What is your top favourite card that is considered a prize card ? Maybe it’s a snap contest card ? An Art Academy winner ? A point prize card perhaps ? Those are just a few categories in the prize card pool lol
I think some already know mine but if you need a reminder , my top prize card , my goal and trophy / grail :
This card has so many layers: Only awarded in Japan at major tournaments during the golden era of pokemon. Iconic exclusive artwork that ties into its release! Also the concept is still echoed today for current worlds promos, with psyduck relaxing less each year, maybe it’s an analogy for life! And of course it’s very rare! Tropical Wind completely encapsulates what collecting pokemon is all about!
I always have to go with this Pichu design card just for the Cyndaquil and rarity factor.
A bit punishing for species collectors as it also contains Piplup, Mew, Celebi, Arceus, Diglett, Oddish, Electrode, Butterfree, Magnemite, and Drifloon.
Interesting how this one seems to be one of the ones from the contest that comes up the least. Who knows how I would treat my cards as a 5 year old
The Gyarados Battle Promo provided to participants of the 2-day event in honor of Pokemon Center HIroshima. Features both Magikarp, Gyarados, and a Fisherman (harkens back to Shining Gyarados from Neo) and also has the Hiroshima PC logo which features Red Gyarados and Pikachu. It is the only TCG card so far to feature both Red and Blue versions of Gyarados.
Along that would be the New Year Present Fan Club Promo provided to Pokemon Club members featuring Dragon Pokemon from the original 151 with artwork by Komiya. Gyarados is featured as the primary highlight using Hyper Beam in celebration of the new millennium - 2000 - which also turns out to be the Year of the Dragon.