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This is the Pokémon Illustrator. The card is incredibly rare and valuable. If you have a hundred grand, it can be yours.

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According to Bulbapedia, there were apparently only six Pokémon Illustrator cards printed and awarded to winners of the Pokémon Card Game Illustration Contest, which began in late 1997 in Japan. The card was never printed in English.

Bulbapedia notes that only four of these cards have been sold, with at least one of them commanding over $20,000. One seller on eBay has the card in mint condition and is asking for $100,000.

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Illustration for article titled One of the Rarest emPokémon/em Cards on Earth

"This card is the Holy Grail of Pokemon," the seller writes. "It is the 'Honus Wagner T206' of Pokemon. The Illustrator is the most valuable card in the entire hobby."

Should you have a hundred thousand bucks to part ways with, you can bid in the link below.

POKEMON PIKACHU ILLUSTRATOR PROMO GRADED PSA 9 MINT RAREST CARD HIGHEST GRADE! [eBay Thanks, Sang!]

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