The Gathering’s One Ring Card Bounty Now Up To $1 Million

If you’re a fan of Magic: The Gathering, then you’ve probably been following the slightly funny situation surrounding the card The One Ring, which is part of the Tales of Midde-Earth crossover story set, which will launch on June 23rd later this month. This is a one-of-a-kind card that is only printed once to mirror the iconic One Ring from the actual movies. As you can imagine, this makes it extremely valuable.


Ever since the card was revealed, keen collectors have used it in a pre-release bidding war and awarded it prizes, so no matter who ends up drawing it, a lucrative offer is already on the table. These prizes have been quite large so far, usually in the $100,000 to $200,000 range, with the highest being NFL player Cassius Marsh Sr., which offers $500,000 and a flight to California.

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That’s a lot of money for one card, but not as much money as TCG Dave and Adam’s has now put on the table, doubling Marsh Sr.’s offer with a whopping $1 million prize. The company announced the prize via its official Twitter account today, completely obliterating the previous highest bid. Not only that, but the prize also expires on July 17th, presumably in an attempt to pressure the lucky/unlucky soul who ends up pulling the One Ring.

With this award, it’s now pretty much confirmed that The One Ring will eventually become the most valuable card in Magic: The Gathering, with the previous record held by Black Lotus, which sold for a record $540,000 at auction earlier this year. Many expect this card to sell for well over $1 million at auction, but at least it’s now confirmed to be a record breaker, even if someone decides not to auction it and chooses a prize instead.

For now, all we can do is wait for the launch and see who comes forward with a legitimate One Ring. Whoever pulls it probably won’t post it on social media until it’s sold or auctioned off, because owning something so valuable for too long spells trouble. If you’re reading this and end up getting your hands on The One Ring, good luck with the aftermath.

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