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    Pokémon 2008 Pokémon World Championships No. 2 Trainer Trophy Card (Pokémon, 2008) PSA NM-MT 8. It is with great pleasure, and the first time ever, that Heritage Auctions is able to present a Pokémon World Championships trophy card. This lot features one of the most sought-after cards in the entire Pokémon Trading Card Game. In other words: a true holy grail. The half-art Pokémon World Championships trophy cards were awarded from 2004 to 2013. A grand total of only 33 cards share this exact artwork with only three being awarded each year; 2013 being the only exception, where six cards were awarded. Making this particular card one of only THREE IN THE WORLD, and the only 2008 No. 2 Trainer certified by PSA. The card being offered in this lot was awarded to the second place winner of the 2008 Pokémon World Championships TCG Masters Division, and has been in the original winner's possession ever since. Featured on this card is a triumphant Pikachu holding a stunning silver trophy with a breathtaking deep sea blue holo background. The artwork is truly mesmerizing; made by Japanese illustrator, Kei Hoshiba. The World Championships trophy cards carry on the torch, succeeding the ever-iconic Japanese 1997-1998 Pikachu trophy cards both in spirit and in the sheer quality of the artworks. The annual Pokémon World Championships are arguably the biggest events in Pokémon History, and feature the best players from all over the world battling it out to stand victorious in their respective age divisions. The 2008 Pokémon World Championships were held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel in Orlando, Florida in the United States from August 15th to 17th, 2008. Other than being the main event all players dream to participate in, the Pokémon World Championships also serve as a celebratory event for the Pokémon community as a whole, and are a hotspot for collectors and casual fans of all ages. This card represents exactly that. It is so much more than just a player's award.

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    (Lots 36001-36261) - 1:00 PM Central Time, Saturday, November 6, 2021.
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