There can be many reasons that lead to a sale of Pokemon collector cards. Many collectors now are too old to get a new hobby. But the hype for this TV series and for its card game is unbroken. That’s why the value of the playing cards and collector cards of Pokemon are increasing constantly.
Two players compete against each other with their playing cards. Its like they would release their Pokemon to an arena where they have to fight against each other. Many collectors have the dream to fulfill and realize an entire collection of their favorite monsters. To be able to participate at the game, you need a deck of at least 60 cards. We give you the most important informations you need to know about Pokemon!
Avoiding mistakes by selling Pokemon cards
- to use the Pokémon cards to play
- remove original packaging
- Cosmetic repairs
Valuable Pokemon cards – how to recognize real treasures
Since the first edition of Pokemon cards was published, more than a hundred extensions were released. Those are included in the so called “booster packs”. Booster packs give a random collection of Pokemon cards and the value of the Pokemon cards is defined by their rarity. With the help of certain methods it is possible to find out how rare a Pokemon card is. An octothorpe symbol stands for an infrequent Pokemon card. In contrast, a circle means a very frequent Pokemon card that is not really rare. Extremely rare Pokemon cards are marked with a star. These cards often represent Pokemon monsters with legendary status or Pokemon monsters that arise from the second evolution level. If the image of the Pokemon card is glittering, it is marked with an “H” and is called a “Holo-card”. Cards with three stars show glimmering Pokemon. These are often pictured in a colour that is officially extraordinary for the kind of Pokemon. Cards with glimmering Pokemon monsters on it are also called Triple stars.
Pokemon cards with a golden star picture legendary Pokemon monsters. If you have a Pokemon card with a white star, it means that are holding an ultra rare Pokemon card in your hands, that is worth a lot of money. Many of these star cards have a hologram by the way. But there are many cards that don’t have a identification. You can’t range these in any rarity-levels but are still very wanted by collectors. The most valuable cards are the first edition ones. By the way : Cards with misprints or miscuts achieve high prices in particular.
- external condition
- first editions
- age and rarity
- sparkle effects
- level of rarity
Rare Pokemon cards – the most valuable playing cards in the world
The most expensive Pokemon cards in the world are the ones that arise from the first edition (1999-2000). Who sells the Pokemon card with the monster “Charizard”, can expect a fee of 274 Euros. It is easy to recognize the cards from the first edition, because there’s a logo on the left side of the card. Much more rarer are the “shadeless” cards, that cost much more money. The most valuable card in the world is the one with “Pikachu”, it is the most rare card in the Pokemon world. The pre-release-version includes only 15 copies with the most famous Pokemon in the world. It can bring in up to 9.150 Euros. One of the most expensive cards is the Pokemon “Mew”, it transforms a Pokemon into a water Pokemon. The card costs around 150 Euros.
Increase the value of your Pokemon cards while selling it
- make for an appealing presentation
- Complete collections
- keep in protective cases
- offer assorted collections
etermine the value of your Pokemon cards on your own – our advice
Who wants to determine the value of his Pokemon cards on his own should make use of the “Pokemon price-catalog”. The pocketbook includes more than 4.400 Pokemon cards from the first edition up to the actual series. The book is perfect for collectors and gamers to look up all important informations. The pictured values and estimated prices are based on the sale of single cards. If you want to sell Pokemon cards, you’re probably not gonna make a huge amount of money. But still, your cards can bring in anyways couple of hundreds of Euros and therefore it’s always worthy to do a correct research.
Pokemon cards – Fast check
Before buying a Pokemon catalog, you should check if it is necessary. Check roughly how worthy your Pokemon cards are and then decide whether to buy the book or not.
As explained before, the status of rarity is identified on the cards threw symbols, which can be found on the left side of the card. Older cards have it on the right side. Pokemon cards can be classified in three rarity levels.
Collector cards with the lowest level of rarity have a circle symbol. Usually, all energy cards and basic Pokemons are the ones that possess several evolution levels. These cards are to find “frequently” compared to others and are not more worth than the average manufacturing cost.
“Not that frequent”
Cards with a medium level of rarity have a octothorpe symbol. Usually most of the Pokemon of the first evolution level are included. These cards are not “that frequent” and therefore much more valuable than the Pokemon cards from the first group.
Cards with the highest level of rarity have a star symbol in different variations. Usually these cards only take part on the second evolution level and are highly eligible by collectors.
More modifications of this level are :
- three stars
- golden star
- silver star
- white star
These are by the way the most valuable and rare Pokemon cards that exist.
Who finds these symbols on his cards, should by a catalog, to be able to determine a good price for it.
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