Random: Logan Paul Thinks The Pokémon Card He Wore To The Mayweather Battle Is Now Price A Million {Dollars}

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul stepped into the ring with precise boxer Floyd Mayweather final evening, however you would be forgiven for not noticing, because the bout itself was a correct snooze-fest – there wasn’t even a winner! Yawn.

The glorified publicity stunt achieved its aim, although – each members got here out of the eight-round battle significantly richer, with the BBC reporting that 44-year-old, five-time world champion Mayweather will pocket round $50m. No marvel he has referred to the battle as “legalised financial institution theft”. Nonetheless, Paul himself might find yourself being the true victor, and never only for the money he’ll pocket for collaborating in what his opponent referred to as “a enjoyable evening”.

Paul – who has over 23 million subscribers on YouTube and got here below hearth in 2017 for filming and importing footage of a suicide sufferer throughout a visit to Japan – made some extent of sporting a Pokémon card round his neck when he entered the ring, and later commented throughout the post-match press convention that the cardboard’s worth can have risen to 1 million {dollars} purely due to its affiliation with the bout.

The cardboard in query is a mint, first-edition 10-graded Charizard, which is believed to be the identical one he bought from collector Gary Haase for a cool $150,000 (thanks, Kotaku). On the time he made that eye-watering buy, Paul mentioned:

Pokémon is blowing up. I’ve little question in my thoughts that this card will likely be value 1,000,000 {dollars} between two and three years from now. They’re referred to as appreciating property. I’m carried out shopping for Lamborghinis. I’m carried out shopping for stuff that gained’t make me cash.

Pokémon playing cards are actually in excessive demand proper now, with 3.7 billion playing cards being bought in 2020 alone. We have already had scalpers shopping for up McDonald’s Pleased Meals to safe particular playing cards, whereas some US shops are seeing their cabinets emptied as quickly as they’re restocked.

Paul himself has been fuelling this hearth by opening packing containers of playing cards on his channel. A number of of his highest-ranking movies state that he has spent hundreds of {dollars} on uncommon playing cards or packing containers of playing cards, and he is opened a lot of them dwell on YouTube. Nonetheless, by sporting the Charizard card to the ring, Paul has outdone himself in the case of inflating the worth of those playing cards.

When requested about why he wore the cardboard following the battle, he replied:

It’s a BGS 10 Charizard, first version Charizard. It’s one in all three on the earth. It’s my prized possession. Ever since I bought this graded at a ten, the momentum in my life has been loopy. It’s my good luck allure. I imply now, s**t, it is a million-dollar card, child. That is the cardboard I walked out [with] to the Floyd Mayweather battle. This can be a million-dollar card.

Nonetheless, the rise in worth of playing cards has had some optimistic results – it gave one child the concept of promoting his beloved assortment as a way to pay for medical take care of his canine, however fortunately it did not come to that as a GoFundMe web page was arrange and $5,420 raised.