Passion has no limit, no price. Fan of Pokémon cards, the American rapper Logic paid 220.000 dollars at an auction this Saturday 10 October, to afford an extremely rare card : a first edition of Dracaufeu (Charizard in English).
A sum equivalent to 186.000 euros, or the record for a Pokémon card sale, according to the collectible card investment company CardHops. Real name Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, the rapper of 30 years explained on his Instagram account, to have realized a childhood dream. “When I was a child, I loved Pokémon but couldn't afford the cards. I even remember trying to exchange food stamps for cards”, he writes.
“Now, as an adult who saved every penny he won, be able to enjoy something that I love from childhood, it's like buying a piece of something i could never have”, he continues on this post, accompanied by a video where the artist unpacks Dracaufeu’s precious shiny card, in original edition.
When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokémon but couldn’t afford the cards. 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 PSA 10 Base Set 1st Edition Charizard just sold at auction with an ending bid of $183,812.00 via @IconicAuctions. Including the 20% buyer’s premium, the total transaction value exceeds $220k. As of now, this is the highest known sale of the card. pic.twitter.com/2mwkoopTvL
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