Earlier this year told you that your old Pokémon cards could go for thousands, but the Pokémon market just took a huge leap forward, with the rarest card ever printed selling for a mind-blowing $195,000 USD (around $285,000AUD).

The card was sold last week by New York auction house Weiss Auctions, sealed in a near-mint condition. The card, known as “Pikachu Illustrator”, features fan-favourite Pikachu holding paintbrushes and seemingly painting other characters from the franchise. Fewer than 40 of these cards were given away as a prize for a Pokémon Illustration Contest in 1998, and supposedly only 5 still exist in public circulation, with some more in private collections. The last time it sold was in $2016 for $55,000 USD ($75,000 AUD at the time). It’s said even non-mint Illustrator Pikachu cards will sell for at least $50,000.

The art on the card was done by Pikachu’s creator Atsuko Nishida and features various entirely unique icons and labels, such as the “Illustrator” title and pen icon.

You can find out more about the Pokémon trading market here.