Rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! Card In The World is sold after 18 years

The rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! Map of the World will finally go on sale this April. Only one copy was printed and has been in the hands of one owner since 2005. Now the owner is ready to finally part with him after 18 years.

Tyler the Great Warrior was originally established as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization this helps to fulfill the wishes of children with “serious illnesses”. Tyler Gressle had been battling a rare liver cancer that had just 200 cases nationwide. “I wanted a Porsche, but I wasn’t old enough,” he says Yu-Gi-Oh! Content creator Alex Cimo in a YouTube video. “[They said] that if you were 16, yeah sure, we’d make it. But because you can’t drive a car, you can’t have one.”

The Rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! Map in History: The Tale of Tyler the Great Warrior

Gressle has the next best thing: a custom Yu-Gi-Oh! map based on Dragon Ball Z. He was flown to New York to meet series creator Kazuki Takahashi and the voice actors for the anime. Takahashi created two sketches based on Gressle’s favorite character, Future Trunks, and he got to choose his favorite. He watched the card printers stamp his card, which was immediately placed in a display case and never removed until recently taken out for judging.

Tyler the Great Warrior achieved near mint condition due to some creases that appeared while sitting in its original storage box. But it is signed by the Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator (who died last year while trying to save people from drowning) and is the only one in the whole world. “As far as I know, nobody touched it with their bare hands,” Gressle said. He never considered selling the card as getting it was a treasured memory. Only recently did he change his mind.

“I’m looking to part with the card now after such a long time because I think the anticipation has really killed some really avid collectors,” he told Cimo. “I’m not getting any younger, I want to start a family, own and run my own business and also help my community and travel and visit my brother in Switzerland.”

According to a representative from Cimo’s channel, the auction organizers don’t have a starting bid in mind, nor do they have any idea of ​​how much the card will sell. “We are in uncharted territory here as there has never been a 1/1 Yu-Gi-Oh! Map sold publicly,” said Cimo’s representative kotaku via email.

The interview has some incredibly sane supporters for a YouTube comments section. Many fans heard rumors about Gressle and his card and were happy to learn that he had beaten cancer. “Bless him for letting it go, I understand the idea of ​​breaking free to pursue his future,” said one commenter. “It’s so great to see Tyler looking forward to more in life and the fact that he’s willing to step away from the card to make someone else happy just comes full circle so beautifully,” he said another. “Regardless of whether he has the card or not, he will always be Tyler The Good warrior.”

The map will be auctioned on eBay on April 19th.

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Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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