Magic: The Gathering cards potentially worth over $10,000 stolen from comic book shop

17 October 2016
14708061_10153740727217820_1063215170828272836_o-68734.jpg The thief took cards potentially worth more than $10,000
Black Lotus and other rare Unlimited and Alpha Edition cards taken from The Comic Hunter last week

A Canadian comic book shop was robbed last week, and among the items stolen was one of the most valuable Magic: The Gathering cards in existence.

In the early hours of Friday, October 14th, a lone thief broke into The Comic Hunter and stole a number of items, including multiple Magic cards.

Included in the loot was an Unlimited Edition Black Lotus, a second edition of one of the most valuable Magic cards ever produced.

To give you an idea of how rare the card is, a first edition of the Black Lotus sold for nearly $30,000 a few years back and the current going price of the Unlimited Edition card is anywhere between $3,500 for a heavily played version to upwards of $8,000 for a near mint copy.

Other Magic cards taken include the similarly valuable Unlimited Edition Mox Pearl, costing between $750 and $1,300; an Alpha Edition Zombie Master, worth around $400; an Unlimited Edition Mox Ruby worth roughly $1,000; an Unlimited Edition Beserk valued at around $100; and the rare Alpha Edition Wrath of God.

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It means that the total value of the cards taken could be more than $10,000 – a serious blow to a local shop.

Comic Hunter released security camera footage of the thief, describing the burglar as roughly 5’5” to 5’8”, scrawny and dressed in a light-coloured hooded jacket.

Customers have come forward to show their support in the wake of the robbery – with one fan offering to pay $300 towards some of the cards stolen – while other local businesses have offered to donate some of their profits to the store.


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