A complete set of first-edition Pokemon cards from 1999 has sold for $107,010 at auction.
The collection, comprising of 103 cards, was sold in mint condition and included a rare Charizard card, which alone could sell for up to $20,000, according to card authenticators. A single near perfect copy of the card is currently being sold on eBay, with bidding standing at $2,174 less than a day before the auction closes.
The set that was sold was a collection of first-edition cards printed in English.
Auction house Goldin Auctions said in the listing on its website thateach card was graded at GEM-MT 10 — or “Gem Mint” — condition by authentication body Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), meaning the set was “virtually perfect.”
Bidding started at $25,000, with the set receiving 12 bids before the auction closed on Saturday.
First-edition Pokemon cards can be identified by a small black circular stamp to the bottom left of the Pokemon image, denoting they were part of the original release in 1999.