Last year, the ultra-rare Pikachu Illustrator card sold for £150,00. That was the highest price paid for a Pokémon card. Until now.
The Pikachu Illustrator card was given out to winners of a comic contest that was held in Japan in 1997-98. Thirty-nine of these cards were awarded, but only ten apparently still exist.
Back in 2013, the Pikachu Illustrator card went for $54,970 ( £40,000). The total paid last autumn was $224,500 (£176,000), including the listed sale price of £150,000, mentioned above, and buyer’s premium.