MAGIC: THE GATHERING

Alpha Black Lotus

BGS 9 (MINT) • MTG-ABL90


Share price

$45

Offering amount

$90,000

The greatest Magic card of all time

Age28 years, 1993
GradeBGS 9 (MINT)
Rarity1 of 1,100 ever printed
SourcePrivate collector, Copenhagen
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Current market price

$90,000

About

When Wizards of the Coast released Magic: The Gathering in 1993, they printed only 1,100 Black Lotuses for their first - edition(Alpha) card set.

It was the world’s first trading card game, where players become dueling wizards who unleash fantastical creatures and spells on each other.

Middle school kids everywhere ate it up

The cards quickly sold out. So did the next set (Beta), and the set after that (Unlimited).

In those early days, the designers were still tweaking the game mechanics. It didn’t take long for them to realize that the Black Lotus gave whoever wielded one an unfair advantage, making it way too easy to squish opponents(and all the fun).

So they stopped printing it...

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Asset details

Mythic Markets purchased this Black Lotus from A.J., a private collector in Copenhagen, Denmark. He initially bought this card from another collector, and we’re stoked to be the next in line.

Grade
BGS 9.0 MINT
Serial Number
0010606601
Date graded
June 19, 2018