Logan Paul Wore A Pokémon Card To Mayweather Fight, Says It’s Now Worth A Million Dollars


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There wasn’t a knockout in tonight’s Logan Paul versus Floyd Mayweather exhibition battle. One clear winner did emerge: Pokémon card collectors, Paul included.

When the YouTuber entered the ring, he wore a Charizard card round his neck the way in which different fighters would put on gold and diamonds. The card is a primary version, gem mint 10-graded Charizard. This was in all probability probably the most fascinating second of the entire night.

During the previous yr, the costs of Pokémon playing cards, which have been already excessive, appear to have exploded. Twitch streamers have been buying boxes and streaming as they opened every pack. All this curiosity has meant that The Pokémon Company cannot print the cards quick sufficient.

Paul acquired in on the act, too, massive time and has been making movies like “I Bought A $200,000 Box Of Pokémon Cards,” “I Spent $2,000,000 On Pokémon Cards,” and “Opening The $1,000,000 1st Edition Pokemon Box.” Out of his final ten YouTube uploads, 4 have been about Pokémon playing cards (the remaining have been 4 boxing clips and one was a music video).

Last October, Paul visited Gary Haase, the King Pokémon, and spent $150,000 on the cardboard, which is actually price extra now.

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At that point, Paul stated, “Pokémon is blowing up. I’ve little doubt in my thoughts that this card might be price one million {dollars} between two and three years from now.”

“They’re called appreciating assets,” Paul continued. “I’m done buying Lamborghinis. I’m done buying stuff that won’s make me money.”

By carrying the Charizard out to the battle and to the press conference that adopted, Paul did simply that: made himself more cash. Even although the battle itself was gross and boring, when Paul ultimately flips his Charizard, and he’ll, the cardboard itself is now inherently extra precious.

Some of the worth he and others will assign to will probably be that he wore it to this battle—the final time, as of now, Floyd Mayweather stepped into the ring. The bout, no matter you could consider it, has develop into a part of the card’s provenance and lore. How a lot it provides, I’m undecided. Paul believes it’s already price a cool million.

When requested in regards to the card following the battle and its estimated worth, he replied, “It’s a BGS 10 Charizard, first edition Charizard. It’s one of three in the world. It is my prized possession. Ever since I got this graded at a ten, the momentum in my life has been crazy. It’s my good luck charm.”

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Paul held up the cardboard to indicate the press, including, “I mean now, shit, this is a million-dollar card, baby. This is the card I walked out [with] to the Floyd Mayweather fight. This is a million-dollar card.”

Tonight, a cocky YouTuber and an getting older pugilist threw some punches, grappled, and picked up large payouts. It’s was an exhibition bout. A stunt. A present. But perhaps, simply perhaps the primary occasion was that Pokémon buying and selling playing cards simply reached an excellent bigger viewers, making precious ones like gem mint Charizards much more so.


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