PSA 10 PreRelase Raichu or Illustrator? Yore choice

Discussion in 'Collecting and Card Price Discussion' started by garyis2000, May 9, 2013.

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  1. garyis2000

    garyis2000 Member

    Interested to know your opinion:

    Which of the two below cards have the most value?

    PSA 10 Pre Release Raichu
    Or
    PSA 10 Illustrator Holo

    Everybody participate and we'll total them up in a few days:thumb:
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2013
  2. TheDuckTamer09

    TheDuckTamer09 New Member

    The Illustrator for sure.

    I am strictly a WOTC collector and am very intrigued by the Prerelease Raichu (Raichu is also my favorite Pokemon), but if I were given the chance to purchase one card or the other, I would have to have the Illustrator.

    It's the gem of gems. There is only one card like it out there. There are no reprints or any cards that look similar. Owning an Illustrator really sets a collection apart from others in all realms of Pokemon TCG collecting.
     
  3. elam18

    elam18 New Member

    I'll say the PSA 10 Illustrator would be the best choice.
     
  4. garyis2000

    garyis2000 Member

    Neither one exists in PSA 10 but if they did...

    "I Choose You, Raichu!"

    I would put the other card as the best Japanese card though.
     
  5. elam18

    elam18 New Member

    @gary did you see my PM

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    A pikachu with a paintbrush rules all! but i choose the illustrator because it has better artwork than the raichu
     
  6. garyis2000

    garyis2000 Member

    Sure did buddy...
     
  7. smpratte

    smpratte Active Member

    The Illustrator. I prefer the actual highest graded copy. :smile:
     
  8. elam18

    elam18 New Member

    Looking at that card you have there Scott makes me want it even more!
     
  9. funmonkey54

    funmonkey54 Active Member

    I would pick the Pre Release Raichu.
    I'm just not really interested in Japanese cards.
     
  10. Swordfish1989

    Swordfish1989 New Member

    I like the art of the Illustrator more, but the Pre-Release Raichu seems to be more mystical. It's a tough one.

    In the end I'd pick the one that was the better long term investment :p Maybe Raichu?
     
  11. cbd1235

    cbd1235 New Member

    I put my vote in for the Illustrator, personally. The Prerelease Raichu is fascinating but it doesn't interest me the way the Illustrator does. Mainly because the Illustrator is exclusive artwork and the Raichu is just a regular card with a stamp.
     
  12. TonySandlin

    TonySandlin Active Member

    I'd take the Raichu probably. The Illustrator would be out of place in my collection even if it is very cool.
     
  13. Pokeplayer101

    Pokeplayer101 New Member

    Raichu all the way.
     
  14. PreRelease Raichu
     
  15. espeon200

    espeon200 New Member

    Illustrator definitely. Love the illustration on it.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2013
  16. elam18

    elam18 New Member

    Did you notice people who prefer English cards over Japanese Cards pick the prerelease Raichu
    and whoever is interested in Japanese cards pick the illustrators
     
  17. Pokeplayer101

    Pokeplayer101 New Member

    I am much more in favor of japanese cards than english but I consider the prerealease raichu to be the rarest card ever.
     
  18. espeon200

    espeon200 New Member

    Actually I'm much more interested in English cards...
     
  19. Haze

    Haze New Member

    The mystic of the raichu fascinates me more :)
     
  20. Rambo

    Rambo Active Member

    I'd pick the Illustrator...much prefer the artwork and less people will question its authenticity ;)
     

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