We know Pokémon cards are going up in value, but this might be a whole new level of insanity.

According to TMZ, the now-former rapper Logic recently purchased a first edition Charizard (PSA 10) - dating back to 1999, for a whopping $226,000 (about £173,200) during a live auction.

Cardhops confirmed the total transaction value exceeded $220k and also noted how it was the highest known sale of the card.

In addition to this, Logic bought an original base set box for a cool $23,000. Here's some insight into his recent purchases (via Instagram):

"When I was a kid I absolutely loved Pokémon but couldn’t afford the cards. I remember even trying to trade food stamps for theirs and 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."

Anyone here got a first edition Pokémon card? How about a Charizard holo...tell us down below.

[source tmz.com, via complex.com]