Logan Paul was scammed on $3.5 million of bogus Pokemon cards

Logan Paul isn’t really new to dropping enormous quantities on Pokemon cards. He’s expended thousands and thousands of dollars on classic playing cards in advance of, and in June, he even wore a $150,000 Charizard card all over his neck into the boxing ring. So, again in December, when the YouTube character put in $3.5 million on a sealed box of supposedly very first-edition foundation established Pokemon cards, it wasn’t all that odd. 

It obtained a whole lot weirder though on Thursday, when Paul uploaded a YouTube video clip revealing that he obtained scammed and that at least 1 box contained not Pokemon cards at all, but the considerably-a lot less-coveted GI Joe investing playing cards.

“G.I. JOE?” Paul yells when the rip-off is disclosed. “G.I. JOE? It could’ve been nearly anything else…” Cue the dramatic audio and Paul looking as if G.I. Joe just ran about his dog.

Virtually immediately right after Paul trumpeted his acquire again in December, Pokemon card collectors started off buzzing that Paul’s haul could be phony. As CNET sister web-site ComicBook.net documented, people in the know have been suspicious of the seller’s differing explanations about where the box of cards arrived from and spotted inconsistencies between the box and other verified Pokemon card packs. The web-site PokeBeach has a extensive breakdown if you want specifics on all those components.

In the online video posted Thursday, Paul and buddies open up the box in a Chicago lodge along with the gentlemen who authenticated the cards when Paul initially acquired them, as nicely as the guy who marketed Paul the box soon after himself obtaining it for $2.7 million.

The proprietor of the authentication corporation Paul employed mentioned what he looked for when approving the box, but once it was opened, declared, “We all received duped.”

Paul will not say in the movie if he’ll be demanding restitution from the authentication enterprise or how he’ll go after the original vendor. And if you might be thinking if this complete matter is just one more Logan Paul stunt to get viewers, ponder absent. The online video revealing the meant scam acquired more than 620,000 views in just 3 hours.