14 Oct 2020 11:35 AM +00:00 UTC

Rapper Logic Buys Extremely Rare Pokemon Card for $220,000, and He Explains Why He Did It

Rapper Logic (real name: Robert Bryson Hall II) has purchased an ultra-rare Pokemon card for a huge price. On Twitter, he revealed that he was the bidder on a PSA 10 Base Set 1st Edition Charizard card with a winning bid of $183,812. The total price of the purchse goes up to $220,000 with the 20% buyer's premium included.

This was actually Logic's second expensive Pokemon purchase this week, after he spent $23,000 on a base set box earlier this week.

Over on his Instagram, Logic talked about his love of Pokemon and how spending a lot of money on these extremely rare cards is "not about the material, it's about the experience."

"When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokemon but couldn't afford the cards," Logic said. "I remember even trying to trade food stamps for theirs and now as an adult who has saved every penny he has made being able to enjoy something that I've loved since childhood now as a grown man is like buying back a piece of something I could never have. It's not about the material, it's about the experience."

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However, the first-edition Charizard card isn't the most expensive Pokemon card ever purchased. The Japanese "Illustrator Pikachu" still holds that record when it was sold for over $233,000 earlier this year.

Earlier this year, Logic announced that he would be officially retiring from rapping, and signed an exclusive deal to stream exclusively on Twitch.

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