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The Most Expensive Pokemon Card Ever Is Getting A Rerelease

No "Pokémon" card can touch the popularity (or price tag) of the original Base Set Charizard, and now, this superstar card's story has started a whole new chapter. On June 24, the Pokémon Company announced an upcoming reissue of the card set to release this October as part of the "Celebrations" collection. The collection will include "close remakes" of the cards as they originally appeared, right down to the holographic artwork. Not surprisingly, this exciting news is part of the continued celebration of the 25th anniversary of "Pokémon."

According to the official announcement, the "Celebrations" collection will "celebrate some of Pokémon's greatest moments over 25 years of adventure, discovery, and friendship" and offer an "opportunity to stroll down memory lane with classic Pokémon TCG cards." Pokémon TCG fans can look forward to appearances from Pokémon fan favorites like Mew, Ho-Oh, Zamazenta, Umbreon, Flying Pikachu, Surfing Pikachu, and more classic creatures — alongside the star of the show, Charizard.

Each booster pack will come with four different foil cards, all marked with the 25th anniversary logo. With over 45 cards in the collection, your chances of scoring Charizard are around 8%. Not too bad! Additionally, The Pokémon Company has announced an assortment of other products coming out alongside the booster packs, including pins, tins, and more.

Charizard's Flight to Fame

This year has already seen its fair share of Pokémon TCG hype and drama. Many fans agree that scalpers have totally ruined "Pokémon" card collecting, so much so that big retailers like Target stopped selling cards for a time (though they're back now). Also this year, McDonald's ran a promo that led to cards flying out the door, and eBay has made policy modifications to try to stop card scalpers. People will go to great lengths to get their hands on rare and beloved cards.

YouTubers have added to the conversation, like when Logan Paul brought his Charizard card into a boxing match or when Leonhart lost (and eventually found) a copy of the card that cost him $55,000.

While Kotaku predicts the rereleased version of the Charizard card won't even come close to rivaling the value of the original, only time will tell what's in the (ahem) cards. After all, no one could've guessed that the original card would eventually demand the prices its reached in recent years. All eyes are on this Fire type to see if it continues to be a hot commodity.

The "Celebrations" collection will be out Oct. 8, 2021. Premium and ultra-premium packs will follow on Oct. 22. While you're waiting for fall to roll around so you can get your hands on Charizard and other nostalgic cards, you could always do a bit more research into the most expensive Pokémon cards ever sold.