Published: May 19, 2020
CRANSTON, R.I. – On May 1, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers hosted an online-only auction of a Single Owner Collection of TCG trading cards. Bidding was facilitated through bidlive.bruneuandco.com as well as Auctionzip, Bidsquare, Invaluable and Live Auctioneers. The catalog featured 180 lots of Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Pokémon cards bringing out more than 5,000 registered bidders.
The highlight of the day was a 2003 Pokémon Aquapolis factory sealed booster box selling for $14,375. Aquapolis was the second to last series of the original Pokémon cards published by Wizards of The Coast, they are some of the most coveted Pokémon trading cards by collectors. A close second was a 2000 Pokémon Gym Challenge Blaine’s Charizard in BGS 10 Pristine condition. The card was one of only two known to exist in BGS 10 condition, and sold for a new world record $13,750. Outside of the Aquapolis booster box, factory sealed merchandise drove collectors crazy throughout the auction. Other booster box highlights included a 2000 Pokémon Neo Genesis Unlimited booster box for $7,500, 2000 Topps Pokémon Chrome Series 1 booster box for $3,375 and a 2000 Pokémon Gym Heroes Theme Deck Display for $1,625.
Charizard proved to be the most popular character of the day with the second highest single card being a 1999 Base Shadowless Charizard BGS 9 selling for $2,625. In third came a 2000 Team Rocket 1st Edition Dark Charizard BGS 9.5 selling for $1,375. Other auction highlights included a 16PC Pokémon Base Unlimited BGS 9 card group for $2,500, an 8PC Team Rocket 1st Edition BGS 9 card group for $1,375 and a 1999 Base Shadowless Blastoise BGS 9.5 for $1,250.
All prices reported include buyer’s premium.
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always looking for quality Pop Culture consignments, including comics, toys, trading cards and video games alongside antiques and fine art. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will be offering the remainder of the collection alongside other toys, comics and collectibles Thursday, June 25 at 6 pm EST. Due to COVID-19 regulations in Rhode Island, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers are running on limited hours, if you have any questions or require more information, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, www.bruneauandco.com.
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