YouTuber Logan Paul Paid $3.5 Million For Rare Pokémon Cards, Some People Suspect They're Fake

YouTuber Logan Paul Paid $3.5 Million For Rare Pokémon Cards, Some People Suspect They're Fake

The 26-year-old bought a case of six First Edition Base Set Pokémon card booster boxes.

YouTuber, social media influencer, and Pokémon trading card collector Logan Paul recently bought a sealed and authenticated box of first-edition Pokémon cards for a whopping $3.5 million. According to the 26-year-old, the box had 11 first-edition Base Set Pokémon boxes, with 102 cards in total. He pointed out this could be the only box of its kind currently in existence. Base Set Charizards, and especially shadowless Charizards, are considered one of the rarest and most expensive Pokémon cards ever. The influencer made a video about getting the cards in December, where he mentioned it’s the “only known one in the world.” He also goes on to ask, "How many first edition Charizards are inside here?" According to CBR, he has spent over $100,000 on a shadowless Charizard before.


According to Vice, Pokémon fan news site PokeBeach thoroughly investigated the authenticity of the cards and believe that they might be fake. The seller, number1pokemonmaster, chose to sell the case on eBay back in March 2021. According to PokeBeach, it’s rare for a collectible worth literally millions of dollars to be sold on the platform. The box was originally sold to the highest bidder for $72,500 which was also suspicious to fans. PokeBeach pointed out that Paul's claims of this being the “only known one in the world” is not true as Collector Gary Haase also owns a Base Set. The outlet's investigation seems pretty impressive as they even noted that the barcode on the box doesn’t match the printed product code. After several outlets reported on PokeBeach’s findings, Paul himself decided to check the authenticity of his purchase. He tweeted that he was going to get his purchase properly verified.


Apart from card-collecting, the social media star has been spotted boxing against champions. Last year, Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul faced off against each other in a pay-per-view exhibition match where Paul lasted all eight rounds against the boxer. "I had fun. You gotta realize, I'm not 21 anymore, but it's good to move around with these young guys, test my skills just to have some fun," Mayweather, 44, said after the fight, as per PEOPLE. He added of Paul, "Great young fighter. Strong, tough. He's better than I thought he was. ... I was surprised by him tonight." Paul shared afterward: "I don't want anyone to tell me anything is impossible ever again. The fact that I'm in here with one of the greatest boxers of all time proves that the odds can be beat."


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