Celebrations 25th Anniversary Set Completion Spreadsheet - Pokémon TCG

Pokemon TCG has just released a fun, memorable set full of crazy cards but it's very difficult to keep track of all the cards without a proper checklist. We tend to forget which card belongs to which set, which type it belongs to, if it's rare or not, and a lot of other confusions. Although the booklet you get from ETBs can help you keep track of your cards, it still isn't as efficient as this dedicated spreadsheet for the Celebrations 25th Anniversary that our team at CuraCards spent time putting together. If you are in Australia, we have plenty of Celebrations Single Cards to finish your set too!

In this spreadsheet, you'll get - 

Very Important Instructions - 

  1. Click the “View Google Sheet” option.
  2. After downloading the spreadsheet, go to "File" and click on "Make A Copy."
  3. And now, open packs, pull cards, and mark them off.

Chilling Reign Set Completion Spreadsheet - Pokémon TCG

It gets really difficult to keep track of all your Pokémon cards without a proper checklist. We tend to forget which card belongs to which set, which type it belongs to, if it's rare or not, and a lot of other confusions. Although the booklet you get from ETBs can help you keep track of your cards, it still isn't as efficient as this dedicated spreadsheet for Chilling Reign Set Completion that our team at CuraCards spent time putting together.

In this spreadsheet, you'll get - 

✔️Huge set list with a total of 233 Cards, 136 in the Reverse Set and 369 in the complete Master Set (All Cards you can pull from a Chilling Reign Booster Box).

✔️ Keep track of all the different attributes of your Cards, like their types, rarity, set, quantity, etc.

✔️ All you have to do is add the quantity in the box right next to the card you pull.

Instructions - 

  1. Click the “View Google Sheet” option.
  2. After downloading the spreadsheet, go to "File" and click on "Make A Copy."
  3. And now, open packs, pull cards, and mark them off.

Battle Styles Set Completion Spreadsheet - Pokémon TCG

Sometimes, it gets really difficult to keep track of all your Pokémon cards without a proper checklist. We tend to forget which card belongs to which set, which type it belongs to, if it's rare or not, and a lot of other confusions. Although the booklet you get from ETBs can help you keep track of your cards, it still isn't as efficient as this dedicated spreadsheet for Battle Styles Set Completion that our team at CuraCards spent time putting together.

In this spreadsheet, you'll get - 

✔️Huge set list with a total of 183 Cards, 123 in the Reverse Set and 306 in the Master Set (All Cards you can pull from a Booster Box).

✔️ Keep track of all the different attributes of your Cards, like their types, rarity, set, quantity, etc.

✔️ All you have to do is add the quantity in the box right next to the card you pull.

Instructions - 

  1. Click the “View Google Sheet” option.
  2. After downloading the spreadsheet, go to "File" and click on "Make A Copy."
  3. And now, open packs, pull cards, and mark them off.

Big shout out to Tony from More Dragons Studio for helping us put this set list together.

Shining Fates Set Completion Spreadsheet

Sometimes, it gets really difficult to keep track of all your Pokemon cards without a proper checklist. We tend to forget which card belongs to which set, which type it belongs to, if it's rare or not, and a lot of other confusions. Although the booklet you get from ETBs can help you keep track of your cards, it still isn't as efficient as this dedicated spreadsheet for Shining Fates Set Completion that our team at CuraCards spent time putting together.

In this spreadsheet, you'll get - 

✔️Huge set list with a total of 73 Cards, Reverse Set and 195, including the Shiny Vault Set. 

✔️ Keep track of all the different attributes of your Cards, like their types, rarity, set, quantity, etc.

✔️ All you have to do is add the quantity in the box right next to the card you pull.

✔️ Looking to complete your Shining Fates Set? Grab your Shining Fates Booster Packs here and your Singles here.

Instructions - 

  1. Click the “Download Spreadsheet” option.
  2. After downloading the spreadsheet, go to "File" and click on "Make A Copy."
  3. And now, open packs, pull cards, and mark them off.

The Actual 5 Most Expensive Pokemon Cards Ever (2021 UPDATED)

"The Pokemon Trading Card Game is just worthless toys for kids. You are delusional." 

This is what you will hear if you go back in 1996 to tell them that Pokemon cards will be worth more than hundreds and thousands of dollars. 

Despite being over 20 years, the Pokemon franchise has still managed to keep itself pretty relevant. As a matter of fact, its popularity and value are only expanding with time. And 2020 might have been the biggest year for this franchise, as we saw some rare and valuable cards sell for more than a hundred thousand dollars and some that set new records. In this article, we will go over the 5 Most Expensive Pokemon Cards Ever, as of now, in 2021, along with their intriguing backstories, and finish it off by addressing a huge misconception around this topic.

