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Rare Blastoise Pokémon Card Sells At Auction for $360,000

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Rare Blastoise Pokémon Card Sells At Auction for $360,000

It might be time to desk off the old Pokémon card collection because they might just be worth a pretty penny.

The New York Post reported that a rare holographic Blastoise Pokémon card recently sold for a whopping $360,000 at an online auction last week.

Collectibles website CGC Trading Cards held a live bidding via YouTube on January 14 for the 'presentation' holographic Blastoise card, which was commissioned by Wizards of the Coast way back in 1998 - around the peak of Pokémon's popularity.


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The card - which is one-sided - was created 'to demonstrate what an English Pokémon card would look like.'

There were just two of these cards ever created, however, the whereabouts of the second Blastoise card is currently unknown.

"This is a historic moment ladies and gentlemen," the auctioneer said before the final bid was offered.

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The buyer, who was anonymous, almost made history in tying for the record for the highest amount paid for any English Pokémon card, according to CGC.

Just last year, two Charizard cards sold for an eye-watering $369,000 each at Goldin Auctions.

"The first record was only established last month," wrote CGC, 'demonstrating just how hot the trading cards market is becoming, with CGC Trading Cards adding fuel to the fire through its expert certification services.'

The gargantuan bid beat the previous record, which happened to be held by rapper Logic, who spent over $220,000 on a single Charizard card of the same edition.

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The rapper later explained on an Instagram post that, as a child, he was a major fan of the Pokémon series but could never afford the incredibly popular Pokémon cards.

However, now that he's got a fair bit of money to his name he was more than happy to drop some major cash on the nostalgic product.


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"When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokémon but couldn't afford the cards," Logic wrote.

"I remember even trying to trade food stamps for theirs and now as an adult who has saved every penny he has made being able to enjoy something that I've loved since childhood now as a grown man is like buying back a piece of something I could never have, it's not about the material it's about the experience."

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It isn't the only item the artist has purchased from the popular franchise - he also showed off a Pokémon base set box he purchased for $23,000.

Unwrapping the packs on video, an ecstatic Logic revealed that he had managed to score a rare Raichu card -and another Charizard.


Featured Image Credit: The Pokemon Company

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Jessica Lynch
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