Best Charizard Pokémon Cards

Written By // SU Staff in Pokémon

Best Charizard Pokémon Cards

Charizard Pokémon Card Guide

Pokémon cards are seeing a sharp rise in popularity and demand that we have never really seen before. With the introduction of Pokémon cards in 1995, Charizard has upheld the title of fan favorite.

With so many different variations of this card, everyone has their own opinion on which is the best. There are many people who specifically look for Charizard cards and only want them for their value.

It’s always good to know which Charizard cards are worth money, and which ones are just common. Keep reading to see all of the top Charizard cards that have sold at auction for prices you won’t believe!

Charizard Pokemon Card Value

Introduction

What is a PSA 10 Charizard?

A PSA 10 Charizard means that card is a virtually perfect card. It will have four perfectly sharp corners and full original gloss. A PSA Gem Mint 10 card must be free of any kind of staining.

How can you tell a fake Charizard card?

Many authentic Charizard cards will have a 1st Edition stamp, though some 1st Editions do not have this stamp.

You will need to look closely at the edge of the card. Real Pokémon cards have a very thin sheet of black between the cardboard.

Oftentimes, fake cards when held up to a light, will allow light to pass through.

That is because they are not made with cardstock that is high quality like licensed Pokémon cards.

What is a Charizard card worth?

Depending on the Charizard card and its rarity they can vary from $10 to as much as $300,000+, such as the Shadowless 1st Edition Charizard.

Why is the Charizard Pokémon card so expensive?

Charizard cards are so expensive because they feature rare, holographic graphics with very impressive art. Charizard stands out as one of the rarest and most valuable Pokémon cards ever released.

10 Most Valuable Charizard Pokémon Cards

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

The original Pokémon cards were well known for their design and art on the cards. One key difference between the original Japanese cards was the full horizontal art on the card. This card featured Charizard in front of a glimmering and fiery foil backdrop. These were the first Pokémon cards to ever be printed.  The halo foils are difficult to find and grade as well. There have been less than 80 sent to PSA, where only 16 of them have been rated Gem Mint Condition grade 10. These are currently listed anywhere from $2,200 to $5,000.

1995 Japanese Topsun Charizard Holofoil #6

The original Pokémon cards were well known for their design and art on the cards. One key difference between the original Japanese cards was the full horizontal art on the card.

This card featured Charizard in front of a glimmering and fiery foil backdrop. These were the first Pokémon cards to ever be printed.

The halo foils are difficult to find and grade as well. There have been less than 80 sent to PSA, where only 18 of them have been rated Gem Mint Condition grade 10.

Mint 9’s of this card for for an average of $3,340.31, and the most recent PSA 10 sold for $25,000!

1995 Japanese Topsun Charizard Holofoil 6 PSA Data
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 $25,000.00 18
MINT 9 $2,715.61 $3,340.31 35
NM – MT 8 $1,300.00 $1,300.00 19
NM 7 $1,025.00 $1,025.00 7
EX – MT 6 $805.00 $805.00 22
EX 5 $250.00 17
VG – EX 4 $51.00 19
VG 3 $269.00 $269.00 22
GOOD 2 5
FR 1.5
PR 1 $107.50 $236.12 9
Auth 3

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

2019 Team Up Black Star Staff Prerelease Charizard

2019 Team-Up Black Star Staff Prerelease Charizard #SM158

In 2019, these Staff cards were given to a limited number of distributors that held Team-Up prerelease events. They were meant to be gits to the members that helped hold the event.

Not all of the stores that help prerelease events were given Charizard, some were given Gyarados, Machamp or Mewtwo instead. This is one of the reasons that makes this card rare to find in gem mint condition.

The Team-Up Staff prerelease cards look very similar to regulate promos with the exception of the gold staff stamp located on the bottom left corner of the holographic box. With only 163 of these cards submitted to PSA, only 48 are graded at Gem Mint 10.

These cards for a grade of 10 can go for $2,200.

2019 Team Up Black Star Staff Prerelease Charizard SM158 PSA Data
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 $1,478.40 $2,182.00 90
MINT 9 $355.00 $464.14 341
NM – MT 8 $227.50 $421.69 71
NM 7 12
EX – MT 6 3
EX 5 1
VG – EX 4
VG 3
GOOD 2
FR 1.5
PR 1
Auth

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

2002 Reverse Holographic Legendary Collection

2002 Reverse Holographic Legendary Collection Charizard #3

The 2002 Reverse Holographic Charizard is a very valuable and highly attractive card, though it is not the most expensive card in this set.

