Heritage Auctions, an auction house based in Dallas, Texas, that primarily deals with auctions pertaining to comics, video games, trading cards, and other collectibles, has put a graded Black Star Promo copy of Mewtwo from Pokémon: The First Movie up for auction! This Pokémon Trading Card Game card is very sought after, especially by players of the "1999-2000" vintage format of the Pokémon TCG. Prospective bidders have until Tuesday, July 27th, at 7:50 PM Central Time (or 8:50 PM Eastern Time) to stake a claim on this beautifully preserved trading card copy of Mewtwo itself.
This card changed absolutely everything about the metagame of the Pokémon TCG when it was released as a promotional tie-in for the first Pokémon movie in America and elsewhere. The fact that it could use Energy Absorption on its first turn in play into a 40-damage Psyburn on the second was very powerful for the format back in 1999 and 2000. Furthermore, according to the auction listing for this item on Heritage Auctions' website:
The first Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back (also aptly known as Pokémon: The First Movie) was devoted to this Pokémon, the genetically engineered Mewtwo. Since then, Mewtwo has been a major focus of feature-length specials, another Pokémon movie, a CGI remake of The First Movie, and the 2019 live-action film Detective Pikachu, making its live-action debut alongside Ryan Reynold's titular detective. Being such a focal point, it seems [The] Pokémon Company considers this one of its more important creatures, and this is a good opportunity to catch this Legendary-status 'mon. This particular card was one of four possible promos one could receive when buying a ticket to go see Mewtwo Strikes Back in theaters. Subgrades: centering (9.5), surface (9), corners (8.5), and edges (9.5). The artwork is done by Ken Sugimori.
Currently, this copy of Mewtwo is auctioning at a price point of a mere $12. At this rate, it's practically a bargain to make a bid for this card. If you wish to bid on this Pokémon TCG card, please kindly remember that you have until Tuesday, July 27th at 7:50 PM Central Time, or 8:50 PM Eastern Time, to do so. You can find the auction listing for this item on Heritage Auctions' website by clicking here. Good luck!