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