It’s people like this that really drive me f*cking crazy. You know, like Andy from The 40-Year-Old Virgin, those dudes who don’t open their toys when they’re kids so when they’re 50 years old they can sell them for an ungodly sum. If you’re one of those people, f*ck you. Enjoy your goddamn childhood and stop having so much foresight. You’re making the rest of us look bad.
The card, featuring the Pokemon franchise’s much-loved mascot, sold for $54,970 (£44,068) at an auction in Beverly Hills, California, last week.
Barry Sandoval, the director of operations for comics at Heritage Auctions, said: ‘The Pikachu Illustrator Card was given in January of 1998 to winners of the CoroCoro Comic Illustration Contest.
‘Only 20-39 copies of this card were released, ten of which are graded in top condition and it is unknown how many still remain with the public.’
Now the question is, is the buyer trying to flip it for a profit or is he (she? who knows?) a grade-A perv who just wants a Pokemon card that costs the price of a luxury car?