Keep in mind that one-of-a-kind Magic: The Gathering card that was unveiled in March as a part of the Lord of the Rings: Tales of Center-earth crossover set? In the event you’ve received it, Dave and Adam’s Card World desires it, and so they’re ready to present you $1 million for it.

This explicit Magic card is actually as distinctive because it will get. Solely a single copy of the 1 of 1 Ring, because it’s identified, will likely be printed; it’s going to then be tucked away inside an English-language Lord of the Rings: Tales of Center-earth collector booster pack, and fired off into the world. Which means whoever finds the cardboard would be the solely particular person on the whole planet to personal the cardboard.

That excessive rarity provides it a sure inherent worth, significantly to collectors—collectors comparable to, as an illustration, Dave and Adam’s, a collectibles firm that offers in playing cards, comics, and “autographed memorabilia,” which is providing a $1 million bounty on the cardboard. Merely put, if you happen to discover the cardboard, Dave and Adam’s will provide you with one million bucks for it.

After all, Dave and Adam’s offers in Magic playing cards, and all of this can be a ploy to promote them. And holy cow, they’re costly: “Booster Containers” of the Tales of Center-earth set—12 packs per field, 15 playing cards per pack—are presently pre-selling for $425, which works out to roughly $35 for a single pack of playing cards, or $2.33 per card. Two bucks would purchase me 10 packs of baseball or Star Wars playing cards after I was a child, and I would get some goddamn chewing gum within the cut price, too.

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It is outrageous—obscene, even—however, apparently, not out of line. Philip Palmer, one among our resident Magic: The Gathering consultants, advised me that whereas $35 per pack is on the excessive facet of the pricing scale, it is probably not an outlier. “Collector boosters are costlier [than set or draft boosters] as a result of each card within the pack is assured to be a foil, full artwork, or particular showcase body, and so they have a number of rares or mythic rares,” he defined.

And on this explicit case, there’s additionally that one very distinctive card that is price some huge cash. The percentages of you discovering it aren’t nice, however if you happen to do, you may be in fine condition for a really good summer time.

Imagine it or not, Dave and Adam’s is not the one one providing cash for the 1 of 1 Ring card: Yesterday, NFL linebacker and card collector Cassius Marsh supplied $500,000 for the cardboard. I am afraid he will need to up his game if he desires to remain within the hunt.

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This is not the primary time Dave and Adam’s has supplied a bounty like this: Earlier this 12 months it paid $250,000 to a collector who discovered a 1/1 Druw Jones Superfractor baseball card. 

There may be one catch: The $1 million 1 of 1 Ring bounty is simply legitimate till July 17. That offers hopeful collectors rather less than a month to search out the cardboard and declare the prize—the cardboard set is scheduled to go dwell on June 23—but it surely additionally signifies that Dave and Adam’s can use the promo to encourage card gross sales with out essentially having to pay out the bounty, if the cardboard goes unfound till after the bounty expires.