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These 9 Magic: The Gathering cards are worth a staggering $27,000 -- here's why

  • Magic: The Gathering is the world’s most popular trading card game.
  • The cards known as the Power Nine stopped being printed in 1994, making them extremely rare.
  • The most sought-after card is the Black Lotus.
  • The Black Lotus can cost $US27,000 (£20,000) alone if it is from the first edition.

Business Insider spoke with Roy Raftery, card game expert and manager of Sneak Attack Games, about a set of cards called the Power Nine.

The Power Nine is a set of extremely rare cards in Magic: The Gathering trading card game. They have extremely powerful effects, giving any player who has them a huge advantage over their opponent.

Roy’s set of Power Nine cards is worth $US27,000 (£20,000). The most sought-after card, the Black Lotus, can cost $US27,000 (£20,000) alone if it is in perfect condition and is from the first edition.

Produced and Filmed by David Ibekwe. Special Thanks to Sneak Attack Games.

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