In a new videoYouTuber and professional wrestler Logan Paul shared how he bought an extremely rare Pikachu illustrator Pokemon 1998 map, the PSA Grading Company Rated Minty Ten and for which Paul paid a whopping $5,275,000. The video also reveals the shattering truth: he turns the precious Pikachu into an NFT.
Since at least 2020, Logan Paul has been happily spending his multimillion-dollar lives fart joke fortune on expensive Pokemon cards he then mines to the contents to amass an even greater farting fortune. Paul introduced his latest eye-catching acquisition, the $5.2 million holographic Pikachu, to the public by wearing it around his neck on a heavy gold chain his WrestleMania match in April. He looked like a banana, more specifically a banana with a Pikachu necklace.
I believe that’s the name of a Vermeer painting. Anyway, Paul said in the video that it took him months to acquire the card, what the PSA website says is the only known Pikachu Illustrator card in mint condition.
Prior to his WrestleMania stunt, Paul says there was no publicly available information on the coin card, and none of his fart-collector friends had ever seen it in person. However, in February 2021 he received an Instagram DM from the owner’s representative saying he wanted to sell.
The seller eventually turned down Paul’s original $4 million offer, but four months later Paul reached out to a mutual friend and tried to make another, more delicious offer. They settled for $4 million and a PSA certified 9 Pikachu Illustrator card, which Paul was able to easily find from a fart collector on his network and purchase for $1.25 million.
He gave the card and cash to the anonymous original owner of Pikachu in mint condition, breaking the Guinness record for “most expensive.” Pokemon Sold trading card in a private sale” and lived happily ever after. The card itself, on the other hand, will live trembling and crying in the captivity of the blockchain – on July 9 at 3:00 p.m. EST it will be listed as an NFT on the “Platform” he “co-founded”, Liquid Marketplace.
The platform currently has little online presence, history, or information, but shares a mission to “offer collectors the opportunity to co-own physical and digital assets through the power of tokenization.” on his about page. I hope this is convincing enough for you to take out a $5 million loan so you can buy 50 million tokens at $0.10 each, which is the price Paul launched the NFT at the website lists.
Paul will claim a 49% minority interest in the card, meaning it will be held in a TBD community vault, but he can wear it to more WrestleManias if majority token holders allow him. Hey, don’t roll your eyes like that. Paul deserves to blackmail innocent people Pokemon Fans in the name of a functionally meaningless collective property. He’s the biggest Pikachu fan in the world.
I have proof. Before he was presented with the coin card in his video, someone off-camera remarked to Paul, “Hm. You love Pikachu.”
“Yes, he’s the best brother,” Paul replied. There you have it. The greatest mind of our generation, brother.
https://kotaku.com/logan-paul-pokemon-pikachu-illustrator-nft-blockchain-1849158886 Logan Paul turns a $5 million Pokémon Pikachu card into NFT