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    Pokémon Blastoise #009/165R Test Print "Gold Border" Foil (Wizards of the Coast, 1998) CGC Ex/NM+ 6.5. Overstreet 2019 The historic significance of the card offered here cannot be overstated as it is a must-have for any collector and/or investor! This is one of the first attempts by Wizards of the Coast to bring the Pokémon Trading Card Game to the English market. Offered is one of three Pokémon Test Print cards that CGC certified in December of 2020, and just to add to the desirability, it features one of the most popular Pokémon in the entire series Blastoise! The CGC website showcases in detail the extent to which the company delved into the history and authentication of this card (a link is provided below). The CGC article reads "Three fascinating Pokémon-Magic hybrids and a blank-back presentation card are among the first English Pokémon cards ever printed". It's simply unprecedented in the trading card game hobby!

    The unique features of this card include:
    • Magic: The Gathering back.
    • Gold Border.
    • Foil front.
    • Grade EX/NM+ 6.5. Sub-grades: Centering 9.5, Surface 7.5, Corners 6.5, and Edges 6.5.

    More information is detailed at the CGC Comics website, here:
    CGC Trading Cards Certifies Four Extremely Rare Pokemon Test Print Blastoise Cards

    The artwork on the card is also significant as it was used for the cover of Pokémon Blue, and was done by Ken Sugimori. Again, the historical significance of the card is unquestioned. This is the card that will instantly become the centerpiece of any collection! Don't miss out on an incredible opportunity to own one of the rarest cards in the entire hobby!


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