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PSA 9 Pikachu Illustrator auction is live!

Pikachu illustrator psa 9 auction

A PSA 9 Pikachu Illustrator is live at auction via Heritage Auctions with a current bid of $492,000 (including buyer’s premium). The auction ends on June 12th, a monumental Pokemon TCG auction that is sure to draw in many eyes.

This is the first public auction since Logan Paul purchased a PSA 9 Pikachu Illustrator privately for over $1.2 million before trading alongside $4 million for the elusive pop 1 PSA 10 copy of the card.

The PSA 9 Pikachu Illustrator is the first public auction for this particular grade in years and will most probably beat the record for an individual Pokemon card at public auction. In March, a PSA 7 Pikachu Illustrator broke the world record for a public sale when it sold for $720,000 at auction via Goldin. This PSA 9 Pikachu Illustrator auction is likely to eclipse that figure.

Distributed as a prize in 1998 for winners of the Japanese magazine CoroCoro’s illustration contest there are reportedly only 39 cards in circulation. Looking at the PSA population report on this particular card highlights the scarcity and rarity of the “Holy Grail” of Japanese Pokémon cards. There are currently 24 graded variants via PSA, only one a PSA 10. 

Pikachu Illustrator Pop Report

We’ll all be watching this auction with a fine-tooth comb in anticipation of record-breaking figures especially after the recent media attention surrounding one of Pokemon TCG’s “Holy Grails”. It will be even more interesting to see if Logan Paul’s private purchases have a direct impact on the price. Do you think this PSA 9 Pikachu Illustrator will sell for more than $1.2 million?

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John-Anthony Disotto – Ludkins Media Editor-in-Chief

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