$300K for a Pokemon Card?! Rare Card Bought by US Rapper Logic
Got a spare $300K for a rare Pokemon card? US rapper Logic has purchased one for over $220K (USD) making it the highest known sale of the card.
Got one in your collection? You might want to put it on sale!
A PSA 10 Base Set 1st Edition Charizard just sold at auction with an ending bid of $183,812.00 via @IconicAuctions. 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— Cardhops (@Cardhops) October 10, 2020
The card, 'A PSA 10 Base Set 1st Edition Charizard’ sold at auction for $183,812.00 (USD). Add on the buyer’s premium at 20% and the total value exceeds $220K (USD) which turns out to be around $300K in Australian dollars! The Grammy-nominated American rapper, confirmed his purchase via Twitter but also explained the reason behind his purchase.
@LoganPaul I’m the one at the auction for 183k Lololol— Bobby Bathroom Break (@Logic301) October 10, 2020
The 30-year-old says he loved Pokemon as a child but could never afford the cards and had to trade them for food stamps. He says this purchase was all about the experience and not the material.
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When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokémon but couldn’t afford the cards. 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.
Just opened a $23k Pokémon base set box! Only a few packs in but Look what I pulled!! YOLO pic.twitter.com/hr2ETLADft— Bobby Bathroom Break (@Logic301) October 9, 2020
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