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Rarest Pokemon Cards

Updated on January 25, 2013

What is the rarest pokemon card? Pokemon have been around for almost a decade and continues to be popular. The show eventually spawned the card game that continues to be part of mainstream America. Over the years there have been thousand of Pokemon cards that have been released and just like baseball card, some are worth thousand of dollars. From misprint pokemon cards to limited released, what is the rarest pokemon card?

Pokemon Illustrator:

This card was released as a promotional card in Japan for the winner of the Pokémon Card Game Illustration Contest. Although the exact number of cards that was released is unknown, it is believed that only 6 of this card were ever released to the public. This card is also known as the Pikachu Illustrator and has been sold for 20,000 dollars.

Prerelease Raichu:

Another card that is said to be just as rare if not rarer than the Pokemon Illustrator is the Prerelease Raichu. Only 8 of the Raichu card were stamped with a Prerelease symbol and it has been known to sell for 10,000 dollars and above. The Raichu card is considered to be the “Holy Grail” of Pokemon Card by many collectors.


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