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Thu 2/25 6-9pm PST Round 2, Baseball Fri 2/26 6-9pm PST Round 2, Basketball, Football, Hockey Sat 2/27 6-9pm PST Pokémon 25th Anniversary Event 1998 Pokemon Japanese Promo Holo Illustrator Pikachu PSA 7 NRMT See Special Bidding Rules - Critical Investment Piece Special Bidding Rules: This auction will remain open to public bidding but will be limited to pre-approved bidders in the final 24 hours (or sooner). After that time, only bidders who have previously bid and been approved or have requested prior approval will be permitted to bid. Please contact us to be added to the approved list or place a bid and we will review and add your ID if approved. Featuring the elusive double star rarity that is reserved for some of the rarest and most iconic Japanese Pokemon cards ever created, the Illustrator Pikachu has consistently been ranked atop the upper echelons of Pokemon collecting for years, and is widely considered by many to be the holy grail of the hobby. No other Pokemon card combines rarity, unique artwork, story, history, and singularity more than the Illustrator. Illustrated by artist Atsuko Nishida, the original character designer of Pikachu for the Game Boy Games, the Pikachu Illustrator was initially given to first and second place winners of a CoroCoro Comic drawing contest in January 1998 awarding 23 copies of the card. Subsequent art contests, which required participants to design their own Pokemon cards and judged them either on their illustrations of the Pokemon themselves or their attacks, would further award another 16 copies; bringing the grand total copies of this card officially released to a paltry 39. Tying the cards design to the art contest, Pikachu is depicted gleefully illustrating Charmander and Mew; simultaneously showcasing the fun they wanted the participants of the contest to have while breathing life into the backstory of the card itself. Drawing comparisons as the Honus Wagner of Pokemon cards, this is quite simply one of the most recognizable and desired cards in the hobby, consistently outpacing even the Base Set 1st Edition Shadowless Charizard in price. This PSA 7 copy of the card is one of less than two dozen to have ever been graded, is a phenomenal example featuring fantastic centering and an almost unblemished periphery, instantly making it a showpiece for any collection. A truly museum quality offering, the Pikachu Illustrator comes with PWCC’s highest recommendation, and represents a very rare opportunity to own one of these elusive and stunning cards. Please see the video highlights for more details. One of over 26,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our February Auction of 2021. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots. This item is described through this description as well as through the HI-RES images which can be accessed by clicking the buttons below. Anything visible in the HI-RES image is considered part of the description of the item. 1998 Pokemon Japanese Promo Holo Illustr... - YouTube View Hi-Res View Hi-Res Vault Digital Portfolio Secure And Insured Collateral Backed Loans Flexible Selling Flash Auctions Buy It Now Listings Explanation of Shipping Costs Shipping costs in the eBay listing are estimated and will be adjusted at the completion of the auction based on the final closing value of the item. Actual shipping costs will be reflected in the invoice sent to the buyer. Single or Multiple Cards Shipped to the U.S. The chart below describes the shipping cost for multiple cards purchased from the same auction shipped to locations within the United States. Please note that shipping rates for group lots, sets, and oversized cards are not reflected in this matrix. Please contact PWCC with any questions regarding shipping of these items prior to bidding. Shippedto the U.S. Total Closing Cost Value $0 - $250 $250 - $500 $500 - $750 $750 - $1,500 $1,500 - $3,000 $3K - $4K $4K - $5K ItemsWon 1 to 2 $5 $7 $10 $15 $25 $35 $40 3 to 5 $7 $9 $12 $17 $27 $40 $45 6 to 10 $12 $15 $18 $23 $30 $45 $50 11 to 20 $15 $18 $21 $26 $35 $50 $55 21 to 40 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 $55 $60 41 to 80 $25 $30 $35 $40 $45 $60 $65 81+ $30 $35 $40 $50 $55 $70 $75 Shippedto the U.S. Total Closing Cost Value (Continued From Above) $5K - $6K $6K - $7K $7K - $8K $8K - $9K $9K - $10K $10K+ ItemsWon 1 to 2 $45 $50 $55 $60 $65 Shipping cost based on closing price, shipping location, and other factors. Please contact PWCC with any questions in advance of the item closing 3 to 5 $50 $55 $60 $65 $70 6 to 10 $55 $60 $65 $70 $75 11 to 20 $60 $65 $70 $75 $80 21 to 40 $65 $70 $75 $80 $85 41 to 80 $70 $75 $80 $85 $90 81+ $80 $85 $90 $95 $100 Single or Multiple Cards Shipped to Locations Other Than the U.S. When a package is shipped internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country on the buyer. The chart below describes the shipping cost for single or multiple cards purchased from the same auction being shipped to locations outside the United States. Shipping rates for group lots, sets, and oversized cards are not reflected in this matrix. Please contact PWCC with any questions regarding shipping of these items prior to bidding. ShippedOutsidethe U.S. Total Closing Cost Value $0 - $100 $100 - $350 $350 - $750 $750 - $1,500 $1,500 - $3,000 $3,000 - $5,000 $5,000+ ItemsWon 1 to 10 Canada: $25Other: $35 Canada: $30Other: $40 Canada: $35Other: $45 Canada: $65Other: $75 Canada: $70Other: $80 Canada: $100Other: $125 Canada: $150Other: $200 11 to 20 Canada: $35Other: $45 Canada: $40Other: $50 21 to 40 Canada: $40Other: $50 Canada: $45Other: $55 Canada: $85Other: $100 Canada: $90Other: $110 41 to 80 Canada: $50Other: $70 Canada: $55Other: $75 81+ Canada: $65Other: $90 Canada: $70Other: $95 Marketplace Trust Safeguarding the integrity of bidding on our auctions is our highest priority. For the trading card marketplace to function effectively, the honesty and integrity of the participants must be ensured. 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