Logan Paul and Goldin Auctions team up to host BIG Pokémon card set unboxing
If you’ve been on our blog page recently, you may have noticed a post detailing the upcoming 25th Anniversary of Pokémon. This has everyone in the TCG and CCG world buzzing and has prompted quite a few big names to make some rather big moves in order to get everyone into the spirit. Enter YouTuber and Pokémon fan, Logan Paul. In this post, I’m going to give you some details on the auction and what we can expect from it based on the numerous reports and info drops that have been revealed so far.
In case you didn’t know, Logan Paul recently purchased a whole set of 1st Edition Pokémon boxes (worth $2 million) and plans to stream a massive unboxing/break session on the day of the 25th Anniversary, which is February 27th. In fact, the wheels are already in motion, so to speak, as collectors were able to participate and buy into the break from February 4th until February 11th. So, a whole week was given to get in on the action… or auction. This is where Goldin Auctions comes in.
The starting bid for each pack (36 in total) will begin at $10,000 and as soon as all auctions have been completed, Ken Goldin, the founder of Goldin Auctions, and Logan Paul will stream the unboxing on Logan’s YouTube channel. It’s also been announced that the winning bidder will be given a little extra bonus prize for coming out on top. The prize will be a special Logan Paul digital art card and there are reportedly only 44 in existence. So, whoever makes the winning bid for each set will have a nice little one-off card to go with their purchase as well. Who knows what that will be worth 25 years from now, right?
I’ve also heard that Goldin will be analyzing and offering their own professional insight during the stream/auction as well. And, the rarest and most valuable cards will be given a PSA grade by a professional representative as the action/auction unfolds. I actually think that this a good idea put forth by both Paul and Goldin, that way viewers and bidders can better understand how cards are graded and valued in real-time.
That’s pretty much all we know at this point, but I’m sure little Easter eggs and extra notes will be revealed as we get closer to the 27th. If you have any more info about the event or if you know someone who is participating in the auction, be sure to let me know in the comments below. 2021 marks the 25th year of Pokémon and with the help of fans and famous names, I think the celebration is going to be remembered even 25 years from now!