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A Complete Guide To Mew Pokémon Cards

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Mew, the elusive Psychic-type Pokémon, has been capturing the hearts of fans and collectors since its introduction to the Pokémon universe. Mew’s mysterious origins and connection to the powerful Mewtwo make the Pokémon a popular topic for fans and card collectors alike.

In this post, we will take a look at Mew Pokemon cards and how they came to be.

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History of Mew Cards

The mythical Pokémon first appeared in the trading card game in 2000 as part of a Black Star Promo. It received three Pokémon League promo cards, two in 2000 and one in 2002.

One of the most notable releases was the Ancient Mew card, also released in 2000 as a promotion for Pokémon: The First Movie. Since then, Mew has appeared numerous times across different sets and expansions.

Recently, Mew has received a rare “Shining” card and several VMAX cards. Mew still remains a very relevant card, both for competitive TCG players and collectors.

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Why is Mew so popular?

The popularity of Mew can be attributed to factors beyond the global trading card game. Mew was the original secret Pokémon in the first video games, numbered as the 151st Pokémon despite only 150 officially in the game.

Capturing a Mew in these games was the stuff of legend and it dominated conversations about the popular games. Outside of video games, Mew has been a major character in the Pokémon movies, further bolstering its mass appeal.

The clear popularity and importance of Mew contribute to its impressive trading card value.

Top 5 Most Valuable Mew Cards

5. Ancient Mew – $465

Ancient Mew was a promotional item for Pokémon: The First Movie. It’s unique design featuring cryptic runes and distinct card backing make it a popular choice for collectors, even years later.

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4. Mew Ex Holon Phantoms – $1,500

This holographic Ex card from Holon Phantoms is among the most valuable Mew cards. It portrays Mew floating in front of an intricate background, with an emphasis on the Pokémon’s iconic tail.  

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3. Gold Star Mew Ex Dragon Frontiers – $2,500

Next on the list is a rare, gold star Mew featuring a gold star symbol by the name. Adding to the value of this holographic card is Mew appearing as a blue shiny variant.

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2. Mew Ex Legend Maker Holo – $4,995

From the E Legend Maker expansion comes this holographic Mew card. The mythical Psychic-type is portrayed in front of a green background.

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1. 2000 Mew Black Star – $10,100

This Black Star promotional card was released when Wizards of the Coast still produced English Pokémon cards. It includes an illustration by Ken Sugimori and a classic Pokémon card style. As the first Mew card released, it’s not surprising how valuable it is.

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Final thoughts on Mew Pokemon cards

Mew is one of the most iconic Pokémon, up there with Pikachu and Charizard. Although no cards from the past few years made it onto the most valuable list, that doesn’t mean Mew has become worthless. Older cards continue to rise in value, and as we distance ourselves from recent releases I suspect that newer cards will be more prized by collectors.

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Further Reading

Interested in reading more Cardlines write-ups about Pokémon? Check out some of the pieces below:

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