NEWS > MTG 'Black Lotus' Card Fetches $44,500

Ignites bidding war on eBay

The card was graded 10 Pristine by Beckett.

June 5, 2018
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

ONLINE - A 1993 Magic The Gathering (MTG) 'Black Lotus' card has fetched $44,544 in an eBay auction.

WHY IT'S RARE

MTG Black Lotus cards are highly sought by collectors. The card is considered to be the most valuable of the MTG cards released. The MTG Alpha version had a limited print run of 1,100 making it extremely rare.

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Condition plays a huge role in values. The seller, a specialist in trading cards. Described the card (graded 10 Pristine by Beckett) in their auction listing, as being the best they had ever seen.

THE SELLER

PWCC Auctions sold the card. They are a well-known sports and game card consignment seller based in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Since 1998, they have accumulated over 150,000 positive feedback ratings on eBay.

THE AUCTION

The card was listed on eBay with an opening bid price of 99 cents, on May 17th. Over ten-days, 34 bids came from 12 bidders. On the final day, May 27th, a bidding war erupted, driving the price from $25,000 to the winning bid of $44,544. eBay item number: 352357872575.

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HIGH BID > Black Lotus
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1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Beta Black Lotus R A BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 28m
$14,296.00 with 19 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Timetwister R B BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 14m
$12,100.00 with 8 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Mox Ruby R A BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 4m
$8,655.00 with 9 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Dual Land Underground Sea R L BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 15m
$8,006.99 with 13 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Forcefield R A BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 55m
$6,700.00 with 11 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Mox Sapphire PSA 9 " HIGHEST GRADED "

Time Left: 1d 22h 9m
$6,677.00 with 16 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Mox Emerald R A BGS 9 w/ 9.5 " TOUGH "

Time Left: 1d 22h 8m
$5,800.00 with 22 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Dual Land Scrubland R L BGS 9.5 GEM (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 11m
$5,400.00 with 15 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Ancestral Recall R B BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 45m
$5,206.00 with 12 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Mox Pearl R A BGS 9 w/ 9.5 " HIGH END "

Time Left: 1d 22h 9m
$5,150.00 with 15 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Beta Vesuvan Doppelganger R B BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 36m
$5,100.00 with 21 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Beta Time Vault R A BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 35m
$5,000.00 with 14 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering Arabian Nights Bazaar of Baghdad U3 L BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 19m
$4,250.00 with 22 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Unlimited Mox Sapphire R A BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 39m
$3,716.00 with 10 bids


Magic the Gathering BETA/COLLECTORS SET. All P9 included! All dual lands include

Time Left: 2d 10h 39m
$3,500.00 with 1 bids


MTG Collector's Edition Black Lotus, Mox- Jet, Emerald, Ruby,International,Pearl

Time Left: 2d 16h 31m
$3,500.00 with 1 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering Legends Tabernacle At Pendrell Vale R L BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 49m
$3,383.00 with 7 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Wrath Of God R W BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 18m
$3,317.00 with 12 bids


Unlimited BLACK LOTUS Magic: The Gathering Vintage MTG (see pics!)

Time Left: 7d 20h 50m
$3,078.00 with 9 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering MTG Antiquities Mishra's Workshop U1 L BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 43m
$2,100.00 with 6 bids


***1x Unlimited Black Lotus (Creased, white out)*** MTG Power 9 -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 18h 4m
$2,025.00 with 26 bids


***1x BGS 9.5 Mishra's Workshop*** MTG Antiquities -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 14m
$1,901.00 with 7 bids


***1x Alpha Mox Sapphire (Creased)*** MTG Alpha Power 9 -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 18h 1m
$1,825.00 with 21 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering Legends Tabernacle At Pendrell Vale R L BGS 9 MT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 49m
$1,800.75 with 4 bids


***1x English The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale*** MTG Legends + 42MP PHOTOS!

Time Left: 1d 22h 9m
$1,800.00 with 1 bids


***1x English The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale*** MTG Legends -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 44m
$1,731.00 with 7 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Icy Manipulator U A BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 58m
$1,625.00 with 17 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Natural Selection R G BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 6m
$1,625.00 with 10 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Arabian Nights Juzam Djinn U2 K BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 23m
$1,581.00 with 12 bids


