Magic: The Gathering x Lord of the Rings crossover set Tales of Center-earth incorporates a single copy of the One Ring card that was hidden someplace in a collector booster pack launched in an English-language nation. The anticipation for this golden ticket of a card resulted in a single store providing 1,000,000 {dollars} for it earlier than the set was even launched.

The cardboard has now been discovered, and card-grading service Skilled Sports activities Authenticator issued a certificates for it, in addition to a grading of “mint 9”. Provided that the entire level of grading playing cards is evaluating them to others, the concept of grading a novel card is fairly pointless. I can solely assume they gave it a 9 out of 10 to depart room for doable enchancment within the sequel.

In response to The Wall Road Journal, the proprietor of the cardboard needs to stay nameless, which you’d actually, provided that even now the Eye of Sauron casts its malevolent glare over the land searching for the Ring-Bearer. Rumor has it the cardboard is within the possession of one of many Shire-folk, final seen touring throughout New Zealand searching for an lively volcano, and anybody with data is urged to report back to their nearest Black Rider.

For anybody who cares about Magic: The Gathering playing cards as a car for taking part in a game moderately than a way for accumulating worth, the Tales of Center-earth set is fairly neat. The attractive map-style primary lands are a cause to care about Magic’s least thrilling playing cards, and Tolkien’s legendarium provides Magic a mythic resonance different crossovers have not been in a position to match.

In addition to being out there in beneficial paper variations, the Tales of Center-earth playing cards have been added in digital type to Magic: The Gathering Enviornment, which could be discovered on Steam and Epic.