Everyone remembers the huge blowout of Pokemon popularity that consumed the lives of most 90’s kids. Including me. Now, one of the most valuable and rarest Pokemon cards has appeared on eBay for $100,000.
It’s the Illustrator card and only six are believed to exist. Printed in 1997, the Illustrator card set records for trading card sales when it became the most expensive publicly auctioned non-sports cards in history.
This card existed in the earlier days of Pokemon when the GameBoy game known as Pocket Monsters was sold through Japanese magazine CoroCoro. The magazine held a contest enabling fans to send in illustrations of their favorite Pokemon for a chance to have the drawing made into a trading card.
The eBay seller Scott Pratte just happens to own two high-quality Illustrator cards. He never sells a card if he doesn’t have a double.