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