The 20 Most Expensive Magic Cards Ever Printed
Thousands of magic cards have been printed over time. These are the most sought after, broken, amazing, and expensive ones…
Did you ever wonder what the top 20 most expensive magic cards of all time were?
These are also possibly some of the most sought after cards in the world. If you own one of these, heads up, it’s probably worth more than you’d guess…
Well here goes: (prices listed reflect an average of online listings and no particular vendor)
UPDATED : MAR 28, 2010
Shivian Dragon – Limited Edition Alpha – $200
During the dawn of Magic, Shivan Dragon was the best of the best when it came to a powerful, cool, game winning creature. Now it has been surpassed by nearly all the other dragons in MTG but it’s initial popularity made an original one tough to find in halfway decent condition. This card is a collectors item, and a collectors item only. Its age, rarity and popularity drive up the price. If you really want one, it is re-printed in numerous other core sets for less than $2.00 a piece.
Library of Alexandria – Arabian Nights – $229
A very versatile card in vintage, this card basically allows you to start the game off with an additional card in your hand. In a game of card advantage, Library of Alexandria can continue to deliver well into the game.
Birds of Paradise – Limited Edition Alpha – $232
Much like Shivan Dragon, the BoP have been reprinted into oblivion. Alpha cards are rare, mostly because they are older than half the kids that play the game. Not to mention this card was and still is one of the most sought after cards in the game. Lucky for collectors, it has been reprinted no less than 10 times in other sets…and counting…
Bazaar of Bahgdad – Arabian Nights- $243
A 1993 printing makes this card hard to find. A novelty to have, it is a rare land that doesn’t really act like a land at all! For 0 mana, you can re-do part of your hand, which is not an ability found on any other card.
Imperial Seal – Portal: 3 Kingdoms – $250