Rapper Logic drops $220k on rare Pokemon card

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Each few months, information inevitably breaks about some Pokemon card being purchased for a gargantuan sum. Most just lately, 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 flawed with being a collector, however rattling.

On Saturday a first-edition Charizard was sold for $220,574. This time we truly know the client: rapper Logic. Logic, actual title Sir Robert Bryson Corridor II, in July launched No Stress, which he says is his last album. Its first-week gross sales amounted to 221,000 — mainly the identical quantity he spent on a first-edition Charizard. 

“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 having the ability to take pleasure in one thing that I’ve cherished since childhood now as a grown man is like shopping for again a bit of one thing I might by no means have, it isn’t in regards to the materials it is in regards to the expertise.”

It was a giant weekend for the Pokemon Buying and selling Card Sport. YouTuber Logan Paul livestreamed himself opening a $200,000 set of Pokemon 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 almost $245,000.

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Daniel Van Boom