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    Pokémon "University Magikarp" Trainer Promo Hologram Trading Card (1998) PSA EX- MT 6.
    Magikarp is usually at the bottom of the power scale, but on this card he is shown using the powerful Dragon Rage attack. What makes this card so rare is that it wasn't sold, but awarded as a prize at the Tamamushi University Hyper Test. The contest was held on June 1998 in Osaka, Japan, first publicized in the Shogakukan Magazine that targeted primary-school children where the children were given a series of tests to be completed and mailed back within a limited period of time. Those who passed the tests were invited to Osaka, Japan for a two-day event where they were separated into three age groups and then assigned to smaller groups for the various Gyms in the Pokémon games. On the first day, contestants battled other members of their assigned group, with the top players of each group advancing to the second day of competition. The second day consisted of the top players battling each other within their age group, and the winners were awarded a copy of this card. There were 1,000 copies printed for "intended distribution" but that is not a guarantee that all 1,000 copies were indeed distributed, and it is not known how many still exist. We know of one in certified EX - 5 that sold on eBay in March, 2018 for $2,155. The artwork is by Ken Sugimori.

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