Famous thirty year-old rapper and songwriter Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as “Logic,” has acquired a first print, mint condition holographic Charizard trading card for $220,574 USD as reported on IGN
. This final price comes after a 20% buyer’s premium was added to the card’s value of $183,812.00. The super rare Pokémon card was placed on auction by Iconic Auctions.
In 2018, Logic received two Grammy nominations for his song, “1-800-273-8255,” one of which was Best Song of the Year. His most recent and final album, titled No Pressure, was released July 24, 2020. Logic has since then retired from rapping and the music industry, choosing instead to sign a contract with Twitch as a professional streamer. The rapper has demonstrated he is an avid gamer and has even paid homage to Super Mario by releasing a track titled “Super Mario World” on his 2016 album, Bobby Tarantino. His official Twitter account is currently followed by over 2.4 million people.
As to why Logic would spend such an exorbitant amount of money on a Pokémon card, IGN has pointed to a recent Instagram post from the rapper/streamer, which reads, “When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokémon but couldn't afford the cards. 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."