Bulbasaur Pokémon Card Value

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Best Bulbasaur Pokemon Cards

Bulbasaur Pokémon Card Guide

Considered a central Pokémon in the anime, Bulbasaur was made popular by being Ash’s main Pokémon. Bulbasaur has been featured in everything from the Pokémon games, anime, toys, key chains and more. Since 1995, there have been people collecting and playing with Pokémon cards.

Everyone has their own favorite Pokémon. It might be due to their strength, type, animal or if the Pokémon just looks cool. For some people their favorite Pokémon is Bulbasaur. I mean who doesn’t love a Pokémon that is notorious for napping in the bright sunlight in order to catch some rays for energy? Regardless if you like Bulbasaur or not, everyone knows who that Pokémon is.

So are Bulbasaur cards common, or are they pretty rare? Should there be any cards that you keep a look out for?

Let’s take a look at some of the most valuable Bulbasaur Pokémon cards!

Introduction

The Bulbasaur Cards

Out of all the starting Pokémon, Bulbasaur is considered the most peaceful. They really do enjoy soaking in all of the sun rays and relaxing whenever they can. Bulbasaur can be pretty lazy when they have nothing going on. But when they are in a battle, they have a lot of energy and are very loyal.

These Pokémon love to be in grassy, quiet areas and they tend to stay in groups of other Bulbasaur Pokémon. While these Pokémon may give the impression that they are calm sun soakers, they are not Pokémon to be messed with.

Category and Element of Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur is a dual Grass/ Poison-type Pokémon, and can survive for days solely on sunlight. One of Bulbasaur’s favorite things to do is taking naps in the sunshine. While it sleeps in the sunlight, the seed on its back absorbs the sunlight and uses this energy to grow.

Bulbasaur is a small amphibian and plant Pokémon that moves on all four legs. It has a light turquoise color with dark green spots on its body. Bulbasaur also has a bulb on its back that grows as the Pokémon matures. The bulb contains a seed that uses photosynthesis to supply the Pokémon with energy. When enough energy is collected, Bulbasaur evolves into Ivysaur at level 16.

10 Most Valuable Bulbasaur Pokémon Cards

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

1999 Pokemon Game Bulbasaur 1st Edition

1999 Pokémon Game Bulbasaur 1st Edition

This 1st Edition Bulbasaur was a part of the Base Set expansion set released in English on January 9, 1999. This expansion featured Generation 1 Pokémon from Pokémon Red, Blue and Green. This card features Bulbasaur as a Grass-type Pokémon with artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita. The artwork shows Bulbasaur as its about to preform Leech Seed, with a grassy meadow behind it. This card also has the 1st edition stamp on it and is a very sought-after card due to it belonging in the base set.

PSA Population Report:

1,534 of these 1st Edition Bulbasaur cards have been graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given was an Auth. The most common grade, with 720, is a Mint 9. There are 285 cards that have been graded a perfect Gem Mint 10. Because this is a 1st Edition Base Set card, in perfect condition this card can be worth a couple thousand.

Average Selling Price: $3,100

1999 Pokemon Game Bulbasaur 1st Edition PSA Data

1995 PM Japanese Topsun Bulbasaur Blue Back

1995 P.M. Japanese Topsun Bulbasaur Blue Back

This card was released in June of 1997 inside of a pack of apple flavored gum. There are three possible versions for each of the Pokémon: Blue-back as pictured above, Green-back and Holofoil. This Blue-back card features a Half-Art of Bulbasaur, with some stats and information below him. The background is green, with white silhouettes of some of the other 150 Pokémon. The back of this card features a Blue-back with Japanese writing on it. These cards were only produced for a short time and are very rare due to their age and low population.

PSA Population Report:

Only 47 of these Blue-Back Bulbasaur cards have been graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given was a Good 2. The most common grades, with 11 cards each, are NM-MT8 and EX-MT6. There are only 3 cards that have been graded a Gem Mint 10. These cards are extremely rare due their age and limited printing, and can be worth some money.

Average Selling Price: $2,000

1995 PM Japanese Topsun Bulbasaur Blue Back PSA Data

2000 Topps Chrome Bulbasaur Pokemon TV Sparkle

2000 Topps Chrome Bulbasaur Pokémon T.V.- Sparkle

This Topps Bulbasaur was a part of the Topps Pokémon Trading Card Series 1 released by Topps in 2000. This was the first card of this set, showing Bulbasaur with a sparkle of color surrounding it. The back of the card features the same picture of Bulbasaur that is on the front, as well as a Who’s That Pokémon question. There is also a first appearance text, showing Bulbasaur’s first appearance in the Anime in Episode 10: “Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village”. These cards cannot be played with the official Pokémon Trading Card Game, so they are for collection purposes only. This would be a great card for any Bulbasaur Pokémon fan.

