Most Valuable Pokemon Cards

This article shows you the most valuable Pokemon cards in the world; cards that come from packs and prize cards from special events.

It’s not just the 1st Edition Base set cards that are worth big money. Valuable Pokemon cards are released every year. There could be cards hiding in your collections that are worth thousands of dollars!

Pack rippers like me (people buying and ripping open packs of Pokemmon cards) know the chance of getting a common or uncommon card is much greater than getting a full art Pokemon GX card… so the GX cards are worth more, fewer were printed.

Another factor to consider is the Pokemon itself… some characters are more popular with collectors and in demand. For example, Charizard cards always seem to fetch a higher price.

And then there are trophy or prize cards given out at tournaments and events. These cards are the most valuable because there are so few in existance.

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Pokemon Card Rarity

How to determine the rarity of your Pokemon cards. Learn about the three rarity symbols and the many variations of Ultra and Secret Rare cards.

This article tells you how to determine a Pokemon card’s rarity, and therefor value. We’ll cover the 3 rarity symbols and how to identify the many variations of Ultra and Secret Rare cards.

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How to Spot Fake Pokemon Cards

This article will show you how to spot fake Pokemon cards. We’ll show you some simple tests you can perform to determine if your Pokemon card is genuine or a counterfeit.

We get a lot of comments from people asking us to identify cards that they can’t find on Cardmavin. If you search for your card and don’t find any results… it could be a fake. Or maybe you have a valuable Pokemon card but it just seems “off” in some way. It could be a counterfeit card. This guide will help you identify fake Pokemon cards.

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Cosmic Eclipse Set List

Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Cosmic Eclipse set. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

The Cosmic Eclipse expansion set was released on November 1st, 2019. It’s the 12th and final expansion set in the Sun & Moon series. This set is huge… 236 in the base set, plus 35 secret rare cards, for a total of 271 cards!

As far as the most valuable cards in the Cosmic Eclipse set… look for the Pokemon GX and Tag Team GX cards, they tend to be the worth the most money.

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Japanese Topsun Set List

Complete list of cards in the Japanese Topsun Pokemon set. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

The Japanese Topsun set is considered the first Pokemon set ever printed! Although the copyright printed on these cards says “@copy 1995” they were actually printed in 1997 by Top-Seika, a Japanese media and publishing company. The cards were released in packs containing 2 Pokemon cards and 2 sticks of gum. There were several print runs of these cards. Some of early print runs have missing card numbers, making them more valuable than later print runs. The first print run had a blue back (more valuable), later print runs had a green back.

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Hidden Fates and Shiny Vault Set Lists

Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Hidden Fates base set and Shiny Vault subset. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

The Sun & Moon Hidden Fates expansion set was released on August September 23, 2019. This set is unique in that it contains a Shiny Vault subset containing all Shiny Pokemon cards. There are only 69 cards in the Hidden Fates set… 68 in the base set plus 1 secret “Rare Rainbow” card. Unlike cards in the Shiny Vault subset, cards from the Hidden Fates base set have their own set symbol.

The Shiny Vault subset contains 94 cards, all of which are Shiny Pokemon, Shiny Pokemon GX, Ultra Rare, or Secret Rare cards that are reprints from previous sets. Cards from the Shiny Vault set do not have their own set symbol, but rather the symbol from their original expansion set. The way you identify Shiny Vault cards is by their numbering… they’ll have a number like “SV44”. All the cards in the Shiny Vault expansion set have a yellow alternate “A” symbol which designates that the card is a reprint from a previous expansion set.

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