If you follow the Pokémon Trading Card scene, you might have heard recently how the YouTuber Logan Paul managed to get his hands on what was apparently the “only known sealed box of first-edition base set Pokémon cards”.
He forked out a whopping $3.5 million for the lot and well it turned out he got scammed. After concerns were raised about the authenticity of the cards by the Pokémon TCG community, Paul decided to unbox the card packs with the help of some experts only to discover they were filled with G.I. Joe trading cards.
Paul admits the entire group – including the authenticators – were fooled, and shared the following final thoughts:
“I’m a super positive person, bro – and I’ll always be the one to look on the bright side and I’m trying but this is very hard. It’s just so sad for all parties involved, it’s sad for the Pokémon community – like how many fraudulent things are out there? I’m grateful for the things that I have that are real now, I’m picturing my Charizard in my head…something real, something worth a lot of money that is real. Damn bro, I just went from eleven first edition boxes to five. We got f***ed, end of story.”