This background is a combination of fireworks and ice and has not been reused for any other Pokémon sets.

There are only about 540 of the reverse Charizard holographic that have been submitted, with only 68 in Gem Mint Condition.

This is an extremely low number of cards in circulation.

For a PSA grade of 10, these cards can fetch around up to $15,000.

2002 Reverse Holographic Legendary Collection Charizard 3 PSA Data
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 $15,200.00 $15,200.00 $15,000.00 76
MINT 9 $2,620.00 $3,654.01 $4,000.00 346
NM – MT 8 $1,382.56 $1,909.33 $2,000.00 245
NM 7 $1,425.00 $1,354.00 153
EX – MT 6 $1,038.85 $1,472.31 126
EX 5 $810.00 $863.55 87
VG – EX 4 $395.00 $551.62 65
VG 3 $610.00 $610.00 45
GOOD 2 $400.00 $590.00 14
FR 1.5 3
PR 1 $401.00 $411.78 65
Auth

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

2006 Pokemon DX Dragon Frontiers Gold Star Charizard Holographic

2006 EX Dragon Frontiers Gold Star Charizard Holographic #100

This is one of the first sets where the Pokémon are shown coming out of the character box, making them seem to pop off of the card.

This is the only Charizard card where he is requiring dark energy for his attacks instead of the usual fire energy.

Because of it requiring a different energy type, it almost makes this Charizard a completely different Pokémon entirely. This card featured a black holographic shiny Charizard that made many fans want to obtain the alternate color version.

With less than 900 of these cards being submitted and only 76 having a PSA grade of 10, there are less than 10% of these cards being in Gem Mint Condition.

This makes this card very valuable and puts a high average price tag of around $20,000+ for a PSA 10.

The pictured PSA 10 card sold for $60,065.85 on eBay on 10/15/2020!

2006 EX Dragon Frontiers Gold Star Charizard Holographic 100 PSA Data
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 $25,400.00 $25,400.00 $22,000.00 94
MINT 9 $3,875.00 $3,889.46 $3,500.00 434
NM – MT 8 $2,225.00 $1,988.71 $1,800.00 336
NM 7 $1,525.00 $1,503.50 222
EX – MT 6 $1,250.00 $1,127.79 119
EX 5 $960.00 $974.18 140
VG – EX 4 $635.03 $715.73 100
VG 3 $532.00 $675.12 59
GOOD 2 $800.00 $635.00 55
FR 1.5 $123.50 4
PR 1 $381.00 $386.67 116
Auth 8

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

2003 Skyridge Holographic Charizard

2003 Skyridge Charizard Holographic #146

This is a beautiful card, with only 206 currently known to have a PSA 10 grade. Your chance of obtaining this card today is basically 0%, which makes this card very rare.

Released in 2003, this card has a lower print run than the first original set. There are less than 400 of the Skyridge Charizards to be submitted to the PSA.

This card is visually appealing, with a very cartoon-like drawing in the background, making it immediately pop to your eye. Charizard’s claw makes it appear to jump out of the card and his fiery tail creeps up from the corner. The artwork of this card is what really makes this card a fan favorite, and considered to be one of the most beautiful of all the Charizard cards.

Due to Wizards of the Coast only making 16 sets from 1998 to 2003, these are more unlikely to be reprinted and now considered “vintage”.

The cost of a 2003 Pokémon Skyridge #146 Charizard Halo with a PSA of 10 around $15,000 – $19,000.

2003 Skyridge Charizard Holographic #146
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 $15,000 $19,013 $18,000 209
MINT 9 $6,000 $5,460.43 $5,500 216
NM – MT 8 $5,000 $4,100 $4,000 73
NM 7 $3,705.99 42
EX – MT 6 $1,485.57 $1,930.29 40
EX 5 $2,225 $3,462.50 25
VG – EX 4 $470 20
VG 3 $1,301.01 $1,301.01 12
GOOD 2 $1,226 $1,226 10
FR 1.5
PR 1 $850 $850 19
Auth $642 $642 2

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

2002 Pokemon Legendary Collection Charizard Card Holographic

2002 Pokémon Legendary Collection Charizard Holographic #3

The 6th most valuable Charizard card would have to be the 2002 Pokémon Legendary Collection Halo. This card has a legendary collection medal in the bottom right corner of the character box.

The year also says 2002 on the bottom instead of 1995. This card differs from the 1999 base set Charizard due to the legendary collection medal.

This Charizard can go up to $13,000 depending on the condition that it is in.

The reason for the hefty price tag is due to the fact that there are only 10 PSA Gem Mint Condition cards in existence.

