Pokémon cards continue to grow in popularity, with pack pulling becoming increasingly popular on Twitch and YouTube. Yet another aspect of Pokémon card collecting remains popular: buying extremely rare cards at auctions.
For example, a rare Illustrator Pikachu card sells for almost $1 million last month. Now, the latest rare Pokémon card to be sold at auction is causing a stir in the trading card community: the Snap Magikarp card, one of only 20 known to exist. First reported by Nintendo Life, these Snap cards were given to the winners of the Pokémon Snap competition held in Japan decades ago. If you’re the winner, your winning game Pokémon Snap photo will be turned into an actual Pokémon card, so as a result these rare pictures show up not only, but only 20 cards out of the box. that is created.
Nintendo Life reports that one of 20 Snap Magikarp cards recently sold at an auction in Japan for 5 million yen, or about $136,000. You can check out this video of the card below, uploaded by smpratte, who appears to be the winner:
With this one on sale, there are 19 others somewhere. Maybe everyone safely owns the other 19, or maybe, they’ve been lost in time. For now, they’re still elusive like a Magikarp trying hard not to bite on the Old Rod (ok, maybe they’re more elusive than that).
[Source: Nintendo Life]
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