There are rare cards, and then there's Yugioh Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon. This card isn't just highly sought after, it's one of the most valuable pieces of cardboard in existence, with a valuation that approaches the price of a large boat.
Tokyo's popular Card Shop Spiral recently acquired the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and is selling it for a whopping $402,000, quickly gaining the attention of media and card lovers in the area.
Here's the card front and center in its shop:
In this image we get a little closer, but not too close so the shop owner doesn't shoot the camera man.
It appears to be Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon.— Rudolf (@Aerofare_Origin) January 17, 2018
Yugioh expert Raven "Yoshi" M. explained why the card sells for so much:
My brother and I were JUST talking about these! They were one-off prizes at a tournament and the art in them has never been reused outside of a couple of video games. https://t.co/lOzixDZQxA— Raven "Yoshi" M. -Final Remix- (@chaosyoshimage) January 15, 2018
Meanwhile, a random Japanese guy offered his perspective:
Seriously-_- who will be stupid enough to buy that! You probably can find it elsewhere and if you don't find it, there are other cards who could be better— フランシスカ プレウィット (@akaitsuki9) January 15, 2018
Here are some other things you could purchase for the same price:
Allsopp's Arctic Ale
A Gold Plated Bike