Did Logan Paul Spend $3.5 Million On A ‘FAKE’ Pokemon 1st Edition Base Set?

Logan Paul is one of the biggest social media influencers on the planet. Over time, the Vine kid has earned the reputation of being a YouTuber, Por Boxer, Pokemon collector, and what-not. Logan Paul has now come to be recognized in the list of A-list celebrities.

Both the Paul brothers have formed the image of excelling at what they do. Be it creating content, knocking out opponents in the boxing ring, or pursuing their passions [like collecting Pokemn cards].

Rare 1st Edition Base Set

Logan Paul recently spent $3.5 million on a rare 1st edition base set of Pokemon cards. He is an open supporter of Pokemon cards and even wore a Beckett 10 rated Charizard during his walkout against Floyd Mayweather.

Logan Paul splashed out $3.5 million because he said it was a deal which “will probably never happen again.” Taking to his official Twitter handle on 20th December, he wrote “Just dropped $3,500,000 on this sealed & authenticated box of 1st Edition Pokémon cards.”

But wait a moment.. is the base set authentic? The Pokemon Trading Card Game community doubts that! The Pokemon card collecting world believes strongly that the $3.5 million rare 1st edition base set that Logan Paul has purchased is ‘FAKE’.

Famous outlet that covers all-things Pokemon (PokeBeach) reported in their story that Logan Paul’s most recent base set purchase might be fake. (Due courtesy to them).

“Logan Paul’s $3.5 Million ‘Base Set’ Case May Be Fake: Pokemon Community Uncovers Significant Evidence,” the outlet tweeted. Have a look at the original tweet below:

https://twitter.com/pokebeach/status/1477081552764948480?s=20

“All known cases of Base Set that have sold over the years have been seen with the product code “WOC06033,” whether they were 1st edition or not,” PokeBeach said in their report. “Paul’s case has a label with the code “WOC060331E,” which should stand for “1st Edition. However, there are no known examples of a 1st edition Base Set case having “1E” in its product code.”

How To Confirm If The Base Set Is Authentic?

“The font and spacing do not match. The text on Paul’s box has no period at the end of the sentence and “Seal” isn’t capitalized like on authentic boxes,” they wrote.

Some other prominent card collectors have also rang the alarm about the base set card not being truly authentic. It seems to some card collectors that Logan Paul has been duped by the seller.

But how can we be certain that the base-set is not genuine? The only way is to unbox the base set and look at the cards.

What do you think will happen? Will the base set turn out to be a sham? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Shaheer is passionate about living a life seeking un-ending knowledge, philomath, as you may think of him. He's a student of Finance and a keen observer of Business and Indian-Political scenario who takes pleasure to pen down his views and opinions on the same. As his guiding mantra to life, ‘Come what may , life goes on’ helps.

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