Rarest Pokemon card the Pikachu Illustrator sold for nearly 55 000 USD on an auction

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So do you think is the Charizard is the best in the Pokemon even in the TCG game? Looks like not. The 1998 released, NOT FOR SALE Pikachu Illustrator card is even better because it is the No.1 on the rarest Pokemon cards list in the world.

Last week in the USA, California on an auction a MINT condition Pikachu Illustrator sold for 54 970 USD (~52 000 EUR / 6.1 million Yen). Why is it so rare?
This card released in 1998 in Japan and only 30 pieces available in the WORLD. It wasn’t available in the card packages, you could win it in an illustration contest in Japan made by the CoroCoro Comic manga magazine