If you’re an enthusiast of collecting Pokemon cards, then you’re more than aware that there are countless cards out there that cost more now than their original price. One of these extremely rare and expensive cards include the PSA-graded 10 Charizard card, which was included in the first sets of Pokemon trading cards.
This card is considered to be one of the rarest in the world and, as a matter of fact, there are only 100 copies of it known to exist. As such, the controversial YouTube personality Logan Paul bought this very same card lately for $150,000 USD. He purchased it from a quite famous private collector for his own personal collection.
This may or may not come as a surprise to you, but Logan Paul is actually a Pokemon card collector himself. During one of his recent podcasts, the infamous YouTuber detailed how his pet dog nearly ate his PSA 9 Charizard card, which is also rare.
The good thing is that he still has the card, but the downside is that the card lost a bit of its value due to what happened.
That being said, you might be familiar with Gary the “Pokemon King,” the private collector from whom Logan Paul bought the card from, as he was previously featured on a very popular American reality TV show called Pawn Stars.
It was during this appearance when he showcased his selection of rare Charizard cards, saying that he was willing to sell them. He ended up leaving the show having sold nothing. However, the twist to this story is that he, later on, revealed that he never actually planned on selling the cards and only did it to attract attention.
Logan Paul was serious about buying a card though, so he decided to fly out to Las Vegas to meet up with Gary. At first, he wanted to get a Beckett BGS-graded 10 Charizard card, which is so rare that there’s only two known to have ever existed.
However, he wasn’t able to push through with that plan because the card was so important to Gary on a deep, personal level.
Instead of continuing his initial plan, the YouTuber decided to just buy Gary’s PSA 10 1st Edition Charizard card. In Logan Paul’s video, he can be seen carrying a suitcase containing $150,000 USD in cash.
In the end, both the seller and the buyer were satisfied with how their deal played out, as this last card is all that’s left to complete his planned personal collection, while Gary didn’t have to part ways with a card that meant a lot to him.
Of course, Gary was still saddened by the fact that he had to let go of one of his rare Charizard cards. However, it’s not too bad of a loss for him because he actually still has six more copies of the same card Logan Paul bought off of him.
A person spending this amount of money just for a Pokemon card isn’t something unheard of, though. Previously, famous rapper Logic spent $183,000 USD at an auction just to get his hands on one of these rare Charizard cards.