The One Ring card from the Magic: The Gathering Lord of the Rings expansion has been found. The card is a one-of-a-kind artifact that was illustrated by Finland-based artist Veli Nyström. It was graded as Mint 9 by Professional Sports Authenticator, making it just shy of being considered a “virtually perfect card.”
The news of the card’s discovery was first revealed on Twitter by the MTG fan account, Hipsters of the Coast.
The official MTG Twitter account also responded to the news, quoting author J.R.R. Tolkien: “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, the owner of the card has chosen to remain anonymous. If anyone out there is willing to pay more than the $1,000,000 bounty, you can reach out to the lawyers representing the owner of the card at [email protected].
The discovery of the One Ring card comes just two weeks after the Lord of the Rings crossover was released. The card is so rare that it is currently worth up to $2 million. A Spanish gaming store, Gremio de Dregones, is offering $2.1 million for the card. If the owner accepts the offer, The One Ring will become the most expensive Magic card ever, surpassing the Black Lotus, which has repeatedly sold for upwards of $500,000.
The news of the card’s discovery has sparked a bidding war among collectors. It is unclear if the owner will accept Gremio de Dregones’ offer, or if they will wait for a higher bid. However, it is clear that The One Ring is a valuable collectible, and it is sure to fetch a high price.