Best of Yu-Gi-Oh!: Top 10 Recent Sales on eBay

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The collectible cards economy has exploded in recent months. From Basketball to Pokemon, cards of a variety of different brands & categories have seen their value increase on ebay. This recent development has left many card-watchers wondering “What will be the next hot brand in cards?”. Look no further than the classic anime known as Yu-Gi-Oh! 

Airing in early-2000s, Yu-Gi-Oh! followed the story of Yugi Mutou, who battled his opponents in the fictional card game of Duel Monsters. This fictional card game formed the basis for the real life Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. The card game is often a 1-on-1 contest in which each opponent is allotted a set amount of “Life Points” and use a variety of monster, magic and trap cards in an effort to drain their opponent's Life Points down to 0.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Is one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time and is still popular to this day. In 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records declared it the top selling trading card game in the world, having sold over 25 billion cards worldwide. 

Why The Increase In Price?

There are a variety of factors that have led to a surge in the Yu-Gi-Oh! marketplace. The collectible card market is on the rise, with factors such as limited supply as well as brand recognizability playing important roles in the rise in price. Yu-Gi-Oh! has been one of the most recognizable brands in the world and while they’ve sold billions of cards, some of the select cards have shockingly low population counts.

The list below is a recent taste of what’s to come, compiling the ten most expensive cards sold on eBay in the past 3 months.

Many of the cards on this list hold sentimental value from the classic anime, while others are newer editions to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Genre and hold value for a variety of other reasons. Regardless of those reasons, one thing can be known for sure, there is definite interest in  Yu-Gi-Oh! cards as a collectors item.

1. Blue-Eyes White Dragon

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DDS Blue Eyes White Dragon GEM MINT

Sold For: $85,000

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2. Cyber-Stein

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Cyber-Stein SJC-EN001 Ultra Rare 2004 SHONEN JUMP PRIZE CARD

Sold For: $30,100

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3. Des Volstgalph

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Ultra Rare Shonen Jump Prize Card SJC-EN002 Yu-Gi-Oh MINT

Sold For: $9,600.00

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4. Black Magician Girl

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WCS 2017 Black Magician Girl Card Extra Rare Japan Super Limited

Sold For: $8,900.00

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5. Tyr The Vanquishing Warlord

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Tyr The Vanquishing Warlord

PSA 10 GEM! 2009 World Champion Promo Card

Sold For: $5,600.00

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6. Blue-Eyes White Dragon

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1st Ed LOB-001 Misprint Bleed Yugioh Card

Sold For: $5,000.00

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7. Dark End Dragon

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Sold For: $4,270.00

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8. Monster Reborn

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LOB-118 in GEM MINT PSA 10

Sold For: $2,995.00

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9. Ten-Thousand Dragon

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BLAR BGS 9.0 Pristine Card

Sold For: $2,500.00

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10. Rainbow Dragon

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Sold For: $2,500.00

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Click here to check out everything available in the Yu-Gi-Oh space on eBay!