Gotta Collect ‘Em All: The Most Expensive Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards
Ascension Sky Dragon
Ascension Sky Dragon is a Synchro monster, and is the first one of its kind to make waves in the collector’s world because of its price. A single ultra-rare version of this card that was given as a prize in the 2014 Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series was later sold for $1,395. This card is extremely useful, especially in tournaments, where judges have ruled that it has an unlimited capacity, which means that you can play up to three of these same cards in the same deck, for a combined total of 2,400 attack points.
synchro shoukan! Ascension Sky Dragon! pic.twitter.com/0wkAw2AGTE
— White♡Blanc ブラン (@CPU_Blanc) February 12, 2015
Another tournament circuit card to attain over $1,000 in value is Gold Sarcophagus. An ultra-rare variant was just sold for $1,095 by someone who won it in a Shonen Jump Championship. Similar ultra-rare mint condition Gold Sarcophagus cards that were given out at the 2007 Pharaoh Tour have sold for a similar prize. This is one of the first cards to use Banishment as an advantage, which is a great stalling tactic to use on other players.
— Stefania Martini (@Stefani71917249) October 26, 2015
One Yu-Gi-Oh! card whose price can vary wildly depending on the edition is Shrink. A common edition goes for around $4 per card, but a first run card has been sold for an incredible $7,000. Most collectors believe that $1,200 is closer to what people should be paying for ultra-rare editions that aren’t first run, but many collectors and even experts have a hard time identifying first run cards. Either version you buy, this is a great addition to any deck, and can help you bring down your opponent’s monsters.