There was no knockout in today’s show fight between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather. A clear winner has emerged: Pokémon Card collector, including Paul.
When the YouTuber entered the ring, he wore a Charizard card around his neck the way other fighters would wear gold and diamonds. The card is a first edition, Gem Mint 10-Charizard. This was probably the most interesting moment of the whole evening.
Last year the prices are from Pokémon Cards that were already high appear to have exploded. Twitch streamer bought boxes and streaming as they opened each pack. All of that interest led to The Pokémon Company can’t print the cards print fast enough.
Paul also went through a lot and made videos like “I bought a box of $ 200,000 Pokémon cards” “I spent $ 2,000,000 on Pokémon cards” and “Open the US $ 1,000,000 Pokemon Box from Issue 1.” Of his last ten YouTube uploads, four were roughly Pokémon Cards (the rest were four boxing clips and one was a music video).
Paul said then: “Pokémon explodes. I have no doubt that this card will be worth a million dollars in two to three years. “
“They’re called appreciative assets,” Paul continued. “I’m done buying Lamborghinis. I’m tired of buying things that I can earn money with. “
By wearing the Charizard in battle and the press conference then Paul did just that: he made more money. Though the fight itself was disgusting and boring, when Paul eventually flips his Charizard, the card is inherently more valuable even now, and he will.
Part of the value he and others will place on him will be that he wore him in this fight – the last time Floyd Mayweather stepped into the ring so far. The fight, whatever you might think of it, is part of the cards origin and lore. How much it adds, I’m not sure. Paul thinks it’s already worth a cool million.
When asked about the post-fight card and its estimated value, he replied, “It’s a BGS 10 Charizard, first edition Charizard. It is one of three in the world. It is my precious possession. Ever since I graded this at ten, the dynamics in my life have been insane. It is my lucky charm. “
Paul held up the card to show the press and added, “I mean, shit, that’s a million dollar card, baby. This is the card I left [with] to the Floyd Mayweather fight. It’s a million dollar card. “
Tonight, a cocky YouTuber and an aging pugilist hit a few blows, fought, and collected massive payouts. It was an exhibition fight. A stunt. A show. But maybe, just maybe that was the main event Pokémon Trading cards have just reached an even larger audience, which makes valuable cards like Gemmint Charizard even more so.