Dan Bock, a collector of the popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering, recently issued a $100,000 bounty for a rare Lord of the Rings trading card, making it one of the most expensive cards ever sought after. The lengths to which some people will go to obtain their favorite article are rather astonishing to watch.
A Card to Rule All Cards
The card in question is the “Lord of the Rings One Ring” card, which came out as part of the “Middle-earth: The Wizards” set back in 1995. The card is incredibly rare, with only two known copies in existence, making it a highly sought-after item among collectors. It appears the One Ring is working its dark magic on human beings in real life now.
Bock, famous for his extensive collection of rare Magic: The Gathering cards, announced the bounty on Twitter, stating that he is willing to pay $100,000 to anyone who can provide him with a copy of the “One Ring” card. He also added that the card must be in near-mint or better condition. No cuts and tears, and definitely no fakes.
The announcement quickly caught the attention of the Magic: The Gathering and Lord of the Rings communities. Moreover, fans are speculating on who might be in possession of the rare card. Some suggested that Bock himself might already own one of the two known copies. Others speculated that the card might be in the possession of a private collector.
Bock’s bounty is not the first time a collector has offered a large sum of money for a rare card. In 2019, a copy of the “Black Lotus” card from Magic: The Gathering sold for $166,100 at auction. Making it the most expensive card ever sold. In addition to this, it appears our friendly neighborhood collector simply loves rare cards.
The Search is On
The “One Ring” card is not the only rare item in the Magic: The Gathering universe that collectors are willing to pay big money for. The “Alpha Black Lotus” card, which also came out in 1993, is considered one of the most valuable and sought-after cards in the game. Perhaps Bock would love to upgrade his collection from a “Black Lotus” to an “Alpha Black Lotus” this time.
Only 1,100 copies of the card ever came out, making it incredibly rare and expensive. The high value placed on rare Magic: The Gathering cards has created a market for counterfeit cards. Furthermore, collectors often purchase fake versions of rare cards by mistake. However, Bock knows of the risks involved. He stated that he will only pay for a legitimate copy of the “One Ring” card.
The search for the “One Ring” card is a testament to the passion and dedication of collectors who will go to great lengths to obtain rare and valuable items. Moreover, with a $100,000 bounty on the line, it remains to be seen who will be the lucky collector to provide Bock with the card he seeks.
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