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$226k First Edition Charizard Pokémon Card Bought By Rapper Logic

$226k First Edition Charizard Pokémon Card Bought By Rapper Logic

Gotta pay lots of money for 'em all.

Mark Foster

Mark Foster

An extremely rare first edition Charizard from the original Pokémon Trading Card Base Set has sold at auction for just shy of a quarter of a million dollars, and it's reportedly been scooped up by former rapper Logic.

The gavel slammed down at $226,000 (£173,000) on the card which has been rated as flawless by organisation PSA (considered one of the foremost authorities in grading of cards) who gave it a perfect 10 rating. For the curious, this makes it the highest known price of such a card.

Logic, who has recently left the music game to become a full-time Twitch streamer, tweeted Logan Paul saying that he was the one who put his money where his mouth was with the card. A long time fan of all things Pokémon, he spent $23,000 on an untouched Base Set, and was able to get a shiny Raichu and Charizard in that box. The guy is living all our dreams right now, honestly.

In a post made to his Instagram account, Logic explained his fascination and love with the little critters, stating that the 90s phenomenon was "something that [he's] loved since childhood now as a grown man is like buying back a piece of something I could never have."

Every time I see a story like this it makes me want to go into my mum's loft and pull out the binders and binders (and binders) of original Pokémon cards I amassed over a modest, but ultimately fruitless career as a Pokémon card battler. I say battler, I just bought loads and showed them off in the playground.

Alas, I don't think I have anything that would be even close to how much this card has gone for. Best I can offer is a dogeared shiny Chansey, or maybe a sorry looking Dark Blastoise. Hindsight is always 20/20 though, and if we ever unlock the secrets of time travel, I'm going straight back to those playground days to have a stern word with my younger self about preservation. And scamming everybody else out of their valuable cards. Survival of the fittest.

Featured Image Credit: The Pokémon Company

Topics: Pokemon