Rapper Logic Buys Pokemon Card For $220,000, And He Has A Surprisingly Sweet Reason
The American rapped paid a lot of money for a first-edition Charizard.
The rapper Logic, whose real name is Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, has purchased an ultra-rare Pokemon card for a pretty penny. He said on Twitter that he was the bidder on a PSA 10 Base Set 1st Edition Charizard card with a winning bid of $183,812.
With the 20% buyer's premium factored in, the total price of the purchase climbs above $220,000 (via GameSpot sister site CNET). This was actually Logic's second massive Pokemon purchase this week, as he also shelled out $23,000 on a base set box earlier in the week. Despite his fame and fortune rapping, he retired in order to start a Twitch streaming career. With any luck, that will include plenty of Pokemon.
Posting on Instagram, Logic spoke about his love and appreciation of Pokemon and how spending top-dollar on these new cards is "not about the material, it's about the experience."
"When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokemon but couldn't afford the cards," he said. "I remember even trying to trade food stamps for theirs and now as an adult who has saved every penny he has made being able to enjoy something that I've loved since childhood now as a grown man is like buying back a piece of something I could never have. It's not about the material, it's about the experience."
A PSA 10 Base Set 1st Edition Charizard just sold at auction with an ending bid of $183,812.00 via @IconicAuctions.— Cardhops (@Cardhops) 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
In other news about expensive Pokemon card purchases, the YouTuber Logan Paul recently spent $200,000 on a first edition box--watch him open it here.
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