American rapper Logic just spent over $280,000 AUD ($183,812 USD) on a super-rare Charizard Pokémon card, making it the most expensive Nintendo collectable ever purchased.
Card trading watchdog Cardhops first reported that the first edition PSA 10 Charizard sold at an auction for $183,812 USD to a mystery buyer.
A PSA 10 Base Set 1st Edition Charizard just sold at auction with an ending bid of $183,812.00 via @IconicAuctions.
Including the 20% buyer's premium, the total transaction value exceeds $220k.
As of now, this is the highest known sale of the card. pic.twitter.com/2mwkoopTvL
— Cardhops (@Cardhops) October 10, 2020
Shortly after the card sold at the live auction, Logic tweeted fellow Pokémon card collector and waste-of-space Logan Paul, saying he was the one at the auction who dropped $183k USD.
@LoganPaul I’m the one at the auction for 183k Lololol
— Bobby Bathroom Break (@Logic301) October 10, 2020
In the past couple of days alone, Logic has made a number of Pokémon card purchases, sharing it on social media.
“Just opened a $23k Pokémon base set box! Only a few packs in but What did I pull?,” he wrote on Instagram.
In a follow up post, Logic explained his passion for Pokémon cards is because he could never afford them as a kid.
“When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokémon but couldn’t afford the cards,” he wrote.
“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 added.
In the video posted to IG, Logic excitedly opens one of the packs from his 23k Pokémon base set box and discovers yet another Charizard card.
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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.
In July this year, Logic announced that he would be retiring from music in order to focus on being a father.
Well he certainly seems to be enjoying his retirement, so much thats he’s willing to drop six figures on a Pokémon card.
His retirement could be short-lived though, as he hinted at coming out of retirement due to an altercation with his record label.
“Y’all make me want to un retire and drop the last album I have under my contract just so I don’t have to deal with y’all no more man god damn!” Logic wrote.
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@defjam can you please pay my friends and musicians that have made my albums great this is ridiculous at this point! I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends of mine in the middle of dinner with my Wife about how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album. My boy 6ix ain’t been paid all his money! Like who produced the intro hasn’t been paid all his money! Kevin Randolph who the RattPack know as the voice of Kai who I’ve worked with for years hasn’t been paid his money!!!!!! Lil keke hasn’t been paid his money! AND MY DJ RHETORIK, AFTER I HIT YOU UP 2 MONTHS AGO TO PAY THIS MAN HE STILL HASN’T GOTTEN HIS MONEY. These are just the calls I’ve received I don’t even know who else of my friendships you’re fuckin up! This has got to be the 6th call I’ve received. You are ruining personal relationships here. This ain’t Noah my A&R this ain’t the core homies on the label that help me make my albums great. This is people deep in the company that I’ve never even met! Pay these people what is wrong with you! I pay all my Debts. This is not my debt to pay. these are friends but they are hired musicians and I demand you stop fucking up my personal relationships what is wrong with you. I’m not trying to start a war with my label. But at this point it is utterly unfair. I mean to this day besides an advance I have never seen a single cent in the 8 years I’ve been signed to this label. But I don’t care about that money. I just Want my homies paid. What’s going on here?!?! Y’all make me want to un retire and drop the last album I have under my contract just so I don’t have to deal with y’all no more man god damn! RattPack
Well that was quick.Image: Getty Images / Jim Spellman