PSA 10 Neo Gen Lugia or Gold Star Rayquaza

Who would you choose?

  • PSA 10 Neo Genesis 1st edition Lugia
  • PSA 10 EX Deoxys Rayquaza :goldstar:
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Rayquaza.

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Rayquaza no contest

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one is only cool because of conditional rarity

if your card is no longer cool when you crack the slab, dont buy it

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Lugia. Not even close!!

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Rayquaza

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i’ve had both, but only still have one - rayquaza :goldstar:

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If I could pick any release of those artworks I’d pick the Rayquaza in Japanese, but if we’re sticking to English I’d probably pick Lugia.

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Rayquaza :goldstar:

Finding a Neo Genesis Lugia without print lines or scratches is a near-impossible task. Conditional rarity is not interesting to me.

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Ain’t no way people think the Japanese gold star ray is better than the English version

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Ooft this is a good one. Ignoring all monetary aspects, and assuming we mean a genuinely perfect condition card, then definitely Lugia.

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Lugia because it doesn’t have gum lips

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At least Rayquaza doesn’t have oversized hands for wings

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This is crazy. LOL

Some things cannot be unseen

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We ended with 94 total votes. It was 76% in favor of Rayquaza. I am a little surprised by this. I would have guessed that the Lugia being from the WOTC era with the 1st Edition stamp would have came out on top. I know how collectible the Gold Stars are but I still underestimated the popularity. Do you think this is a result of Rayquaza being more popular than Lugia? Do you think Rayquaza will be more expensive in the long run? I remember Lugia being a $800 card when I started buying PSA 10 slabs and I missed it because I was tunnel visioning 1st edition base only. I did buy 1 gold star Charizard but never Rayquaza. Missed that one too. I think it was $6000 at the time I started collecting but I’m not 100% sure.

Rayquaza all day

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If you were looking at them in PSA 9 the answer would be clear.

Like I said, one of these cards is only special because a minimum wage employee decided to say that they didn’t see a print line.

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I agree. I have been looking for a PSA 10 lugia for some time now and it has been very challenging to find one that I would be happy paying the price tag for.

Lugia was always a popular card but it was only recently (2020) that it became REALLY popular when those PSA 10s sold for crazy prices on PWCC. As a reference point, I paid $150 for a PSA 9 Lugia at the beginning of 2018, in contrast the Rayquaza was about $1600 in PSA 9 back then.

There’s something a bit artificial about the popularity of the Lugia today, especially compared to Rayquaza that has been popular with collectors basically since it was released.

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