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A growing hobby specialty's most coveted piece – in the best-imaginable state of condition – is presented. This irresistably cloying "Charizard" card beckons the observer through magnetic visual qualities that challenge the adequacy of verbal description.

The Pokémon "Charizard" card has been the occasional subject of favorable comparison to another niche's icon: the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card. At first, the two hungered-for pieces might seem unrelated, but, after pondering the juxtaposition for a minute, real – even compelling – parallels emerge. Both items showcase larger-than-life figures who occupy center-stage in the fantasies of countless enthusiasts. Both pieces, especially in top-grade preservation, radiate a physical beauty which effectively combines attributes that resonate even with the uninitiated. The two items occupy the highest points of sophistication, and represent the pinnacle of desire, for those who enjoy their respective realms. Finally, there are the cards' shared "intangibles," the characteristics that silently announce the significance the pieces convey, and the satisfaction they're prepared to deliver.

Graded GOLD LABEL PRISTINE 10 by SGC. Black Diamond Label certified by MBA. This is the only example validated by SGC at the company's most prestigious level. Here's an extremely desirable, 1st Edition specimen of this key subject, in one-of-a-kind Pristine condition.

Significantly, the offered card has been certified by MBA, and its holder bears that company's highly respected and top-level "MBA Black Diamond" label. MBA (Mike Baker Authenticated) is a professional, third-party organization that assesses and validates the hobby's finest graded cards. MBA evaluations provide detailed, objective conclusions that allow the most advanced collectors and discerning investors to identify and obtain the highest caliber pieces from among the industry's very best material. The "MBA Black Diamond" identifier stands as a tremendously important endorsement of this superb "Charizard" card's peerless status.

A "Charizard" example graded PSA GEM MT 10 recently changed hands in a private sale for $250,000. Goldin Auctions is pleased to participate in the continued growth of value and activity in the sale of game cards. The Pokémon specialty, in particular, will benefit substantially from the company's unmatched marketing expertise in handling the industry's highest-demand items.
1999 Pokemon Base 1st Edition #4 Charizard, Holographic, MBA Black Diamond Certified – SGC GOLD LABEL PRISTINE 10 "1 of 1!"
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