In the late 1990s, the biggest craze in our house were Pokémon cards — Lance had to have them all and we probably bought hundreds of packs of cards to find the treasured Pikachu and Charizard cards; unfortunately, when Superstorm Sandy flooded our house in 2012, we lost most of Lance’s collection. Recently a very rare Pokémon Pikachu Illustrator card (this one was definitely not in Lance’s collection) sold for a dazzling price. The card was created in 1998 by Atsuko Nishida, a Japanese illustrator, and awarded as a prize to the winners of a contest run by CoroCoro Comic. A total of 39 cards were released and while no one knows exactly how many remain, there are 10 PSA certified cards known. The pre-sale estimate was $125- 175K and the card easily surpassed the estimate selling for $195K ($224K w/p) …that’s a winning card!