***1x Alpha Timetwister (Water Damage)*** MTG Alpha Power 9 -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 18h 1m
$1,575.00 with 16 bids


Unlimited Black Lotus - MTG - played

Time Left: 6d 13h 3m
$1,549.00 with 2 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Timetwister R B BGS 5.5 EX+ (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 13m
$1,525.00 with 8 bids


***1x Alpha Time Walk (Glue on back see description)*** MTG Power 9 -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 18h 1m
$1,440.00 with 14 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Lord Of The Pit R K BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 4m
$1,425.00 with 10 bids


***1x Beta Mox Ruby (crease at top)*** MTG Beta Power 9 Crease -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 18h 1m
$1,375.00 with 15 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering MTG Antiquities Mishra's Workshop U1 L BGS 9 MT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 43m
$1,331.00 with 4 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering MTG Antiquities Mishra's Workshop U1 L BGS 9 MT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 42m
$1,325.00 with 4 bids


MTG Ancestral Recall Unlimited HP Power 9 Blue Magic

Time Left: 2d 18h 16m
$1,321.00 with 9 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Arabian Nights Juzam Djinn U2 K BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 23m
$1,303.03 with 7 bids


***1x Unlimited Ancestral Recall*** MTG Unlimited Power 9 -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 18h 4m
$1,284.00 with 6 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Arabian Nights Juzam Djinn U2 K BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 23m
$1,281.00 with 7 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Arabian Nights Juzam Djinn U2 K BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 23m
$1,275.00 with 7 bids


***1x FOIL City of Traitors Exodus Test Print*** MTG -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 33m
$1,259.00 with 17 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Demonic Hordes R K BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 51m
$1,202.02 with 7 bids


Ancestral Recall - Unlimited - MTG - Power 9 - PL

Time Left: 2d 7h 25m
$1,201.00 with 3 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Beta Gauntlet of Might R A BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 31m
$1,151.00 with 8 bids


Mox Ruby, Unlimited, HP, Magic: The Gathering, Power 9

Time Left: 3d 22h 23m
$1,149.00 with 3 bids


MTG TIME WALK Unlimited FREE Shipping

Time Left: 5d 16h 45m
$1,125.00 with 11 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Counterspell U B BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 50m
$1,078.00 with 9 bids


***1x BGS 9.5 Mishra's Factory Winter*** MTG Antiquities -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 14m
$1,047.90 with 15 bids


Mtg Alpha Forcefield BGS 8.5 No Reserve

Time Left: 1d 11h 8m
$1,045.00 with 20 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Beta Dual Land Tropical Island R L BGS 9 MT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 35m
$1,031.00 with 9 bids


***1x Collector's Edition Black Lotus*** MTG CE Power 9 -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 43m
$1,025.00 with 9 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering Antiquities Candelabra Of Tawnos U1 A BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 40m
$1,002.02 with 6 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering Antiquities Candelabra Of Tawnos U1 A BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 41m
$1,002.02 with 7 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Beta Lord of Atlantis R B BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 32m
$1,000.00 with 6 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Jayemdae Tome R A BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 1m
$950.00 with 20 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Goblin King R R BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 56m
$930.00 with 7 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Unlimited Ancestral Recall R B BGS 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 38m
$930.00 with 6 bids


Vintage Magic the Gathering Collection+sealed+revised

Time Left: 1d 17h 36m
$910.00 with 19 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Arabian Nights Bazaar Of Baghdad U3 L BGS 9 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 19m
$910.00 with 5 bids


[1x] Timetwister - Unlimited Edition MTG Single Heavy Play Condition HP Power 9

Time Left: 20h 33m
$903.33 with 6 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Arabian Nights Bazaar Of Baghdad U3 L BGS 8 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 19m
$835.00 with 6 bids


600 Lot: MTG Beta Unlim Rev Modern Standard Masterpiece Exotic/Rares MAGIC CARDS

Time Left: 2d 5h 20m
$829.79 with 1 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Disrupting Scepter R A BGS 9.5 GEM MT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 52m
$821.00 with 7 bids


