Is Logan Paul's $3.5 Million Pokémon Card Pack Fake?

Was Logan Paul scammed when he paid $3.5 million for this Pokémon Card Pack?
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Was it all fake? | © Nintendo/Logan Paul via Twitter

It was just a few weeks ago that Logan Paul boasted on his social media about his authentic Pokémon card pack purchase for a whopping $3.5 million. Now it seems like the Pokémon Card community might have come together to figure out that the famous influencer might have been scammed.

Was the card pack really worth as much money as Logan Paul forked over? How much should he have paid for the box set of cards and was the set fake? That's what we will check out today.

Who Uncovered the Truth?

On a trading card game fansite, a lot of speculation went around when Logan Paul revealed the photo of the box and the price he paid for it. One user by the name of Water Pokémon Master revealed that the box might be fake.

The user explained that the trading card community has done extensive research to find out whether Logan Paul was scammed – after all it is extremely rare for someone to uncover six booster boxes of the original Pokemon set.

So what was uncovered and why does the Pokémon trading card community think these cards are fake?

Why Might the Pokémon Cards be Fake?

The Purchase History

Water Pokémon Master explained that the box had hit the internet back in March of 2021 on Canadian eBay where bidding was open for 10 days. There, the box went for a 'mere' $72,000 which is extremely low for any Baste Set boxes.

A single Base Set box can go for over $400,000 so the whole box set should have been over $2 million. So the original price on eBay was way too low.

The original bidder also chose not to buy the box set. Why? Because the seller would not let them inspect the cards beforehand. Very suspicious. If you're going to drop 72K on a set of cards, then you'd want to make sure they're the right ones, no?

The Box Itself

The Box itself also had some red flags on it, especially the bar code. Yes, the bar code did have the 'first edition' label on it. Water Pokémon Master explained that Paul’s case has a label with the code “WOC060331E", but the label 1E was only added later during Jungle and Fossil.

Also, the tape which was used also didn't have the same spacing and font as Wizards of the Coast use for their authenticated packages.

What is in the Box?

What is actually in the box is a mystery to us all. Whether it is just fake cards, paperweights or what else hasn't been revealed by the YouTuber. Hopefully, he doesn't punch a window again after finding out about the scam as he did back in October 2020 when he bought a fake Pikachu Illustrator card.