Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Brilliant Stars In January 2023

Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Brilliant Stars in January 2023 notes the chase card of Charizard V Alt Art taking a slight drop this past month.

The Pokémon TCG is an ever-changing and unpredictable market. Over the past two years, we've seen renewed interest in the hobby due to a number of factors, including the 25th Anniversary, strong Sword & Shield-era sets featuring stunning Alternate Arts, influencers, box breaks, COVID-19 lockdown pushing people to find hobbies, and more. For a time, sets and cards that were readily available quickly became difficult to find. Now that the hype is settling down, let's see where modern sets stand. Every month, I will do an installment of this series, Pokémon TCG Value Watch. This series is not financial advice but is rather a way to help collectors know the trajectory of a card's availability so that Pokémon TCG completionists like myself know when to strike. Today, let's see how the cards of Sword & Shield – Brilliant Stars, which came out in February 2022, are doing now in January 2023.

Brilliant Stars card and logo. Credit: Pokémon TCG
Brilliant Stars card and logo. Credit: Pokémon TCG

Here are the top valued cards of Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield – Brilliant Stars with market values observed on TCGPlayer as of this writing:

  1. Charizard V Alternate Art 154/172: $181.68
  2. Charizard VSTAR Rainbow Rare 174/172: $80.96
  3. Arceus V Alternate Art 166/172: $42.26
  4. Charizard V Full Art 153/172: $30.45
  5. Lumineon V Alternate Art 156/172: $24.52
  6. Arceus VSTAR Gold Secret Rare 184/172: $21.20
  7. Arceus VSTAR Rainbow Rare 176/172: $19.06
  8. Ultra Ball Gold Secret Rare 186/172: $17.57
  9. Galarian Moltres V Gold Secret Rare 183/172: $17.07
  10. Charizard VSTAR 018/172: $16.65
  11. Galarian Articuno V Gold Secret Rare 181/172: $15.39
  12. Arceus VSTAR 123/172: $14.86
  13. Honchkrow V Alternate Art 154/172: $14.62
  14. Galarian Zapdos V Gold Secret Rare 182/172: $13.57
  15. Marnie's Pride Full Art Trainer Supporter 171/172: $12.27

This Pokémon TCG expansion includes a Trainer Gallery subset. The top cards of this subset are:

  1. Umbreon VMAX Character Super Rare TG23/TG30: $26.64
  2. Sylveon VMAX Character Super Rare TG15/TG30: $19.31
  3. Sylveon V Character Super Rare TG14/TG30: $18.80
  4. Umbreon V Character Super Rare TG23/TG30: $17.39
  5. Mimikyu VMAX Character Super Rare TG17/TG30: $14.60

In the past month, the set's chase card of Charizard V Alternate Art dropped $11. There has been no other major movement here and it has been almost a year since the set has dropped, so it is worth paying close attention in the coming months to see if these values will drop, remain steady, or increase.

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