It's called Illustrator, and it's one of the rarest and most valuable Pokemon cards ever made. Only six are thought to exist. Now, one is up for sale on eBay for a mind-boggling $100,000.
While eBay user Scott Pratte -- a prolific seller whose two card-collecting passions include Pokemon and hockey -- is aware that his item won't likely fetch that enormous amount, he's already received a legitimate offer of $47,000. He expects to see that amount climb at least a little higher in the remaining 13 days of his auction.
"Realistically, an ungraded copy could easily earn $20,000, so I'm hoping somewhere around $50,000," he said in an interview. The term ungraded refers to cards that haven't had their condition professionally qualified by the preeminent third-party trading card grading service, Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). Pratte has received grades for all of his rare collectibles, including the Illustrator card. … Read more