Pokémon TCG "Trading Please!" Promo Card On Auction At Heritage

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Heritage Auctions, an auction house based in Dallas, Texas that deals primarily in auctions pertaining to comics, video games, trading cards, and other such collectibles, has put a rare copy of "Trading Please!" from the Pokémon Trading Card Game up for auction. A rarity in its own right due to its enigmatic artist, Imakuni?, this Japanese card from the Pokémon TCG is also interesting due to its strange effect, and its holofoil back face. Prospective bidders should note that they have until Tuesday, August 17th, at 7:50 PM Central Time (or 8:50 PM Eastern Time) to place a bid on this anomaly of a Pokémon card.

The front face of the Japanese promo copy of "Trading Please!" from the Pokémon TCG. Currently available on auction at Heritage Auctions' website.
The front face of the Japanese promo copy of "Trading Please!" from the Pokémon TCG. Currently available on auction at Heritage Auctions' website.

The eccentric and mysterious artist of this card's art, Imakuni?, has had a number of interesting, if somewhat crude, pieces of art on various Pokémon TCG cards, including on a few cards from the XY Evolutions expansion set from a few years ago. Imakuni? also featured in various Pokémon-themed music videos and even showed up as a cameo in the first Pokémon Trading Card Game video game for the Game Boy Color.

As to this card, its effect is remarkably novel in that it allows you and your opponent to trade cards in your hands with each other, an effect that, by modern terms, is all but unheard of. Furthermore, this card's back face is holofoil which is novel for cards from this time in that normally; this treatment happens on the art of the front faces of cards.

The holofoil back face of the Japanese promo copy of "Trading Please!" from the Pokémon TCG. Currently available on auction at Heritage Auctions' website.
The holofoil back face of the Japanese promo copy of "Trading Please!" from the Pokémon TCG. Currently available on auction at Heritage Auctions' website.

If you are interested in bidding on this card from the Pokémon TCG, kindly please remember that you have until Tuesday, August 17th, at 7:50 PM Central Time, or 8:50 PM Eastern Time, to do so. You can find this item's auction listing on Heritage Auctions' website by clicking here. Good luck!

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About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.
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