What are the most expensive Pokemon cards ever sold?

Well, here they are - 

5. No. 1 Trainer Super Secret Battle (1999) - $90,000

4. Lugia 1st Edition Neo Genesis (2000) - $129,000

3. Blastoise Test Print (1999) - $360,000

2. Charizard 1st Edition Shadowless PSA Grade 10 (1999) - $369,000

1. Pikachu Illustrator (1998) - $420,000

Now, let's go over each of these to learn their backstory, where they got sold, and how they became so valuable. Maybe, you are holding onto one such gem and don't even know it.

5. No. 1 Trainer Super Secret Battle (1999) - $90,000

Image by Heritage Auctions

It first appeared in 1999 when The Pokemon Company hosted a series of regional contests where the winners would receive a No.1 Trainer card, granting them a direct entry to the finals, named "Super Secret Battle." Living up to its name, the tournament took place in a highly secretive location, which created a lot of hype and intrigue among fans. 

Designed by Hideki Kazam, only seven copies of the No.1 Trainer card exist, making them extremely rare. Six out of these seven cards have earned the perfect Gem Mint 10 rating, one of which sold for a whopping $90,000 at Heritage Auction in July 2020, making it one of the most expensive Pokemon cards ever.

4. Lugia 1st Edition Neo Genesis (2000) - $129,000

Kids who grew up on the Pokemon Series in the 2000s would know that Lugia was one of the most iconic Pokemon characters, similar to Mewtwo. And it came off as no surprise to people when its debut in The Pokemon Trading Card Game was an instant hit. 

The reason why it's so precious and unique is that it was a part of the Neo Genesis collection, which was released in 2000. Although it's believed that there are more than 500 copies of this same card in circulation, it's worth is still estimated in five figures, and possibly more if it's rated Mint Gem 10 rating.

In November 2020, one of these Mint Gem 10 rating copies of the Lugia 1st Edition Neo Genesis was sold for a startling $129,000 at a PWCC auction.

3. Blastoise (1999) - $360,000

Image by Heritage Auctions, HA.com

Ken Sugimori, the art director and primary character designer for the Pokemon franchise, designed this card when the original publisher of The Pokemon Trading Card Game, the Wizard of the Coast, created this card to convince Nintendo executives to produce the trading card game in English before it eventually released internationally in 1999. 

It's believed that there are only two copies of this card ever produced, probably making it the rarest Pokemon card of all time. For a very short period of time, Blastoise was incorrectly considered to be the most expensive Pokemon card ever sold for $360,000. 

Nonetheless, Blastoise is still the one of the most expensive Pokemon cards ever sold and might become the most expensive in the future, with its price expecting to grow over $460K.

2. Charizard 1st Edition Shadowless (1999) - $369,000

Image Courtesy of PSA

Every Pokemon fan can confirm that Charizard has always been one of the favorites of kids and adults alike. Hence, when the 1st Edition Charizard Holo launched in 1999 with an error in the printing, which was quickly corrected and reprinted, the "shadowless" version of the 1st edition became one of the rarest and most valuable collectibles among the Pokemon community. 

On top of that, only 121 of these 1st edition cards are rated Gem Mint 10, which makes them all more valuable. The first time it set a world record for being the most expensive card ever sold was when the retired rapper Logic bought it for more than $226,000 on October 9, 2020. 

However, just after two months, on December 12, a bidder paid $350,000 for Charizard 1st Edition Shadowless in a PWCC auction, setting a new record... for only four hours, as just four hours later, another 1st Edition Charizard went for $369,000, making it the second most expensive Pokemon card ever. Very few people know about the last one, which created the misconception of Blastoise being the more expensive one.

1. Pikachu Illustrator (1998) - $420,000

Pikachu Illustrator card held by Steve Aoiki

The Pikachu Illustrator card is considered one of the rarest cards of all time, with only 19 copies believed to exist. Atsuko Nishida, the original illustrator of the Pikachu character, designed this card for a Japanese magazine called CoroCoro in 1997. 

It was created for the winner of an art competition held by this magazine. That's why the card shows the adorable electrified Pokemon holding a paintbrush, drawing other monsters, representing the contest. Hence, the name Pikachu Illustrator.

Over the last few years, the card was consistently selling for $195K-200K. A record was set in 2019 when one of these cards was sold for an incredible amount of $243,000. But wait. That's not it. A new record was set in 2020 when someone paid a whopping $250,000 for this card. 

