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Pokémon Card Set To Sell For Record-Breaking Half A Million Dollars

Pokémon Card Set To Sell For Record-Breaking Half A Million Dollars

Stumped about what to buy for Christmas? If you know any Pokémon super-fans, this incredibly rare Pokémon card is on offer - and it is set to sell for a record-breaking half a million dollars!

The '1999 Pokémon Base 1st Edition #4 Charizard trading card' is currently on track to sell for a huge $500,000 (£375,876.26) sum.

If it earns the predicted price, it will become the most expensive Pokémon card ever sold - more than double the current record holder.

The card is holographic and features Charizard, a fictional flying lizard. It will be sold as a part of Goldin Auctions' Holiday Auction.

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The card is holographic and features the Charizard creature, a fictional flying lizard (Credit: Shutterstock)
The card is holographic and features the Charizard creature, a fictional flying lizard (Credit: Shutterstock)

Perhaps it could be a very expensive Christmas gift for a very special person. If you're thinking of catching this rare card you will have to be quick - biding began on 23 November 2020 and will remain open to the public through 12 December 2020.

While the bidding started at $50,000 (£37,587.63), the Pokémon card's highest bid is already at $196,800 (£147,862.64), with still over a week until the auction closes.

Auction Director Dave Amerman said: "We are already only about $30,000 (£22,552.58) shy of the all-time Pokémon record, which is $250,000 (£187,938.13) and there's still plenty of days left of auction.

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"We believe this card has the ability to reach a $500,000 (£375,876.26) sale."

The bidding started at $50,000 (£37,587.63) (Credit: Shutterstock)
The bidding started at $50,000 (£37,587.63) (Credit: Shutterstock)
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According to the auctioneers, the card has been deemed to be "one-of-a-kind, pristine condition" after independent evaluation.

Goldin's founder and CEO Ken Goldin said: "Having been given the highest possible grades by two highly respected third party authenticators SGC and MBA, we believe this will be the most valuable Pokémon card ever sold.

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"Goldin Auctions is pleased to participate in the continued growth of value and activity in the sale of this coveted Pokémon #4 Charizard card."

Pokemon was first released in Japan in 1996 (Credit: Shutterstock)
Pokemon was first released in Japan in 1996 (Credit: Shutterstock)

The first Pokémon game was released in Japan in 1996 and it quickly gained a huge international following under Nintendo.

The popular franchise has recently made waves among Gen Z, after YouTube personality Logan Paul paid $150,000 (£112,762.88) for another Charizard card.

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