition PSA 10

#3 Yu-Gi-Oh Dark Paladin Corrected Art 1st Edition PSA 10 – $9,400

This sale took place on November 8, 2020 There is a story that goes with this card.  There are actually two different versions of Dark Paladin in MFC.  It’s a long story that I don’t want to go into right now, but AzulRyu has a great thread on Reddit that has all the cool details.  And he actually used Pojo as a source a couple of times.  Thanks AzulRyu for the great thread!

Yugioh MFC Magician’s Force 1st Edition Dark Magician Girl Psa 10!
Yugioh MFC Magician’s Force 1st Edition Dark Magician Girl Psa 10!

#4 – Yugioh MFC Magician’s Force 1st Edition Dark Magician Girl PSA 10 – $9,100

Dark Magician Girl comes in 4th place in recent sales.  She sold for $9,100 in November 2020.  She’s always going to be a top 5 card to collect in my opinion.  

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories Blue-Eyes White Dragon DDS-001 Secret Rare BGS 9.5
Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories Blue-Eyes White Dragon DDS-001 Secret Rare BGS 9.5

#5 – Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories Blue-Eyes White Dragon DDS-001 Secret Rare BGS 9.5 – $7,999

This card was found inside some copies of the Gameboy game – Dark Duel Stories.  I was always saddened by the fact that my copy of the game came with some other crappy promos way back in March 2002.  

2002 YuGiOh Promo TP2-001 Morphing Jar PSA 9 Mint Tournament Pack 2
2002 YuGiOh Promo TP2-001 Morphing Jar PSA 9 Mint Tournament Pack 2

#6 – 2002 YuGiOh Promo TP2-001 Morphing Jar PSA 9 Mint Tournament Pack 2 – $6,000

This is an ultra rare from Tournament Pack 2, which was released in 2002.  What would a PSA 10 fetch on eBay?  There are only 22 Perfect 10’s on the PSA Population Report.  

Yugioh Exodia The Forbidden One 1st Edition LOB-124 PSA 10 - Glossy Version
Yugioh Exodia The Forbidden One 1st Edition LOB-124 PSA 10

#7 – Yugioh Exodia The Forbidden One 1st Edition LOB-124 PSA 10 – $4,500

The head of Exodia is one of the most sought after cards from the early days.  This card sold for $4,500 in October 2020.  The arms and the legs will cost you an arm and leg too!

Blue Eyes White Dragon SDK-001 PSA 10 Gem Mint
Blue Eyes White Dragon SDK-001 PSA 10 Gem Mint

#8 – Blue Eyes White Dragon SDK-001 PSA 10 Gem Mint – $3,750

Yep, this is the 3rd different BEWD to show up on our list.  He’s the Charizard of YuGiOh.  This particular BEWD is from the Kaiba Starter Deck. This one just sold on November 8th, 2020.  And this one is not even the first edition version.  What would a first edition version fetch?  One is listed on eBay right now for $25,000!  

Yugioh The Winged Dragon Of Ra Ghost Rare LED-EN000 1st Edition Beckett 9.5 - $3,200
Yugioh The Winged Dragon Of Ra Ghost Rare LED-EN000 1st Edition Beckett 9.5 – $3,200

Yugioh The Winged Dragon Of Ra Ghost Rare LED-EN000 1st Edition Beckett 9.5 – $3,200

This Ghost Rare just sold for $3,200 last month.

2002 Yu-Gi-Oh! MRL-000 Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon 1st Edition Secret Rare PSA 10 Mint
2002 Yu-Gi-Oh! MRL-000 Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon 1st Edition Secret Rare PSA 10 Mint

#10 – 2002 Yu-Gi-Oh! MRL-000 Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon 1st Edition Secret Rare PSA 10 Mint – $3,000

This is the secret rare from Magic Ruler, and a very cool card to have in your collection.  This card sold in October 2020 for $3,000.  

Pojo’s Final Thoughts

Okay, I admit it, there is a fairly obvious flaw with this Top 10 List … Right?!  Where the heck are the original Dark Magicians?  A Dark Magician should be on this list somewhere!  There are two Dark Magician’s that could/should be here, IMHO: The 1st Edition card from LOB.  And the 1st Edition one from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Starter Deck.  

PSA 10 1st SDY DARK MAGICIAN -USA English Starter
PSA 10 1st SDY DARK MAGICIAN -USA English Starter – $2,300

This PSA 10 card from the Yugi Starter Deck recently sold for $2,300, which seems fair.  There are currently 40 PSA 10’s in the Population Report.  

Strong PSA 7 Yugioh 1st Ed Dark Magician LOB-005 1st Ed Legend of Blue
Strong PSA 7 Yugioh 1st Ed Dark Magician LOB-005 1st Ed Legend of Blue – $2,025

And this PSA 7 from Legend of Blue Eyes sold for $2,025.  So we have a problem with our Top 10 List.  A PSA 10 sale would easily make our list, but no 8’s, 9’s or 10’s of Dark Magician have sold in the last couple of months.  There are 60 PSA 10’s of the LOB version.  Someone is selling this particular card in PSA 9 for $9,500.  I’m looking forward to seeing what a PSA 10 might yield some time in the future!

Happy Hunting and Stay Healthy!

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