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Pokemon Base Set Information & Values

Pokemon Card Game Base Set

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.

Pokemon Card Rarity

 

Here is a list of all potential rarities you can find in a pack of Base Set Pokemon cards:

Pokemon Black Circle Common

Common cards will have a black circle.

Pokemon Black Diamond Uncommon

Uncommon cards will have a black diamond.

Pokemon Black Star Rare

Rare cards will have a black star.

Base Set 1st edition Holo Rare Alakazam Pokemon

Holo Rare

Base Set 1st edition Magnemite Common Pokemon

Common

Base Set 1st edition Rare Beedrill Pokemon

Rare

Base Set 1st edition Uncommon Arcanine Pokemon

Uncommon

Pokemon Base Set Values

Pokemon Base Set Booster Box

Pokemon Base Set Booster Box

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.

Summary

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
1/102Alakazam
2/102Blastoise
3/102Chansey
4/102Charizard
5/102Clefairy
6/102Gyarados
7/102Hitmonchan
8/102Machamp
9/102Magneton
10/102Mewtwo
11/102Nidoking
12/102Ninetales
13/102Poliwrath
14/102Raichu
15/102Venusaur
16/102Zapdos
17/102Beedrill
18/102Dragonair
19/102Dugtrio
20/102Electabuzz
21/102Electrode
22/102Pidgeotto
23/102Arcanine
24/102Charmeleon
25/102Dewgong
26/102Dratini
27/102Farfetch’d
28/102Growlithe
29/102Haunter
30/102Ivysaur
31/102Jynx
32/102Kadabra
33/102Kakuna
34/102Machoke
35/102Magikarp
36/102Magmar
37/102Nidorino
38/102Poliwhirl
39/102Porygon
40/102Raticate
41/102Seel
42/102Wartortle
43/102Abra
44/102Bulbasaur
45/102Caterpie
46/102Charmander
47/102Diglett
48/102Doduo
49/102Drowzee
50/102Gastly
51/102Koffing
52/102Machop
53/102Magnemite
54/102Metapod
55/102Nidoran♂
56/102Onix
57/102Pidgey
58/102Pikachu
59/102Poliwag
60/102Ponyta
61/102Rattata
62/102Sandshrew
63/102Squirtle
64/102Starmie
65/102Staryu
66/102Tangela
67/102Voltorb
68/102Vulpix
69/102Weedle
70/102Clefairy Doll
71/102Computer Search
72/102Devolution Spray
73/102Imposter Professor Oak
74/102Item Finder
75/102Lass
76/102Pokémon Breeder
77/102Pokémon Trader
78/102Scoop Up
79/102Super Energy Removal
80/102Defender
81/102Energy Retrieval
82/102Full Heal
83/102Maintenance
84/102PlusPower
85/102Pokémon Center
86/102Pokémon Flute
87/102Pokédex
88/102Professor Oak
89/102Revive
90/102Super Potion
91/102Bill
92/102Energy Removal
93/102Gust of Wind
94/102Potion
95/102Switch
96/102Double Colorless Energy
97/102Fighting Energy
98/102Fire Energy
99/102Grass Energy
100/102Lightning Energy
101/102Psychic Energy
102/102Water Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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