However, it doesn't end here. On January 31st, Steve Aoki, an American DJ, and Producer announced that he spent $420,000 to get a PSA 9 Pikachu Illustrator card setting up the world record for the most expensive Pokemon Card ever sold. 

Now that only 19 copies are left, and demand is high. Its price is almost guaranteed to rise more in the future.

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25th Pokemon Anniversary Launched - What’s Next?

Some of us may remember the time when Pokemon first launched in 1996, like yesterday. Since then, it has been an exciting 25 years of video games, merchandise, trading cards, TV series, movies, and much more. Feel old yet? 

To celebrate this amazing journey, The Pokemon Company International officially announced their 25th Anniversary celebration, headlined by the pop icon Katy Perry. According to the Official Press Release for The Pokemon Company International, this is what Katy Perry had to say about the announcement - 

“Pokémon has been a constant in my life from playing the original video games on my Game Boy, to trading Pokémon TCG cards at lunch, to the adventures of catching Pokémon on the street with Pokémon GO. I’ve even visited the Pokémon Café in Japan while on tour! It is an honor to be chosen to help celebrate a franchise that has given me so much joy in the last 25 years, and to be able to watch it evolve in the ways it’s provided that kind of electric joy for the kids in my life and around the world,”

What Do We Know About 25th Anniversary So Far?

As you can already tell by this news, this year's celebration is all about music. They are calling this celebration the "P25" music event, which features Katy Perry as the headliner, along with a "star-studded" lineup, created in partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG). That's all that the highly nostalgic and entertaining trailer for the 25th Anniversary has revealed so far. 

Jumbo Cards for All Starter Pokémon for Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary

Apart from the P25 music event, the company will also be releasing jumbo cards of all 24 Starter Pokemon in special booster packs throughout the year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary. You can find more information regarding this, along with the release date of each pack, here

It will be interesting to see the new and exciting developments as we approach the event. Stay tuned to know all the latest news regarding the 25th Anniversary celebration by following us on Instagram at @curacards.

Battle Styles Set Pokemon TCG coming to Australia

The latest addition to the Pokemon: The Trading Card Game is here, and it's called "Battle Styles." Living up to its name, this new Pokemon TCG will offer a new and interesting Battle Style mechanic, along with everything else that the Sword & Shield Series is known for, like the Pokemon V and VMAX cards.

It's clear that "Battle Styles" is an adaptation of the video game's Isle of Armor DLC. Why? Well, because not only it includes the legendary Urshifu as the featured Pokemon of the set. It also mimics the two major fighting styles of Urshifu, known as Rapid Strike and Single Strike. Speaking of which, the deck will contain 60 cards split between these two fighting styles. While Single Strike cards will have the ability to deliver all the huge, powerful, and hard-hitting strikes in single blows, Rapid Strike is all about the sneaky and technical strikes.

Apart from Urshifu's two forms in both V and VMAX forms, it's confirmed that the deck will contain Single Strike cards featuring Emboar, Houndoom, Tyranitar V while Octillery, Mienshao, and Empoleon V in Rapid Strike

Check out these sneak peeks of cards released in Japanese set prior to English set and the special art versions of Tyranitar V and Empoleon V.

The Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield - Battle Styles is expected to release in Australia on March 19, 2021, and it will include a total of 160 cards, including 60 Battle Style cards, 12 Pokemon V, 6 Pokemon VMAX cards, 16 full-art cards, and 2 Special Energy.

Check out our Battle Styles Expansion page to lock in your Booster Box, Elite Trainer Box pre-order.

Get your Vivid Voltage Set Completion Spreadsheet!

There's a few ways you can track your collection. In an ETB you get a booklet of all the cards in a set that you can manually mark off. This is a lot of fun while you are opening packs but we tend to misplace the book and have no idea what's actually in our binder.

So the team at CuraCards have spent time putting together a spreadsheet to track your Vivid Voltage set. It is a HUGE set with a total of 203 cards and 345 including the Reverse Holo cards.

All you need to do is check the box of the cards that you pull. We've worked out what cards have a Reverse Holo version and you can track the set completion by using the % complete to the right side of the list.

  1. Subscribe to the Vivid Voltage Spreadsheet
  2. You will receive an email in a matter of minutes with a Google Sheet Link
  3. Go to File > Make A Copy
  4. Open Packs & Good Luck!

Have any questions about the spreadsheet or any recommendations? Reach out to us at [email protected].