Yu-Gi-Oh is still going strong today and because of this, there are tons of cards that sell for high amounts. It’s not uncommon for a card to sell for upwards of $50, in fact people will happily pay that for certain cards. However, you will never expect cards to cost as much as what you will find on this list. The cards you will see today will not only be extremely rare, they will be outright impossible to obtain unless you completely empty your bank account.
10. Des Volstgalph
Set: Pharaoh Tour 2005 Promotional Cards
Yep, hard to believe but the first entry on this list is just less than 700 bucks. The 2005 Pharaoh Tour was a tournament in 5 countries and the winner of each tournament received this card. Participants also received a card called Zoa.
9. Doomcaliber Knight
Set: Shonen Jump Championship 2008
As well as being a pretty good monster to have in your deck, the Ultra rare version can fetch you a pretty penny on the market. This card was awarded for coming 1st, 2nd or 3rd or a winner of the side event during any of the competitions.
8. Number 106: Giant Hand
Set: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 2013
Another really powerful monster card, the Super rare version awarded from the 2013 tournament. A combination of rarity and the fact the card is very useful is what makes it so expensive.
7. Gold Sarcophagus
Set: Pharaoh Tour 2007
Awarded in a more recent version of the same tournament as the #10 entry, this Ultra rare card is a staple in many player’s decks and for good reason – it is a very good card. Most players would love to have such a rare and useful card in their deck!
Set: Shonen Jump Championship 2006
This card can be useful in a lot of situations but overall it’s never really been a big part of the meta. This hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the most expernsive cards of all time, though. The Ultra rare version awarded for the Shonen Jump Championships of 2006 can fetch nearly $800 which is unbelievable for such a card.
5. Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn
Set: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 2015
Believe it or not, this is only the Super rare version that fetches so much. Lightsworns used to be one of the most feared decks out there but fell out of the pecking order over the years. With the release of more support cards they’ve slowly returned and this monster only serves to boost the caliber.
4. Ascension Sky Dragon
Set: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 2014
Amazingly, this is actually the first I’ve ever seen of this card. After reading its effect I can see why a lot of players would want this, particularly the Ultra rare version as that foil type would look amazing with this Dragon. Such an epic card but the prices are getting quite ridiculous now – although the price of this particular monster is dwarfed by what is further down the list.
3. Crush Card Virus
Set: Shonen Jump Championship 2007
Arguably one of the most OP cards of all time, Crush Card Virus was on the Forbidden List for an incredibly long time before it was eventually made Limited recently. The winner of the 2007 Shonen Jump Championship may not have been able to use it for many years but they’ll be happy if they don’t play anymore and find out how much it is worth!
2. Cyber Stein
Set: Shonen Jump Championship 2004
This card has been banned for many years and for good reason, it’s incredibly powerful. You might think that paying 5000 Life Points is a fair trade but there are so many cards out there than can prevent, restore or even reverse said cost. Combine that with all the things you can use any level fusion monsters for (XYZ or Synchro summoning) and you have an extremely good card.
1. Skuna, the Leonine Rakan
Set: Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2009
Many cards have a similar effect to this one whereby they win the match if they are the ones who reduce your opponent’s life points to 0. This card is one of the rarest, if not THE rarest in the game which is why it costs so much. It’s crazy to think a piece of card might be sold for this amount!