Ordinary Brits could be sitting ‘on millions of pounds’ of rare Pokemon cards

Ordinary Brits could be sitting on mountains of cash if they own a select few exceedingly rare and ridiculously valuable Pokémon cards.

Pokémon was an essential part of many people's childhoods and those that remember where their cards are could be looking at a sweet payday on eBay.

In fact, the owners of one particular card could be sitting on a cool £1.3million – if they can bare to part with it that is!

According to money.co.uk, in recent years Pokemon cards have become an 'unorthodox investment' with high profile social media stars like Logan Paul drawing attention to the craze.

The YouTube star owns the most valuable card of all which is worth £3.8m however there are numerous other cards on the market worth shed loads.

The rarest card currently on the market that Brit's should look out for is the 'Japanese Old Back Pokemon Trophy Card NO.2 Neo Spring Battle PSA Mint 9 Pikachu' which is thought to be worth £1.3m.

The second most valuable is the ‘PSA 10 Trophy Kangaskhan Parent & Child Tournament 1998' which is worth a sizeable £395,000.

The next best is the 'Machamp 1st Edition Base Set Holographic Pokemon Card PSA Unconfirmed’ which is worth a more modest £30,000.

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Florence Codjoe, finance expert at money.co.uk explained why the booming market had come about.

She said: "The nostalgia of Pokémon combined with the iconic characters have certainly recaptured the imagination of many people – so much so, they are willing to spend thousands, if not millions to ‘catch them all.'

"But before thinking about buying (or in fact selling your own) Pokémon cards, there are some things to consider:

"Black symbols in the bottom corner of cards indicate their rarity and therefore value. A circle means common, a diamond means uncommon, a star means rare and a white or gold star means ultra-rare. Holographic cards are also typically worth more.

"It’s not simply a buy and sell exchange with Pokémon cards – don’t forget about shipping fees, taxes on sales, and costs to keep it in ‘mint’ condition. Maintaining rare/valuable cards is essential to ensuring its value if you want to resell in the future.”

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