CGC Trading Cards Featured Card of the Month: Mew

Posted on 5/30/2023

Mew's Southern Islands reverse holofoil card is particularly sought after for its beautiful holofoil pattern.

Game: Pokémon

Set: Southern Islands

Card: Mew – Reverse Holo

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What makes it special? Southern Islands was a unique promotional set released during the Neo era of the TCG. While Lugia and the Legendary birds Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos had been featured up to that point, there had not been a return of other fan-favorite legendaries from Generation I up until Southern Islands’ release.

Due to Mew’s popularity, the card’s beautiful card artwork and reverse Cosmos holo pattern, Mew quickly became the most sought-after card in the set. Even raw examples of the card can sell for over $100, and graded examples can sell for much more.

Did you know? Southern Islands was sold as a complete set — not as individual cards to collect. Those who purchased the set received a binder with all 18 cards and a pack of six post cards that, when arranged properly, formed an image of all the Pokémon featured in the set. Mew is featured on the Sky postcard along with Pidgeot and Onix.

Total graded by CGC Trading Cards: As of May 2023, there are 481 examples of Mew, Pokémon (2001) Southern Islands Reverse Holo in the CGC Trading Cards Population Report.

CGC Trading Cards median grade: CGC 8

CGC Trading Cards highest graded: CGC 9.5

Sales highlights: A Mew Reverse Holo graded CGC 9 realized $216 in a PWCC sale in July 2022. Another Mew Reverse Holo graded CGC 9 realized $365 in an eBay sale on February 19, 2023.

CGC Trading Cards Registry: As of May 2023, there are examples of Mew in the top 13 Southern Islands sets. These include a CGC 9 in the top set, Southern Islands Grail by Paradice Gaming.

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