PSA Population Report:

Only 10 of these Topps Chrome Bulbasaur cards have been graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given was a NM-MT 8. There have only been 6 cards graded a perfect Gem Mint 10. Because of these cards age and limited amount graded, these cards are projected to increase in value.

Average Selling Price: $1,500

2000 Topps Chrome Bulbasaur Pokemon TV Sparkle PSA Data

2009 PM Japanese Promo Bulbasaur 10th Anniversary

2009 P.M Japanese Promo Bulbasaur 10th Anniversary

This card is a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card that was one of the DPt-P Promotional cards. It was released as part of the Pokémon 10th Anniversary celebrations. Anyone who shopped at the Pokémon Center from April 4, 2009 until April 17, 2009 got this card until supplies ran out. This cards artwork is by Yuka Morii and shows Bulbasaur in a very clay-like state with deep red eyes. In the background you can see the word Pokémon with Pikachu and Charmander. There is also an icon of Pikachu sitting on top of a Pokéball, in the bottom right of the artwork box. Because these were given out as part of an anniversary promotion, they were only available for 13 days, and there are not many of them that have been graded by the PSA.

PSA Population Report:

Only 28 of these 10th anniversary Bulbasaur cards have been graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given was an EX- MT6. There are a total of 14 cards that have been given a perfect Gem Mint 10. Because these cards were only printed for an anniversary promo, there is a limited availability for them making them very rare. Due to this the PSA is showing a price increase for this card.

Average Selling Price: $1,300

2009 PM Japanese Promo Bulbasaur 10th Anniversary PSA Data

2002 Pokemon Bulbasaur Reverse Foil Legendary Collection

2002 Pokémon Bulbasaur- Reverse Foil Legendary Collection

This Reverse Foil Bulbasaur was released in the Legendary Collection on May 24, 2002. It features a reprinted Bulbasaur from the Base Set collection. The Legendary Collection was the first to feature a Reverse Holofoil print, where Holofoil is all throughout the card except the artwork window. This card features a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card with artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita. It features a Bulbasaur that is about to preform Leech Seed, with tree leaves and flowers in the background. The Reverse Holofoil print on this card features green and gray firework-like patterns, giving you a sense of its Grass-type capabilities. The Legendary Collection cards are highly sought after and are very collectable. There have not been too many of these cards graded a perfect grade, making it somewhat valuable.

PSA Population Account:

228 of these Legendary Reverse Foil Bulbasaur cards have been graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given was a PR1. The most common grade, with 102 cards, is Mint 9. Only 19 cards have been graded a Gem Mint 10 condition.

Average Selling Price: $1,100

2002 Pokemon Bulbasaur Reverse Foil Legendary Collection PSA Data

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

2001 Pokémon Japanese Bulbasaur e-Starter Deck 1st Edition

This card was released as part of the Japanese-exclusive Pokémon-e Starter Deck, released on December 1, 2001. This starter deck features the evolutionary families of the Generation I and II starter Pokémon. This card features a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card with artwork by Tomokazu Komiya. The card features the classic e-reader card design of a curved artwork box on the left, and a larger left side boarder to fit the e-Reader technology. The e-Reader strip contains sound data for the Construction: Melody Box application. The artwork for this card shows Bulbasaur preforming Sleep Seed, as it rains down from the sky. It looks like a combination of the sun and a flower at first glance. This card would be a good addition for a Bulbasaur fan.

PSA Population Account:

Only 25 of these cards have been graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given was a NM-MT 8. There has been a total of 20 Gem Mint 10 cards graded. The PSA is showing an increase for this card. Due to many of these cards being damaged from trying to swipe the e-Reader bar code, there have not been many submitted to the PSA, making them a very rare card to come by.

Average Selling Price: $520

2001 Pokemon Japanese Bulbasaur eStarter Deck 1st Edition PSA Data

1998 PM Japanese Gym Erikas Bulbasaur

1998 P.M. Japanese Gym Erika’s Bulbasaur

This card was released as an Unnumbered Promotional card with different artwork than the first released Japanese Leaders’ Stadium expansion. This card was available on a four-card insert in the December 1998 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on November 15, 1998. The artwork is by Ken Sugimori and shows Erika’s Bulbasaur running through a meadow moments before preforming Sleep Seed. This Japanese Promo print features the Gym series symbol, showing that it is a promotional addition to the two expansions. Because this cards age, and that it was only included in the November issue of the CoroCoro Comic, there are not that many of these cards that have been graded by the PSA.

