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Logan Paul goes to hospital after Pokemon joke ends in disaster

Published: 14/Oct/2020 1:03 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:03

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Logan Paul had to go to the emergency room after a Pokemon Trading Card video went sideways and left him injured. The 25-year old’s Nintendo joke left him in stitches – literally.

Logan Paul has been making waves in the Pokemon TCG community after purchasing a base set booster box for $216k. The star opened it during a YouTube livestream where he pulled a 1st Edition shadowless Charizard worth $85k.

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However, the 25-year old’s love of the Nintendo property left him injured on October 13 after he made a video about the rarest card, Pikachu Illustrator. The influencer’s prank about the rare collectible sent him to the hospital.

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The YouTuber held the most rarest Pokemon card, except it was fake.

Logan Paul’s Pokemon card stunt backfires

The YouTuber injured himself on October 13 when he made a Pokemon video on Instagram. The creator had a fake a version of the Pikachu Illustrator card, which has the record for the highest value after selling for over $243k at auction.

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According to the star, he was given the fake item by someone for free. Paul then filmed a joke video where he pretended to rage out after discovering it to be fake. Unfortunately, he prank left him with a severe laceration that needed stitches after he punched out a window.

“Found out my $2M Pikachu Illustrator card was fake, got angry & punched a window (it was supposed to be a joke), ended up nearly bleeding out and got 9 stitches. I’ve officially bled for Pokémon. help me,” the 25-year old tweeted out alongside a gruesome photo.

Fans of the influencer recorded the Instagram story which shows him punching the window with a towel wrapped around his fist. In the original joke, Paul claimed to have paid $150k for the card before realizing that it was a sticker.

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(Warning, this video isn’t for the squeamish!)

Fortunately, Logan was able to get medical help quickly, and didn’t sustain permanent injury. While the joke backfired spectacularly, at least he didn’t actually pay $150k for the fake Pikachu card.

Despite usually being known for his YouTube content, the star has made a huge splash in the Pokemon card community in 2020, putting a major spotlight on the Nintendo hobby.

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How to watch Logan Paul’s First Edition Pokemon card opening

Published: 4/Oct/2020 13:42

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star Logan Paul has revealed that he will be unboxing a $200,000 Pokemon First-Edition Booster Box on his channel after winning an auction for the rare set of collectible cards. Here’s how you can watch.

Aside from building a massive audience of over 22 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Logan Paul is known for his success across multiple platforms and has even stepped into the music and boxing world to diversify his income streams.

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Now he’s taking on yet another challenge, revealing that he would be diving headfirst into the trading cards market, which has been booming in recent months, in hopes of striking it lucky.

During his vlog on October 3, Logan Paul revealed that entrepreneur, author, and investor Gary Vaynerchuk, had inspired him to take advantage of the rise of popularity in sports cards, but the YouTuber had different interests, opting to collect Pokemon cards instead.

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How to watch Logan Paul’s Pokemon unboxing

It turns out that Logan Paul is already quite knowledgeable about Pokemon, reminding fans that his only tattoo is of one of his favorite characters, Squirtle.

He shared that he had bought multiple rare cards and booster packs to start his collection. He even managed to get his hands on a first-edition Pokemon booster box, spending over $160,000 in an online auction.

The YouTuber estimated that the box would currently be valued at around $200,000 and added that he would be unveiling the contents of the box on his YouTube channel for his fans to see.

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When does Logan Paul’s Pokemon unboxing start?

The unboxing of the Pokemon first edition Booster Box is currently scheduled to take place on Friday, October 9 at 6PM PST / 9PM ET / 2AM BST.

Logan Paul confirmed that the event will be livestreamed on his channel for his viewers and any Pokemon fans who want to tune in.

While he will be opening all 36 first edition packs on the live stream, he has allowed fans to buy some of the rare packs from him in advance, unveiling his viewers’ cards for all to watch, adding that he will safely ship to them to any buyers.

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But, Logan admitted that he will be hoping to get his hands on cards like the first edition Charizard, which has continued to rise in price. It would guarantee tens of thousands of dollars for anyone lucky enough to find such an exclusive Pokemon card.

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