Every few months the news inevitably spreads that a Pokemon card has been bought for a gigantic sum. Most recently, in July, an Illustrator Pikachu card raised $ 230,000. The question is always the same: who are these eccentric millionaires who buy six-figure Pokemon cards? There is nothing wrong with being a collector, however Damn.
On Saturday a first edition Charizard
. This time we actually know the buyer:
A PSA 10 Base Set 1st Edition Charizard just sold at auction with an ending bid of $183,812.00 via @IconicAuctions.— Cardflip (@Cardflp) October 10, 2020
Including the 20% buyer's premium, the total transaction value exceeds $220k.
As of now, this is the highest known sale of the card. pic.twitter.com/2mwkoopTvL
. Logic, real name Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, released No Pressure in July, which he believes will be his last album. Sales in the first week were 221,000 – basically the same number he’d spent on a Charizard in the first issue.
congrats on the zard fam!!— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) October 10, 2020
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“When I was a kid, I absolutely loved Pokémon, but couldn’t afford the cards,” Logic wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday. “Now, as an adult who has saved every penny he made to enjoy something I’ve loved as a grown man since childhood, it’s like buying back a piece of something I never have could. It’s not about the material, it’s about the experience. ”
It’s been a big weekend for the Pokemon TCG. YouTuber Logan Paul streamed himself live when he opened a set of $ 200,000 Pokemon cards in a video that was viewed 6.3 million times. Paul sent Logic his congratulations on receiving the “Zard” card.
On Friday, the day before Charizard went on sale, Logic tweeted a set of unopened booster packs worth $ 23,000 that it had acquired. That brings his entire Pokemon to nearly $ 245,000.
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