A YouTube star from Dudley has spent £40,000 on first edition Pokémon cards and even flew to Arizona in the USA to collect them.
Jay Swingler, who has over 750,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, describes himself as a "huge fan of Pokémon" and says that purchasing the rare, first edition Pokémon cards is "technically smarter than buying a house".
The Pokémon-enthusiast described his £40,000 purchase as a "massive investment opportunity" as he can wait for the cards to increase in value and then "reap the rewards further down the line".
Jay believes the upcoming release of the new Pokémon movie will see the price of the cards "skyrocket".
After purchasing the original '1st Edition Shadowless Base Set' on Ebay for £40,000, Jay and his friend, Barney, decided to fly over 6,000 miles to Arizona in the USA to avoid any chance of the cards being damaged in transit.
After the set was verified as genuine, the pair flew back to the West Midlands with the collectables locked and bubbled-wrapped in a box.