If these cards do not have a PSA 10 grade label, it makes the card worth significantly less, a PSA grade below 10 would get you less than $400.

2002 Pokémon Legendary Collection Charizard Holographic #3
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 $1,247 $1,247 $1,500 65
MINT 9 $395 $306.28 $300 196
NM – MT 8 $202.50 $242 $250 158
NM 7 $150 $167.54 123
EX – MT 6 $106 $140.63 68
EX 5 $74 $79 53
VG – EX 4 $150 $141.83 39
VG 3 $96 $76.50 26
GOOD 2 $112 $109.75 15
FR 1.5
PR 1 $152.50 $152.50 15
Auth

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

1996 Pokemon Japanese Basic Charizard Holographic No Rarity Symbol

1996 Pokémon Japanese Basic Charizard Holographic #006 No Rarity Symbol

The 1996 Pokémon cards were printed in the Japanese set. This card, even though it does not have a rarity symbol in the bottom right corner, is considered a 1st Edition.

The 1999 and 1996 holographic Charizards both have different layouts. The holographic parts of the card and the artworks are almost the same. However, the horizontal energy requirements have a different block shape than the 1999 card.

No one knows how many of the 1996 Japanese Pokémon cards were printed, but looking at PSA reports, there are almost the same amount as the 1999 1st Edition cards.

These 1996 Japanese cards truly are the original edition and starting cards for what would later be the greatest trading card game in the world.

With no auction record of a PSA 10, a PSA 9 card will go on average for $36,550. Some speculate that if a PSA 10 were to ever go to auction, it would potentially fetch more than $350,000.

1996 Pokémon Japanese Basic Charizard Holographic 4 No Rarity Symbol PSA Data
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 7
MINT 9 $28,100 $36,550 30
NM – MT 8 $9,225 $13,000 53
NM 7 $16,328.60 43
EX – MT 6 $2,650 $2,650 34
EX 5 $1,935 $2,992.50 49
VG – EX 4 $4,350 $4,350 28
VG 3 $2,650 29
GOOD 2 $4,999.99 $4,999.99 17
FR 1.5 $1,850 3
PR 1 $1,055 $1,440 24
Auth $153.50 5

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

2002 Pokemon NEO Destiny 1st Edition Shining Charizard Holographic

2002 NEO Destiny 1st Edition Shining Charizard Holographic #107

The fourth highest selling Charizard card would go to the Shining Charizard from the 2002 NEO Destiny 1st Edition set. There are two factors that really drive this card’s rarity.

The Wizards of the Coast made the Charizard on this card shiny, when normally they do a foil background.

And Wizards of the Coast used the 1st Edition logo on this Charizard, which is the final of the four NEO sets.

This card also holds the title for being the third Charizard to be printed with the 1st Edition logo on it.

With a PSA of 10 Gem Mint Condition this card can go for as much as $23,000 on eBay with the most recent sale being $13,800.

There have been a total of 500~ of these cards submitted, with a total of 230 being found in 10 Gem Mint Conditions.

The reason for this being a huge amount of these cards are very worn from players using these cards to play, bringing down their value.

2002 NEO Destiny 1st Edition Shining Charizard Holographic #107
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 $13,800 $14,585.86 $14,000 230
MINT 9 $3,550 $3,977.62 $3,500 284
NM – MT 8 $3,049 $2,500 77
NM 7 $3,150 $3,150 52
EX – MT 6 $1,510 $1,505 43
EX 5 $2,025 $2,025 25
VG – EX 4 $1,200 $1,200 20
VG 3 $350 13
GOOD 2 $2,999.99 $2,999.99 8
FR 1.5 1
PR 1 $690 $1,095 8
Auth

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

1999 Pokemon Game Shadowless Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic

1999 Shadowless Charizard Holographic #4

This 1999 Charizard (shadowless) differs from the 1999 First Edition Charizard due to this card lacking the shadow design.

On this card, you will notice that the 1st Edition logo is gone, which makes the card totally different compared to the former 1999 Charizard.

Having no shadow on any Pokémon card makes it more collectible than with a shadow.

This card is the third most expensive Charizard Pokémon card. It was printed shortly after the 1st edition set and has slightly more print runs compared to its shadowed counterpart.

It is still a rare card, but compared to the 1st Edition Charizard, it is not as rare.

Still, this card can bring in a high price of $68,000+ for PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition cards.

