Thursday, June 10, a Pokémon Charizard card was sold for 7,800 euros in an auction room in Paris.
Three weeks earlier, it was rapper Lorenzo who made the buzz, selling his own collection on the Ebay site for 305,793 euros.
The madness around Pokémon never ends, as the license celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
These crazy prices are determined according to the rarity of the card, and their condition, rated from 1 to 10+, and one of the only companies to give this rating is located in Paris, in the 16th arrondissement.
François-Xavier Colombani is at the head of PCA Grade.
Every day, he receives hundreds of cards to grade and certify.
“In January 2020, we were receiving 5,000 per month.
In April 2021, we received 30,000 ”.
“Certification helps bring confidence to the market.
We give an objective mark, we are independent.
This note guarantees the state of conservation of the map, ”explains François-Xavier.
Thus, according to him, a certified card will sell for much more than another, non-certified.