YouTuber Logan Paul spent $ 150,000 on a very rare Pokemon card: a First-Edition, PSA 10, Shadowless Charizard card! The card was sold by “Pawn Stars Gary,” a famous collector of Pokemon cards that previously appeared in the History Channel series. Paul, who has spent a small amount of money collecting Pokemon cards over the past few months, initially flew to offer a rare version of the card: a BGS rated 10 Charizard. Only two versions of that card are known to exist. Both belong to Gary, and they clearly mean a lot to the collector. Seeing this, Paul made an offer on a slightly less rare version of Charizard; there are only 100 in PSA 10 who know there is!
According to Gary, many people have offered BGS-graded Charizard, including Justin Bieber. One fan still went to offer him a house worth $ 400,000 just for the card! After hearing about the offers that Gary had turned away from, Paul decided not to bother giving an offer on that card, asking if he could buy one of the PSA 10 cards According to Gary, Paul’s offer the highest he received for PSA 10. The second highest was for $ 130,000.
While Gary had 7 of the PSA 10 Charizard cards before the sale, at first he seemed skeptical that Paul would make him an enticing enough offer. However, the Pokemon fan gave up. It probably didn’t hurt that Paul brought the money in cash but, according to Gary, the reason he was willing to split the card boiled into Paul’s passion. After selling it, Gary claims he has no regrets about the decision, and instead he wasted it for Paul.
Pokemon TCG was localized in 1999, and its popularity played a major role in expanding the Pokemon brand. Over the last 21 years, the game has continued to grow, offering cards for each subsequent generation of Pokemon, as well as offering new takes on old favorites. However, the original Base Set cards will remain popular with collectors, and Charizard has been a favorite from the series since its inception.
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