Logan Paul’s $ 3.5 million box of fake Pokémon cards, explained

Hands holding a box of GI Joe cards that celebrity Logan Paul bought for way too much money.

Screenshot: Logan Paul / Kotaku

Internet personality, boxers and Pokémon fan Logan Paul came with news last month after spend $ 3.5 million on a box of allegedly “sealed and authenticated” Pokémon cards in the first edition. But shortly after announcing its purchase, many were in Pokémon card community pointed out that the box was probably fake. In response, Paul went to Chicago to check the cards, and today he announced that yes, it was all fake. Paul spent all that money on boxes with GI Joe Map. * Insert Sad trumpet.mp3 here *

The both popular and hated internet celebrity shared the news on his YouTube channel today. In a video simply titled “I lost $ 3,500,000 on fake Pokémon cardsPaul explains how he… yes, lost all that money on some fake cards.

“This story is insane. And it stinks. And I’m out with three and a half million dollars,” Paul begins. What follows is a cleverly edited, beautifully made seven-minute video that basically equates to Paul posting a massive L.

In it, he documents all the sites that cover his purchase of the cards, and the quick response from Pokémon community claiming he had made a big mistake. Many thought the box was too suss to buy and did not trust it Exchange of baseball cards to accurately verify the cards. After enough people pointed this out, Paul decided to check the cards with BCE himself and documented his quick trip to Chicago to open and verify the sealed boxes. In the video, a BCE representative explains why they authenticated the unopened boxes, pointing out how the packages are sealed and how they appear not to have been tampered with.

Finally, Paul pours a glass of wine and asks the BCE representative to open the boxes. And if you read the headline on this blog, you already know what’s going to happen next. After the initial closing, it becomes clear that the cases inside seem wrong. “Too raised,” someone says. Engang ersatz Pokémon cases are unpacked and opened, it becomes clear that Logan Paul has just spent $ 3.5 million on a bunch GI Joe Map. (For those who keep scores at home, that means he lost a lot of money.)

This is just the latest high-profile incident in the ongoing Pokémon card craze it has continued to sweep around the globe, leading to card shortages, crowds cause chaos in shops and Auction prices on rare cards continue to skyrocket as more people try to get a piece of the pocket monster cake.

“It’s just so sad for all parties involved,” Paul said after hearing the news. “It’s sad too Pokémon society, like how many fraudulent fucking things there are out there. I’m grateful for the things I have now that are genuine. “He later added,” We were fucked. That’s the way it is.”

In other news, lol.

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