Logan Paul no doubt raised more than a few heads when he pitched up to his boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather, wearing a 1st Edition Shadowless Charizard draped around his neck. In case you aren’t aware, there are only three of these cards in existence, one of which traded for an astounding 369,000 USD last year! Yes, you read that right, 369 thousand freedom dollars!
To Logan’s credit, the card recently received a perfect BGS 10 score from grading company Beckett. Despite this, the real question is whether the card truly is worth the $1 million, which he claims it to be. If this is true, Logan Paul indeed owns the world’s most expensive Pokémon card.
What makes Logan’s card so special?
According to the experts, Logan’s BGS 10 Pokémon card could sell up to $500,000 USD; a far shoot off from $1 million USD. Even if he sold it for $500,000 USD it would still net him a profit, since he only bought the card for $150,000 USD (as if that’s anything we would cry over). Notwithstanding the card’s rarity, Logan Paul argued that his card may be worth more given that it was featured at his fight with boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather. In an Instagram post, he said:
(Picture: Instagram / Logan Paul)
The grading company Beckett appears to agree, tweeting: “Pokemon fans and collectors erupted when they noticed @LoganPaul’s BGS Bling was a $1M Pristine Charizard draped around his neck. Oh, he also fought Floyd Mayweather as well.”
Pokemon fans and collectors erupted when they noticed @LoganPaul 's BGS Bling was a $1M Pristine Charizard draped around his neck. Oh, he also fought Floyd Mayweather as well. #thehobby#collect#Pokemon#tradingcardshttps://t.co/LKUOCuwDqZpic.twitter.com/m3rT5eKK1l— Beckett Media (@beckettmedia) June 7, 2021
Confusion with Pawn Stars Gary’s Charizard card
There has also been some controversy regarding the card and its value, with claims that Logan had purchased the card from the Pawn Stars star, Gary “King Pokemon” for $150,000, in October last year. While we’re uncertain how Logan came into possession of his prized Charizard card, the claim that his card was bought from Gary is not true.
Upon making an offer to Gary, Logan was cited saying "the more [Gary] spoke, the more I realized there was literally no way he was gonna sell me his prized possession. My stupid money meant nothing to him". Gary later stated that he backtracked on his decision to sell and even turned down a trade offer for a house valued at $400,000. You can watch the interaction in one of Logan’s videos, linked below.
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Header image via Logan Paul's Instagram.