CGC-certified Pokémon Cards Continue to Break Records in Recent PWCC Auctions

Posted on 5/25/2023

A Shadowless Charizard graded CGC Pristine 10 sold for $63,000, the highest amount a CGC-certified card has realized through PWCC.

Three Pokémon cards graded CGC Pristine 10 or Perfect 10 by CGC Trading Cards® sold for incredible prices in recent PWCC auctions. These cards were just a few of many CGC-certified cards graded through the partnership between CGC Trading Cards and PWCC Marketplace that sold in April and May 2023.

In April 2023, CGC Trading Cards received a submission through the company’s partnership with PWCC that included a Charizard, Pokémon (1999) Base Set Shadowless Holo in stunning condition. It received the coveted CGC Pristine 10 grade with near-perfect sub-grades, making it the highest-graded example in the CGC Trading Cards Population Report. After certification, it was sent back to PWCC to be placed in the April 2023 Premier Auction.

When bidding concluded, the CGC-certified Charizard had sold for an incredible $63,000, breaking the record for the highest-selling CGC-certified trading card offered on PWCC’s platform. This new record comes less than four months after a Charizard, Pokémon (2021) Japanese Creatures Deck: Corp. History 25th Anniversary — 1996 Promo graded CGC Pristine 10 with near-perfect sub-grades realized $33,600 in January’s Premier Auction, which held the previous record for the highest-selling Pokémon card graded by CGC Trading Cards and sold through PWCC.

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Meanwhile, a beautiful Espeon Gold Star, Pokémon (2007) POP Series 5 graded CGC Pristine 10 realized $9,600 on May 21. Espeon Gold Star and Umbreon Gold Star are the two most coveted cards in the POP Series promo set because of their rarity and value. This CGC-certified Espeon Gold Star is the highest-graded example in the CGC Trading Cards Population Report.

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Additionally, a Blastoise, Pokémon (1999) Base Set 1st Edition Holo graded CGC 9.5 with sub-grades of 10 for Centering, 9.5 for Surface, 9 for Corners and 9.5 for Edges sold for $4,800 on April 23. The card is pedigreed to the Leonhart Opening.

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Other CGC-certified trading card highlights in the recent auctions included:

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 will 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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