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As the highly anticipated Evolving Skies set release inches closer, the jitters in this TCG card collector’s stomach keep getting more and more intense. This time around, the hype is real. As one of the most coveted modern Pokemon card sets, some are even going as far as to suggest that the set will be the best new set since the pandemic hype started. This makes Evolving Skies a potential "Out of Stock" risk at the beginning of its release. By the time the 2nd wave has been distributed to the local game stores, I expect Eevee and Rayquaza fans to be in a complete frenzy for more booster boxes.
The Evolving Skies set has many sought-after cards, the most significant number in any of the Sword and Sheild sets. Looking at the parallel Japanese set that has already been released, the cards are putting up big sales numbers at auctions. Every collector will add more than 40 premium cards to their collection when the set drops. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon Company, so I expect Pokemon to continue making huge moves in the trading card area to the end of 2021 and beyond!
Cards you need to add to your collection!
The number of rare collectibles in this set has skyrocketed, and even the rainbow Vmax cards aren’t the biggest hitters, so imagine how the most popular cards will look.
The set is one of the biggest in modern Pokemon history as it is a combination of three different Japanese sets! Some fans seem to like megapacks while some don’t, but these packs are here to stay, judging by the sales figures!
The rainbow Vmax cards would’ve been the biggest sellers in previous sets, but that isn’t the case anymore. The alternate art cards aren’t a fad; they’re here to stay and achieving significantly higher prices than the rainbow Vmax cards. So if the alternate art cards are the essential collectible card type this time around, let’s look at which three will probably be the most expensive!
Top 3 most collectible cards in Evolving Skies!
Alternative Art Sylveon Vmax
The alternative art Sylveon Vmax looks gorgeous, to say the least; the grace with which the artist drew Sylveon on this card is just amazing to see in the Japanese Eevee Heroes set, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out in the English collection. The card is one of the most collectibles pulls in this new set, and in Japan, it is one of the rarest pulls right now. Currently, the card sells for around $300 in Japan, which is crazy for a modern TCG card. Top that off with the fact that the English versions of these cards go for even more!
Alternative Art Umbreon Vmax
Like the Sylveon Vmax, Umbreon’s alternative art is probably similar to Sylveon in terms of numbers and rarity! Local and eBay auctions in Japan have auctioned the card for over $300!
Alternative Art Rayquaza Vmax
This card is the big daddy in the evolving skies set; the glory of this card will be unfathomable to many. A big pull card is also the Alternative art Rayquaza V, which is as important as the abovementioned cards.
But the alternative art Rayquaza Vmax is probably the most expensive card you can pull from the set. The card is being priced at around a whopping $800 in Japan right now, which is just crazy if you think about the card’s rarity. Collectors will only find the card in about one booster box out of 12-13 boxes!
The cards will spike in popularity and be most prized upon initial release, but as with any modern Pokemon set, rare card counts increase in the market as more booster sets get opened, which will lower prices in the mid-term. Over-saturation will eventually plateau the prices of the rare cards, which is a trend the Pokemon company seems to follow often. It makes sense! Modern booster packs are printed in large quantities to fulfill the massive demand!