Heritage Offers Complete CGC-certified Pokémon Tropical Mega Battle Deck and Magic Phoenix Heart
Posted on 3/28/2023
Dozens of rare trading cards certified by CGC Trading Cards® are being offered in an upcoming Heritage Auctions sale, including a complete 2001 Tropical Mega Battle deck, a Phoenix Heart Magic card and several Test Print cards. Bidding for the April 21-22 Trading Card Games Signature® Auction opens early April 2023.
Highlighting the CGC-certified collectibles in the auction is a complete English 2001 VS Tropical Mega Battle Deck, with all 30 cards graded CGC 8.5 to CGC 9.5. Only eight English decks were distributed to participants of the 2001 Tropical Mega Battle tournament, so they’re extremely rare. To learn more about it and the history of the deck’s distribution, click here.
The lot includes an elusive Tropical Breeze, Pokémon (2001) Pokémon VS 2001/2002 Tropical Mega Battle graded CGC 9 with sub-grades of 9.5 for Centering and Surface, 9 for Corners and 8.5 for Edges, as well as a Clair’s Mantine, Pokémon (2001) Pokémon VS 2001 Tropical Mega Battle – Error Resistance graded CGC 8.5 with sub-grades of 9.5 for Centering, 9 for Surface and 8.5 for Corners and Edges.
Additionally, a Phoenix Heart, Magic: The Gathering (2014) Richard Garfield Event Special Promo graded CGC 8 with sub-grades of 9.5 for Centering, 8 for Surface, 9 for Corners and 8 for Edges is turning heads in the auction. Phoenix Heart was printed to celebrate Richard Garfield —the creator of Magic: The Gathering — and Koni Kim’s marriage in 2015. It is one of only six examples in the CGC Trading Cards Population Report. To learn more about Phoenix Heart, click here.
Other CGC-certified highlights in the auction include:
- a Black Lotus, Magic: The Gathering (1993) Limited Edition Beta graded CGC 5.5 with sub-grades of 9.5 for Centering, 4.5 for Surface, 8.5 for Corners and 9 for Edges
- a Fraternal Exaltation, Magic: The Gathering (1999) Richard Garfield Event Promo graded CGC 6 Qualified with sub-grades of 10 for Centering, 5 for Surface, 6.5 for Corners and 7 for Edges
- a Blastoise, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Shadowless “Disco” Holo Test Print graded CGC 4.5 with sub-grades of 8.5 for Centering, 4 for Surface, 4.5 for Corners and 5.5 for Edges
- a Venusaur, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Shadowless “Disco” Holo Test Print graded CGC 5.5 with sub-grades of 8.5 for Centering, 4.5 for Surface, 6 for Corners and 6 for Edges
- a Ninetales, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Shadowless “Disco” Holo Test Print graded CGC 5 with sub-grades of 9 for Centering, 5.5 for Surface, 4.5 for Corners and 5.5 for Edges
- an Arms Dealer, Magic: The Gathering (2014) Test Print (M15 Part 16) Factory – Square Holo Stamp graded CGC 9
- a Slab Hammer, Magic: The Gathering (2015) Test Print (Inventions) – Factory – Foil – Incorrect Art graded CGC Perfect 10 with perfect sub-grades
- a Charizard, Pokémon Topsun (1997) Original Series Prism Holo graded CGC 9.5 with sub-grades of 9 for Centering, 9.5 for Surface and Corners and 10 for Edges
- a Mothman, MetaZoo (2021) Cryptid Nation – 1st Edition Sample Card Holo graded CGC Perfect 10 with perfect sub-grades
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