In recent years, we've seen some Pokémon cards sold for hundreds of thousands, so it's not surprising to see that an extremely rare card featuring Pokémon Company stalwart Twsunekazu Ishihara has sold for as insane amount of price.
The Pokémon promo card, sold by Goldin Auctions, doesn't feature a Pocket Monster; it features the art of Ishihara along with some overpowered abilities. In 2017, this was given only to Pokémon Company employees for the president's 60th birthday.
The official name of the promo card is "2017 P.M. SM Black Star #TPCi01 Tsunekazu Ishihara Signed Pokemon GX Promo Card". Here's the card description:
Graded NM 7 by PSA, with signature graded "9" by PSA/DNA. This fantastic Pokemon card portrays Tsunekazu Ishihara, the president of The Pokemon Company, accompanied by the Pokemon Rotom and a Master Ball. Ishihara has been the driving force behind many seminal Pokemon innovations, including the original Red and Green games, as well as the Pokemon Trading Card Game and the hit augmented reality vehicle, Pokemon Go. Ishihara has signed this incredibly rare card in bold black ink. The Tsunekazu Ishihara card was originally distributed to The Pokemon Company employees to celebrate the visionary's 60th birthday in 2017. Near Mint condition.
After receiving 31 bids, the card was sold wth the final bidding price of $247,230.00.
Last October, rap artist Logic bought an extremely rare Pokémon card for $220,000.