Rarest and most expensive Animal Crossing amiibo cards

Acnh Amiibo Cards
Acnh Amiibo Cards (Image credit: Rebecca Spear / iMore)

Players can have up to 10 villagers on their Animal Crossing: New Horizons island. However, they don't get to choose their villagers unless they scan one of the 400+ Animal Crossing amiibo cards. Players can also use amiibo cards in other places on their own island as well as other islands in the game. These cards were initially sold in packs of six, but with the current state of things, you typically have to buy them individually from eBay if you want them. When it comes to authentic amiibo cards, the most popular villagers don't come cheap. Here are the official Animal Crossing amiibo cards with the highest price tags.

Please note: As most of these cards are rare, they may not be available through first-party sellers. Exercise caution when purchasing from a third-party source.

Beware the pirates

Amiibo cards have lots of different functionality in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, giving them tons of value. Not only can players use amiibo at the campsite to invite villagers to live on their island, but they can also use them at locales such as The Roost café, Photopia on Harvey's island, or via the amiibo scanner to build vacation homes for characters in the Happy Home Paradise paid DLC.

When purchasing cards on the secondhand market, make sure you exercise caution and read through descriptions before buying products. Some sellers offer handmade amiibo, which are plastic cards or chips with amiibo data. They often look similar to authentic amiibo at first glance, but the differences are apparent when you look more closely. While handmade amiibo will work the same as authentic amiibo, you don't want to pay more than MSRP for a knockoff.

The village people

There are hundreds of Animal Crossing amiibo cards, but some of them are incredibly hard to find and will cost you a pretty penny to acquire. If you're thinking about purchasing one of these rare cards, we suggest our personal favorite, Merengue. She's absolutely sweet, from her personality to the strawberry horn on her head.

If a dessert rhino isn't really your style, why not go for an adorable NPC, like Niko? This happy-go-lucky worker from the Happy Home Paradise DLC is certainly worth grabbing a cup o' joe with, provided you can get your hands on the new amiibo series 5 cards.

Finally, if you're the kind of person who loves big personalities, you should get Ankha's amiibo card. This kitty has a snooty personality, is dressed like an Egyptian queen, and is loaded with character.

Don't forget to check out all of the Animal Crossing amiibo figurines as well!

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.