Photo: The World’s largest trading card mosaic consists of 12,987 individual Pokemon Trading Card Game cards and measures 71.54 square metres. The finished mosaic, hanging at over 10 metres tall and 7 metres wide, was unveiled in Paris and forms the image of Pikachu.
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest trading card was revealed to the world on 13 February 2010. Carrying the image of Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant, and embossed with a 38.1-cm-by-38.1-cm (15-inch-by-15-inch) swatch of an official game jersey, the 2.133 m x 1.498 m (7 ft x 4 ft 11 in) card was produced by Panini America.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest trading card game tournament; it was the 100th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series which involved 4,364 participants at the Long Beach California Convention Center in Long Beach, California, USA, from 23-25 March 2012.
The finished mosaic, hanging at over 10 metres tall and 7 metres wide, was unveiled in Paris and forms the image of Pikachu, using the original iconic pose drawn by Game Freak illustrator Ken Sugimori.
“We are incredibly excited to have secured this highly ambitious world record, and are thrilled to have worked with renowned artist Quentin Devine to bring the mosaic to life,” said Anthony Cornish, marketing director for The Pokemon Company International.