Magic: The Gathering is of course a card collecting game so it makes sense that some of his cards, well, are collectibles . One has just won over $ 87,000 on an eBay sale.
As noted by Kotaku today, the Black Lotus Map of Magic: The Gathering 's original launch – August 1993, so, happy upcoming 25th anniversary, while we're at it – went closed for $ 87,672 after bidding this week. The black lotus officially adding "3 mana of any color of your choice to your mana pool" appeared in three prints of Magic: The Gathering 1
What does it matter? The so valuable black lotus card was printed for MTG 's Alpha Set from 1993 only 1,100 pieces. If a rare piece has a known and fixed number, its value increases accordingly. Also, the retail price of this card was 9.5 (out of 10) by Card Collection Evaluator Beckett.
Kotaku has a better explanation for why Black Lotus was so powerful and therefore rare. Magic Players familiar with the game's balance and mana systems know that giving players a good edge when starting a game with it. It has turned up earlier and is getting more and more attention, for example, when there is a 2014 live pack.
For me, it is fascinating to see that a card collecting game from 25 years ago achieved a price that would legitimately make a sports collector's year. And sports cards are a hobby that has been hit hard in the last quarter of a century. Magic: The rarer items in the collection may not yet get the seven-figure prices that are valued for the more valuable possessions of baseball – but then it was not that long ago. Give the game some time and we might one day talk about the Black Lotus, just like baseball fans do for Honus Wagner.