Top 10 Pokémon 25th Anniversary Cards

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25th Anniversary Pokémon Card Guide

Pokémon Celebrations is just that, a celebration for the 25th Anniversary of the Trading Card Game. This expansion brought back some discontinued Pokémon and also includes the Classic Collection subset. The classic collection features cards from the Base Set and has a Confetti Holofoil card pattern.

The Japanese expansion was called the 25th Anniversary collection and even featured its own subset, called the Promo Card Pack 25th Anniversary Edition. The Anniversary collection contains a lot of great cards and it was a very exciting time when this set was released.

Here are the top 10 most valuable Pokémon Anniversary cards.

10 Most Valuable 25th Anniversary Pokémon Cards

Explore the 25th Anniversary Pokémon cards that have sold for the most money at auction.

2021 Pokemon Japanese FA Mew 25th Anniversary Collection

2021 Pokémon Japanese FA/ Mew 25th Anniversary Collection

This Full Art Secret print Mew card was released in the Japanese 25th Anniversary Collection, released in October 2021. The artwork is illustrated by Saki Hayashiro. There is a gold outline on Mew and gold undertones throughout the card that makes Mew’s light blue color pop. Because this card was featured in the Japanese expansion, it features a blue and gold “25th” logo. When it comes to Secret Full Art cards, this one is one of the most popular.

PSA Population Report:

This Full Art Mew card has a low population of only 48 cards being graded by the PSA. The lowest grade given, with only 1 card, is an NM 7 grade. The most grades given, with 45 cards, is a Gem Mint 10 condition.

Average Selling Price: $426

2021 Pokemon Japanese FA Mew 25th Anniversary Collection PSA Data

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Charizard Holo Classic Collection Base Set

2021 Pokémon Celebrations Charizard- Holo Classic Collection Base Set

This Charizard was released in the Celebrations expansion in the Classic Collection subset and is a reprint of the original Base Set Charizard card. Because this card was in the English Celebrations set, it features the Pokémon 25th Anniversary logo, which is a stamp of Pikachu’s face. One major difference between this card and the original Base Set printing, this Charizard features a Confetti Holofoil and is missing the Wizards of the Coast copyright. Charizard has long been a fan favorite, and what better way to commemorate Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary, than with a reprinting of this famous card.

PSA Population Report:

The population for this 25th Anniversary Charizard card is pretty high with 2,048 PSA grades. The lowest grade given, with 2 cards, is a VG 3 grading. The second-highest grade given, with 505 cards, is a Mint 9 grading. A whopping 1,470 of these Charizard cards have been graded a Gem Mint 10 condition.

Average Selling Price: $402

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Charizard Holo Classic Collection Base Set PSA Data

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Claydol Holo Clas Coll Grt Encounters

2021 Pokémon Celebrations Claydol- Holo Clas. Coll- Grt. Encounters

This card is a reprinting of the Claydol from the Great Encounters expansion. This new card was included in the Celebrations Classic Collection subset. Claydol is featured on this card with a Confetti Holofoil and the 25th Anniversary logo at the bottom of the artwork box. This Claydol card has a very low population, but due to the low demand, the card’s price is not a lot.

PSA Population Report:

The 25th Anniversary Claydol card has a low population of only 12 graded cards. The lowest grade, with only 2 cards, is a Mint 9 condition. Exactly 10 of these cards have been graded a Mint 10 grade by the PSA.

Average Selling Price: $395

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Claydol Holo Clas Coll Grt Encounters PSA Data

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Imposter Prof Oak HL Classic Coll Base Set

2021 Pokémon Celebrations Imposter Prof. Oak- HL. Classic Coll- Base Set

This Imposter Professor Oak Trainer was released in the Celebrations Classic Collection; originally released in the Base Set. This card showcases a Confetti Holofoil background and the 25th Anniversary logo. Imposter Professor Oak, easily identified by the scar on his forehead, is a villainous character that appears in the Pokémon TCG. This is a very mysterious Pokémon character and was a very popular Pokémon card back when the Base Set was released. The mystery around this character is what makes this card very popular.

PSA Population Report:

The 25th Anniversary Professor Oak card has a decently low population of only 16 cards being PSA graded. The lowest grade given, with 6 cards, is a Mint 9 condition. This card has received 10 perfect Gem Mint 10 PSA grades.

Average Selling Price: $361

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Imposter Prof Oak HL Classic Coll Base Set PSA Data

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Xerneas EX Classic Coll XY

2021 Pokémon Celebrations Xerneas EX Classic Coll- XY

This Xerneas EX card is a reprinting from the XY expansion and was reprinted for the Celebrations Classic Collection. Like the other Classic Collection cards, this card has Confetti Holofoil and the 25th Anniversary logo in the bottom right of the artwork box. The Holofoil on this card is amazing and highlights Xerneas coloration on its antlers. Xerneas is pictured in Active mode and the artwork by 5ban Graphics makes it seem like the Pokémon is jumping through the artwork box.

PSA Population Account:

This Xerneas EX card has a PSA graded population of exactly 20 cards. The lowest grade given, with 3 cards, is an NM-MT 8 condition. This card has been graded a Gem Mint 10 condition 15 times.

