No, this Pokémon card isn’t made of solid gold, but it is however valued at $60,000. Unfortunately, the card, “Trainer No. 3,” sold by eBay user Pokemonplace and insured for $50,000 before being shipped via USPS, went missing while in transit to its new owner. Why is this card so precious? It was an exclusive card gifted to the third-place finisher of a Japanese event in 1999, making it one of the rarest Pokémon cards ever. Pokemonplace is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who that can successfully locate the card and send it to the original buyer safely. Read more for a video explaining the situation and what may have happened.
This card was sold by Pokemonplace and was shipped via USPS to the Dubai-based courier Aramex, who would then be responsible for delivering its recipient, all covered by a $50,000 insurance policy, the highest available for this type of package. Now here’s where things get a bit muddy, as Aramex told Pokemonplace that the card was never received, but the tracking information provided shows a receipt signature from the courier. However, the company said the signature was for a bulk package, and since it was signed for, Pokemonplace cannot claim the insurance policy from USPS.