Rare Complete Japanese Promo Tropical Battle Phone Set
Wow! Feast your eyes upon this once in a lifetime offering, the holy-grail of all promotional cards, the '99 Japanese Promo Tropical Mega Battle Phone cards. If you are lucky you might see one of these three cards just once in your life, let alone have the chance to acquire all of them at one time. Even the most novice of Pokemon investors understand the extreme rarity and importance these cards bring to the market. Ushering in what has become one of the single greatest Pokemon tournaments in the world, the Japanese World Championship (originally known as the Japanese Tropical Mega Battle); which has produced some of the rarest and most valuable Pokemon cards in the world. This inaugural tournament took place in 1999 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. This event was an invite only and was a battle between the best 50 players from Canada, Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Japan. Each participant received a book at the start of the event which was used to collect stamps for each victory they had throughout their battles. To make things even more difficult, the stamps could only be obtained if you won your battle within 15 minutes, making for a scarce number of players who received all the stamps. Only the players who collected all the stamps would receive a sealed envelope with one of the three rare phone cards: Articuno, Moltres or Zapdos. The estimated number of these phone cards is unknown, but with a limited number of players at the event, and with only a handful grade, we can certainly state that these cards rank among the rarest Pokemon cards in the world. Offered here is a unicorn assembly and just the second completely set we have had the pleasure of brokering since the products release. Just to put it into perspective, three different winners from the event had to part ways with their rare and highly esteemed trophy card to feature a set of this magnitude. To make things even better, each card retains superior high-grade attributes, easily ranking among the markets finest. When in hand, the aesthetics of the three legendary birds take full stage. Showcasing three incredible illustrations from Ken Sugimori. Each card is perfectly aligned from all sides with breathtaking surfaces which are void of any indentations or wear; rare! The reverse side of the cards are truly unique as it features an active phone card back that could be used in Japan. All told, these cards represent some of the best cards Pokemon has to offer investors and a true unicorn offering which simply does not surface at this level very often. Comes with PWCC's highest recommendation. Please see the video highlight for more details on this highly coveted offering. Part of one of the finest runs of Pokemon cards we've brokered, providing investors and hobbyist a rare chance to catch 'em all. Since its release, Pokemon has quickly become one of the greatest international brands in the world, topping all others as the highest grossing media franchise of all-time with an estimated $90 billion in total revenue. With Pokemon's 25th anniversary right around the corner, coupled with a vastly growing investor following, these Pokemon game cards are set to rise further in value. Easily the most exciting run we have brokered. Comes with PWCC's highest recommendation. One of over 25,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 11th Auction of 2020. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.
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