Some of the trading cards are really expensive, rare and valuable. Pokemon cards are also considered as one of the most expensive cards. Pokemon is a trading card game, which was originated in Japan. Pokemon cards are very rare and sold at a high price, but the Pokemon Pikachu Illustrator was released as a promotional card, therefore it is extremely rare to find it.
The Pikachu Illustrator is the most expensive of all the Pokemon cards. It is one of the most exceptionally rare trading cards, which was confirmed to be sold on eBay for a price of $22,000. The sale of this trading card was one of the most extraordinary auctions on eBay. This card was never sold officially and never got released in English. Only six of these cards exist now, as they were created for a competition, run by a Japanese magazine, called CoroCoro, and the top five winners got a special Holofoil Trophy Card. It has been reported that only six of these cards were produced, while only one is possessed by the official Pokemon museum.
The text on the card means:
“You have been recognized as an excellent illustrator in a “Pokemon Card Game Illustration Contest”. You are now recognized as an official Pokemon illustrator, Hold this honor!”
It is the only card with a distinct pen mark at the bottom right corner.
These cards have become rarer just because they were given out to children, who may not have preserved them properly. No knows about the existence of any of these cards, as they were given out 15 years ago. It is difficult to find even one in a mint condition. It is also rumoured that another such card is sold for a cost of $32,500.
Other rare Japanese Pokemon cards are the Super Secret Battle Mewtwo 1st place gold trophy card, Pikachu trophy trainer no. 1 card, and the Tropical Mega Battle no. 1 trainer with Exeggutor. The Tropical Mega Battle No. 1 trainer with Exeggutor was also produced in a very low quantity, same as Pikachu Illustrator. These cards can be priced between $4000 and $7000, after becoming available.
Other such valuable trading card, which is extremely rare, is ‘Magic The Gathering Card’, which is also known as the ‘Black Lotus’. Currently, it is listed on eBay for sale, at a price of $100,000. However, there no bidder is available, till date.