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Magic's new LOTR crossover features The One Ring card - only one in existence

Magic's new LOTR crossover features The One Ring card - only one in existence

'The 1 of 1 Ring' card will only be available in a random English-language booster pack from Magic: The Gathering's upcoming LOTR set.

I daresay there are few types of people in this world who are more dedicated to a cause than trading card collectors. It takes some serious perseverance to look at a list of obscenely rare cards which can be acquired by either pure luck or extortionate prices on eBay and think, ‘Yeah, I’ve got this.’

Whether it’s the Pokémon TCG, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: The Gathering or literally anything else which requires opening booster packs, there’s always going to be some cards so rare that the average collector couldn’t even dream of owning them. As PC Gamer reports, Magic: The Gathering has now taken things to the next level with its upcoming Lord of the Rings crossover set, which includes a very sparkly, fancy card featuring The One Ring. Nice, right? Well, don’t get your hopes up for ever owning it - only one of them is going to be printed, and it’ll be found somewhere in a random booster pack.

Take a look a this guy opening what simply has to be the worst pack of Pokémon cards in existence.

Named ‘The 1 of 1 Ring’, the holographic card will be “printed in the Black Speech of Sauron using Tengwar letterforms” (thanks, PC Gamer). It’ll only be possible to find it in the English-language booster packs, so don’t try searching for it elsewhere.

Three other cards featuring The One Ring are included in the set, and they’ll all be “mechanically identical”, which means that they’ll all function in the same way in an actual game - the ultra-rare version isn’t going to be a game-changer in that sense.

If you’re feeling brave, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth crossover set will release on 23 June. A digital version of the set will release on 20 June, but this won’t include the fabled ‘1 of 1 Ring’ card. I can't even imagine how much this thing is going to be sold for when it's found.

Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema, Wizards of the Coast

Topics: The Lord Of The Rings