A man discovers a rare Pokémon card worth nearly $50,000 in his attic.
An aircraft mechanic has found a childhood Pokémon card that could net him $50,000. Many fans who grew up in the 1990s and 2000s would recognize the famous card.
According to Denmark’s TV 2, Morten Srensen of Kastrup discovered the card in his attic and is now trying to sell it through the Danish trading portal DBA, partially because he doesn’t want to keep anything so precious in his hands.
The card is a Charizard-Holo (Shadowless) from 1999, and some variants are valued at $100,000. At current exchange rates, Srensen has received offers for about 300,000 Danish kroner, which is over $48,000.
When he was in third grade, the 27-year-old got the card as part of an exchange for another Pokémon card featuring a Rayquaza.
According to Srensen, the individual who traded him the Charizard card was pleased with the news of its value.
“We shared them, showed them to each other, and took them to school,” he said, “but we had no idea how to play with them.”
After watching a YouTube video about childhood items that have become precious, Srensen discovered the card’s rarity. The Charizard card was listed in the video.
He sent the card to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), a company based in the United States that provides trading card authentication and grading services. That’s how he found out the card was worth a lot of money.
“They gave it a 9 out of 10 rating, which is the second highest you can get,” Srensen explained.
“At the same time, it is in excellent condition, was published in 1999, and is a first edition. When you add it all up, the card becomes incredibly rare, which drives up the price to where it is now,” he said.
Srensen said he has already received bids in the range of 300,000 kroner ($48,457), but his preferred price is 315,000 kroner ($50,880). He believes the cost is fair.
“All I want to do is get rid of it.” I think it is too strange to have a card that is worth so much money,” Sørensen said. He is reportedly not keeping the rare trading card in his own home.
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