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Pokemon Base Set Information & Values
Base Set Pokemon will come from the packs shown above. Each Pokemon Base Set pack will either have artwork of Charizard, Blastoise, or Venusaur on it.
But what is Pokemon Base Set? Base Set is the first set for Pokemon to release in North America on January 9th, 1999. This set touched the hearts of many children and adults around the world. Today they can be very valuable depending on both condition and edition.
In this fully extensive guide, we wrote on Base Set Pokemon, we go over every single Pokemon card ever printed. Right below are pictures of different Rarities printed for Base Set. Simply click on the picture or denomination to learn more about the value of a specific type of Pokemon.
If you have any questions or you’re interested in selling your Pokemon cards to us, contact us today as we’d love to hear about your Pokemon card collection or individual cards.
Base Set Pokemon Rarity
What is Pokemon rarity? The rarity of a Pokemon means exactly what it sounds like, how rare is the card? The better the rarity, the less were printed and the more valuable they almost always are. The rarity is located at the bottom right corner of the card, next to the card number.
Here is a list of all potential rarities you can find in a pack of Base Set Pokemon cards:
Common cards will have a black circle.
Uncommon cards will have a black diamond.
Rare cards will have a black star.
Pokemon Base Set Values
The value of Pokemon Base Set relies heavily on a few factors that we’ll go over in this guide. It’s important to know Base Set was the first set ever printed for North America. If you have genuine, non-re-sealed, Pokemon Base Set booster packs or boxes, you have something that can be very valuable! Please keep in mind, we buy all Pokemon from Base Set, individual cards, packs, and boxes.
If you aren’t interested in learning about Pokemon Base Set and simply want to know how much your Pokemon card is worth, send us a clear image of your card, front and back, and we’ll respond with our best offer within 24 hours.
Demand for Pokemon Cards
The first factor when figuring out the value of Pokemon Base Set is supply and demand. Like most things, there needs to be a demand for a Pokemon in order for the bill to fetch a premium. With Pokemon base set, typically speaking, Pokemon with fewer cards printed (supply) are more desirable and sought after (demand). There are examples of old Japanese and other language Pokemon cards that have low supply and low demand, but we’ll save that discussion for another time.
Pokemon Base Set card condition
The next factor is condition. Condition is King. If you have a Pokemon card that people desire, it’s going to bring money. But if you have a card that people desire and it’s in good condition, you’re going to have a card that’s worth a lot more money.
We’ve paid $100 for a Charizard in poor condition, and the same card in pristine condition we’ve paid over $10,000 for. The same Pokemon! Condition is key when determining the value of Pokemon cards.
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Error, Misprint, or Miscut Pokemon from Base Set
Not many people know this but the error cards from Base set have a good chance to increase the value of a card. If you have a card that has a genuine miscut, that alone can increase the value of a bill tenfold. We wrote a whole in-depth guide about misprinted error Pokemon cards you can check out here.
Market Conditions for Pokemon Base Set
The final variable when determining a Pokemon cards value is the market. Markets are constantly fluctuating for better or worse. The market for Pokemon is generally pointed in one direction, which is up. There have been moments of time, like 2016 with Pokemon Go, that really brought collectors back into the market.
We “pay up” when it comes to Pokemon cards from Base Set, whatever the market prices are. It’s important to remember people tend to think they have something extremely rare and valuable when most of the time unfortunately they don’t! But there is still a good chance you have something valuable in your collection.
Here are the variables to know: Supply & Demand, Condition, Error cards, Market. If you have any questions about your Base Set Pokemon cards make sure to contact us immediately. We need to see a clear photo of the card(s), front and back, to determine its value. We will respond within 24 hours with a free appraisal and our best offer if you want to sell your Pokemon Collection.
Below is a list of every Pokemon from Base Set ever printed. As you may notice, we love talking about Pokemon Cards that was printed for the United States. We would love to talk to you about your old Pokemon card. Contact us today, we’re the real deal!
Every Base Set Pokemon Printed. Click an image below to learn more.
|Card #||Card Name|
|73/102||Imposter Professor Oak|
|79/102||Super Energy Removal|
|93/102||Gust of Wind|
|96/102||Double Colorless Energy|
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