A First Edition Base Set Charizard in a PSA 10 is aiming to break the record for highest registered Pokémon card sale in history.
Heritage Auctions currently has a selection of Pokémon products on their website, including a First Edition Base Set booster box with a current bid of $155,000. The Charizard is currently at $155,000 as of the January 12 2021. These prices sit at $186,000 once buyer fees are taken into account.
The whole Pokémon community should pay close attention to these two auctions in particular as this could give an insight into the current overall market.
In December 2020, a First Edition Base Set Charizard SGC 10 sold for $369,000 at Goldin Auctions. As for the sealed booster box, the last recorded sale at auction was $360,000 eclipsing the price Logan Paul famously paid in the summer.
These products are the epitome of the hobby, the card and packs so many of us remember opening as children in 1999. For collectors, owning the original First Edition Charizard in Gem Mint condition is the pinnacle of English Pokémon cards hence the astronomical prices seen over the last year.
Ludkins Collectables graded the 121st First Edition Base Set Charizard in a PSA 10 last year, read the interview with the owner here.
As we await the climax of these auctions on January 17, one thing is for sure: high value auctions in the public limelight are incredibly exciting for Pokémon as a whole.
Stay tuned for more developments as the auction nears to an end. Vote on our Instagram poll, do you think the PSA 10 Charizard can provide a record sale?
John-Anthony Disotto – Ludkins Media Editor