Charizard Metal Card Sells for $4,500 in eBay Sale

Posted on 3/8/2023

The commemorative Charizard metal card from the Pokémon Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection is graded CGC Pristine 10 with near-perfect subgrades.

A commemorative Charizard metal card certified by CGC Trading Cards® has realized an impressive $4,500 in a recent eBay sale.

Please note: CGC Trading Cards has confirmed a potential bug with the eBay listing for this card, which indicates that the final sale price was $10,000. According to 130point Sales, the CGC-certified card sold for a best offer of $4,500.

The Charizard, Pokémon (2021) Celebrations Classic Collection Gold Metal Promo card from the Ultra-Premium Collection received a grade of CGC Pristine 10 and sub-grades of 10 for Centering, Surface and Corners, and 9.5 for Edges. It is surpassed in grade by only a single example among more than 1,500 graded in the CGC Trading Cards Population Report.

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In 2021, Pokémon celebrated its 25th anniversary, and to commemorate the event, The Pokémon Company released a limited boxed set: The Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection. This set featured reprints of classic Pokémon cards from past series, 25 new cards, collectible items and two commemorative metal cards: Pikachu and Charizard. The metal cards use the design of their Base Set counterparts released in 1999.

CGC Trading Cards recently began grading these metal cards again after a hiatus, during which an encapsulation solution was developed that protects the delicate edges of these metal cards from damage during transit. After an extensive R&D process, CGC Trading Cards implemented the innovative method that is both protective and aesthetically pleasing. To learn more about the holder, click here.

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