PSA Population Account: 

There has only been 49 of these cards graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given was an EX5. The most common grade is a Mint 9. There are only 11 of these Erika’s Bulbasaur cards that have been graded a Gem Mint 10 condition. Due to the very limited run of this card, it is a very rare card that is going to only increase in value.

Average Selling Price: $500

1998 PM Japanese Gym Erikas Bulbasaur PSA Data

1998 PM Japanese Gym Erikas Bulbasaur

1996 P.M. Japanese Bandai Bulbasaur Carddass Vending

Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards are a set of Pokémon cards manufactured by Bandai Carddass in 1996 and 1997. All of the artwork for these 151 cards were drawn by Ken Sugimori. This card was released as part of Part 1&2 in 1996. The front of the cards that were released in Part 1 &2 are very primitive in their appearance, since the artwork was in the very early stages of creation. The words “Monsters Collection” were in bold at the bottom of the card, with “Pocket Monster” and card number at the top of the card. The back of the card provides stats about Bulbasaur. These cards are very hard to come by and are very cool to look at how far Pokémon cards have evolved.

PSA Population Account:

Only 38 of these Cardass Vending Bulbasaur cards have been graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given was a VG- EX4. The most common grade given is a Mint 9. There has been a total of 10 cards graded with a Gem Mint 10 condition. These cards are extremely hard to find in perfect condition and are worth buying if you come across them.

Average Selling Price: $490

2011 Pokemon Lugia Holo Call of Legends PSA Data

2012 PM Japanese BW Bulbasaur Promo Gym Challenge

2012 P.M. Japanese B&W Bulbasaur Promo- Gym Challenge

This card was part of the BW-P Promotional cards that were Japanese promo cards tied in with the Pokémon Card Game Black and White era. This card was one of ten in a random pack released during the March 2012 Gym Challenge. This card features a Grass-type Basic Bulbasaur with artwork by Masakazu Fukuda. The artwork shows Bulbasaur playfully running through grass with trees and a blue sky in the background. The logo in the bottom of the artwork box says “Pokémon Card Game Gym Challenge” in Japanese.

PSA Population Account:

This Gym Challenge Promo Bulbasaur card has a total of 10 cards that have been graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given was a Mint 9. There have been 8 cards graded with a perfect Gem Mint 10 condition. Due to this being a promo card and having a limited release, this card will increase in value.

Average Selling Price: $425

2012 PM Japanese BW Bulbasaur Promo Gym Challenge PSA Data

2004 Pokemon EX Bulbasaur FireRed Leaf Green Ref

2004 Pokémon EX Bulbasaur FireRed & Leaf Green- Ref.

This card was a part of the EX FireRed & LeafGreen expansion released in English on August 30, 2004. This set features Generation I Pokémon from FireRed and LeafGreen and Pokémon from the Kanto region. This card is a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card with artwork by Atsuko Nishida. It shows a happy-looking Bulbasaur reaching out for an apple, with Grass-type symbols in Holo in the background. These cards are pretty common to find, however graded, they are very rare to find in perfect condition.

PSA Population Account:

Only 67 of these FireRed LeafGreen Bulbasaur cards have been sent to the PSA for grading. The lowest grade given was an EX 5. The most common grade given, with 44, was a Mint 9. There have been only 6 cards graded with a perfect Gem Mint 10 condition. Due to such a low number being graded a perfect grade, this card is going to increase in value.

Average Selling Price: $360

2004 Pokemon EX Bulbasaur FireRed Leaf Green Ref PSA Data

Frequently Asked Questions About Bulbasaur Pokémon Cards

How many Bulbasaur Pokémon cards are there?

Bulbasaur has been featured on 21 different cards since the Base Set.

Is Bulbasaur a frog or a dinosaur?

Bulbasaur is a dinosaur.

How much is a 1995 Bulbasaur worth?

They can go for as much as $2,000.

Is Shiny Bulbasaur rare?

Yes, your odds of finding one is 1/500.

How rare is Bulbasaur in Pokémon Go?

Pretty rare, your odds of finding Bulbasaur is 1/14.

Can you get a Gigantamax Bulbasaur?

Yes, with the new update in Sword and Shield you can get Gigantamax Bulbasaur.

How much is a Bulbasaur Pokémon card worth?

They average around $10 to $300 for a regular card.

Is Bulbasaur a popular Pokémon?

Yes, a lot of people love this Pokémon.

What happened to Ash’s Bulbasaur?

Halfway through the Johto adventures in the episode Bulbasaur… The Ambassador! It was sent back to Professor Oak’s to keep the Pokémon there from fighting with each other.

Is Bulbasaur a rare Pokémon card?

There are a few that are rare.

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