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Logan Paul Spends $2 Million Collecting First Edition Pokémon Card Boxes

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Logan Paul Spends $2 Million Collecting First Edition Pokémon Card Boxes

You know what they say - you gotta catch 'em all, and it looks like Logan Paul has done just that - the YouTuber has spent a whopping USD$2 million on unopened boxes of first edition Pokémon cards.

They're largely considered to be the holy grail of Pokémon cards - as the first ones to have been released, they're now the hardest to find.

Paul says he will be auctioning off 36 packs through Goldin Auctions between 4-11 February, with the prized decks set to have a starting price of US $10,000 each.

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Following the auction, the streamer will host an unpackaging stream on his YouTube Channel on 27 February, which happens to coincide with Pokémon Day.

He'll be joined by Goldin Auctions founder Ken Goldin and winners can discover exactly what their packs contain.

"I am thrilled to partner with Goldin for the biggest Pokémon unboxing ever," Paul said in a press release.

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"This is a newfound obsession of mine and I am so excited to share it with other enthusiasts around the world."

Logan Paul is renowned for being a major Pokémon fan, particularly after he dropped $150,000 on a first edition, PSA 10, Shadowless Charizard card back in October.

His penchant for the nostalgic trading cards even once landed the YouTuber in hospital after a prank went wrong.

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He tweeted at the time: "Found out my $2M Pikachu Illustrator card was fake, got angry & punched a window (it was supposed to be a joke), ended up nearly bleeding out and got 9 stitches. I've officially bled for Pokémon. help me."

Paul isn't the only celebrity who is willing to drop a whole lot of coin on Pokémon cards. Rapper Logic also set a previous auction record after paying $220,000 on a single Charizard card.

During the auction, he tweeted at fellow collector Paul to let him know that he won the rare card.

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Paul then congratulated the rapper, saying: "Congrats on the zard fam!!"

Logic later spoke of his reasons for spending so much money on the toys, saying: "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."

He also showed off a Pokémon base set box he purchased for $23,000.

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Unwrapping the packs on video, an ecstatic Logic revealed that he had managed to score a rare Raichu card - and another Charizard.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Pokemon, Logan Paul, Celebrity, YouTube

Jessica Lynch
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