A PSA 10 Gem Mint Black Lotus, from Magic: The Gathering’s Alpha Edition, has been bid up past $700,000 on an eBay auction run by PWCC. An auction for a coveted Alpha Edition Black Lotus is looking like it will finally give the recent gem mint Charizard auctions a run for their money as far as highest price realized for a CCG card (see “Record-Setting Sales Number for ‘Pokemon TCG 1st Edition’ Sealed Product “). This PSA 10 Gem Mint Black Lotus features an on-case autograph of artist Christopher Rush, who created the artwork for this iconic card (see “RIP Christopher Rush“). It is one of seven PSA 10 Gem Mint Alpha Black Lotus cards in existence, and as of the publication of this article, the high bidder sits at $702,500 (Update 1.19.2021: Due to special bidding rules that disqualify unapproved bidders, bids have been retracted down to $310,500).
High-grade Alpha Edition Black Lotus cards have periodically come up for auction, but haven’t realized anywhere near the current high bid. In 2019, a PSA 9.5 Alpha Black Lotus went for $160,000 (see “Rare ‘M:TG’ Alpha Black Lotus Nearly Doubles Price of Last eBay Auction “), and in 2020, Daniel Chang of Vintage Magic LLC sold another PSA Gem Mint 10 Alpha Black Lotus for $250,000.
Lightning Overdrive is poised to shock the Dueling world and reinvigorate not one, but TWO beloved monsters from the worlds of the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series!
First, Number 39: Utopia from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL gets a brand-new version of its upgraded Number C39: Utopia Ray form! Alongside comes a new suite of supporting cards that help you Summon Utopia as well as fetch “ZW” monsters and “Rank-Up-Magic” Spells out of your Deck.
After that, Lightning Overdrive rewinds time to Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, and introduces a new upgraded form of Akiza’s beloved Black Rose Dragon! This monster will also be joined by a small retinue of “Rose Dragon” related cards to aid your Synchro Summons.
But it doesn’t stop there! A brand-new strategy invites all Duelists to explore the excitement and mystery of a monster-themed amusement park, and the story of Fallen of Albaz that began in Rise of the Duelist continues onward.
Lightning Overdrive also features the following:
More cards for the “War Rock” World Premiere theme introduced in Blazing Vortex. New cards for strategies introduced in Phantom Rage, Genesis Impact, and Blazing Vortex. New monsters for older fan-favorite themes. And more! Set Contents:
The Lightning Overdrive booster set contains 100 new cards:
50 Common Cards, 26 Super Rare Cards, 14 Ultra Rare Cards and 10 Secret Rare Cards
Wizards of the Coast announced that it has helped raise $1.4 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through donations to its Extra Life 2020 campaign.
WotC has raised a sizeable chunk of money for CNM Hospitals through donations to the Extra Life charity organization. Donations came from a number of different communities related to WotC products, such as Magic: The Gathering and D&D.
The largest donations came from Magic: The Gathering community team who raised over $900,000 through donations and sales of the most recent Secret Lair drop set (see “Wizards of the Coast Reveals ‘Magic: The Gathering’ ‘Secret Lair: Extra Life 2020’“). Each Secret Lair set sold racked up a $30 donation and each Ultra PRO playmat sold resulted in a $16 donation for CNM Hospitals. The D&D community team also raised over $426,000 in donations.
Wizards of the Coast announced the Secret Lair: Secretversary Superdrop, drop sets featuring popular Magic: The Gathering artists, for direct sale from November 30 to December 14. It’s been about one year since WotC headed down the road of releasing drop sets (see “The Mystery of The ‘Secret Lair Drop Series’ Revealed”). Now, WotC is planning a Superdrop of Secret Lair sets to mark the one year anniversary of this product line. Details on the Superdrop are scarce, but they will feature cards with work from popular Magic: The Gathering artists. The only set spoiled thus far showcases the work of Seb McKinnon on cards such as Swamp, Sower of Temptation, Damnation, and Enchanted Evening.
Thus far, no official MSRP has been released for this product.
Non-foil: $29.99/€34.99*/£29.99* *inclusive of local VAT
Mana rocks are the foundation (see what we did there?) of many games of Magic, but we never really see them get used in-world. This drop explores strange and uncanny wizards from across the Multiverse using rocks we all know and love in an atypical pop-art style. This drop contains totally rockin’ art by Caramelaw, Mab Graves, Dani Pendergast, Theodoru, and Yosuke Ueno. May your fixing be as powerful as it is plentiful!
