If you look closely, you can actually pinpoint the exact moment his heart breaks in two.

It’s 2022. If you don’t know who Logan Paul is you probably also don’t own a smart phone and choose to live your life under a rock. The man is a YouTube star, professional fighter, and a millionaire who also happens to love Pokemon cards. Recently, Logan Paul spent an astonishing $3.5 million dollars on a case of First Edition Pokemon cards and had Steve Hart of BBCE publicly authenticate the case. Hart, who calls himself the industry leader of unopened trading cards, went into hiding when internet sleuths began to question the legitimacy of Paul’s Pokemon case.

Ultimately, Logan Paul flew to Chicago with the Pokemon cards and on film, opened the entire case with Steve Hart. What resulted was the absolutely destruction of BBCE and Steve Hart’s business reputation in the hobby and approximately, $358 worth of unopened, Impel GI-Joe cards in the place of now extremely rare Pokemon First Edition cards. In seven minutes, BBCE’s 32 year run came to an abrupt, brutal finale for millions to watch for free on YouTube. Will collectors still use BBCE’s authentication services? Yes, some will but there is just no coming back from this level of failure.

One can argue that as big as this Logan/Pokemon/BBCE fiasco was, it wasn’t even the biggest story of the week in the world of trading cards. Earlier in the week, Backyard Breaks pulled a $20,000+ football card, ON CAMERA and ending up reneging on giving their loyal customer said card. Can you imagine breaking sports cards with these clowns, somehow beating the odds and pulling one of the most sought-after cards in the entire hobby only to be scammed out of what belongs to you? That’s exactly what user ‘GPell10″ is being forced to deal with at the moment.

Recently, Backyard Breaks posted a half-baked apology video on their Instagram but judging by the early responses and later having to shut off commenting completely, clearly, no one is buying their line of bullshit. In the end, if these two bozos do not do what’s right for GPell10 and give him the card he is owned, on camera, you can kiss their entire business goodbye. No one remembers and holds a grudge regarding scammers longer and harder than collectors do. On #TheHobby Twitter, everyone is trying to located GPell10 to help make up for this travesty committed by these two idiots.

Update: Since writing this, the two jizz bags from Backyard Breaks have posted a video conversation with GPell10 and GPell10 goes on record saying he didn’t actually win the card and it was all a big misunderstanding. As you can imagine, response to the video has been 99% negative as many collectors have accused Backyard Breaks of paying off GPell10. I know if I ran a big operation like this, I would do everything in my power to make this go away, even if I had to drop $5-$10 K but trust me, the damage is done and much like BBCE, there’s no coming back from this.

It’s still only January … looks like 2022 will be an interesting year in trading cards.

4 thoughts on “If you look closely, you can actually pinpoint the exact moment his heart breaks in two.

  1. Sucks for BBCE… but it’s a good lesson for collectors. You’re paying for their opinion… not fact. Not a big fan of the Paul brothers. I stay away from their videos. Hopefully that’s the only one I ever watch.

  2. Heard about the Pokemon thing, but didn’t watch the video. That’s crazy.

  3. I have a smart phone and have no idea who the Logan’s are. After seeing this, I continue to not want to know anything about them. People making money in their celebrity spent $3.5 mil on garbage only to make it back in endorsements and YouTube views. They have lost nor learned anything, and will continue their bad behavior.

    I hope those kids from Backyard Breaks learn something about integrity in their fleeting celebrity, but I doubt it too.

  4. Sh*t show upon sh*t show. There used to be a forum with threads of people giving tips on how to get around BBCE’s authentication process and what worked for them. My money is collectors will ignore this mishap and continue to use them or buy boxes authenticated from them.

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