Magic: The Gathering is a card collection game of course, so it makes sense that some of his cards will be, well collectibles . One just downloaded more than $ 87,000 in an eBay sale.
As noted today by Kotaku, the Black Lotus Card from Magic: The Gathering 's Original Release – August 1993, So Happy Happy 25th Anniversary While We're On It – went for $ 87,672 after the bid was closed this week. The Black Lotus, which officially "adds 3 mana of any single color you have chosen for your manapool", appeared in three editions of Magic: The Gathering 1
What make this Black Lotus card so valuable is only 1,100 was printed for MTG s alphabet set from 1993. When a rare element has a known and fixed number, the value increases accordingly. Also helping this card's sales price was a 9.5 rating (out of 10) from Beckett's card collector evaluator.
Kotaku has a better explanation why Black Lotus was so powerful – and therefore rarely. Magic players known in the game's balance and maneuvering systems know that it gives players a great start if they start a game with it. It has been shown before and always commands attention when done – a package opening for 2014 contained one for example.
It's fascinating to see a card game game 25 years ago, pick up a prize that would legitimately make a sports collector's year. And sports cards are a hobby that has taken a blow, badly, during the last quarter. Magic: The Gathering 's rare items can not yet get the seven-figure prices calculated for the baseball's more valued assets – but it has not been so long. Give the game some time and we can talk about Black Lotus a day like baseball fans do for Honus Wagner.