Top 15 Charizard Pokémon Card List | Most Expensive? Highest Value? (2022)

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#162018 Pokémon Japanese Sun and Moon (Ultra Shiny GX)Full Art GX Charizard Pokémon Card #209PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $250 #152017 Burning Shadows Full Art GX (Secret Rare)Full Art GX Charizard Pokémon Card #150PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $415 #141997 Pocket Monsters Carddass VendingCharizard Pokémon Card Prism #006PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $415 #132002 Pokémon Team Rocket (1st Edition)Dark Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #4PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $548 #122002 Pokémon Legendary CollectionCharizard Pokémon Card Reverse Holographic #3PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $6,500 #112019 Pokémon Team Up Black Star (Staff Prerelease)Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #SM158PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $2,125 #101995 Japanese TopsunCharizard Pokémon Card Holofoil #6PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $2,197 #92016 Pokémon XY (Staff Prerelease)Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #11PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $3,000 #82006 Pokémon EX Dragon Frontiers (Gold Star)Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #100PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $9,380 #72003 Pokémon SkyridgeCharizard Pokémon Card Holographic #146PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $12,000 #62002 Pokémon Legendary CollectionCharizard Pokémon Card Holographic #3PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $12,000 #51996 Pokémon Japanese Basic SetCharizard Pokémon Card Holographic #4PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $13,400 #42002 Pokémon Neo DestinyShining Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #107PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $22,700 #31999 Pokémon Game (Shadowless)Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #4PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $25,100 #21999 Pokémon Game (1st Edition)Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #4PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition Average Selling Price: $25,100 #11996 Japanese Pokémon (No Rarity Symbol)Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #6PSA 9 Mint Condition Average Selling Price: TBD FAQs Videos

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#16
2018 Pokémon Japanese Sun and Moon (Ultra Shiny GX)

Full Art GX Charizard Pokémon Card #209
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $250

2018 Sun & Moon Set

Starting off the list at number 16 is this beautiful and unique Ultra Shiny, Full Art, Charizard GX from the 2018 Japanese Sun and Moon set. This set was released in Japan and got the Pokémon community, collectively, more excited about a release than any other modern set.

It contains reprints from earlier sets and has a massive 375 cards in the master set, the most significant set. Getting your hands on this beautiful blue beauty in gem mint condition will only get more expensive as the availability gets more limited. So far, it’s proving to be more scarce than initially projected.

Population Reports

As of writing this article, PSA has graded 467 of the Ultra Shiny Charizards, with 400 in gem mint condition. This number is surprisingly low compared to the Burning Shadows Charizard GX secret rare, which is next on the list.

#15
2017 Burning Shadows Full Art GX (Secret Rare)

Full Art GX Charizard Pokémon Card #150
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $415

2017 Sun & Moon Set

The #15 spot is the 2017 Sun & Moon Burning Shadows Secret Rare Charizard GX #150. PSA 10 graded examples are selling for $450 on average as of today. We can expect this price to only go up by donning the new-age rare rainbow foil look. Especially when we see the population report.

Investment Potential

This was the first year Wizards of the Coast printed these Secret Hyper Rares with the rainbow foil and unique texture. Because it’s the first of its kind, we expect the value to go up as WOTC produces other similar sets.

Population Reports

PSA has graded a staggering 1,421 Charizard hyper rares. Less than half of the Charizard hyper rares were in gem mint condition, with a total of 617. 611 were in mint 9 conditions, and 144 were in NM-MT 8. So, it’s not the easiest card to grade, but your chances are still pretty good.

#14
1997 Pocket Monsters Carddass Vending

Charizard Pokémon Card Prism #006
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $415

1997 Carddass Vending Cards

Here’s a truly unique Charizard Pokémon card distributed throughout Japan in vending machines. Similarly, Yu-Gi-Oh and Dragon Ball Z cards were available in Carddass vending machines.

Initially, Bandai created vending machines to distribute cards as collectibles. But, as the popularity of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh grew, they eventually made the cards playable in a game. The first Carddass card was released in 1988 and was based on the Saint Seiya anime series.

Card Details

The front of these prisms screams for attention with the highly reflective prism pattern in the background. Pocket Monsters text is prominently displayed on the bottom in a purple reflective foil finish, which compliments the orange prismatic background.

Population Reports

175 of the Carddass Charizards have made their way into PSA for grading. With only 45 found in gem mint 10 conditions, it’s safe to say they are relatively rare in such conditions.

