rare pokemon card sells for record 54970 at auction
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today

Rare Pokemon card sells for record $54,970 at auction

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Rare Pokemon card sells for record $54,970 at auction

The Pokemon phenomenon first emerged in Japan
Los Angeles - AFP

An extremely rare Pokemon trading card -- the "Pikachu Illustrator" -- was purchased for a record $54,970 at auction, organizers of the sale said Monday.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said the card, of which 39 were ever made, sold to an unidentified Hong Kong collector at Saturday's auction in Beverly Hills.

"The Pikachu Illustrator card was given in January of 1998 to winners of the CoroCoro Comic Illustration Contest," Michael Halperin, a spokesman for Heritage Auctions, told AFP.

He said only 10 of the cards are known to be in mint condition and it is unclear how many are still privately owned.

The "Pikachu Illustrator" first sold in the early 2000s for around $23,000, Halperin said.

The card, considered the most valuable and iconic Pokemon card among collectors, was designed by Atsuko Nishida, one of the chief Pokemon graphic illustrators.

The card depicts the fan-favorite yellow rodent Pikachu, holding what appear to be drawing utensils.

It was put up for auction by a private collector in the United States in the wake of the popularity surrounding the Pokemon Go app, which has more than 20 million active users. 

Halperin said the seller, who is in his mid-20s and did not wish to be identified, had begun collecting Pokemon cards in his teens.

The Pokemon phenomenon first emerged in Japan in 1996 before becoming a global sensation.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

rare pokemon card sells for record 54970 at auction rare pokemon card sells for record 54970 at auction

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

rare pokemon card sells for record 54970 at auction rare pokemon card sells for record 54970 at auction

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:26 2017 Friday ,03 February

Woman in Portugal swept away by sea wave

GMT 10:29 2016 Monday ,29 August

Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes

GMT 10:37 2017 Wednesday ,11 January

Offers services to Trump

GMT 01:36 2017 Wednesday ,06 September

Saudi minister slams Hezbollah as ‘party of Satan’

GMT 23:52 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

3 mosques shut down in France on radicalism grounds

GMT 07:57 2016 Saturday ,19 November

Garcia, Molinari top in Dubai golf

GMT 09:42 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Ahmed Mekki aspires to present a new song

GMT 10:35 2016 Saturday ,15 October

Agreement in Kigali on phaseout of HFC gases
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday