Former Pro Bowl linebacker retires after selling a Pokemon Card for over $600k

FORMER PRO BOWL LINEBACKER RETIRES AFTER SELLING A POKEMON CARD FOR OVER $600K

NOV 23, 2022  (10H47)      V. CARBONNEAU
After seven years in the league, Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Blake Martinez has retired mid-season for a different reason that what many players are retiring for...

Indeed, he's picked up a new hobby/job, which is to sell Pokemon Cards.

Well, it looks like he's making enough money selling those Pokémon cards—recently selling a very rare card for nearly $700,000—and doesn't need the income he gets from playing anymore.

Here is the card in question:



The news of his retirement comes just days after Martinez cashed out on this super rare Pokémon Illustrator card. His version, nicknamed «The Swirllustrator,» features two swirls on the artwork, making the already-rare card even more unique. The CGC-rated 9.5 «Gem Mint» was auctioned at Goldin for a hefty sum of $672,000 USD.

So, it seems retirement is treating Martinez well. Indeed, at only 28 years old, this new passion is a less physically-taxing source of income, and if he can continue to find these gems, it may even be more lucrative than his were earnings with the NFL. Not to mention that he could enjoy this career for way longer!
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