Logan Paul is certainly no stranger to the Pokemon Trading Card Game. In fact, he's showcased his Pokemon cards at wrestling matches before, wearing a first-edition, mint Charizard card when he faced famous wrestler Floyd Mayweather in June 2021.
During Wrestlemania 38 on 2nd April 2022, Paul followed the tradition he set at his match against Floyd Mayweather, shocking fans by wearing the most expensive Pokemon card in the world, worth over $5 million.
Logan Paul's Record-Breaking Pokemon Card
The card Logan Paul wore to the ring during the Wrestlemania 38 event was an original Pikachu Illustrator, one of the rarest and most coveted Pokemon cards in the world.
There are 39 copies of this particular Pikachu Illustrator card, and Paul's is the rarest of the Pikachu Illustrator cards due to its condition. It received a PSA 10 grading, the highest possible rating awarded by Professional Sports Authenticator. The card's rarity is further increased because it was only released in Japan, making it even more challenging for collectors to find.
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Paul traded Matt Allen for the card, according to Yahoo News, in exchange for Paul's PSA 9 edition of the same card and $4 million.
According to Guinness World Records, Paul's Pikachu card worth $5,275,000 makes it the most expensive Pokemon card ever privately sold. Paul only recently acquired the card from Allen, and Wrestlemania 38 was an excellent opportunity for him to show it off.
"I love Pokémon and the fact that it’s been validated with Guinness World Records – this is crazy. Tonight’s a wild night. This does not feel real!" Paul told Guinness World Records, who posted Paul's likeness, along with his Guinness World Record certificate, on Instagram on 3rd April.
Paul's last public experience with Pokemon cards was not so positive. He made headlines after announcing to fans that he purchased a box of Pokemon cards for $3.5 million, only to find out that the box was in fact full of G.I. Joe cards.
Featured image courtesy of Logan Paul.