Trading card games have been an object of fascination for masses around the globe for a long time now.
Time and again, it has proved to be not just a cards game but something much grander.
Fans have invested an insane amount of money in getting hold of the most exclusive and rarest ones of them all.
And in that context, enters the Yu Gi Oh Cards which is one of the most popular and expensive trading cards ever to exist.
Over the years, it has made a solid reputation among fans due to its amazing range and variation.
The cards can cost anywhere between a few dollars to whopping millions, burning a hole in your pocket.
So if you are wondering which are the most expensive ones, we have prepared you a detailed list of the 15 most expensive Yu Gi Oh Cards ever made.
Check out the list below that might take you by surprise!
The 15 Most Expensive Yu Gi Oh Cards
15. Shrink Ultra Rare Limited Edition
Securing the fifteenth place on the most expensive Yu Gi Oh card list is the Shrink Ultra Rare Limited Edition.
This limited edition card is estimated to cost around $9,586.
But here’s the catch, it is only expensive if it is one of the first editions- which was first released at the 2006 Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! Championships.
So, one has to prove that the Shrink card is one of these limited-edition prize cards to make it a valuable collectible.
Moreover, only 3 of them have been graded by PSA, with PSA 10’s and only 1 PSA 9.
14. 2002 Dark Magician Dark Duel Stories Promo PSA 10
The 2002 Dark Magician card has an estimated value of $9,999.
The character of this card, Dark Magician, was created when Mahad- one of the six Sacred Guardians who served under Pharaoh Atem- fused his ba and ka with illusion magic.
Further, he fended off the ghosts, battled Diabound, and then continued to serve the Pharaoh in the form of the Dark Magician.
This is a rare card with only 88 PSA 10’s in population.
13. 2017 Dark Magician Girl Ghost Card World Championship Promo
Next up, we have the 2017 Dark Magician Girl card that values around $11,000.
This card was first released at the 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships; the attendants and the participants of the championship were given this card in envelopes.
The card is a valuable collectible as it was limited to roughly 1000 copies only.
Besides, only 24 of them have been graded by PSA, with just 10 of them receiving PSA 10’s.
The dark Magician Girl also has a Funko Pop.
The character Dark Magician Girl initially appeared in the Battle City arc when Yugi faced the ex-magician, Arkana.
12. 2003 Magician’s Force 1st Edition Dark Paladin Alternate Art PSA 10
One of the most expensive Yu Gi Oh cards in the game- Dark Paladin- is estimated to cost $12,000.
Only 44 of these cards have been graded, with only 12 PSA 10’s, making it one of the rarest cards on this list.
11. Iron Knight of Revolution
This expensive card was released at the 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championships.
Further, it was presented only to the second, third, and fourth place winners of the championship.
It is a rare card as only one winner has sold the card so far; the card is valued at $12,999.
Talking of the other prize winners, they would rather hold on to them to memorialize their hard work.
Besides, the estimated value is likely to increase as time goes by, so it’s a win-win situation for the cardholders.
Nevertheless, it is illegal to use the Iron Knight of Revolution card in battles and tournaments.
Hence, its only purpose is to be a valuable collectible.
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10. 2002 Red-Eyes B. Dragon 1st Edition LOB PSA 10
This 2002 Red-Eyes B. Dragon card comes from the first set of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading card game released in English.
It is estimated to have a price of $13,600.
Further, only 69 of these are graded as a PSA 10.
9. 2002 Tournament Pack 1 MECHANICALCHASER PSA 10
The MECHANICALCHASER card was released in 2002 as part of the Tournament Pack 1.
This card has an estimated value of $14,999.
And is another one of the rare cards, with only 71 of them been graded and with only 25 PSA 10’s in existence.
8. 2002 Morphing Jar Tournament Pack 2 PSA 10
The artwork on this Morphing Jar card is not so remarkable, but the card is still a rare collectible.
It was released in 2002 as part of the Tournament Pack 2 and today has a value of around $15,000.
Although the card has been reprinted several times, most lately in 2018, the first editions remain the most valuable.
Both players discard their cards and draw five new cards whenever a Morphing Jar is activated during a match.
With a PSA 10 population of only 24, there are only 92 of them that PSA has ever graded.
7. Blood Mefist – Yu Gi Oh! Championship Series Prize Card
This Blood Mefist- Series Prize Card has an estimated value of $15,600.
