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Raiders LB Blake Martinez says he’s made tens of millions promoting Pokemon playing cards


If soccer ends for Raiders linebacker Blake Martinez, he’s received one other profession already plotted out for him.

Based on the New York Submit, Martinez bought one in every of his Pokemon playing cards for $672K over the weekend at an public sale. In the event you’re questioning who would purchase a Pokemon card for $672K, sure I might if I had cash like that.

It wasn’t simply your run of the mill Snorlax, both. This was a 1998 Pokemon Illustrator Pikachu card that is likely one of the rarest Pokemon playing cards identified in existence. The Illustrator Pikachu card was estimated to be price $1.5 million, and the Goldin Public sale Home rated the cardboard as a 9.5 on their scale, making it one of many increased high quality playing cards they’ve seen.

Final yr, ESPN reported that Martinez has been an avid Pokemon card collector since he was a toddler, and talked about Pokemon with Giants DL Leonard Williams.

It will get higher from there.

40,000 Pokemon playing cards is solely the best factor an NFL participant has stated or finished since Jamaal Williams talked about anime on Good Morning Soccer. NFL gamers being large nerds won’t ever not be superior to me (additionally an enormous nerd). Ultimately, diving deep into sports activities’ nerdom will get finished.

Now I’ve tons of of questions I need to ask Martinez. What’s his starter Pokemon? Which Pokemon sport is his favourite? Why is Incineroar one of the best Pokemon ever? Have you ever actually performed and overwhelmed each Pokemon sport ever launched because you had been six? As a result of if he has, please train me your methods.

Martinez at the moment owns a enterprise that sells a few of the 40,000 Pokemon playing cards that he owns, and in accordance with The Athletic’s Vic Tafur, he’s made $2 million within the final 4 months. That’s a prospering enterprise if I ever heard of 1.

Martinez doesn’t say if he’s a purchaser of Pokemon playing cards both, however I wouldn’t put it previous him. He says his objective is to acquire each Pokemon card ever made and will need to open up his personal Pokemon store himself.




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