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Pokémon TCG Value Watch: Silver Tempest in October 2023

Our monthly Pokémon TCG Value Watch series observes the Lugia-themed Sword & Shield - Silver Tempest expansion in October 2023

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 – Silver Tempest, which came out in November 2022, are doing now in October 2023.

Silver Tempest top card. Credit: Pokémon TCG
Silver Tempest top card. Credit: Pokémon TCG

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

  1. Lugia V Alternate Art 186/195: $143.7
  2. Lugia VSTAR Rainbow Rare 202/195: $26.21
  3. Serena Full Art Trainer Supporter 193/195: $25.07
  4. Unown V Alternate Art 177/195: $19.01
  5. Lugia VSTAR Gold Secret Rare 211/195: $18.11
  6. Regidrago V Alternate Art 184/195: $17.64
  7. Forest Seal Stone Holographic Rare 156/195: $15.29
  8. Alolan Vulpix VSTAR Rainbow Rare 197/195: $12.17
  9. Candice Full Art Trainer Supporter 189/195: $11.26
  10. Serena Rainbow Rare Trainer Supporter 207/195: $10.41

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

  1. Rayquaza VMAX Character Super Rare TG20/TG30: $34.93
  2. Friends in Galar Full Art Trainer Supporter TG23/TG30: $13.18
  3. Judge Full Art Trainer Supporter TG25/TG30: $10.79
  4. Blaziken VMAX Character Super Rare TG15/TG30: $10.54
  5. Serperior V Character Super Rare TG13/TG30: $10.25

This month, Lugia V Alternate Art dropped $10. Serena Full Art Trainer Supporter fell less, by about $5. The weirdest quirk of this set remains the Forest Seal Stone Holographic Rare which is unusually high in value for a holo-rare. Holo-rares are largely bulk, and this one is more than many Secret Rares in the set at $15.

Be sure to check Bleeding Cool every day to follow our in-depth Pokémon TCG coverage as we explore the hobby's past, present, and even future with upcoming set reveals.

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