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Top 5 Most Expensive Magic: The Gathering Cards

Magic: The Gathering is arguably one of the most popular card games in the world and due to certain cards’ rarity, individual design and sheer power, many Magic: The Gathering cards are also extremely valuable outside of the game. Despite some cards being banned from competitive play, many still possess a high price tag. Read on and discover the top 5 most expensive Magic: The Gathering cards.

5. Mox Emerald - €1,700

The word 'Mox' comes from the English word ‘Moxie’, which means energy and vigour. This explains why the Mox cards are rated so highly in the game. Mox Emerald in particular takes after the gem it is named after and is one of the most highly valued cards available, not only in use but also in price. This card can benefit all players, regardless of their level, which could be why it can sell for so much money.  Due to its advantages, the Mox Emerald is an extremely sought-after card and has been priced at €1,700.


4. Ancestral Recall - €2,000

Despite its simple design, the Ancestral Recall is worth a staggering €2,000. This high price could be attributed to the advantages this card provides to the lucky owner during play. The Ancestral Recall can force another player to draw three cards, which could subsequently result in them losing the game. The power of this card is what puts it in 4th place for the most expensive Magic: The Gathering cards in the world.


3. Time Walk - €3,300

Time Walk was one the quickest cards to be banned in Magic: The Gathering following its release. Although this card has an eye-catching design, the rarity and the fact that it was banned from competitive play is what makes Time Walk so expensive. The luxury of owning a Time Walk card will set you back around €3,300. This is the price for guaranteed respect from your opponents, and if played, the card will allow you to have two consecutive turns.


2. Mox Sapphire - €5,500

The Mox Sapphire is the most expensive and most valued of the Mox family jewels cards. The card is not only pleasing to the eye with its beautiful design, but can also help you win the game. This card grants the owner an additional blue mana each time it is played, which can help swing the game in your favour, hence why its usefulness. The sheer rarity, the power and the beauty of this card is what puts the price tag at around €5,500 for the limited edition Alpha version.


1. Black Lotus - €22,000

The Black Lotus is an extremely powerful card and will command respect from all opponents when used. This card gives the player three mana of any colour, granting the player a massive amount of power. What’s more, only 1,100 Black Lotus cards are known to exist, given that it was first released in the early days of Magic: The Gathering. The rarity and the power of this card is what made it sell for €22,000 at auction.


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