At this time last year, a PSA 10 1st Edition Base Charizard was struggling to fetch more than $60,000.00. Today they’re over $300,000.00. If you noticed the ‘Zard on Logan Paul’s chain Sunday night and are wondering why it’s so much more expensive, you’ll find the answers here. In this article, we will review the last year for 1st Edition Base English Pokémon cards, aka the English Grails, along with some interesting factoids not often mentioned.
First off, what a power move by Logan Paul to announce himself as the owner of the third Beckett 10 1st Edition Base Charizard on a PPV. The other two BGS 10 ‘Zards are owned by Gary Haase. What’s wild is, the PSA 10 Charizard Logan purchased from that same Gary back in 2020, is the BGS 10 he currently owns. So Beckett cross-graded the card and here we are, looking at a card that went from being worth $300,000.00 to well over $750,000.00 today.
For Reference, PSA has over 120 10 Grades in their registry. Beckett has 3. If you are asking why this is, it's simple, Beckett has a tougher threshold to score a 10 than PSA. Beckett also has a 9.5 grade, whereas PSA does not. Grading is subjective, and you should check out the Ultimate Pokémon Guide to get a better grasp.
Now let's take a deep dive into the Base 1st Edition Holograms and a couple of Non-Holograms. The price range over the last 365+ days is staggering, and a lot of cards are currently going much lower than anyone would have anticipated. With that said, the market correction from October/November 2020 to now is gigantic for a good amount of the cards being mentioned today.