Pokémon: Trading cards achieve record prices at auction

Pokémon: Trading cards achieve record prices at auction
What's in the box? This question was asked not only by Brad Pitt at the end of seven, but also by the buyer of a set of trading cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Answering this question was worth quite a bit of money to him: He put a proud 408,000 dollars, i.e. the equivalent of almost 336,000 euros, on the table for the set.

Whether this effort is worthwhile depends not least on the cards in the Inside the set. Their rarity varies massively. After all, because the set comes from the very first edition of the trading card game, it naturally gives it a certain, already very high basic value.

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While the sales value for a pack is a new record, individual, confirmed rare cards are still sold for significantly more money. A Turtok card from the first edition, which was only produced extremely rarely, fetched a price of 360,000 dollars a few years ago and is currently trading for 468,000 dollars (385,000 euros).

The first edition of the Pokémon Trading Card Game appeared in 1996, produced by Wizards of the Coast, who are also behind the extremely successful Magic: The Gathering.

Source: Polygon