NEWS > MTG 'Black Lotus' Card Fetches $87,672

Nearly Double Last Months Top Seller

The card was graded 9.5 Gem Mint by Beckett.

July 29, 2018
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

ONLINE - Another 1993 Magic The Gathering (MTG) 'Black Lotus' card has rocketed to the top of the charts on eBay. This one sold for $87,672. Soaring well past the $44,000 sale we reported last month.


Black Lotus cards are considered to be the most valuable of MTG cards. The Alpha version had a limited printing of 1,100 making them extremely rare and highly sought by collectors.

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As always, condition plays a major role in value. This card was graded 9.5 Gem Mint by Beckett, according to the sellers description in the eBay listing.


PWCC Auctions sold the card. They also sold the one last month, for $44,000. PWCC is a well-known consignment seller based in Lake Oswego, Oregon. They specialize in sports and game cards.


The card had an opening bid price of 99 cents. In 10-days 40 bids were cast by 19 bidders. The $87,672 winning bid came on the final day, July 26, 2018 (eBay item number: 352406846201).


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