Some one invested $27, 302 on eBay for the most magical of Magic: The Gathering cards, the super-rare Alpha Ebony Lotus. It really is believed that only 1, 100 of the cards had been imprinted during Magic’s limited first run in 1993, which certain Ebony Lotus brought these types of a high value given that it was in near-pristine problem. It obtained a 9.5 out of 10 from Beckett Grading Service, the ultimate expert in terms of informing individuals with large wallets with regards to’s okay to open up said wallet for anything absurd, as well as the seller claims it is “the ultimate goal of non-sports cards in finest problem previously graded.”
But is this card any thing more than a collector’s item? Could it raise up your secret online game to amounts worthy of $27, 000? No, claims Steve Heisler, Gameological’s resident secret lover. “It’s entirely prohibited throughout competition formats excluding one, appropriately called ‘Vintage, ’” Steve states. “Only actually wealthy men and women play Vintage. And even after that, it's limited to one per deck, as opposed to the normal guideline of at the most four.”
An additional batch of 3, 300 Ebony Lotuses, known as “Beta, ” had been later on printed, but according to Steve, those aren’t nearly as cool. He explains: “Any Black Lotus works the same in the game, but collectors like the old one because it looks old, and sometimes you can have too much money.” Inform that into outfit that’s attempting to sell some of those second-edition Ebony Lotuses for $100, 000, Steve.