In his defense, it was for a totally sweet first-edition Charizard. You know the one.
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Every few months, news inevitably breaks about some Pokemon card being bought for a gargantuan sum. In July, for instance, an Illustrator Pikachu card fetched $230,000. The question is always the same: Who are these eccentric millionaires buying Pokemon cards for six figures? There's nothing wrong with being a collector, but damn.
On Saturday a first-edition Charizard was sold for $220,574. This time we actually know the buyer: the rapper Logic. Logic, whose real name is Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, in July released No Pressure, which he says is his final album. Its first-week sales amounted to 221,000 -- basically the same number he spent on a first-edition Charizard.
"When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokémon but couldn't afford the cards," Logic wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday. "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."