Logan Paul Fears He Spent $3.5m On "Fake" Pokemon Card Collection Box
By: Christy R Mathew
Logan Paul's next big buy, according to the Pokemon Trading Card Game community, may not be worth what he paid. Several famous collectors believe the $3.5 million 1st Edition Base Set box purchased by the YouTuber is a fake.
He is travelling to Chicago to have the legitimacy of $3.5 million worth of Pokemon cards examined after a fan site alleged they were fraudulent.
In December 2021, the 26-year-old YouTuber went popular after revealing that he had spent $3.5 million on a 1st Edition Base Set Pokemon card sealed case. The influencer claimed that the item was the only one in the world that had been sealed and verified since 1998.
The costly retro item, however, maybe a fake, according to the Pokemon TCG community. Several prominent card collectors have come out to express their concerns about the record-breaking pack of cards, claiming that the Impaulsive presenter may have been duped out of millions of dollars.
As he prepares to fly to the company's headquarters, Paul has offered an update, tweeting: "Update on this: I’m flying to Chicago this weekend to verify the case with BBCE, the company who insured its authenticity. to be continued…"
In a report published on the popular Pokemon TCG site PokeBeach on December 31, 2021, questions about the box's legitimacy were raised for the first time. The publication tweeted, "Logan Paul's $3.5 Million 'Base Set' Case May Be Fake: Pokemon Community Uncovers Significant Evidence." The article went on to detail the item's history through online auctions such as eBay, as well as the evidence that leads collectors to believe it is a fake.
Paul's Pokemon card box, according to the site, is oddly numbered. PokeBeach explained, “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”.
They continued, “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.”