Auction Name: 2021 November 6 - 7 Trading Card Games Signature® Auction
Lot Number: 36011
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/7264-36011
Magic: The Gathering Alpha Edition Black Lotus (Wizards of the Coast, 1993) BGS MINT 9. Featured here is a rare opportunity to purchase the most sought-after trading card in existence, Alpha Black Lotus. The card is part of the most powerful group of cards in the entire game, known as the Power Nine. The nine cards can't win you a game, but they sure did make things a lot easier! By playing the Black Lotus, you can add 3 mana of any color; imagine if you could play it your first turn? Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) released the Alpha Edition on August 5, 1993, and it was an instant success, forcing WOTC to print out the Beta Edition a mere 2 months later! With a print run of 1100 copies, this card is scarce in any condition, let alone in MINT condition. It has been graded by BGS with the following sub-grades: centering (9.5), edges (9), corners (8.5), and surface (9). The artwork is done by Christopher Rush. BGS has certified 67 copies earning MINT 9 grade and 46 graded higher.