YouTuber Logan Paul wastes $ 3.5 million on fake Pokémon cards • Eurogamer.net

“We screwed up. End of story.”

YouTuber Logan Paul wasted $ 3.5 million on fake Pokémon cards.

Last month, the influencer boasted that he “dropped” the money on what he believed to be a “sealed and authenticated box of 1st edition Pokémon cards.”

It turns out, however, that once they got there, they were actually GI Joe cards – worth significantly less.

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Paul shared the news on his YouTube channel, starting with, “This story is completely crazy. And it sucks. And I lost three and a half million dollars.”

It documents the preparation for the opening, including the Pokémon community believing the cards to be fake due to their sketchy origins.

He then travels to Chicago to open and verify the sealed boxes, which are authenticated by a Baseball Card Exchange representative because of their unadulterated appearance.

Instead, they unbox what they describe as “the greatest fraud in all of Pokémon history.”

“It’s so sad for all parties involved,” said Paul after the opening. “It’s sad for the Pokémon community, like the number of fucking scam fucking stuff. I’m grateful for the things I have now that are real.”

He adds: “We got fucked. End of story.”

Auction prices on rare cards have skyrocketed over the past two years, with a card costing $ 195,000 last year. But Paul’s purchase is the most spent on a card collection – too bad he was wrong.

Yet he also notes in the video that he trusts the seller to fully refund in the event of false cards. So, was this a major trolling or a planned publicity stunt from the start?

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