Pokemon mcdonald cards are special promotional cards usually coming in sets of 12 cards in total, the cards have a distinguished dotted holo pattern and they are a pretty great collectable collection piece for any Pokemon TCG fan.
The History Of Mcdonald’s Pokemon Cards
When did it all begin?
The first pokemon mcdonald card set came out in the year 2011
It was a great collaboration between the mcdonald company and Nintendo, helping promote new pokemon sets and also making the pokemon brand exposed to a wider population.
Mcdonald’s Pokemon Sets
Below you can check every mcdonald’s pokemon set ever released with the release dates and number of cards per set.
If you want to see the specific sets in more detail, you can check the entire Pokemon McDonald’s Sets list page.
|Set Name||Release Date||Number of Cards||Extra Notes|
|McDonald’s Collection 2011||17/6/2011||12|
|McDonald’s Collection 2012||15/6/2012||12|
|McDonald’s Collection 2013||1/11/2013||12||Had only a french version|
|McDonald’s Collection 2014||23/5/2014||12|
|McDonald’s Collection 2015||27/11/2015||12|
|McDonald’s Collection 2016||20/8/2016||12|
|McDonald’s Collection 2017||3/8/2017||12|
|McDonald’s Collection 2018||19/10/2018||12|
|McDonald’s Collection 2019||15/10/2019||12||There was also a french version with 40 cards.|
|McDonald’s Collection 2021||9/2/2021||25 + 25 Holographic||Stamped with pokemon 25th Anniversary Collection|
|McDonald’s Match Battle 2022||16/8/2022||15|
|McDonald’s Match Battle 2023||16/10/2023||15|
How To Get Pokemon Mcdonald’s Cards?
The only way to get pokemon mcdonald cards is to buy a happy meal at mcdonalds when the cards are available, there have been several cases where people would go to a branch of mcdonalds and buy only the happy meal toy, and in this case the cards alone.
How Much Are Mcdonald’s Pokemon Cards Worth
If you check the prices of pokemon mcdonalds cards over the years you will see that they retain some value for collectors, that’s because you cannot get them anywhere else once they stopped manufacturing the cards.
In every Mcdonald’s pokemon set there are cheap cards and there is usually at least one card with a more substantial price value.
So to summarize, do Pokemon mcdonal’s cards have value? Yes
With time every kind of collectable item will rise in value if it is protected in the right way.
To protect the pokemon cards you can check the guide I wrote about pokemon cards protection and storage, or you can use the links below to get them at a discount.