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    Pokémon World Championships No. 1 Trainer Promo Rare Trading Card (Pokémon, 2002). Ever dreamed of becoming a Pokémon champion? Let's be honest -- we all have! The card featured in this lot is a 2002 World Championships No. 1 Trainer card that was awarded to the first place winner of the competition. These cards are not only coveted due to their incredibly low distribution numbers, but also because the winner's name is printed directly onto the card by the Pokémon World Championship, making every iteration of it unique. We've heard that winners of these coveted cards are typically reluctant to sell them (who can blame them?). This lot not only includes the original folder to display the card, but the envelope that was used to mail it from the Championship to the winner after their name was officially printed onto the card.

    The card reads "The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament "Battle Road Spring 2002" champion is recognized here, and his honor is praised". On the card you see a trainer with a gold medal along-side Pikachu, Growlithe, Chansey, Electrode, Marrill, and Doduo. Each of these Pokemon were drawn by original artist Ken Sugimori and feature artwork exclusive to this No. 1 trainer, found no where else in Pokemon. The rarity and importance of these types of trophy cards cannot be measured so don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to own this card and become a Pokémon champion.

    More Information: EDIT 3/9: Added additional information about the card. Sent to the winner of the Pokemon World Championship 2002 with a custom printing from the Pokemon company. These changes further clarify the description in the print catalog.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    1st-5th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 28
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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