Twenty years after Pokémon trading cards were launched, you could well be rewarded for hoarding those early cards. Did you play with them, or keep them in mint condition? That makes a difference when you want to cash them in, because serious collectors with money are looking for the earliest, rarest, and best cared-for cards. The early holofoil cards can fetch a nice price.
Pokemon’s holofoil cards were first released decades ago when the game got its start. There are Japanese and English versions of the cards, and some of the most valuable are holofoils from the Generation I series. Some of these cards have non-holofoil counterparts, while others do not. A full set of Pokemon holofoils from the first series was auctioned off for $8,496.
But there are plenty of other Pokémon cards that are worth much more now than when you bought them all those years ago. Check out the going prices for the ten highest-valued Pokémon cards at Money Inc.