Unique Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Sells for Record Amount | Top News
Its unique story alone makes Tyler the Great Warrior arguably the most valuable card in the Yu-Gi-Oh! In addition to the priceless emotional value, the card now also has a very fashionable financial value, because it was sold on Sunday after almost 20 years.
What is this card? Tyler the Great Warrior is a one-of-a-kind card created through a collaboration between Konami and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping seriously ill children make their cherished dreams come true.
The card was designed by 14-year-old Tyler Gressle, who was suffering from a rare form of liver cancer. In his desEsports Extrashe combined his love for Yu-Gi-Oh! and Dragon Ball Z. The boy’s sketch was brought to life by the late Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi himself.
After 18 years, Tyler Gressle, who has now recovered, put the card up for sale to finance the start of a new chapter in his life:
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How did the sale go? After the auction started on April 19 with an initial price of just $0.99, the price shot up to more than $100,000 in the first few hours. From April 20th, however, the price seemed to stagnate at $165,000.
But anyone who’s ever participated in an eBay auction only to be outbid at the last second knows that a strategic bidder doesn’t throw their winning bid into the ring days before the end of bidding.
How much did the card bring in at the end? On eBay you can understand that the auction only came to life again in the last few hours. Within the last 10 hours, the price shot up from $165,000 to the final bid of $311,211, equivalent to around €283,000, or the 56,713 booster packs at €4.99 each.
Would there have been more?
Isn’t that not enough for such a special card? The price fell short of the seven-figure expectations of some Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. How Twitter user Cephery explained, the collectible scene in Yu-Gi-Oh! not as pronounced as something like Magic: The Gathering.
Other users speculate that the card was either sold too early or too late and would have brought in millions at another time. MagicSilver suspects that the price would have been higher if Kazuki Takahashi’s original sketches had been included in the sale.
Either way, it’s decent seed capital for Tyler Gressle, who said in an interview that he wants to start a family. A portion of the proceeds will also go back to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which made this special card possible.
Is this the most expensive Yu-Gi-Oh! card in the world? As Dot Esports reports, Tyler the Great Warrior is the most expensive confirmed Yu-Gi-Oh! card in the west. The 2001 Asia Championships’ Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon prize card, also unique, reportedly sold for 45 million yen. That would be the equivalent of €299,000 today.
According to unconfirmed rumours, the “Black Shiny Soldier”, which was awarded as a prize at the very first Yu-Gi-Oh Championship in 1999, even sold for 2 million dollars. But even that wouldn’t be the most expensive TCG card, because someone else holds the record:
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