Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Celebrations In September 2022

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 the special 25th anniversary set Celebrations, which came out in October 2021, are doing now in September 2022.


Celebrations card and logo. Credit: Pokémon TCG
Celebrations card and logo. Credit: Pokémon TCG

Here are the top valued cards of Pokémon TCG: Celebrations with market values observed on TCGPlayer as of this writing. First, the top 10 of the set's subset, the Classic Collection.

  1. Charizard Base Set Reprint 4/102: $64.23
  2. Umbreon Star POP Series Reprint 17/17: $21.12
  3. Shining Magikarp Neo Revelation Reprint 66/64: $12.33
  4. M Rayquaza EX XY: Roaring Skies Reprint 76/108: $9.85
  5. Mewtwo EX Black & White Next Destinies Reprint: $9.50
  6. Blastoise Base Set Reprint 2/102: $6.71
  7. Gardevoir ex Delta Species EX Dragon Frontier Reprint 93/101: $5.49
  8. Xerneas EX XY Base Reprint 97/146: $5.37
  9. Tapu Lele GX Sun & Moon: Guardians Rising Reprint 60/145: $5.22
  10. ______'s Pikachu Reprint WOTC Black Star Promos 24/53: $5.01

As far as the main set, the Shiny Mew Gold was the only card ever worth anything and remains that way. Shiny Mew Gold currently holds a value of $38.97, which shows a slight drop from last month.

For this set, we are seeing mostly static prices. The Charizard Base Set Reprint from the Classic Collection has fallen by a couple of dollars, but the once $30 Shining Magikarp reprint has seen a bigger fall. Now could be the time to act on that one.

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