Getting scammed when you buy collector’s items definitely sucks.
Especially when you spent $3.5 million on cards that are perceived to be authentic.
Well, that’s a feeling Logan Paul is, unfortunately, dealing with as the first-edition booster boxes of the “ Pokémon Trading Card Game” turned out to not be what he believed he was buying.
After many online questioned that card’s authenticity, Paul confirmed on Thursday that they were fake.
Paul was prompted by PokéBeach to have them authenticated by the Baseball Card Exchange in Chicago, though unfortunately inside the boxes did not even contain Pokémon cards at all…
They contained G.I. Joe trading cards.
Yeah, a bit of a huge difference.
The cards were bought by a fellow collector, Matt Allen, who initially purchased the cards at $2.7 million.
And the internet, of course, had quite the reaction, including Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich.
What an absolutely huge loss for Paul. Hopefully, this gives other collectors a bit of a lesson going forward and that Logan gets his money back!