Logan Paul was the subject of headlines after he bought a box of Pokemon card booster packs. After speculation that Paul might have spent millions on fake cards the YouTuber checked his purchase and found they were indeed fake.
Paul posted a new video today simply titled “I lost $3,500,000 On Fake Pokemon Cards,” which seems pretty self-explanatory. The rollercoaster ride of how he got there is quite amazing. There is currently a Pokemon card mania with first-edition cards reaching valuations in the thousands of dollars. In December 2021, Paul — an avid Pokemon card collector who owns a $150,000 Charizard — announced he purchased a “sealed & authenticated” box of first-edition booster packs which could contain rare cards worth a small fortune.
However, Pokemon card experts began to question the veracity of Paul’s purchase. The box Paul bought doesn’t look like any other boxes in a similar set. Additionally, the original seller has changed the story at least three times about how they acquired the case. The box first sold for $75,000, well below the auction price.
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In response to the online speculation, Paul traveled to Chicago to verify his purchase with the Baseball Card Exchange (BBCE) — a previous owner of the set claimed the BBCE verified the legitimacy of the set before, but Paul set out to authenticate his purchase in person.
update on this: I’m flying to Chicago this weekend to verify the case with BBCE, the company who insured its authenticity
to be continued… https://t.co/grLMa92JCM
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 5, 2022
The findings were that while the exterior box showed signs of authenticity based on the aging of the case, once opened Paul, BBCE, and e