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Logan Paul reveals how his dog ate rare Pokemon card worth $25,000

Published: 30/Sep/2020 0:52

by Brent Koepp

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During the imPaulsive podcast, popular YouTuber Logan Paul revealed that his dog came dangerously close to ruining a rare Pokemon card that he claims is worth $25k. The canine destroyed the Charizard collectible’s PSA-graded case after chewing on it.

Logan Paul went viral in September when he shared his insanely rare Pokemon Trading Card Game collection on Instagram. The star explained to fans that the Nintendo franchise had become a business worth investing in.

In a follow up to the story, the YouTuber revealed during his imPaulsive podcast on September 29 that his dog, Broley Blue, had nearly destroyed his Charizard card that was worth $25k. The pup mistook the rare collectible for a toy.

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The rare Charizard card was damaged by Logan Paul’s dog.

Logan Paul’s Pokemon card chewed by dog

Over the last two years, the Pokemon TCG has seen an explosion in value, as cards from the 90s have become highly sought after. During the latest imPaulsive podcast, Logan Paul revealed that one of his rare cards had been chewed on by his pup.

“I thought my dog ate a PSA 9 Charizard which was a $25,000 card. It’s up there now!” he said pointing to the Nintendo collectible on a shelf. “Rest in peace, it’s gone for good.”

In what will surely make any TCG collector’s skin crawl, the Charizard’s PSA casing had been breached, as the corner was chewed off. While it’s unclear if the pet actually damaged the card itself, it’s worth would no doubt be impacted as its value hinges on that grading.

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The 25-year-old also revealed that he had dropped a whopping $216k buying a 1st Edition booster box from the 1999 base set. The content creator won the item through the Heritage Auction.

“This is probably the rarest box of Pokemon cards in the entire world, ever. There is only… I don’t even know if there is a handful left. No one has these boxes,” he said.

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Despite his two friends giving him a hard time for spending so much on Nintendo collectibles, the Pokemon TCG has had a major revival since 2018, with cards skyrocketing in value. The market has yet to slow down as items continue to break records.

In 2020 for instance, the Pikachu Illustrator Card sold for $250k. In September, the newest Charizard from the Champion’s Path set is already selling for absurd amounts on eBay. Maybe Paul is correct when he says “Charizard can’t f**k up” after all.

Overwatch

Overwatch champ Super helps Jimmy Fallon create “cringe” gamer name

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Back-to-back Overwatch League champion Matthew ‘Super’ DeLisi was on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and helped the host come up with his own gamer tag.

During the October 26 interview, Fallon asked the San Francisco Shock main tank how he came up with his gamertag with the intention of creating his own.

As Super explained, back when he was a kid, he asked his brother to create an account for him. The name his brother came up with, for whatever reason, was Super7100 and he kept that for awhile.

“At some point I just decided the numbers looked stupid, so I cut off the numbers and then I was just stuck with Super,” he explained. “And I just kept it.”

Super competing at an OWL event
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Super won two Overwatch League championships.

To this, Fallon inquired about any possible formulas for coming up with a name in a segment that Super would later call “cringe” when he rewatched the interview on Twitch.

“How could I come up with my gamer name?” Fallon asked.

“You can find inspiration from literally anything,” DeLisi said, prompting Fallon to pick up his miniature of the Empire State Building.

“I could be Empire,” suggested Fallon. “Or, this is the Statue of Liberty,” he continued, picking up another model. “That’s an old thermometer. Maybe… Old Thermometer. That’s my gamer name.”

“If you’re feeling it, that’s all you,” replied Super who let out an awkward laugh.

“Jimmy ‘Old Thermometer’ Fallon,” he remarked. “And a come from behind win for Old Thermometer!”

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Jimmy Fallon came up with an awkward gamer tag with Super.

Interestingly, this isn’t Super’s first time on Jimmy Fallon as the Shock player first went on the show back in 2019 with his former teammate Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won.

Whether Super is back for a third time may come down to if the Shock can win a third championship in season four of the Overwatch League having just won consecutive titles.