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Welcome to the first of (hopefully many!) Secret Lair‘s Artist Series drops where we let some of Magic‘s greatest artists run wild. This time, we worked with Seb McKinnon to select four cards on which he wanted to leave his mark. We then got out of his way and let him illustrate them however he wanted. After a month of radio silence, Seb emerged from the woods near Wizards HQ—clothing ragged, hair immaculate—and handed us four unbelievable pieces of art. The pieces tell the story of a knight’s chance encounter with a faerie, and they are accompanied by a poem written by Seb’s brother Liam McKinnon. Don’t mind us, we’re just going to stare at that Damnation art for a little while longer . . .
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This is a real special treat we have today. This drop includes ten different basic lands: that’s two Plains, two Islands, two Swamps, two Mountains, and two Forests—each one with a unique piece of art by Bob Ross. That’s ten different pieces by the patient and soft-spoken legend himself. Whether you use them to add some joy to your deck or put them on display, we know these happy little cards will be right at home in your collection.
“But what about the other five Bob Ross lands?” you ask. “How do I get them in MTG Arena?!” Oh, don’t you worry. We’ll be making those available to everyone via limited-time universal codes! Stay tuned to @MTGSecretLair for more info very soon!
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Here it is: the heaviest, crushingest, most brutal Secret Lair drop of all time. We picked five cards with the most metal names possible and turned them into hand-drawn breakdowns. These cards are so incomparably sick that the mere thought of Thraximundar makes our feet unconsciously start to air double bass. This drop would not have been possible without a supergroup of talented artists: Scott Buoncristiano, Illustranesia, Vance Kelly, Robbie Trevino, and Rafal Wechterowicz (Too Many Skulls).
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They said we were mad. They said we were spouting nonsense. Spreading fear, hysteria, paranoia! But the squirrels, you see, the squirrels are planning something. Don’t believe us? Look at these cards! You think these are soft, fuzzy, friendly creatures? Sure, they might look cute, but it’s all an act to get us to let our guards down. (Between you and us, we think that illustrators Puffygator, Joy Ang, Carl Critchlow, Ivan Shavrin, Rudy Siswanto, and Ron Spencer might be on their side. Look how awesome this art is; they’re clearly double agents!) We just hope that the next time you see one of these cards across the table from you, you don’t underestimate it. We only hope that it isn’t too late .
1x No Foils, No Nonsense Bundle
1x non-foil A Box of Rocks
1x non-foil Artist Series: Seb McKinnon
1x non-foil Happy Little Gathering
1x non-foil Party Hard, Shred Harder
1x Foils Forever Bundle
1x foil A Box of Rocks
1x foil Artist Series: Seb McKinnon
1x foil Happy Little Gathering
1x foil We Hope You Like Squirrels
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**MTG Arena redemption is not available in the following regions: China, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Seems like a Halloween-themed product, but the title is actually fitting in another way.
OTS Release Date: March 25th, 2021
General Release Date: March 26th, 201
History comes to life in Ghosts From the Past! This 136-card all-foil collector’s set bolsters 9 popular themes from the past, introduces 2 brand-new themes, helps you build some of the Decks featured both in this booster and in recent Core Boosters, and to top it all off, debuts 5 new Ghost Rares that’ll be must-haves for your collection!
Nine Themes from the Past! Ghosts From the Past has new cards for 9 different themes from the past. Strategies from many different eras in Yu-Gi-Oh!’s history, like Dragunity, Shaddoll, and Cipher will be bolstered!
Two Brand-New Themes! The villainous Spectre’s “Sunavalon” strategy from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS takes root in Ghosts From the Past! This Plant-based Link Summoning theme lays out a cunning web of interconnected monster effects to trap unsuspecting Duelists. The second new theme will be a game original strategy.
Want to Try Out a New Deck? If you thought the new Metalfoes cards in Blazing Vortex were cool but didn’t have the rest of the cards to try the Deck out, you can find them here in Ghosts From the Past. Need the original Armed Dragon LV10 to complete your Armed Dragon Deck? It’s here. You can also find cards like Raidraptor – Tribute Lanius, Dark Requiem Xyz Dragon, and Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade that you might need for that Raidraptor/Phantom Knight team-up Deck you’ve been working on since Phantom Rage released!
Glorious Ghost Rares! Five cards in this set will appear exclusively (and rarely!) as beautiful Ghost Rares! See cards you love, like Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon, like you’ve never seen them before.
