Shadowless Charizard and Other Popular Charizard Cards
There are also many PSA-graded 1st edition shadowless Charizards on the market. If you're looking to invest in this card, beware, as there are many fakes out in the world, especially online. However, if you are willing to spend the money on a PSA graded version, then you can rest assured that it is a true copy, as PSA authenticates the card.
The second most sought after card in Pokemon is the Shining Charizard from Neo Destiny. The Neo sets were quite popular for their shining cards. It is coveted not only because of its rarity, but because it is a shining version of Charizard. Shining Pokemon, for those that do not know, are Pokemon that are differently colored than that of their regular counterparts. For example, Shining Charizard is black, and this makes this particular shining Pokemon very highly sought after..
One of the most interesting aspects to this card, however, is that while unlimited copies (those without the 1st edition symbol on the left hand side of the card below the picture) can be purchased for as little $25 USD. First edition copies, however, tend to be upwards of $100 USD or more (although you may find a copy for less than that, but the condition may not be of a collectible quality).
The reason for this price difference is mainly because when these earlier sets of the Pokemon trading card game were released, many first edition cards were handled by kids who did not necessarily take care of the cards carefully. Many copies have surface scratches or bends and creases that greatly devalue them. If you're looking to spend money on this card, make sure you're getting a mint copy.
Like his shadow-less base set counterpart, PSA-graded copies of Shining Charizard can be found on auction sites like eBay.
One of the other very popular Charizard cards is an ultra rare holographic card from EX Delta Species. Like his earlier shining counterpart from Neo Destiny, this card is very attractive to collectors mainly because of its rarity. Since many collectors buy many booster boxes in search of this particular card, the prices of this card have risen over the years, as for set collectors, this is often the one card that eludes many a box break. It's one of the best looking Charizard cards, but it's not quite as pricey as the 1st edition version of the Neo Destiny Shining Charizard. As Pokemon cards at this point were no longer released as 1st edition in English, there is no price difference in edition. However, 1st editions of sets are still released in Japanese. Copies of 1st edition Japanese cards are extremely rare and when they are sold, are sold at a premium.
The last of the major Charizard cards that Pokemon collectors are always seeking is Charizard EX from the rare set EX Fire Red and Leaf Green. This set actually is very rare mainly because of the number of people searching for this card, although there are other EX versions of popular Pokemon like Gyarados and Gengar in that set, as well. Copies of this card tend to sell north of $50 USD on a regular basis. There are also PSA-graded versions of this particular Charizard.
Other Charizard Cards
There are many, many Charizard cards in the Pokemon Trading Card game to collect. If you're looking to start or add to a Charizard card collection, you can purchase a great many copies of various Charizard cards for fairly low prices. Because of Charizard's great popularity in the Pokemon fan base, though, having a large collection of Charizard cards can draw the admiration (and envy) of many Pokemon card collectors.