The last week in Pokémon TCG has been eventful, to say the least. In this new weekly weekend recap series, we’ve decided to condense the week’s happenings into one easy to read article with links if you’re interested to learn more. This is our Pokémon TCG Weekly Recap 1.
There were some big, and I mean very big purchases in Pokémon TCG this week. You’ve probably heard already, Logan Paul purchased six First Edition Base Set Booster Boxes for a combined price of $2,000,000 – He’s auctioning off packs for his box break on Pokémon day, 27 February 2021. His impact on the hobby has been staggering, but where do you stand on the meteoric rise of prices due to celebrity attention? Read our article on the pros and cons of these kinds of mainstream purchases here.
In other big moves, Steve Aoki purchased a raw Pikachu Illustrator and then received a PSA 9 grade amplifying the value of the “holy grail” – a PSA 7 will be auctioned off by PWCC at the end of this month. And finally, a Topsun Charizard card from 1995 became the most expensive Charizard of all time selling for a whopping $490,000 at auction.
This week we interviewed Gary “King Pokémon” about his journey with Pokémon and his charity work with the Aoki Foundation aiming to further support autism and brain health during the COVID-19 pandemic – Part two will be available next week.
And our final part in the Beginner’s Guide To Grading went live to help with your PSA submissions if you’re getting started with grading for the very first time. All parts are now live on the website, helping you get to grips with one of the most satisfying aspects of the hobby.
And of course, Our weekly illustration editorial got everyone talking about Jumbo cards in the build-up to #Pokemon25, check it out here. Next week’s illustration is going to be a fun one, trust me.
We’re only just getting started here at Ludkins Media, weeks are going to get even busier throughout 2021 as we celebrate Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to make sure you’re always up to date.
John-Anthony Disotto – Ludkins Media Editor