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The ‘Pikachu Illustrator’ first sold in the early 2000s for around US$23,000 (AUD$31,197), Halperin said.

The card, considered the most valuable and iconic Pokemon card among collectors, was designed by Atsuko Nishida, one of the chief Pokemon graphic illustrators.

The card depicts the fan-favorite yellow rodent Pikachu, holding what appear to be drawing utensils.

It was put up for auction by a private collector in the United States in the wake of the popularity surrounding the Pokemon Go app, which has more than 20 million active users.

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https://au.news.yahoo.com/entertainment/a/33286976/rare-pokemon-card-sells-for-record-54-970-at-auction/#page1

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