What is a Pikachu Illustrator card?

What is a Pikachu Illustrator card?

The Pikachu Illustrator card was given away to 39 people who finished first or second in three special illustration contests run by CoroCoro Comic in 1998. The card features artwork by Atsuko Nishida, the creator of Pokémon's mascot, Pikachu.

What is the rarest Pokemon card?

Pikachu Illustrator Known as the “Holy Grail of Pokemon”, the Pikachu Illustrator card was only given out to winners at the CoroCoro Comic Illustration Contest in 1998. With only a few in circulation around the world, this card is the rarest card in existence.

How much is the Pikachu Illustrator card worth?

PIKACHU ILLUSTRATOR One of the earliest cards to come out of the Pokemon franchise was this promotional card of Pikachu that was given out to winners of an illustration contest in 1998. An estimated 20 to 39 copies were issued. In late 2016, Heritage Auctions sold one for a whopping $54,970.

What does promo mean on Pokemon cards?

Exclusive cards for promotional events such as tournaments, special events or through Pokémon-related merchandise. These all have a black star with the word "PROMO" written across it where the expansion symbol would normally occur, giving them their name as Black Star Promos.