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http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-SEALED-BOX-Magic-The-Gathering-MTG...
 
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Is a Black Lotus or some other insanely rare card even possible in it? I feel like that was around the time we were playing and the high priced rare stuff was already not being printed.
 
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This is the international collectors edition which is different from the normal sets. The cards have squared edges instead of rounded and the back of the card has a gold border on it. Some of the cards have decent value and the going-rate for a near-mint full set is around $3000. This would be 5 full sets.

So yes, each set would include a Black Lotus, but they would be the international collector's edition version:

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Is a Black Lotus or some other insanely rare card even possible in it? I feel like that was around the time we were playing and the high priced rare stuff was already not being printed.
These are not regular Magic Cards. It is the "Collectors Edition" Each box contains the full set of cards which were available in the Alpha/Beta/Unlimited set. But they are not tournament legal, the backs are marked and the cards have gold borders on the reverse.

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So I was planning a down payment on our new home, honey....but....you understand right?
 
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The thing with estate sellers is they often get stuff they have little idea what it is worth. Their job is to come in and help a family clear out all the stuff someone who passed away has left as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sometimes that involves guessing. Also this could be the result of someone in the family thinking these are much more valuable than they are.
 
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I might be interested, but the fact that they're not tournament legal really puts me off...


All joking aside, whatever the reason for listing these, they would probably have more success with five lots of one case each. Otherwise I don't see this auction as anything other than shock value.
 
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Anybody 'cared' to inform them for their 'ignorances'? NOT 'moi'! Hell, I couldn't seven SELL a few measly cards of that around here, as I stated to these others nearby that MEIN they'll find even hath: "Lack Otis"!
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Everyone is laughing, but $10,000 isn't that far off for these. There are 5 sets. Each has a complete set of Power Nine in them which even though they are not tourney legal sell for around $100 or more. (people use them as high quality proxies.) They each have a set (10) of Dual lands which a couple might go for around $100 or more and a bunch would sell for $50. Then you have all the rest of the cards in them as well. Add to the fact that these are sealed and untouched raises there value a decent amount.

Now, I am not saying this is worth $10,000, but I am pretty sure you could part this out and get $7000 for the higher end things. Add to this the sealed aspect and it is really not that far off.

 
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