Average Selling Price: $318

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Xerneas EX Classic Coll XY PSA Data

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Zamazenta V

2021 Pokémon Celebrations Zamazenta V

This Zamazenta V card is a Full Art card illustrated by Mitsuhiro Arita. The artwork shows a Crowned Shield Zamazenta with lightning and rocks flying in the background. The Pokémon 25th Anniversary Pikachu logo can be seen on the middle right-hand side of the card. This card is Ultra Rare and if you put this card and the 25th Anniversary Zacian Z card side by side, you will notice they are both parts of the same illustration. This is a very sought-after card and would be a great card to collect to complete the joint illustration with Zacian Z.

PSA Population Account:

The 2021 Zamazenta V card has an extremely low population of only 2 cards. One card is a Mint 9 grading while the other is a Gem Mint 10 PSA grade.

Average Selling Price: $291

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Zamazenta V PSA Data

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Venusaur Holo Classic Coll Base Set

2021 Pokémon Celebrations Venusaur- Holo Classic Coll- Base Set

This Venusaur card features artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita and was originally from the Base Set. This printing was released as part of the Celebrations subset Classic Collection. Like the other Classic Collection cards, this Venusaur card features Confetti Holofoil and the Pokémon 25th Anniversary logo. The artwork for this card is very nostalgic and one of the reasons this card is popular. This card does have a decently high population, even for Mint 10 grading, which is what lowers the value of this card. This card would be perfect for any fan of Venusaur and has very clean artwork.

PSA Population Account:

This Venusaur card has a population of 457 cards being PSA graded. The lowest population, with 3 cards, is an EX-MT 6 grading. 314 cards have been graded a perfect Gem Mint 10 condition.

Average Selling Price: $279

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Venusaur Holo Classic Coll Base Set PSA Data

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Zacian V

2021 Pokémon Celebrations Zacian V

This Zacian V card was released as part of the Pokémon Celebrations expansion. The artwork for this card is by Mitsuhiro Arita and shows a Crowned Sword Zacian. This card is part of a joint illustration with Zamazenta V. When Zacian V and Zamazenta V are put side by side, it completes the artwork with both Pokémon looking at each other and lightening and rocks in the background. Because the two cards have a paired illustration, both of these cards are pretty popular in a completed set.

PSA Population Account:

This Zacian V card has a very low population of only 2 cards being graded by the PSA. Both cards are a Gem Mint 10 condition. This low population is what brings the value of this card up some, but it still has a low demand.

Average Selling Price: $255

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Zacian V PSA Data

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Tapu Lele GX Classic Collection Grdns Rising

2021 Pokémon Celebrations Tapu Lele GX Classic Collection- Grdns Rising

This Tapu Lele GX card is a reprinting from the Guardians Rising expansion. This Ultra-Rare Tapu Lele GX card was released in the Celebrations subset Classic Collection and features the Pokemon 25th Anniversary logo. The artwork is illustrated by 5ban Graphics and has the Classic Collections Confetti Holofoil. This Tapu Lele GX card also has a low population, but with low demand, it drives the value of the card down.

PSA Population Account:

This Tapu Lele GX card has a population of 23 cards being PSA graded. The lowest grade given, with only 1 card, is an NM-MT8 grading. The PSA has awarded this card 17 times with a Gem Mint 10 grade.

Average Selling Price: $243

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Tapu Lele GX Classic Collection Grdns Rising

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Mew EX Holo Classic Collection Legend Maker

2021 Pokémon Celebrations Mew EX- Holo Classic Collection Legend Maker

This Mew EX card was originally released in the EX Legend-Maker expansion. Because this Mew EX card is released in the Celebrations subset Classic Collection, it features Confetti Holofoil and a 25th Pokémon Anniversary logo. The artwork for this card is illustrated by Ryo Ueda and showcases a front view of Mew flying with the Holofoil covering the entire background. Mew is a very popular Generation I Pokémon and its cards are pretty collectible. While this card does have a low population, the demand is not too high which brings this card’s value down.

PSA Population Account:

This Mew EX cards PSA graded population is 74. The lowest grade given, with 1 card receiving this grade, is an NM-MT8 grade. The PSA has graded 56 of these cards with a perfect Gem Mint 10 condition.

Average Selling Price: $242

2021 Pokemon Celebrations Mew EX Holo Classic Collection Legend Maker PSA Data

 

Frequently Asked Questions About 25th Anniversary Pokémon Cards

Does the 25th Anniversary Celebrations set have any Secret Rare cards?

The gold, Shiny version of Mew is Celebrations’ only Secret Rare card.

How many 25th Anniversary Pokémon cards are there?

The Anniversary Celebrations set has 25 different cards. The Classic Collection subset has 25 cards as well. And the Japanese 25th Anniversary Collection has 38 cards.

What cereal brand had the 25th Anniversary Pokémon cards?

General Mills cereal had a total of 14 Pokémon cards packaged into their different cereals and was for a short limited time.

What are some of the coolest cards in the 25th Anniversary set?

Flying Pikachu VMAX, Surfing Pikachu VMAX, Cosmoem, Mew, and Charizard.

How much do 25th Anniversary cards average?

They tend to typically average around $80 depending on the card.

How much is the 25th Anniversary Charizard card worth?

The Charizard Classic Collection card for a PSA 10 averages around $400.

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