I had to wrap my head on that one as I am sure my son will be shocked. Even in my wildest dreams would I never EVER expect to drop cash like that for a Pokemon card no matter the rarity.
This gem is on sale on Ebay of course and is only one of 6 that was ever produced. We of course are talking about the infamous Pokémon Illustrator card. This was a winning entry in 1997 for the Pokemon Card Illustration Contest. Well, actually only 5 are in circulation as the 6th card belongs to the Official Pokémon TCG Blog.
This was only produced in Japanese and is THE rarest of the rare Pokemon cards. I am sure a Collector Completist would be drooling at the bit for this card. I can't fathom spending more than $5.00 on a single card. The seller however is taking offers (439 so far), so give it a shot. It is estimated to go for $50K as this is the only one that has been certified by a third party. One without certification went for $20K (fucking seriously?).
What is the most you ever spent on a Collectible Playing Card?