Each few months, information inevitably breaks about some Pokemon card being purchased for a gargantuan sum. Most not too long ago, in July, an Illustrator Pikachu card fetched $230,000. The query is at all times the identical: Who’re these eccentric millionaires shopping for Pokemon playing cards for six figures? There’s nothing unsuitable with being a collector, however rattling.
On Saturday a first-edition Charizard was bought for $220,574. This time we truly know the customer: rapper Logic. Logic, actual identify Sir Robert Bryson Corridor II, in July launched No Stress, which he says is his ultimate album. Its first-week gross sales amounted to 221,000 — mainly the identical quantity he spent on a first-edition Charizard.
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“Once I was a child I completely cherished Pokémon however could not afford the playing cards,” Logic wrote in an Instagram publish on Saturday. “Now as an grownup who has saved each penny he has made with the ability to get pleasure from one thing that I’ve cherished since childhood now as a grown man is like shopping for again a chunk of one thing I might by no means have, it is not concerning the materials it is concerning the expertise.”
A PSA 10 Base Set 1st Version Charizard simply bought at public sale with an ending bid of $183,812.00 through @IconicAuctions.
Together with the 20% purchaser’s premium, the full transaction worth exceeds $220okay.
As of now, that is the best identified sale of the cardboard. pic.twitter.com/2mwkoopTvL
— Cardhops (@Cardhops) October 10, 2020
It was an enormous weekend for the Pokemon Buying and selling Card Sport. YouTuber Logan Paul livestreamed himself opening a $200,000 set of Pokemon playing cards in a video that is amassed 6.three million views. Paul tweeted his congratulations to Logic for acquiring the “zard” card.
Friday, the day earlier than the Charizard sale, Logic tweeted a $23,000 set of un-open booster packs that he had acquired. That brings his complete Pokemon splurging to just about $245,000.