A rare letter from Pokémon appeared “in nature” for the first time in more than 20 years, after it was sold for an important sum in an auction. Earlier this year, a collectable Pokémon “Snap Magikarp” card was auctioned for 5 million yen (around $ 136,000 in US dollars), having arrived at the open market so it seems to be the first time. The Snap Magikarp card was part of a promotion of the magazine Corocoro to celebrate the launch of Snap Pokémon in 1999 and involved the participants who sent their photos of the game. The photos of five winners were printed on “officers’ Pokémon cards, and each winner received 20 copies of his unique card. Most of the cards arrived at the hands of several collectors, but the “Snap Magikarp” never appeared in public, which made many believe that the card was lost in history.
After the card was sold earlier this year, it was sent to PSA for authentication and rating. Then, the card appeared in a video published by the Pokémon card collector, Scott Pratte. It is not clear if the card is owned by Pratte (Pratte has one of the larger collections of rare Pokémon cards in the world) or if he could only show it on him on the YouTube channel. Anyway, it’s still amazing to see the card in something plus a book or a magazine for the first time. You can see the video that shows the card below:
Other Pokemon Snap cards have been sold by equally high figures. Two other recent sales (from a Snap Poliwag and a Gyarada Snap) were sold for $ 35,000- $ 50,000. Several other Snap Pokemon cards are equally rare; For example, PSA has only qualified a SNAP Articuno card.
Several other rare pieces of Pokémon’s history have also resurfaced recently. Recently, a sheet of pokémon holographic cards of the first edition came to the market and was also sold for a considerable price.