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10 Most Expensive Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Of 2020 (& What They Sold For)

10 Most Expensive Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Of 2020 (& What They Sold For)

Some cards are worth more than others, although the monetary value behind some of these entries will surprise even the most avid Yu-Gi-Oh fans.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is known for its exciting battles and unique cards. The card game alone has entertained fans of the series for more than 20 years. Many collectible and memorable cards have been released throughout Yu-Gi-Oh's! Lifespan, with some fetching exorbitant prices on the public auction market.

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Though Yu-Gi-Oh! was released soon after Pokémon, the two undeniably share commonalities. Perhaps none more evident than the incredible prices of some collectible cards in the franchise. Some cards are undoubtedly worth more than others, although the monetary value behind some of these entries will surprise even the most avid Yu-Gi-Oh! card collectors.

10. Gaia The Fierce Knight ($650)

Yugioh Gaia The Fierce Knight

The Gaia the Fierce Knight card was included in the first Western-release Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck, the Legend of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon, was introduced in 2002. Since its release, the card has gained notable popularity, substantially increasing its sale price.

The card is categorized as an archetype of the "Warrior Monsters" card and allows players to summon Gaia without any tributes. Yugi memorably used the card as tribute in the original Anime to activate "Gaia Knight." The rare card recently sold for an impressive AU $850 is about US $650.

9. Dark Magician Girl ($1,300)

Dark Magician Girl Card Yu Gi Oh

In 2003, Konami released a Magician's Force booster pack, which included two previously released Japanese sets; Advent of Union and Champion of Black Magic. The booster deck had some notably rare cards, including the monster type Dark Magician Girl.

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The Magician character pictured in the card has become a bit of a fan-favorite after its debut, no doubt increasing the card's overall value. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that a copy recently sold for $1,300 at a public auction.

8. Amatsu-Okami Of The Divine Peaks ($1,400)

Amatsu-Okami of the Divine Peaks Yu Gi Oh

This light-type card was given out as a prize during the 2018 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships, which were held in Japan. Not only is Amatsu-Okami of the Divine Peaks highly sought-after, but it also has an impressive 3,000 attack power, making it a formidable addition to any deck.

A mint condition copy of the card recently sold for just over $1,400 and is currently valued at a whopping $1,390. However, considering it was only awarded to tournament participants, its value is understandable.

7. Japanese Blue-Eyes White Dragon ($2,500)

Japanese Blue-Eyes White Dragon Yu Gi Oh

Fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime is undoubtedly familiar with the Blue-Eyes White Dragon card. The card is not only rare in real life but is highly sought after in Anime as well. Blue-Eyes White Dragon is so recognizable that the original Yu-Gi-Oh! booster pack was named in its honor.

It's worth noting that there is a Japanese and English version of the card, both of which have exceptional value. A mint-condition copy of the Japanese card recently sold for an incredible $2,500.

6. Morphing Jar ($3,150)

Morphing Jar yu gi oh

On the surface, the Morphing Jar seems like a standard, unassuming card; however, its value has noticeably increased over time. First introduced in 2002 from the Tournament Pack: 2nd Season, the unremarkable monster type card has surprisingly helpful attributes.

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When the card is activated during a match, both players discard their cards and draw five new cards, an excellent strategy in a pinch. Though there have been multiple editions and reprints of the card, a 1st edition mint copy recently sold for $3,150.

5. Minerva The Exalted Lightsworn ($3,700)

Minerva the Exalted Lightsworn yu gi oh

Another prize card given to tournament champions, Minerva the Exalted Lightsword, is one of the few holographic entries on the list. In 2015, Japan hosted a World Championships tournament and awarded lucky participants with this aesthetically pleasing and uncommon card.

In addition to its rarity, the card is also unique due to its impressively artistic design. Like other cards on the list, Minerva has had reprints, notably less valuable. However, a championship series edition recently sold for $3,700.

4. Dark End Dragon ($7,500)

Dark End Dragon yu gi oh

Yu-Gi-Oh! has no shortage of rare dragon cards, and Dark End Dragon is no exception. This card is a bit more recent than some of the other entries, first introduced in 2012 as part of the Ra Yellow Mega Pack.

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It's classified as "Super Rare," with a slim 1/11 chance of getting the card (per pack). Most recently, a copy of the card sold for $7,500 at public auction. However, what's even more remarkable is that copy wasn't even rated at the full PSA 10 mint condition.

3. Shrink Ultra Rare Limited Edition ($9,000)

Shrink ultra rare first edition yu gi oh

Similar to the Morphing Jar card, the Shrink card is deceptively unassuming. However, throughout its release, it has seen a significant increase in value. That being said, the edition and print of the Shrink card can dramatically affect its overall worth.

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The most valuable edition is the "Ultra Rare" Promo edition from the Shonen Jump Championship. In December 2020, a "Limited Edition" copy sold for GBP $6,800 which is around US $9,318,04.

2. Cyber-Stein ($30,000)

cyber-stein yu gi oh

The Cyber-Stein card is a somewhat obscure entry in the franchise; however, it's also currently one of the most valuable Yu-Gi-Oh! cards on the market. Like the Shrink card, there are several different Cyber-Stein versions, all with varying value.

Like the Shrink card, the Shonen Jump Championship edition from 2004 is the most highly sought after iteration of the Cyber-Stein card. A PSA 10 Mint rated copy of the card recently sold for an unbelievable $30,000 in November 2020.

1. Blue-Eyes White Dragon 1st Edition ($32,000)

Blue-Eyes White Dragon yu gi oh

Given the iconic Blue-Eyes White Dragon's popularity in both the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game and Anime, it's no surprise that it's one of the most valuable cards in the entire franchise. The English 1st Edition print is scarce and costs more than most cars.

Recently, a 2002 1st Edition copy sold for a staggering $32,000 at public auction. The copy that sold was just shy of the PSA 10 Mint rating, indicating the elusive "mint" Blue-Eyes White Dragon is worth even more.


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