Ken Sugimori Autograph Sales Data

I am hoping to compile a historical record of Ken Sugimori autograph sales data. Please feel free to add your personal transactions to help us create a thorough history.

This list is compiled into two sections:

  1. Confirmed Prices & Dates: Auction prices/dates confirmed through an auctioning company or best offer prices/dates extracted from https://130point.com

  2. Unconfirmed Prices & Dates: Historical sold listings found on sites like https://mavin.io that do not provide accurate prices/dates.

Only autographs authenticated by a grading company were included. This is a working document. There are some clear gaps pre-2022 that need to be filled in.

Confirmed Prices & Dates

2022

11/17/22 - 2003 EX Ruby & Sapphire Gardevoir Holo - $2,640

11/17/22 - 2005 Mirage’s Mew Constructed Starter Deck 1st Edition Scott - $1,525

11/17/22 - 2005 EX Deoxys Deoxys EX Holo - $3,100

10/30/22 - 2004 Pop Series 1 Minun - $3,720

10/23/22 - 2000 Neo Genesis Feraligatr - $4,920

10/2/22 - 2007 World Championships “CUT” Piplup - $6,300

9/25/22 - 2003 EX Ruby & Sapphire Torchic - $10,000

9/18/22 - 2004 Pop Series 1 Minun - $5,880

9/11/22 - 2005 EX Emerald Professor Birch Holo - $2,640

9/11/22 - 2005 World Championships “CUT” Celebi - $19,200

9/7/22 - 2003 Electabuzz Promo “Winner” Jumbo - $5,999

8/28/22 - 2004 World Championships “CUT” Pikachu - $33,000

8/18/22 - Sugimori, Arita, & Harada Signed Original Art Sketch of Pikachu, Minun, and Plusle - $32,400

8/14/22 - 1997 Japanese Rocket Dark Charizard Holo - $13,200

7/31/22 - 2004 EX FireRed & LeafGreen Charmander Holo - $4,560

7/17/22 - 2005 EX Emerald Professor Birch Holo - $4,680

6/6/22 - 2004 Pop Series 1 Minun - $5,700

6/6/22 - 2004 Pop Series 1 Plusle - $5,700

5/21/22 - 1999 Base Set Alakazam Holo - $5,666


2021

10/5/21 - 2004 Japanese Rocket Gang Strikes Back Copycat - $3,252


2020

8/20 - 2000 Black Star Promo Dark Persian Holo - $5,000 (Private Sale)

5/22/20 - 1999 Japanese Neo Feraligatr Holo - $3,900

5/17/20 - 2006 Ken Sugimori Pokemon Pichu Original Hand Drawn and Signed Drawing - $55,350

5/20 - 2003 EX Ruby & Sapphire Camerupt Holo - $1,250 (Private Sale)

4/23/20 - 1998 Japanese CD Promo Charizard Holo - $3,550 (Private Sale)

3/20 - 2004 Pop Series 1 Beautifly - $2,000 (Private Sale)


2019

9/25/19 - 2003 EX Dragon TV Reporter - $710

?/19 - 2000 Black Star Promo Dark Persian Holo - $1,075


Unconfirmed Prices & Dates

2020 - 2003 Black Star Promo Stamped European Tournament Treecko Holo - ≤$3,050

2020 - 1999 Jungle Scyther Holo - ≤$700

2020 - 1998 Japanese Gym Lt. Surge’s Electabuzz Holo - ≤$2,250

2020 - 2000 Japanese Neo 2 Charizard Reverse Foil - ≤$3,999

2019 - 2003 EX Ruby & Sapphire Camerupt Holo - ≤$810

2019 - 1998 Japanese Glossy CD Promo Mewtwo - ≤$1,625

2019 - 1998 Japanese CD Promo Venusaur Holo - ≤$2,999

2019 - 1998 Japanese CD Promo Blastoise Holo - ≤$5,999

2019 - 2001 Neo Revelation 1st Edition Shining Gyarados Holo - ≤$2,999

2019 - 2000 Gym Challenge 1st Edition Blaine’s Charizard Holo - ≤$3,999

2019 - 2000 Japanese Neo 2 Charizard Reverse Foil - ≤$3,200

2019 - 1999 Japanese Grand Party Holo - ≤$2,751

2019 - 2003 Best of Game Rocket’s Hitmonchan Winner Holo - ≤3,800

2019 - 1999 Japanese Neo Feraligatr Holo - ≤$1,787

2019 - 2003 EX Dragon TV Reporter - ≤$1,000

2017 - 1998 Japanese Gym Misty’s Gyarados Holo - ≤$1,099

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idk how i know, but some of those unconfirmed prices are definitely off :cowboy_hat_face:

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Yep, I agree with you. They were likely the listing prices, not the sold prices.


(2020)

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Thanks, @pfm! Added :smiley:

Great data! I guess it’s time to send this into psa! :sweat_smile:

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Wonder what’s going to happen with his future signings.

I heard a credible rumour that he might do some signing at Worlds 2023 in Japan.

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For those who aren’t familiar with admiral, this is why he has the title “comedian”. :grinning:

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I hadn’t realized so many Sugimori’s sold this year. Thank you for sharing.

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New Sugimori autograph sale of a custom Piplup for $6,300.

https://www.pwccmarketplace.com/items/3392208/ken-sugimori-pokemon-cut-auto-psadna-10-gem-mint

If it helps the 700 unconfirmed sale of the scyther likely wasn’t paid and pretty confident it’s a fake autograph.

Also i bought the camerupt signed card from the ebay winner in may 2020 for $1250 via a private sale thru E4.

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Thanks for this confirmation @stevethemagicguy. I will add your private sale!

Was wondering who had that card! couldn’t remember who I sold it to!

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Thanks for adding this @logsdale! I will add your purchase. Can you remind me what the description of this card is? I can’t remember the name/set/year.

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That lava cow is iconic for sure

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Haha any particular reasons it’s Iconic? Any cool story behind it? I love it just always ask myself why that was picked out of everything possible to be signed. Very happy to have it in my forever collection :slight_smile:

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The card is Copycat from Rocket Gang Strikes Back (78/84)

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Not authenticated, but this piece sold for $7,000 on 8/18/22.

There is a similar graded copy listed for $90,000.

Curious whether multi-autograph cards will increase in popularity.

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I can confirm the $5,999.99 sale for the Jumbo Winners Electabuzz Promo on ebay.

I also privately sold a Ken Sugimori signed Torchic, featuring a Torchic sketch, for $10,000 a couple weeks ago.

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