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The collector who sold Logan Paul a box of fake Pokemon cards worth $3.5 million is giving the YouTuber his money back.
Paul purchased the first-edition base cards back in December and collectors valued it at around $3.5 million (£2.6 million).
The YouTuber then opted to unbox the cards for a video and it was revealed they are fake - with the box instead featuring G.I. Joe trading cards.
Bolillo Lajan San, a known card collector, took to Instagram and apologised for the error before confirming he's given Paul his money back.
He said: “Upon opening the first edition @bbcexchange authenticated Pokémon case, we noticed that the boxes inside looked off and;
“Sadly the case was FAKE.
“@loganpaul and I are grateful to @rattlepokemon and the Pokémon community for exposing this fraudulent case now before it transacted any further.
“I have reimbursed Logan his 3.5 however we will see how quickly I am made whole from the sellers who brought it to me already authenticated in the coming days or if it turns into a drawn out scenario.”
San will now be working with his legal team in an attempt to be reimbursed.
Pokemon cards are a hot commodity in the collecting scene, especially those from when the franchise was at its peak.
The first generation of Pokemon captured the attention of youngsters around the globe and we all have fond memories of Red, Blue and Yellow on the Gameboy Colour.
Fansite Pokébeach and YouTuber Rattle recently investigated Paul's decks and concluded they were likely illegitimate.
They discovered the decks had been sold fro an eBay account based in Canada.
Both Pokemon experts claimed buyers were not allowed to view the cards before buying them, with Paul using an authentication service.
The 27-year-old is a big fan of Pokemon and even owns a diamond-encrusted Charizard card.
Paul wore it to the ring ahead of his exhibition bout with Floyd Mayweather back in June and it is said to be worth $1 million.
He claimed ahead of the fight the card has only ever brought him good luck.
Fair to say he thinks different now? Don't blame it on the Charizard.
Topics: Logan Paul