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.
There are 150 cards in the set, 16 of the cards have a rare prism holos version that were released after the first print run. The prism holo cards are more valuable than the standard non-holo cards in the set. Only 1 in 40 packs contained a prism holofoil card. Charizard is worth the most. This is the first time Charizard appeared on a Pokemon card… making it highly collectible and valuable.
The table below contains all the cards in the Pokemon Topsun set.
| Standard Set
|Prism Holo –