YouTube star Logan Paul has made a shock discovery about his Pokémon cards purchase.
The avid card collector was floored to learn he had spent a whopping US$3.5 million (approx. $4.8 million) on what he thought was a box of first edition trading cards only to be told by authenticity company BBCE that the entire contents of the box was fake.
“Why are they so puffy? See how they’re shaped all… they don’t look great,” said one of the verifiers. “See how they’re curvy and puffy. They’re very light… they don’t look right.”
Paul also noticed that the cards looked suss.
“Why are they bending like that? What’s inside of them?” he said, before adding, “It’s fake, bro”.
Paul and the verifiers then discover there were no Pokemon cards inside the box — which was sealed since purchase — but rather G.I. Joe cards.
“We got duped,” the authenticator said, with another claiming it was “the biggest fraud in the entire history of Pokemon”.
Paul first questioned the authenticity of the cards when the mate he bought the cards from said his card trader was dodgy.
“I’m a super-positive person, bro, and I’m always the one to look on the bright side, and I’m trying, but this is so hard,” Paul said after the discovery. “I’m grateful for the things I have that are real now. Damn, bro, I just went from 11 first-edition boxes to five. We got f–ked, end of story.”
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