Pokemon Gogh: Pikachu and Van Gogh Inspired Promo Card


Javier SerranohobbyDB super user Javier Serrano, aka Fjaviserr has an eye for the classics from Vincent Van Gogh and Pikachu. Read more of his wonderful guest posts here!

I am an enthusiastic collector, particularly when some of the greatest artistic masterpieces merged with our beloved collectibles, beyond the value that could have, those small “historical pieces” elevate our collections to another level.

More than twenty years ago and after collaborating with Cartoon Network in a marketing campaign, I was so lucky because they gave me one of the most incredible pieces that I possess until now in my collection, a watercolor which represents, with a funny touch, the “Venus at her Mirror” (1649) by the immortal Spanish baroque painter, Diego Velazquez.

This rare and limited edition turns the iconic characters Chicken and Cow into the Greek Goddess and her cherub. But I must say that every time I see it, the feeling transports me to the National Gallery in London. Maybe I am exaggerating a little bit, am I not? But I love it.

So, I was so happy when a few weeks ago, The Pokémon Company announced a collection of articles inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh. It seems that the craziness of the Dutch painter has been also appropriated by millions of people around the world, after watching the images of medieval siege at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam or knowing that the presales at the Pokémon Center in the United States were gone in a few minutes.

Particularly, there is a great speculation around the promotional card Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat SVP 085 or better known as Pikachu Van Gogh, so it is a mystery to know what the real value in the short term will be, because as we know, the prices are often normalized over the time. View it on hobbyDB here!

And, on the other hand, it is sad to think that not too many people are interested in the other products of the Post-Impressionist Pokémon collection right now.

Whatever happens and without thinking about the price, those must-have pieces mix the geniality of some of the greatest artists in the humankind becoming small treasures that are proudly shown in our collections and represent a tribute to the great Masters of the Art.

In the end, there is always room to add them, isn’t there?

I hope you find this information helpful. Have an excellent week. Let me know if you’d like to know more in the comments below.

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Ron R
Ron R
8 months ago

Love this. Shouldn’t Pikachu be missing an ear?

Last edited 8 months ago by Darby C
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