The new Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion is here and it is possibly the most sought-after collectors set in the game’s history.  The new Hidden Fates expansion brings all of your favourite cards and Pokémon from previous sets with their alternative ‘shiny’ colour variants making your favourite Pokémon look cooler than usual, even the promo card for the Elite Trainer Box a stained-glass window alternative art of the Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno GX card is gloriously crafted.

Shiny Pokémon; shiny Pokémon GX; shiny Ultra Beasts even secret rare stadium cards and the most elusive of all secret rare golden Island Guardians Tapu’s Koko, Lele, Bulu and Fini.  This set is packed with a collector’s wildest dreams and with a limited card pool comes limitless purchases.  Cards are being sold at ludicrous prices left, right and centre some going as high as £50 a card.  However, nothing compares to the costly price of the shiny Charizard GX card.

How much?!

An alternative art card to the Charizard GX found in the burning shadows set.  This card has broken the Poké bank selling for as high as $10000 on Ebay with a perfect scored review graded version of the card around the time of the sets release.  If you happen to come across this card now though don’t be discouraged you’re still looking at a $1100 card with PSA 10 scoring or $500 for one not graded at all!

Always King of the Ring

Throughout the Trading Card Game’s history Charizard has always dominated the collector’s domain.  Indeed, if you happen to have a shadowless base set Charizard knocking around in your attic from your younger years you’ve actually been hiding away a $600 valued card (bet your mum’s glad she bought you all those Pokémon cards back in the day now huh?).  Even a Rainbow Rare Reshiram & Charizard GX from the second last set Unbroken Bonds is still valued at around $250 on card market sites.  Although, if you ask me Squirtle was still the right choice in Pokemon Red & Blue.

This article has been written by Dean Allardice who is one of our in-store Resident Geeks. You can read more of Dean’s articles here.