Ultra-Rare Pikachu Illustrator Card up for auction at roughly $500k
Got $500k laying around?
For 26+ years, enthusiasts have turned to eBay for an unmatched selection of Pokémon inventory - from trading cards to toys, video games, movies, and more. As of today, longtime eBay seller and passionate Pokémon fan, Tomoya Ohno (Shangri-la Inc.) has listed a rare, high-value 1998 Pikachu Illustrator card PSA 8 exclusively on eBay. The auction will run until March 6th, 2023 with a starting bid of $480K.
Considered the “holy grail” of Pokémon cards, the Pikachu Illustrator card was given out to 41 winners of the 1997 and 1998 Pokémon Illustrator contests. Roughly only 24 Pikachu Illustrator cards have been certified by PSA, to date.
A 1998 Pikachu Illustrator PSA 7 sold on eBay in Feb. 2021 for $375K - the most expensive Pokémon card ever sold on the marketplace. If you want to take a look at the current auction, you can find it here.