Rare Pokemon Card Sold for $336,000

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A rare first edition 1999 Pokémon Charizard card sold on Thursday for $336,000 at auction.

A rare Charizard Pokémon card recently sold at an auction for almost $400,000 through Heritage Auctions, according to CNN.

The card garnered attention because it's from the game's first English print run and had been given a perfect PSA GEM-MT 10 grading. 

According to the auction house, it's one of only 121 to be given a perfect score.

This sale, part of a larger trading card games auction, also included Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards, resulting in a profit of over $3.7 million.

"This auction, especially the trophy-level cards, did exceptionally well," Jesus Garcia, Heritage Auctions Trading Card Games consignment director, said in a statement. 

"This sale reinforced the fact that demand for Pokémon cards continues its climb. We fully expected Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering to fare well, and they did."

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