Illustrator Pikachu PSA 9 Sells for Record High $233,244

  The most prized card in Pokémon has sold once again for a record-breaking price. A PSA Mint 9-graded Pokémon Illustrator, also known as Illustrator Pikachu, sold for $224,500 back in October 2019 through Weiss Auctions. In June of this…

The Challenges of Grading Ultra-Modern Trading Cards

  There are a lot of things that go into the proper management of a third-party authentication and grading company that collectors might not immediately consider. Of course, qualified graders are necessary and reliable people are required to receive submissions…

The Collectability of Pokémon Cards

  Note: This entry was updated on January 7, 2020. Pokémon has been around for many years and, with its roots stemming from Japan, it’s enjoyed a successful transition to the West. Since the very beginning, Pokémon has pushed its…

How to Spot a 1st Edition Pokémon Card From Shadowless and Unlimited

  Though the history of Pokémon stems back only about 20 years, and we’re nearly two years removed from the Pokémon Go craze of July 2016, collectors are still clamoring for vintage Pokémon cards. If the term vintage incurs scoffs…