MTG MISHRA'S WORKSHOP FREE SHIPPING 

Time Left: 5d 16h 48m
$818.00 with 4 bids


CE Collector's Edition Black Lotus - Very Good - MTG Magic the Gathering

Time Left: 1d 5h 39m
$810.00 with 15 bids


Mtg Alpha Mana Vault Beckett Graded 8 No Reserve

Time Left: 1d 11h 7m
$810.00 with 20 bids


***1x Unlimited Ancestral Recall*** MTG Unlimited Power 9 -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 58m
$810.00 with 9 bids


Black Lotus = Near Mint - Collector's Edition (Domestic) mtg Magic The Gathering

Time Left: 1d 11h 30m
$782.02 with 24 bids


Library of Alexandria – Arabian Nights – Magic the Gathering

Time Left: 12h 47m
$755.29 with 22 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Demonic Tutor U K BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 51m
$755.00 with 8 bids


***1x BGS 9 Beta Mana Vault (Quad +)*** MTG Beta -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 20m
$736.00 with 18 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Icy Manipulator U A BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 58m
$729.00 with 11 bids


***1x Library of Alexandria*** MTG Arabian Nights -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 58m
$700.00 with 14 bids


***1x Juzam Djinn*** MTG Arabian Nights -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 58m
$696.00 with 8 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering Antiquities Mishra's Factory Winter U1 L BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 42m
$648.38 with 14 bids


1x Juzam Djinn MTG Arabian Nights Breaking up Set

Time Left: 2d 6h 57m
$645.00 with 10 bids


***1x Unlimited Underground Sea*** MTG Unlimited -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 59m
$620.00 with 9 bids


***1x BGS 9.5 Moat*** MTG Legends -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 14m
$610.00 with 11 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering MTG Legends Chains Of Mephistopheles R K BGS 9 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 47m
$610.00 with 8 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering MTG Legends Chains Of Mephistopheles R K BGS 9 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 47m
$610.00 with 8 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering MTG Legends Chains Of Mephistopheles R K BGS 9 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 47m
$610.00 with 7 bids


***1x BGS 8.5 Candelabra of Tawnos*** MTG Antiquities -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 25m
$576.00 with 13 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Fastbond R G BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 53m
$565.00 with 6 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Beta Copy Artifact R B PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 29m
$560.00 with 7 bids


Magic the Gathering Unlimited Chaos Orb 8.5 (8,9,9,9.5) Beckett Graded NM/MT+

Time Left: 6d 16h 44m
$550.00 with 6 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Vesuvan Doppelganger R B BGS 7 NRMT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 15m
$546.00 with 10 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Arabian Nights Bazaar Of Baghdad U3 L BGS 9 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 19m
$540.00 with 12 bids


MTG Underground Sea Unlimited Edition Heavy Play HP

Time Left: 9d 21h 8m
$536.00 with 2 bids


Magic The Gathering Alpha Animate Dead / Dark Ritual and Beta Gloom / Pestilence

Time Left: 1d 15h 9m
$530.00 with 13 bids


***1x Unlimited Chaos Orb*** MTG Unlimited -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 58m
$530.00 with 7 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Force Of Nature R G BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 20h 54m
$530.00 with 7 bids


1 x MTG Antiquities Candelabra of Tawnos - Light Play - Magic The Gathering

Time Left: 20h 15m
$526.00 with 6 bids


1994 Magic The Gathering MTG Legends Chains Of Mephistopheles R K PSA 10 (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 47m
$521.00 with 8 bids


***1x Bazaar of Baghdad*** MTG Arabian Nights -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 43m
$520.00 with 9 bids


MTG Beta Forcefield Old School

Time Left: 3d 6h
$518.47 with 10 bids


1993 Magic The Gathering MTG Alpha Roc of Kher Ridges R R BGS 9.5 GEM (PWCC)

Time Left: 8d 21h 10m
$514.00 with 7 bids


Magic MTG Collector's Edition Black Lotus

Time Left: 5d 20h 18m
$512.00 with 9 bids


***1x BGS 8.5 The Abyss*** MTG Legends -Kid Icarus-

Time Left: 1d 17h 28m
$510.00 with 14 bids