Three CGC-certified Charizard Cards and a DBS Son Goku Highlight January PWCC Auctions
Posted on 1/26/2023
Three Charizard cards certified by CGC Trading Cards® soared in recent PWCC Weekly Auctions. These Pokémon cards were just a few of many CGC-certified trading cards graded through the partnership between CGC Trading Cards and PWCC Marketplace that sold in January 2023.
Leading the CGC-certified cards across January’s auctions were two Charizard, Pokémon (1999) Base Set 1st Edition cards — one in English and one in German. Charizard is an extremely popular Pokémon and its card usually demands a premium. The English Charizard graded CGC 4.5 realized $3,120 on January 1, 2023, while the German Charizard (Glurak) graded CGC 9.5 realized $2,520 in the same sale.
Meanwhile, a Shining Charizard, Pokémon (2002) Neo Destiny 1st Edition graded CGC 7 realized $1,350 on January 15, 2023. The Neo series introduced Shining Pokémon — variants of fan-favorite Pokémon in alternate or “Shiny” colors, such as Shining Celebi, Shining Noctowl, and, of course, Shining Charizard. Illustrated by Hironobu Yoshida, this Shining Charizard card is one of the most coveted Pokémon cards in circulation for its beautiful holographic pattern and stunning artwork.
In addition, a Dragon Ball Super card graded CGC Pristine 10 had one of the top prices realized in the January 22 Weekly Auction. The Son Goku, Hope of Universe 7, Dragon Ball Super (2018) The Tournament of Power – TB1-052 Special Rare realized $1,230. Goku has long been the main character and mascot of the popular Shonen series. Voice actor Sean Schemmel (whose autograph is printed on the card) has lent his voice to the Saiyan superhero since the early days of Dragon Ball Z’s Funimation dub in 1999.
Other highlights certified by CGC Trading cards in recent auction included
- a Tropical Wind, Pokémon (2008) Japanese Unnumbered Promo from the World Championships graded CGC 9.5 that realized $1,170 on January 15
- a Blastoise, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Shadowless 1st Edition Holo graded CGC 7 that realized $1,080 on January 22
- a Charizard, Pokémon (1999) Base Set – Unlimited Holo graded CGC 9 that realized $810 on January 22
- a Charizard, Pokémon (2001) Japanese Base Expansion Pack 1st Edition Holo graded CGC 9.5 that realized $750 on January 1
- a Broly, The Rampaging Horror, Dragon Ball Super (2017) Galactic Battle – BT1-073 Special Rare graded CGC Perfect 10 that realized $630 on January 22
- a Champions Festival, Pokémon (2019) Staff Black Star Promo from the World Championships graded CGC 9.5 that realized $588 on January 15
- a Giratina V, Pokémon (2022) Japanese Lost Abyss Alt Art graded CGC Pristine 10 that realized $552 on January 1
- a Suicune Gold Star, Pokémon (2005) EX Unseen Forces Holo graded CGC 9.5 that realized $504 on January 8
PWCC is currently offering thousands of cards certified by CGC Trading Cards, both in Weekly Auctions hosted every Sunday and the Fixed Price format. This week, they include this Venusaur, Pokémon (1999) Base Set 1st Edition Holo graded CGC Pristine 10, one of only two examples in such a high grade in the CGC Trading Cards Population Report. Click here to see the latest CGC-certified highlights.
PWCC Marketplace and CGC Trading Cards have formed an operational partnership to create a streamlined pathway to grading and selling cards online. This program is accessed through an online submission process on the PWCC website. Everything is managed through the PWCC Vault — there’s no need to manually fill out or print submission forms.
Cards sent to CGC Trading Cards through PWCC receive priority grading and encapsulation. Graded cards are returned to PWCC and immediately added to the auctioneer’s Auction Builder Curation Algorithm process, which optimizes cards for sale in upcoming PWCC Weekly Auctions.
To learn more about CGC Trading Cards’ partnership with PWCC, click here.
Prices realized include a buyer’s premium.
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