Rapper Logic Catches Rare Pokémon Charizard Card at Auction for $220,000

by Jason Venter

Classic Pokémon cards go for a lot of money these days. The former rapper known professionally as Logic proved that point recently when he bid $183,812 at an online auction to win the ultra-rare Charizard card from the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Premium fees drive the cost higher still.

Iconic Auctions, a Scottsdale, AZ company that sells rare memorabilia, hosted the auction. The listing opened with a minimum bid of $40,000. A total of 17 bids brought the final price to $220,574.40, including the premium.

“When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokémon but couldn’t afford the cards,” Logic explained on Instagram. “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.”

A high-value sale like this one always prompts people to start digging through shoeboxes to see if they have $200,000 lying in an attic or under a bed somewhere. It’s important to remember this particular card was a first-run edition and has been authenticated, two factors that significantly raise value. Currently, no one has paid more for the card than Logic.

Born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II in Rockville, Maryland, Logic released six albums as a rapper from 2014 through 2020 before retiring earlier this year. He currently streams about video games on his YouTube channel, BobbysWorld, which has 1.28M subscribers. The Pokémon trading card purchase is very on brand. Are you a fan?

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