Why Dallas Pokémon Master Leonhart is Giving Away $500k in Vintage Cards This Weekend

‘It was just insane the amount of people that wanted to go to this'

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“I’m opening up Pokémon cards and stuff for a living ... I don’t think it’s ever going to end. I’m going to be 55 and still doing this,” Dallas-area SMU grad Lee Steinfeld, who turned 35 a few days ago, joked this week.

The attorney and SMU graduate is better known as “Leonhart” — the name he publishes videos under on YouTube where 1.58 million users subscribe to his Pokémon-themed channel.

On Saturday, Steinfeld will transform Deep Ellum venue The Bomb Factory into a replica of various locations in the original Red and Blue versions of the Game Boy Color games released in the 1990s.

And Steinfeld says he will effectively give away around $500,000 worth of his own, vintage, unopened base set Pokémon card collection to attendees who purchased $55 entry tickets for the event, which he said sold out “immediately.”

Click here to read more about this pop-up event from our partners at The Dallas Morning News.

On Thursday, Sky Elements Drone Shows flew a Pokémon-themed drone show over Dallas ahead of the pop-up event. See the video below or read more about it here.

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