I would expect the prices to increase as the popularity of this early Charizard Pokémon card continues to grow.

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#13
2002 Pokémon Team Rocket (1st Edition)

Dark Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #4
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $548

1997 Carddass Vending Cards

In the 2000 Pokémon 1st edition Team Rocket set, we find the second 1st Edition Charizard Pokémon card ever printed. The artwork on these is entirely different than the base set. We get an aerial view of the top of Charizard as he soars through the night sky.

The Dark Charizard holographic is highly collectible and valuable when found in gem mint condition.

Card Details

Back in the early 2000s, the cards were printed with lower attack and hit points. We only see 80 HP, which isn’t much at all. Especially for Stage 2 Pokémon. So, this is an excellent card for collecting but not great.

Population Reports

The population report for the gem mint 10’s verifies just how rare they are. With over 1,600 of the 1st edition holos submitted to PSA, only 361 were given the gem mint 10 approval. That’s less than a 20% chance of success rate if submitting one yourself. They currently sell for around $548, on average, which seems like a steal.

#12
2002 Pokémon Legendary Collection

Charizard Pokémon Card Reverse Holographic #3
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $6,500

2002 Legendary Collection Set

The 2002 Legendary Collection set holds the #12 highest-selling Charizard Pokémon card. Surprisingly, the reverse holo is not the most expensive Charizard card in this set. However, the reverse holo is still valuable and highly attractive. It is genuinely one-of-a-kind.

Population Reports

Since 2002, collectors have pulled and submitted just 543 of the Charizard reverse holos. For being one of the more popular sets, it is incredibly low. Within 17 years, only 543 have been found and submitted? So, the card shown here is just 1 of 68.

#11
2019 Pokémon Team Up Black Star (Staff Prerelease)

Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #SM158
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $2,125

2019 Black Star Cards

Staff cards were given to a small number of distributors that held 2019 Team Up prerelease events. The staff cards were meant to be gifts to the members that helped hold the event. They are relatively rare and somewhat difficult to find in gem mint conditions. Not all stores were given Charizard; some were given Gyarados, Machamp, or Mewtwo instead.

Team Up Staff prerelease cards look identical to the regular prerelease promos with the exception of the gold Staff stamp located on the bottom left corner of the holographic box.

Population Reports

With a pretty unbalanced mint to gem mint ratio, these 2019 Staff Charizards are getting more expensive in gem mint condition. Of the 163 submitted to PSA, just 48 graded out gem mint 10.

#10
1995 Japanese Topsun

Charizard Pokémon Card Holofoil #6
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $2,197

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1995 Japanese Topsun Holofoil

Staff cards were given to a small number of distributors that held 2019 Team Up prerelease events. The staff cards were

Only for the die-hard Charizard collectors is the 1995 Japanese Topsun Holofoil. The cracked ice pattern background is unique to this particular set, making this card shine. 1995 is related to the Nintendo trademark and not the production of the card.

Topsun cards were actually printed in 1997 since Pokémon didn’t exist until 1996. These were actually the first Pokémon cards ever printed, which should make them the most valuable, right?

Population Reports

These holofoils are both incredibly rare and difficult to grade. PSA has seen just 79 of them and declared only 16 to be in gem mint condition. Currently, there is one on eBay listed for $10,000 or the best offer with 106 watchers.

We’ll have to see what the seller lets it go for. With only 16 in existence and the rising popularity of this set, I wouldn’t let it go for anything less than $5,000.

#9
2016 Pokémon XY (Staff Prerelease)

Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #11
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $3,000

2016 XY Staff Prerelease

Falling in at number 9 on the list is the 2016 Pokémon XY Charizard Staff Prerelease card. These were given to a limited number of distributors that held prerelease XY events in 2016. The cards with the Staff stamp were intended to be given to the staff members or judges that helped run the event. They weren’t all Charizards though.

There were four Pokémon staff prelease cards given out including Mewtwo,Blastoise, Machamp, and, Charizard. Stores were given just one of the four with Charizard being the most valuable.

Staff cards look identical to the promo Charizard cards with the exception of the gold Staff stamp located on the bottom left of the holographic box.

Population Reports

The total number of Charizard Staff cards produced is unknown but we do see 317 have been submitted to PSA so far. Of those 317, only 37 were in gem mint condition. Making these cards, in near perfect condition, is very rare.

