Logic Cops Rare Pokémon Card for a Quarter-Million Dollars in Auction

Dylan Henson

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Logic performs at Alexandra Palace on September 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns)

Now that Logic is a self-proclaimed retiree, the 30-year-old is happily leaning into his other passions in life, including fatherhood and interacting with the RattPack via Twitch. 

(About that whole retirement thing, Logic recently delivered a 10-minute beat tape titled TwitchTape Vol. 1, so he's seemingly still in the studio.)

One of Logic's hobbies is collecting Pokémon memorabilia. He's taking his dedication to the franchise to the next level, reportedly dropping $226,000 on a PSA 10 Base Set 1st Edition Charizard card. 

Earlier this year, a limited Pikachu Illustrator card from 1998 sold at an auction for $233,000, according to Mashable. That would make this 1st Edition Charizard the second-priciest Pokémon card in the world.

The omission of the usual shadow on the right side of the cartoon is what gives this item its coveted reputation.

Logic detailed his love for Pokémon in an Instagram post, revealing that he used to try and trade food stamps for cards when he was a kid. "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," he wrote. "It’s not about the material it’s about the experience."

Yet the Maryland native wasn't totally satisfied, so he scooped an additional $23,000 base set. As fate would have it, he pulled a rare Raichu card and a second Charizard. Man!

Celebrities splurging on Pokémon extends beyond Logic to Logan Paul as well, who the former called on while the auction was happening. Paul spent $200k on a 1st Edition box of cards and drew his own Charizard.

Wondering if these two will battle one day.