Who is Pikachu?
Pikachu is an electric-type Pokemon and the poster child for the Pokemon company.
It is the most well-known Pokemon around the world.
In the TV series, the main character, Ash Ketchum always has a Pikachu with him.
This is because Pikachu is Ash’s starter Pokemon.
He woke up late on the day he went to pick his starter, so Ash had to go with Pikachu.
Pikachu is an absolute icon.
It is the Mickey Mouse of Disney.
If asked to name a Pokemon, this one is the first one that comes to mind.
Why are Pikachu’s cards so expensive?
Pikachu’s cards are expensive due to the Pokemon’s fame.
Pikachu does not have any vintage holo cards. But, his paper cards are still worth a significant amount.
This is crazy because this Pokemon is one of the only exceptions to the “only holos are worth money” rule of thumb.
Most kids enjoy Pikachu as it is the electric-mouse Pokemon. The design is fantastic and the Pokemon is likeable.
In fact, even your parents know what a Pikachu is.
This Pokemon oozes nostalgia for 90s babies around the world
Pikachu’s best cards:
Pikachu Illustrator card
This card is a Japanese promo card and considered to be the Honus Wagner of Pokemon cards.
There were only 39 issues of this card
The winners of the Corocoro comic illustration contest received this card
This is the true holy grail of Pokemon cards and is worth more than the Charizard holy grail card due to its low print.
Pikachu base set
This card depicts Pikachu in the forest
This card is unique because it is one of the few non holo-cards that has an great value
As a normal card, it is not too valuable, but there are a few variations:
A first edition Pikachu can fetch a great deal of money
But, if the Pikachu has red checks instead of yellow, the card is an error card
This error skyrockets the value of the card and is a great piece for collectors
Pikachu Birthday card
This is a unique promo card
It got banned from competitive play because it allows someone to do more damage if it is their birthday
This is still a pretty cool card and can fetch a nice price
Pikachu VMAX rainbow rare
This card is from the new Vivid Voltage packs
It is an awesome picture of a giant Pikachu
This is the chase card from Vivid Voltage and collectors love this card
At the time of writing this, these packs are out now, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled
Pikachu jungle set card
This card shows a nice picture with Pikachu in the middle
This card is a non-holo and does have a first edition version
A first edition Pikachu can fetch a great amount of money if it is in great condition
Long term potential
Pikachu is the face of Pokemon.
This franchise is one of the most well known in the world.
It has been around since the 1990s and is not going anywhere soon.
Pikachu is an icon who many have associated nostalgic memories with.
Most think pokemon is only a game, but it is a huge piece of children and former children around the world
Pikachu is the face of the Pokemon franchise.
It is an electric-mouse who has a special place in the hearts of Pokemon fans
Pokemon has grown to become something that people will cherish for a very long time
It has come to the point where I am seeing these cards at local sports card shows.
Check out the Youtube channel to see it for yourself.