I don’t blog about this often, but I am a collector of Sailor Moon trading cards and have been collecting them for 15 years. I won’t bore you with the details of my collecting adventures, but in all of those years I have obtained a few thousand cards (mostly Japanese) and spent a few thousand dollars. The good thing about these cards is that they are now worth far more than I spent on them.
As with every collecting hobby, there is always that one item that every collector wishes he had. In the world of Sailor Moon cards, that one item is Amada’s 5th Anniversary Memorial 22K Gold Card. For those not familiar with gold, 22 carats means something contains 91.6% gold. In order to get one of these cards, you had to have a winning insert card, of which 1995 were printed. You could then mail that card to Amada to redeem your 22K Gold Card. Each card was printed with a unique serial number on the back indicating which card it was on the production line. While there were potentially 1995 of these cards made, I doubt that every winning insert card was redeemed. Even if 1995 were produced, the 22K Gold Card is still by far the rarest, most valuable, and arguably the most beautiful Sailor Moon card in existence.
As you can probably guess from the picture above, I now own one.
I would like to thank Shin from http://bishoujosenshisailormoon.com/ for selling this card to me. In 15 years of collecting, I have never had the opportunity to obtain the 22K Gold Card until now so when I saw it on sale, I jumped on it without a second thought. This particular card has the serial number 672, which is the exact same card as in Shin’s old video:
The card has suffered some minor damage over the years (a few dents and a bit of flaking) but for the most part still looks good. One of the problems with this card appears to be that the gold flakes off, so you must keep it protected. I took the card out of its hard plastic sleeve to take these pictures, but I left it in the regular one so as not to risk scratching it on my desk. It does give off that $$$ aura, and why wouldn’t it? It is GOLD after all.
I’m really happy that I now have the 22K Gold Card. It puts me one step forward to completing my collection and it’s a beauty to look at.