The unique Magic the Gathering (MtG) card, known as the One Ring card, has been unearthed, graded, and now holds sway over all its kin. Before its discovery, the card had attracted speculative bids exceeding $2 million from passionate collectors worldwide.
This revelation was made public on Friday by PSA, a leading collectibles authentication and grading agency, confirming that the elusive MtG One Ring card had been found and authenticated. This special variant of the One Ring card, from a recent MtG set, is singularly unique, boasting a 001/001 serial number. Its rarity had sparked eager bidding wars, with enthusiasts offering over $2 million even before the card’s discovery.
A tweet from PSA showcased the card safely encased in a PSA grading container, having received a high grading of nine, which signifies it’s in mint condition. The grading container is marked with the serial number 77032826, and collectors can verify its authenticity using the PSA certification verification service.
What remains shrouded in mystery is the identity of the person who discovered the card. The need for anonymity is quite understandable given the extremely high demand for the card among affluent collectors. Ownership of such a sought-after piece could signify a windfall of life-changing proportions or potentially bring about considerable liability and risk of theft.
The pre-emptive bidding for the One Ring started off with an offer of $100k by collector Dan Bock, followed by bids of $150k from American footballer Cassius Marsh and $190,000 from Mystery MTG, a card store. As of the most recent update, Spanish card store Gremio de Dragones pushed the bidding to an astounding $2 million, adding a humorous offer of paella to sweeten the deal.