- Popular YouTuber/Boxer Logan Paul spent $3.5 million on what was thought to be the only known sealed box of first edition Pokémon base sets in the world, but experts warn they may be fake.
- Alarms rang when the YouTuber Rattle Pokémon released a three-part series titled “Why The Logan Paul Pokemon 1st Edition Base Case Likely Isn’t Authentic.”
- Fansite Pokébeach and YouTuber Rattle published an in-depth report that raised suspicion about many sealed first edition booster boxes — flags raised about the barcode and even the plastic wrap.
Daisy Maldonado from Indy100 writes:
“Logan Paul hasn’t hidden his love for Pokémon and has spent a hefty amount on his collection of items dedicated to the franchise – but now experts are claiming that Paul’s first edition Pokémon deck is fake.
The popular YouTuber spent $3.5 million on what was believed to be the only known sealed box of first edition Pokémon base sets in the world.
Paul, who since his YouTube days has had an impressive stint in the boxing world (including his match against Floyd Mayweather), first shared the news of his exciting purchase on Twitter.
He wrote, “Just dropped $3,500,000 on this sealed and authenticated box of 1st Edition Pokémon cards.”
In a follow-up tweet that included a video, he added, “The only known one in the world.”
Paul also boasts that this is the only known deck that exists…”
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