Ghosts From the Past has 136 cards total, with 45 new cards and 91 returning cards, 5 of which appear only as Ghost Rares. All other cards appear in the standard gold Ultra Rare technology. Each box contains three, 5-card Ghosts From the Past packs for a total of 15 cards.
The complete Ghosts From the Past set contains 136 cards: 5 Ghost Rares 131 Ultra Rares
WizKids revealed its next wave of Magic: The Gathering Unpainted Miniatures, which contained two of the names of new Gods that will be featured in upcoming Magic lore, for release in March. It looks like WizKids may have given Magic: The Gathering fans a small preview into the upcoming lore for 2021. The new wave of Magic: The Gathering miniatures has two characters that stand out a not being found in previous lore associated with the game: Alrund, God of Wisdom and Reidane, Goddess of Justice. It can be speculated, based on the release date and the theme of the miniatures, that these characters may be associated with the upcoming Kaldheim set (see “‘Magic: The Gathering’ Release Calendar for 2020/2021”).
The wave contains the following miniature packs:
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Alrund, God of Wisdom
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Reidane, Goddess of Justice
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Jace
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Nahiri
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Kaya
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Cosmo Wolf
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Cosmo Serpent
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Elf Fighter & Elf Cleric
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Shapeshifters
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Dwarf Fighter & Dwarf Cleric
Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures: Human Berserkers
The new miniature packs will retail for $4.99, except for the Cosmo Wolf and Cosmo Serpent, which will retail for $14.99 each.
The TCG has released a video with information regarding upcoming Phantom Rage reveals. A schedule for collaborations with various yugitubers over the next week will spoil some of the set contents. All of these collaborations with go up at 8 AM PDT (GMT-7 after factoring for Daylight Savings in the US, at the time of writing).
Day 1 (Oct16) : Phantom Knights & Raidraptors – TeamSamuraiX1
Day 2 (Oct 17): Dual Avatar – RevzCards
Day 3 (Oct 18): Tri-Brigade – Nyhmnim
Day 4 (Oct 19): Virtual World – MST.TV
Day 5 (Oct 20): “Free Agents” – Dzeeff
Day 6 (Oct 21): Myutants – Ruggles
“Free Agents” seem to be assorted generic power cards in the set, such as Negalogia AA-Zeus and Zoo King Alpha.
Myutants are a World Premier theme in Phantom Rage that with debut with 14 new cards.
SDCH-EN001 Aussa the Earth Charmer SDCH-EN002 Eria the Water Charmer SDCH-EN003 Hiita the Fire Charmer SDCH-EN004 Wynn the Wind Charmer SDCH-EN005 Awakening of the Possessed – Nefariouser Archfiend SDCH-EN006 Awakening of the Possessed – Greater Inari Fire SDCH-EN007 Nefarious Archfiend Eater of Nefariousness SDCH-EN008 Jigabyte SDCH-EN009 Inari Fire SDCH-EN010 Ranryu SDCH-EN011 Fairy Tail – Sleeper SDCH-EN012 Fairy Tail – Rella SDCH-EN013 Fairy Tail – Luna SDCH-EN014 Witchcrafter Golem Aruru SDCH-EN015 Dark Doriado SDCH-EN016 Witch of the Black Forest SDCH-EN017 Effect Veiler SDCH-EN018 Denko Sekka SDCH-EN019 Grand Spiritual Art – Ichiran SDCH-EN020 Awakening of the Possessed SDCH-EN021 Raigeki SDCH-EN022 Secret Village of the Spellcasters SDCH-EN023 Spellbook of Knowledge SDCH-EN024 Terraforming SDCH-EN025 Book of Eclipse SDCH-EN026 Twin Twisters SDCH-EN027 Dark Ruler No More SDCH-EN028 Possessed Partnerships SDCH-EN029 Unpossessed SDCH-EN030 Spiritual Earth Art – Kurogane SDCH-EN031 Spiritual Water Art – Aoi SDCH-EN032 Spiritual Fire Art – Kurenai SDCH-EN033 Spiritual Wind Art – Miyabi SDCH-EN034 Metaverse SDCH-EN035 Dimensional Barrier SDCH-EN036 Solemn Warning SDCH-EN037 Familiar-Possessed – Aussa SDCH-EN038 Familiar-Possessed – Eria SDCH-EN039 Familiar-Possessed – Hiita SDCH-EN040 Familiar-Possessed – Wynn SDCH-EN041 Spirit Charmers