For every K-Pop fan, there is one thing that manages to make them weak and powerless when it comes to the industry, and that is photocards. Whether it is the need for fans to pull their bias or to buy them separately to make sure a set is completed, it is more of a lifestyle than just collecting cards with idols’ faces on it.
One group that certainly isn’t a stranger to producing beautiful and highly sought-after photocards is BTS!
In particular, certain photocards can go for hundreds of dollars, and Jin even tried to persuade Mcdonald’s to provide photocards with their meals.
( takes his phone and acts )
🐹JIN : Hello photocard please….yes
👤 Jin if the ARMY doesn't get a Photocard you have to show up at McDonald and give them the nuggets okay.
— Li💜 BTS⁷ (@D_twtBTS7) May 21, 2021
Well, it seems as if one person definitely has his pick of all the best BTS photocards, and unsurprisingly, it is former HYBE CEO Bang Si Hyuk (known as Bang PD).
The company recently held their HYBE Briefing With The Community on YouTube, where they shared the plans for the upcoming year, including new groups, webtoons, games, and much more.
One of the more controversial announcements was about NFT, which is a form of cryptocurrency. Although the concept can seem confusing to many people, Bang Si Hyuk chose to explain it with something that fans know all about: photocards!
To make it easier for you to understand, I’ve brought something that has a special meaning to fans: the photocards fans collect.
— Bang Si Hyuk
However, despite the information he was going into about the scheme, ARMYs couldn’t stop looking at the beautiful array of photocards he was holding in his hands as he started to explain what it all meant. In particular, fans couldn’t get over how gently he was holding them.
When the video was released, fans couldn’t get over the fact that Bang PD was holding these photocards with such care, and for many, it was something they could never imagine!
not how bang pd is holding those photocards dearly like someone gonna stole it pic.twitter.com/fF3DnMlkxv
— rai ♥︎'s eil (@serenxpity) November 4, 2021
bang pd chairman of hybe holding bts photocards something i never thought id ever seepic.twitter.com/BiQtTvfpKj
— Liane⁷❀ (@unotaehyung) November 4, 2021
In particular, one user noticed that the photocards Bang Si Hyuk was holding were actually the exclusive HYBE photocards from the lucky draw for the album BE. Along with other users, it seemed like Bang Si Hyuk might need to be careful as he is definitely on ARMYs rob list.
IM SICK HE HAS A WHOLE SET OF THE HYBE EXCLUSIVE LUCKY DRAWS WTFFFJKDHSFK WHO IS COMING TO ROB BANG PD WITH ME https://t.co/10DoXYoD2j
— natalie ☾ (@starrysjin) November 4, 2021
GIVE ME THAT PHOTOCARDS BANG PD !?!?!?? pic.twitter.com/AIAyvOkS2y
— ⟭⟬♡ (@BTSupdate_7) November 4, 2021
Although it might not be a personal preference but a perk of being the former CEO of HYBE, ARMYs are definitely very jealous, and it is no surprise why. Lucky draw cards are both difficult to find and expensive.
You can watch the whole video below.