Benalish Hero Art


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One of old-school Magic's most famous faces

ArtistDouglas Shuler
MediumAcrylic on illustration board
Size6.75" x 5.75" image area
Rarity1 of 1
SourcePrivate collector, Utah
What you get
  • Interests in an LLC series that owns this asset — like shares in a company that owns a single asset. (To make fractional ownership possible, each asset on Mythic Markets is set up as its own series of a master LLC.)
  • Earning potential from sale of the asset. We also intend to offer a secondary trading market. We’ll keep you updated as we get closer to releasing this feature.
  • Buy 5 or more shares to get the exclusive pin
  • Buy 20 or more shares to get a signed print of Benalish Hero
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The Magic art market

Public demand for original paintings from Magic: The Gathering has exploded since the early 2000s, creating a well-established and competitive market. As the game’s subculture has matured, the weight of nostalgia has built up around famous and powerful cards from years past.

You can look at Magic as one of the world’s most powerful and extensive networks for promoting original art. Any card art printed today will become recognizable to tens of millions of players worldwide!

What’s more, associating the art with game pieces leads players to develop deep emotional attachments to those images. This explains why the most important factor in valuing Magic artwork is not the artist or even aesthetics, but the preeminence of its card within Magic subculture.

Arcbound Ravager (Carl Critchlow, 2004) sold for  $45,000 in May 2018.

For years it was the beloved centerpiece of popular tournament decks.

Sharazad (Kaja Foglio, 1993) sold for  $72,000 in July 2018.

Artwork from Magic’s first few years carries a particular premium over even the most famous cards and artists from recent years.

Benalish Hero is a perfect example of the kind of art the community is most interested in: an iconic era-defining creature from Magic’s very first printing (Limited Edition Alpha), featuring bold, memorable art.

Other paintings from that historic Alpha set are rarely seen on the market; the majority change hands in private deals. Mythic Markets is extremely proud to be able to offer the broader community an opportunity to invest in Alpha art.

Questions? We got you.

So Mythic Markets bought this collectible and is selling pieces of it?

Yep, you got it. Mythic Markets also stores and maintains it in an effort to protect it from damage.

Who can invest?

Adults with a U.S. Social Security number can invest on Mythic Markets. You do not have to be an accredited investor. We intend to expand internationally, so let us know where you're located!

How do I make money?

We intend to offer a secondary trading market. We’ll keep you updated as we get closer to releasing this feature. Shareholders may also get a portion of the profits if the asset is sold.*

Is there a trading fee?

No, there is no trading fee paid by investors. The share price you see on the website is exactly the price an investor will pay.