#8
2006 Pokémon EX Dragon Frontiers (Gold Star)

Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #100
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $9,380

2006 Gold Star Set

Holding steady at number 8 on this list is the 2006 EX Dragon Frontiers Charizard Gold Star holo #100. This is the first set where the Pokémon are shown coming out of the character box appearing to pop off the card. Another unique feature of this is was that all Pokémon were basic Pokémon and already evolved.

This is the only Charizard card where he requires darkness energy for his attacks instead of his normal fire energy. It’s actually quite a unique card that makes him almost a completely different Pokémon.

Population Reports

845 Gold Star Charizard have been submitted to PSA with only 76 being in gem mint 10. Another exceedingly difficult set to grade with only 9% of cards being in gem mint 10 conditions. Very tough to get and a great investment option.

#7
2003 Pokémon Skyridge

Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #146
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $12,000

2003 Skyridge Set

Coming in at number 7 and just barely beating the NEO Destiny Shining Charizard is the 2003 Skyridge Charizard Holo. The artwork in this set is extremely detailed, unique, and attractive, making it a highly collectible set.

We get up close and personal with Charizard with his claws appearing to pop off the card. He has a fierce look on his face with his fiery tail shown waving in the background. It appears as if he were preparing for a dragon tail attack.

Population Reports

Proving to be rarer than his prior cards, the Skyridge Charizard has had just 386 submitted to PSA. With only 153 landing a gem mint 10 grade, you have about a 50% chance of success if submitting one yourself. These odds aren’t bad but what are the odds of pulling one today? Slim to none. This is why these sell for so much in gem mint condition.

#6
2002 Pokémon Legendary Collection

Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #3
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $12,000

2002 Legendary Collection Holographic

Coming in further on down the list is the 2002 Pokémon Legendary Collection Charizard holo. Now, this card resembles the base set Charizard with the shadow, except for this one has the legendary collection medal in the bottom right corner of the character box. Also, the year says 2002 on the bottom instead of 1995.

Legendary Collection is a collectible and loved set among Pokémon collectors. Is that enough to validate the $5,000+ price tag? The value of this particular Charizard is so high because of its condition.

Population Reports

Today, there are only 10 PSA gem mint 10’s in existence, making it one of his rarest cards. If it weren’t for the PSA 10 grade and label, this card would be worth a lot less. It’s currently going for $200 in PSA 9 mint condition.

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#5
1996 Pokémon Japanese Basic Set

Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #4
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $13,400

1996 Japanese Set

The very first Pokemon Game cards were printed in the 1996 Japanese set. The cards without a rarity symbol in the bottom right-hand corner are considered the 1st edition examples.

It is unclear how many of the 1996 Japanese Pokemon cards were printed. By examining the population reports, I have found that only roughly the same amount as the 1999 1st edition cards have been submitted to PSA for grading so far. Meaning the print run could be considerably lower than most collectors realize.

Card Details

On the 1996 Japanese Charizard holographic, the layout is different than the 1999 design. You can see the horizontal energy requirements is different than the block shape on the 1999 card. The holographic part and art is similar though.

Investment Potential

I feel like the 1996 Japanese Charizard holographic is his “true rookie card”. It is the very first Pokemon Game card printed. The print run seems to be similar to the 1999 1st edition print run, which would make sense due to the lack of Pokemon fan base in 1996.

#4
2002 Pokémon Neo Destiny

Shining Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #107
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

1996 Japanese Basic Set

The fourth highest-selling Charizard card is the Shining Charizard from the 2002 NEO Destiny 1st edition set. What makes this card truly unique is how Wizards of the Coast made the Pokémon shiny opposed to the traditional foil background. It really allows this card to stand out from the rest making it a must-have for most collectors.

Furthermore, this is the last year WOTC used the 1st edition logo and is the final of the four NEO sets. It is also the third Charizard card printed with the 1st edition logo on it.

Population Report

440 have been submitted and 184 were found to be in gem mint 10 conditions. The remainder of the grades tapers off all the way down to a PSA 1. A good chunk of the found Charizards have been played and damaged leaving the value of a gem mint copy constantly on the rise.

#3
1999 Pokémon Game (Shadowless)

Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #4
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $25,100

1999 Sahdowless Version

The third most expensive Charizard Pokémon card is the base set shadowless. This set was printed shortly after the 1st edition set with slightly more print runs. The availability is still scarce when compared to the unlimited set but not as rare as the 1st edition.

Card Details

On the base set shadowless, you’ll notice the 1st edition logo is gone. Which, to the novice collector doesn’t seem like much of a difference but for the die-hard collector, it’s a totally different card. Furthermore, having no shadow on any Pokémon card makes it more collectible than with shadow.

