LeonHart shows secret card collections for Pokémon employees

By Olivia Richman


Oct 29, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Pokémon TCG content creator LeonHart is known for getting his hands on rare Pokémon cards but he recently surprised fans with a pretty crazy find.

YouTuber LeonHart recently got a box of Pokémon cards that were originally given to a former Pokemon Company employee. Accoding to LeonHart, one of the perks of working for the Pokemon Company is that you get entire TCG sets when expansions are released.

This is known as a master set. It includes the complete set including reverse holos, ultra rares, and other collectible cards.

LeonHart shares wild Pokémon TCG find on YouTube

LeonHart started the video holding a plain white box. A label on the box said Delta Species and noted that it had 221 cards inside.

What makes this even more interesting is that master sets are delivered “straight from the printing press.” Basically, these cards are in perfect condition and have never been touched. Employees who sleeve them and keep them safe could have perfectly pristine cards on their hand, perfect for selling and grading.

LeonHart also had a master set meant for employees for the following sets:

  • Diamond & Pearl
  • EX Dragon
  • Team Rocket

Master sets are very valuable to collectors. A lot of them sell for nearly $1,000. Some are even more expensive, like the Legendary Collection complete master set, which can be found for up to $12,000. And when a set is made specifically for employees, that makes the collection even rarer. Pokémon collectors love finding unique cards like this, making LeonHart’s collection quite valuable.

What are some of the rarest Pokemon cards?

Illustrator Pikachu has reached $1.2 million at auction. Only 41 are known to exist since the card was given to winners of a Japanese magazine contest.

A 1st Edition Borderless Charizard is still one of the most coveted Pokemon cards, usually worth over $300,000 depending on the market. To reach this price tag, you would need to get this card professionally graded and come out with a 10.

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Backless Blastoise is another iconic card that can reach $300,000. This card is an oddity since the back of the card is white instead of bearing the Pokemon logo like most cards. The card is part of a printing test run, making it quite a unique collector’s item.