NFL player retires after selling Pokémon card for $650,000

NFL player retires after selling Pokémon card for $650,000

Blake Martinez, support of the Las Vegas Raiders, has decided to hang up his boots after managing to sell a rare card of the official Pokémon card game.

Pokémon card for $650,000
Pokémon card for $650,000

Since last Friday, talking about Pokémon is common since it was the dayPokémon Scarlet and Purplewas launched for Nintendo Switch, giving way to the ninth generation of this popular video game saga created by Game Freak.

In this news, however, we are not going to focus on this new adventure located in the fictional region of Paldea (inspired by Spain) but the protagonists of this text are a professional NFL player (or rather ex-player) and the Pokémon collectible card game. And it is thatBlake Martinez, Linebacker (or support as you prefer to say it) of Las Vegas Raiders, has decided toput an end to his stage as a professional football playernot because of an injury or his age (he is only 28 years old) but because he has managed tomake a fortune selling rare Pokémon cardsand does not need to continue playing this sport to live.

In fact, this decision has been taken a couple of weeks after making its last sale, anextremely rare card called Pokémon Illustratorin which we can see a cartoonist Pikachu and that has a quality of 9.5 out of 10 so it has managed to sell it for$ 650,000, a good peak at the economic level that has influenced its withdrawal.

"I have decided to step aside in my career to focus on my family and my passions of the future" that seem to be closelyrelated to video games and collecting Pokémon cardswith which it will be difficult for me to end up having the usual concussion suffered by many players of their sport.

Game Freak breaks the 1000 pokémon mark

Finally and returning a second to the rigorous actuality marked byPokémon Scarlet and Purple, remember that with this game Game Freak has broken

Final Sale Price for the Illustrator Pikachu a.k.a The Swirllustrator: $672,000pic.twitter.com/VXjhYbUeZk— Goldin (@GoldinCo)October 30, 2022" the mark of the 1000 pokémon available among all its titles and if you want toknow what are the new creaturespresent in this latest installment ordiscover all kinds of tricks or tips you can access our guide.