1999 Shadowless Charizard Holographic #4
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 $47,970 $61,785 $100,000 56
MINT 9 $6,000 $4,261 $4,000 704
NM – MT 8 $1,775 $1,845.83 $2,500 927
NM 7 $1,255 $1,320.14 $1,600 814
EX – MT 6 $970 $762.59 958
EX 5 $611 $616.14 773
VG – EX 4 $546 $498.15 539
VG 3 $357 $432.79 356
GOOD 2 $799 $417.57 206
FR 1.5 $540 $651 12
PR 1 $305 $369.30 225
Auth $1,550 9

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

1999 Pokemon Game 1st Edition Charizard Pokemon Card Holographic

1999 1st Edition Shadowless Charizard Holographic #4

This card is the crowning glory of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. This card in PSA gem mint condition can sell for as high as $335,175.

The most recent sale of a PSA 10 was on 9/21/2021 at auction which sold for $270,600 (pictured). Which undoubtedly, is one of the highest selling cards for Pokémon.

Growing up in the late ‘90s, this card was the ultimate card to complete your collection. And if you did have it, you made sure to tell everyone on the school bus!

So, what exactly is it about this card that makes people want to spend a significant amount of money to obtain it?

Well, it came from the very first English set to be printed for the United States. Which means its numbers are very limited compared to other Charizard cards that are more abundant.

1999 1st Edition Shadowless Charizard Holographic 4 PSA Data
Grade Most Recent Price Average Price PSA Price Population
GEM – MT 10 $270,600 $335,175 $290,000 120
MINT 9 $31,980 $27,681.38 $25,000 690
NM – MT 8 $8,850 $11,688.50 $15,000 577
NM 7 $7,652 $7,610.03 $10,000 436
EX – MT 6 $5,300 $5,178.59 569
EX 5 $4,405 $4,287 432
VG – EX 4 $3,250 $3,394.86 281
VG 3 $3,079.51 $3,113.36 166
GOOD 2 $2,662 $3,333.17 88
FR 1.5 $4,070.69 $4,070.69 20
PR 1 $2,650 $2,912.07 84
Auth $3,101 $3,101 25

Source: https://www.psacard.com/auctionprices/tcg-cards/

Frequently Asked Questions About Charizard Pokémon Cards

How much is a 1st edition Charizard worth?

Well, it really depends on the Charizard. A bad condition 1st Edition Shadowless can still go for thousands, where many other 1st Edition cards can go for as little as $500.

It really depends on how common the card is, the PSA condition and how high of a demand the specific card has.

How many 1st edition Charizard cards are there?

With a PSA of 10 there is a pop of 122, PSA 9 pop of 676, PSA 8 pop of 556. Even with these numbers the card will rise over time.

How much is a 2nd edition Charizard worth?

A 2nd Edition Charizard can average around $400 depending on the PSA grading.

How much is a 1995 Charizard worth?

A 1995 Pokémon Japanese Topsun Green Back Charizard #6 for example, goes anywhere from $700 to $18,000 depending on the PSA grading.

How much is a 1999 Charizard worth?

Depending on the edition as well as what base set it was from, they can average around $400 or all the way up to $15,000.

How much is a Charizard worth in 2022?

The 2022 Charizard, Burning Shadows Rainbow Secret Rare, for example goes for around $250.

Conclusion: Why is Charizard so special?

Charizard is so special because it was one of the original Pokémon in the Pokémon world.

They have always gone above and beyond when coming up with the designs for Charizard, as well as the demand for this beloved character.

Do you have a favorite Charizard card? Tell us in the comments!

 

0 Comments
Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Learn More About Pokémon

Top 10 VMAX Pokémon Cards

Pokémon VMAX cards are very powerful-boosted cards, that evolved from Pokémon V cards, with some averaging $100 and others thousands.

Top 10 Pokémon Energy Cards

The backbone of the Pokémon Trading Card Game is Energy cards. Your cards would be useless if you didn’t have enough of these in your deck.

Top 10 Shiny Pokémon Cards

Legendary Lugia has been a beloved favorite due to all of its appearances, with the biggest being the mascot of Pokémon Silver.

Best Pokémon Emulators

There are options to play your favorite Pokémon games for free on your pc or on your mac using an emulator. Learn more!

Best Pokémon Tins To Buy

If you are looking to buy the best Pokemon tins to buy, whether it is for re-sale or for the best promo cards you are at the right place!

Top Team Rocket Card Set Values

Team Rocket introduced Dark Pokémon which feature high attack damage, offensive strategies, and artwork to signify they were corrupt Pokémon.

Arcanine Pokémon Card Value

Arcanine has been featured on 25 different Pokémon cards since it debuted in the Base Set of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.