Logan Paul has disputed charges that he staged the $3.5 million Pokemon card box incident for YouTube material, saying that “it’s not phoney at all” and that the whole event has left him “very unhappy.”
Logan felt he’d struck gold when he spent $3.5 million on a 1st Edition Base Set of Pokemon cards in December 2021. He said it was “sealed and authenticated” at the time. That, however, was not the case.
Collectors of Pokemon cards felt the package was a forgery. It was not only irregularly numbered but it was also certified by a small, inexperienced company. Logan investigated it and determined that it was a forgery.
It was instead stocked with G.I. Joe cards, rather than Pokemon cards. He had no idea they were false, and neither did the individual who sold them to him. He fully compensated Logan and promised to seek down the con artists who sold it to him.
Logan made a YouTube video about it, causing others to believe he may have staged the whole thing for publicity. He disputed those charges during a recent episode of the IMPAULSIVE Podcast.
Logan Paul received his money back from the individual who sold him the box. “I see comments. They think I was acting. They think it’s fake,” Logan said. “But it’s not. It’s not fake at all. Being in that room that night was incredibly sad. The energy and the tragic feeling in the room was so palpable.”
“Three and a half million dollars on f**king G.I Joe,” he added. “I cannot believe it. It was a sad day. That was a very sad day. You can’t just scam someone out of millions of dollars like that without legal consequences.”
Logan has since discovered that there appears to be a large gang of people involved. However, he believes they made a mistake by defrauding him because their dirty business tactics have now been revealed to the public. He also revealed that he is assisting the individual who sold him the box in his search for con artists.
“He’s chasing his 2.7 million. We’re helping him. We’re trying to get all the information we can. People have suggested making a documentary out of it”. In the end, Logan has written the whole thing off as a loss. “It’s an L, and I’m not afraid to say it’s a fat f**king L.”
It hasn’t stopped him from winning big in other places, too. With former rival KSI, he introduced Prime Hydration, a new sports drink that sold out almost instantaneously.