Investment Potential

Most Pokémon card collectors are familiar with the words shadowless and 1st edition and when they see a Charizard with one or the other, they know it’s valuable. In my opinion, this will spread more and more across other collectible Pokémon cards increasing their value as well.

#2
1999 Pokémon Game (1st Edition)

Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #4
PSA 10 Gem Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: $25,100

1999 1st Edition Set

Here it is. The Holy Grail of Pokémon cards. The 1999 1st Edition Shadowless holographic Charizard #4 in PSA gem mint condition. This is such an iconic and important card to both the Pokémon franchise and all of its die-hard fans.

Can you imagine what Pokémon would be like if there were never a Charizard printed? It may not have gotten as big as it did.

What makes this Charizard more valuable?

Coming from the very first English set ever printed means the availability is far more limited than any other traditional Charizard card. Furthermore, it’s the first English Charizard card, ever.

Unlike the second wave of 1st editions with the shadow or the third wave without the 1st edition, this has both the 1st edition and no shadow.

Population Report

A major factor in determining the value of a PSA 10 is how rare they are. Of the 2,200+ 1st Edition holo Charizards, only 120 were found to be in PSA gem mint 10 conditions. That means that you have less than a .05% chance of getting a PSA 10 if you submit one yourself. That is astronomically low when compared to other sets.

Now, if you have a fresh pack or booster box of the 1st edition, then that’s a different story. But, because kids didn’t care about the condition of the card back in 1999, the cards were poorly handled and damaged.

Investment Potential

There isn’t a better Pokémon card to invest in than the 1st edition Charizard. Sales have only gone up, up, up on this card regardless of the condition. Gem mint 10 copies were selling for roughly $9,000 apiece in 2016. Three years later they’re demanding prices upward of $20,000. Because the population is so low and the majority of the product has been opened, the awareness of just how rare these cards are is starting to surface.

So, if you’ve got the dough and want to buy the best Charizard Pokémon card then the 1999 1st edition shadowless holo is the one to get. If you’re on a budget, don’t worry because mint 9 prices have risen along with practically every other grade down to authentic. Just go and buy one already, you know you want one.

#1
1996 Japanese Pokémon (No Rarity Symbol)

Charizard Pokémon Card Holographic #6
PSA 9 Mint Condition

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Average Selling Price: TBD

1996 Japanese No Rarity Symbol

The 1996 Japanese base set was always considered to have only one print run until recently. These newly discovered (no rarity) cards are the first print run of the Japanese base set quite literally the first pokemon cards ever printed.

Referred to as no rarity by collectors these first print cards are signified by a lack of rarity symbols in the lower right-hand corner of the card. These rarity symbols are present in the general print run of the Japanese base set and in every other Pokemon card printing set to come except for promos of course.

Card Details

No rarity cards are extremely difficult to find. It’s speculated that these cards were only printed for 1 to 2 weeks before the print run was switched to have rarity symbols as such and nobody knows where they came from whether it be short packs, base set packs, boxes, first print decks, etc.

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Top 15 Charizard Pokémon Card List | Most Expensive? Highest Value? ›

Pokemon: The 14 Most Valuable Charizard Cards
  1. 1 1999 Holographic First Edition ($36,000)
  2. 2 1999 Holographic Shadowless ($25,000) ...
  3. 3 Shining Charizard First Edition ($22,000) ...
  4. 4 1996 Japanese Holographic ($13,000) ...
  5. 5 2002 Holographic Legendary Collection ($12,500) ...
  6. 6 2003 Skyridge Holographic ($12,000) ...
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How much is the original Charizard worth? ›

Out of all of the shining Pokemon cards, Charizard is by far the most valuable. A first edition version of the card in mint condition has even sold for $15,500!

What is the 1 most expensive Pokemon card? ›

1. Illustrator Pikachu, PSA 10, $5,275,000. You will find the Illustrator Pikachu card dominates our list. There were only 39 made and they were released in Japan as part of a prize for the Pokemon Illustration Contest in 1998.

Why is Charizard so expensive? ›

While other Pokémon TCG cards have value due to misprints or being part of limited print runs, Charizard cards regularly have substantial value and could be the sole reason a collector chooses to purchases booster packs of new TCG expansions.

Are all Charizard cards worth money? ›

The actual cards do not look blue. The standard Legendary Collection Charizard is worth around $450 retail for a Near Mint copy, while the reverse holo version can fetch slightly upwards of $1000.

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