The most expensive first-edition Pokémon box set ever sold went for $198,000 USD at Heritage Auctions’ recent sale. The sealed box set from 1999 surpassed the previous one that was sold in February last year, setting a new world record for more than double the price.

The Wizards of the Coast set comes with all 36 pristine boxed booster packs (396 cards) in unopened, shrinkwrap-sealed condition. “To see this result, more than doubling the previous mark, [this] just shows the popularity and demand for these cards show no sign of slowing down,” Jesus Garcia, Assistant Comics & Comic Art Operations Supervisor at Heritage Auctions said.

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