- A Pokémon
card valued at $60,000 went missing while in transit to its new
according to Polygon.
- The card, Trainer No. 3, was sold by eBay user
Pokémonplace and insured for $50,000 before being shipped via
- Trainer No. 3 was an exclusive card given to the
third-place finisher of a Japanese event in 1999, making it one of
the rarest Pokémon cards in existence.
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A missing Pokémon card worth $60,000 has left the collector
community in shock,
according to a report from Polygon’s Patricia Hernandez. The
card was purchased on eBay last year and disappeared while in
transit to its new owner.
The card in question is “Trainer No. 3,” an exclusive card given
to the third-place finalist of a Japanese competition called Super
Secret Battle in 1999. Trainer No. 3’s unusual origin makes it one
of the rarest Pokémon cards in existence.
The card was sold by pokemonplace, an eBay
seller offering more than 300 Pokémon cards for sale.
Pokemonplace told Polygon that Trainer No. 3 was shipped via USPS
to Dubai-based courier Aramex, who would then be responsible for
delivering it to the new owner. Polygon reports that the card was
covered by a $50,000 insurance policy, the highest available from
USPS for this type of package.
However, Aramex told pokemonplace that the card was never
received. The tracking information given to pokemonplace shows a
receipt signature from Aramex, but the company claims the signature
was for a bulk package. To make things worse, pokemonplace cannot
claim the insurance policy from USPS because Aramex signed for a
It’s unclear if the card simply went missing or if it was stolen
by an employee. Trainer No. 3 was encased in a plastic container
and is registered in a database for collectors. Given the card’s
rarity, it would be difficult to resell at full value under normal
Pokemonplace is offering a $1,000 bounty for anyone who can
locate the card and help return it to the original buyer. According
to Polygon, the victims aren’t looking to punish the potential
thief, they just want the card returned.
Source: FS – All – Entertainment – News
A rare Pokémon card worth ,000 got lost in the mail, and the seller is offering a ,000 bounty for its return