A man looking to diversify his investment from stocks to Magic the Gathering cards has found a high-value Black Lotus card after accidentally opening a vintage package.
Talking to computer games, The guy – known as Michael – used to play the game in the mid-1990s and invested an unknown amount – thought to be between $ 7,000 and $ 15,000 – in an unopened MTG card package.
Although its packaging cannot contain the coveted Alpha Black Lotus, the Beta version is still largely collectible as it will never be reprinted.
“I’ve read that you can search a package and see the contents without opening,” Michael told PC Gamer. “I wanted to look for it and if it had good cards, I would open it. If not I would keep it and let it appreciate its value as a sealed booster pack or keep it as a piece of history.”
But after accidentally breaking the seal after trying to peek at its content, Michael finds a truly rare prize: the Beta Black Lotus Card, which can be worth tens of thousands of dollars depending on its condition.
Michael said, “I stared at it literally blank for a few seconds. My brain was full of the loading screen.” “The first coherent thought I remember was, ‘No. This is fake. This must be fake. There is no way … ”
“After that, it was a fog of trying to find my card bag that had bags in it, and screaming for my partner to get away from the table,” he said. “I thought something was wrong based on how I looked. You have to realize, I was literally wearing my underwear all over the house trying to find a case to put this thing in!”
Michael is now looking for the card Professionally graded.
Rare charm: The pool card was recently sold at auction for more than Half a million dollars.
The game’s strongest and most sought-after card, Black Lotus – released as part of the Alpha lineup in 1993 – appeared on eBay earlier this month and closed at the end of January, after selling for a staggering $ 511,100. That’s three times the price paid for a comparable quality card in 2019, and five times the price paid in 2018.
The exorbitant price is believed to have come about due to the mint condition of the card – classified as “MT 10” – and the fact that it was signed by artist Christopher Rush, who unfortunately passed away in 2016.
ICYMI, First Magic: The Legends Open Beta will begin on March 23rd, Giving players their first taste in this free deck building action RPG game.
You can subscribe to the trial version via the official Magic: Legends website. All you have to do is create a free Arc account and click on the button in the top-right corner. Before the beta, you can also enter a slot in the final closed alpha.
Alpha and beta testing is exclusive for PC, but PS4 and Xbox One players will join the full version later this year. In a deep new look for deck building, Perfect World gives us a better idea of what to expect from Magic: Legends, and a clearer picture of how it adapts to the rules of Magic: The Gathering.