Magic The Gathering’s Coveted Black Lotus Sells For Over $160K
Since the early days of Magic the Gathering, the Black Lotus card has been a sought after part of the franchise. Over time as it became more and more valuable, players and collectors alike have spent massive amounts of money to own them. The most recent sale of a Black Lotus has become the highest yet, nearly doubling the previous price.
The transaction was made on eBay the 27th of February for a whopping $166,100 and the card was rated at a 9.5 out of 10 by the Beckett Grading Service making it as near mint condition as one might be able to find these days. Last July, a different Black Lotus was sold for $87,672 and was the sale grade of condition as the most recent sale. It’s interesting to see the card sell for such large amount of money, and even more so with the price being so much higher than the previous sale of a card in a similar condition.
The Black Lotus is quite unique, allowing players to cast the card at no mana cost and is then sacrificed or discarded, allowing players to draw three land cards in doing so. This can give players an insane advantage and due to its overwhelming nature, the card has been banned from all forms of competitive tournament formats. It makes sense that players would love to have such a powerful card in the decks.
Magic the Gathering has been around for quite some time, having arrived way back in 1993. The franchise has since continued to grow over the years and now holds the hearts of a massive following of fans. Let us know your thoughts on the Black Lotus and more in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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