Further, genuine copies of this card could rarely be found. Therefore it gets to be on the list of expensive collectibles.
In fact, its value is definitely going to increase in the times to come because of its rareness.
Besides, the cards are not being reprinted; it has been nearly nine years since we’ve heard anything about Blood Mefist- Series Prize Card.
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6. Blue-Eyes White Dragon – Yu Gi Oh! Dark Duel Stories Promotional Cards
The Blue-Eyes White Dragon Card was released in 2002 as a part of The Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories promotional cards.
Moreover, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories promotional cards are a set of Secret Rare cards.
The cards were bundled with the North American release of the video game Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories.
Further, the Blue-Eyes White Dragon Card is estimated to cost around $20,000.
This card is the signature card of notoriously wealthy Seito Kaiba in the anime. And it was featured in a Seto Kaiba-themed starter deck.
Also, it is the namesake of the original Legend of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon booster set.
Additionally, Blue-Eyes had many support cards dedicated to it in the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Although there are plenty of new cards released, the popularity of this Blue-Eyes White Dragon Card remains the same.
Therefore, it is regarded as a treasured collectible, which is also very rare to find.
Besides, the total PSA 10 population of this card is only 131.
5. 2004 Shonen Jump Championship Cyber-Stein PSA 10
The fifth spot on the list of most expensive Yu Gi Oh Cards- is occupied by the Cyber-Stein card.
But remember, there are different versions of this card, but the most valuable is specifically the Shonen Jump Championship prize of 2004.
Besides, only 18 of them were made for the original championship.
However, more copies of these cards were released worldwide after that; there are a little over a hundred of these cards in existence.
This card has survived the test of time, and its value only gets higher with each passing moment.
The 2004 Shonen Jump Championship Cyber-Stein is valued at a price of about $30,000.
Further, this card was initially inspired by the monster in Frankenstein.
And, there are only 21 PSA 10’s of this card out there.
4. Dark Magician Girl – Exclusive Japanese Lottery Award
This lottery award card is one-of-a-kind as it is a rare gem that is very highly valued.
About one hundred of these rare cards were given out as prizes in a Japan-exclusive lottery.
The card features the female version of the fan-favorite Dark Magician card. And it is said to be one of the most elusive cards ever made.
The value of the Dark Magician Girl- Japanese Lottery Award is around $50,000.
In fact, it is one of the most highly sought-after cards.
3. 2002 Tyler The Great Warrior – Custom Made Card
This card is a special one as it is a custom-made card.
When Tyler Gressle was diagnosed with rare liver cancer in 2002, he wished for a custom-made Yu-Gi-Oh! Card.
It was sweet of the card makers to have heard the wish of Tyler.
They specially made an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Card with Tyler’s name on it; Tyler, the Great Warrior, was born.
Because of such a moving story behind the card and the sweet gesture attached to it, Tyler the Great Warrior card has a staggering value of $150,000.
However, the card is unlikely to be ever sold since it was custom-made.
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2. 2001 Signed Japanese Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon – Asian Championships Tournament Prize Card
The second most expensive Yu Gi Oh Card in the world is the signed Japanese Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon.
This card was awarded to the winner of the 2001 Asian Championships tournament and was hand-signed by Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator, Kazuki Takahashi.
Further, the card owner jokingly offered it for sale on Twitter at a value of $934 million.
Later, a shop in Akihabara, Tokyo, legitimately tried to sell the card for $421,000.
However, there is no evidence that anyone actually bought it for almost half a million dollars.
But it’s still out there for those ultimate hard-core fans.
1. Tournament Black Luster Soldier – 1999 Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Exclusive Prize Card
The most expensive Yu Gi Oh Card to ever exist in history is Tournament Black Luster Soldier Card.
This beautiful one-of-a-kind stainless steel card was the first exclusive prize card awarded at the opening of the Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament in 1999.
It is the “OG” of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards.
The Tournament Black Luster Soldier 1999 has been pitched for sale in the past, but the highest transaction ever recorded for this card was $2 million in 2013.
However, it is uncertain if the card will ever be sold for that high in the future, but it’s the most significant in the list nevertheless.
The card is the unique one among all the other cards, so it rightfully deserves to be the most expensive Yu Gi Oh Card globally!