Around this time last year, a Pokémon TCG collector sold a rare “Pikachu Illustrator” card for $224,500 making it the most expensive of its kind and a rare possession for any fan. However, the fact is even though this could be the most prized Pokémon card ever sold, according to psacard.com there are 19 Pikachu Illustrator cards certified which makes them more common compared to super rare Trainer card that is soon hitting the auction block. Called Pokémon Super Secret Battle “No. 1 Trainer” Trainer Promo Hologram Trading Card, it is possibly the most sought-after card, and arguably one of the rarest cards in the entire Pokémon Trading Card Game. Backing the rarity factor are reasons like this 1999 Super Secret Battle No. 1 Trainer Card scores a perfect GEM MINT 10. Apparently, only seven of these exist in the world. The winners of the seven regional tournaments of the Secret Super Battle were each awarded with the cards when the finals took place in Tokyo on August 22, 1999. This makes the seven Super Secret Battle No. 1 Trainer cards exceptionally rare and is hence touted to go under the hammer for over $100,000.
The Pokémon Super Secret Battle “No. 1 Trainer” Trainer Promo Hologram Trading Card features the art of Mewtwo and reads “The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament’s champion is recognized here, and this honor is praised.” The credit for the incredible artwork goes to Hideki Kazama. PSA has certified only 7 copies of this card to date, with 6 of them earning a perfect GEM MINT 10. The auction is being held by Heritage Auctions and is set to close in a little over two weeks.