Box of Pokemon TCG Booster Packs Sells for $400,000 at Auction

An original Pokémon Trading Card Game Booster Box has sold at auction for a record-breaking $408,000.

The shrink-wrapped booster box, a First Edition Base Set from the original 1999 launch, sold at a Heritage Auctions event in Dallas, Texas this past Thursday. The box includes 102 base cards, including the similarly rare original Charizard card, copies of which have recently sold for anywhere between $150,000 to $220,000. The First Edition Base Set is increasingly rare thanks to its limited printing.

The box also contains 36 booster packs, each with 11 cards, for a grand total of 396 cards, all of which are likely gem mint condition thanks to its shrinkwrap.

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Heritage Auctions also auctioned off a total of 16 Pokemon-related lots during its four-day Comics and Comic Art Auction, which runs through Sunday. Heritage Auctions’ Pokémon lots garnered a total of $1.3 million.

If for any reason you want to snag the booster box, its owner is currently considering offers starting at $468,000.

Heritage Auctions previously sold a similar Pokémon booster box in November last year for $360,000.

Similarly in the world of Pokémon TCG, rapper Logic purchased a holographic Charizard card for $220,000 late last year, setting a record for the most costly individual Pokémon card purchase.

Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/trainer for IGN.


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