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What are some of the most expensive Pok?mon cards?

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Some of the most expensive Pok?mon cards are the Pikachu Illustrator cards, the prerelease Raichu cards and a first edition Charizard from the 1998 "Trade Please" promotional campaign, as of May 2015. Prices vary based on the condition of the card.

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The Pikachu Illustrator cards were released in Japan in 1998, and there are only six. One of these cards appeared on eBay for $100,000 in 2013. Even a card that isn't in mint condition is estimated to be worth at least $50,000.

Between 10 to 15 prerelease Raichu cards were created, leading to the card's high value. Each is estimated to be worth over $10,000.

A first edition Charizard has a suggested value of up to $700 in mint condition. Any first edition Charizard with a grade of nine or higher is estimated to be worth at least $300.

Other expensive cards include a rare holographic Charizard from the "Skyridge" set and a shiny rare holographic Alakazam from the "EX Crystal Guardians" set. The Charizard has an estimated worth of at least $600, while Alakazam is $330.

Japanese Pok?mon cards are typically the highest in value. The first edition Japanese cards, which have a higher value than regular cards, also have a first edition stamp on the card. The English cards originally had this feature, but it was discontinued.

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