Are you alright out there? Pokémon Fans?
First we had Charizard cards that sold for $ 350,000. Then sealed boxes of first edition cards for over $ 400,000. Now someone is out here paying so much money for a blastoise.
Last week a Galaxy Star hologram card commissioned by Blastoise with a CGC 8.5 rating (what is not mint
$ 360,000! This is house money!
Of course it wasn’t just that any Blastoise card. This particular Blastoise was part of a test run that Wizards of the Coast did in 1998 before Pokémon launched in the West, and this is the only one of them that has nothing printed on the back.
But still. $ 360,000. At that rate, I’ll be releasing about $ 500,000 Magicarp by the end of the year.