Best Charmander Pokémon Cards


Written By // SU Staff in Pokémon

Charmander Pokémon Card Guide

Charmander first appeared in episode 11 of Pokémon Indigo League. Known as the torch Pokémon, Charmanders are small, lizard- like Pokémon. Since appearing in Pokémon, Charmander has received very positive reception.

It has appeared in several pieces of merchandise, including figures, plush toys and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. There are many different Charmander cards since the TCG launched.

These are the top cards for any advanced card collector to obtain. 

10 Most Valuable Charmander Cards For Collectors

Explore the 10 Charmander Pokémon cards that have sold for the most money at auction.

2012 Pokémon B&W Lugia EX- Holo Plasma Storm

2017 Japanese Charmander- Holo Special Set SM Promo

This card was released in Japan in 2017 for a promotion. It was only available in blister packs at the Japan Pokémon Centers in July of 2017, for a very limited time and quantity. This card features a holographic picture of a Charmander running around, and the outside border is holographic as well. This card sells online for about $200. 

2012 BW Lugia EX Holo Plasma Storm PSA Data

2002 McDonalds Promo Charmander Pokemon e Card

2002 McDonald’s Promo Charmander Pokémon e Card

This card was exclusively released in Japanese McDonald’s restaurants for a limited time in 2002. Each Happy Meal contained a booster pack with six cards, including at least one Holofoil card. The cards in this set were compatible with Nintendo’s e-Reader peripheral. This particular card, in very good condition can average around $230. 

2002 McDonalds Promo Charmander Pokemon e Card PSA Data

2005 Japanese Lugia Ex Holo Golden Sky Silvery Ocean

2020 Charmander Pokémon Vivid Voltage Reverse Halo

The Pokémon TCG released Sword & Shield- Vivid Voltage in late 2020. It is the fourth main expansion of the cards from the Sword & Shield Series. This card features a happy Charmander walking through tall grass with the sun shining down. The Reverse Halo features the fire type icon in a Chevron- like pattern. This card in PSA grade 10 condition averages around $290.

2005 Japanese Lugia EX Holo 1st Edition Golden Sky Silvery Ocean PSA Data

2003 Pokemon EX Dragon Charmander

2003 Pokémon EX Dragon Charmander

The Pokémon-ex are a type of Pokémon that first appeared in the EX Ruby and Sapphire expansion. The “ex” in the name stands for extra, as indicated by a wide range of attacks. The main difference between Pokémon-ex and other Pokémon is that when Pokémon -ex are knocked out, two Prize cards are taken, as opposed to one. 

Released in November of 2003, Ex Dragon was the 18th expansion of the Pokémon TCG. This Charmander was first released as a Secret Rare card in a Japanese Gift Box, then later reprinted as a Secret Box Topper. This card is considered Ultra-Rare and averages around $300.

2003 Pokemon EX Dragon Charmander PSA Data

Charmander 2016 Pokemon XY Evolutions 9 Reverse Holo Foil

2016 Charmander Pokémon XY Evolutions #9 Reverse Holo Foil

This card has a beautiful Reverse Holo Foil graphic, which gives the card a firework tint. This card was part of the XY: Evolutions and was the 71st expansion of the Pokémon TCG. It was released in November of 2016. The card is listed as common, since there have been a lot of them printed. However, it is still a very cool looking card with decent stats. In Mint PSA grade 10 condition, this card goes for around $300.

Charmander 2016 Pokemon XY Evolutions 9 Reverse Holo Foil PSA Data

2002 P.M Japanese 1st ED. Lugia- Holo Wind from The Sea

2002 Pokémon Expedition Charmander

This card was a part of the Pokémon-e: Expedition Base Set, the first main expansion of cards from the e-Card series. This set was released on September 15, 2002, while the Japanese expansion was released on December 1, 2001. The Expedition Base Set also introduced an updated card design, which included numerous changes. The borders were changed to allowed the card to be read by the e-reader.  This card can sell for up to $500. 

2002 Pokemon Expedition Charmander PSA Data

2000 Rare Charmander Team Rocket Set

2000 Rare Charmander (Team Rocket Set)

This Charmander was a part of the Team Rocket set released in 2000. Team Rocket was the name given to the fifth main expansion of cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was the fourth main expansion of the card game. This set continues to feature Generation I Pokémon. This card can sell for an average of $2,000.

2000 Rare Charmander Team Rocket Set PSA Data

2011 Pokémon Lugia- Holo Call of Legends

1999 Charmander 1st Edition Base Set

The Charmander Pokémon Base Set 1st Edition is found in the same rare Pokémon card set that Charizard is a part of. The artwork on this card is again drawn by Mitsuhiro Arita. The card shows Charmander looking back at a fire he just set with his tail. This card with a PSA grade of 10 can sell for $4,500. 

2011 Pokemon Lugia Holo Call of Legends PSA Data

2000 Topps Chrome Charmander 04 Holo Foil Tv Animation Series

1999 Topps Chrome Charmander #04 Holo Foil Tv Animation Series

Pokémon Topps are trading cards that were first released in 1999. They are collectible cards that featured Pokémon from the Kanto region, and later on the Johto series characters. These cards came in sealed foil packets like most other cards, each pack had seven standard cards with one foil card. The PSA has this card listed, with a grade 9, at $255. However, on websites like eBay, this card is currently listed all the way up to $15,000. 

2000 Topps Chrome Charmander 04 Holo Foil Tv Animation Series PSA Data

Charmander 64 Mario Stadium Best Photo Contest 1999

1999 Charmander (64 Mario Stadium Best Photo Contest) 

Three months after the release of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game, two contests were run to promote the game. CoroCoro Comic and Nintendo- hosted photo contests for participants to send in their best photos from Pokémon Snap. This contest was initially advertised in the June 1999 issue of the CoroCoro Comic, released on May 15, 1999. Participants had to play the game and take pictures of the Pokémon, then they had to save the pictures into their game’s “Gallery” feature. After, they had to go to a local Lawson store where a special machine would print the stickers from a Nintendo 64 Pokémon Snap cartridge. 

The winning cards featured the winner’s name in the Illustrator credit, and it read “Photo by Tsukasa Hosono” for the Charmander card. PSA only started grading the full sets as of 2017. Due to their distribution, finding one in mint condition is almost impossible. This card sells for around $96,000 if it is in almost perfect condition. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Charmander Pokémon Cards

What is a Charmander Pokémon card worth?

Rare Charmander Pokémon cards can be worth an average of $2,000. Where as common Charmander cards can be worth around $5. 

Is Charmander a rare Pokémon card?

There are a few rare Charmander cards. However, Charmander tends to be more of a common Pokémon card.

How many different Charmander Pokémon cards are there?

Charmander has been featured on 27 different cards since the release of the first Base Set. 

What is the most expensive Charmander card?

The most expensive Charmander card, at around $96,000 is the 1999 Pokémon Snap Photo Contest card.  

How much is a Charmander worth 2021?

2021 Charmander cards tend to average around $130. 

How much money is a Charmander 1st edition?

A 1st Edition Charmander can go anywhere from $350- $1,186 depending on the card and the condition. 

How much is the Charmander 25th anniversary card worth?

The Holo 25th anniversary Charmander card is worth around $1, the Non-holo is around $15. 

Why is Charmander so popular?

Charmander is popular for a variety of reasons: it evolves into a dragon, it is pretty cute, the anime made Charmander into a very loveable character. 


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