PSA, the grading and authentication service, has confirmed that the 1/1 The One Ring from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth has been found.

The 1/1 The One Ring verification on PSA’s website.

PSA officially announced that they had authenticated the card—which they graded as a 9 out of 10 based on their grading scaleon Twitter and posted proof of its authentication on their website, with pictures of both the front and the back of the card.

Wizards of the Coast also confirmed that the card was found on Twitter.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the person who opened the card wishes remain anonymous.

UPDATE (August 2, 2023): The card was sold to Post Malone for $2 million.

Magic: The Gathering’s First 1/1 Serialized Card

The One Ring is the first time Wizards of the Coast has printed a one-of-one, serialized (i.e. numbered) card and inserted it into booster packs. The card was released as a part of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth set and was only available in the set’s Collector Boosters.

Serialized Magic cards debuted in November 2021 with /100 backwards Viscera Seer that was included in the Phyrexian Praetors: Compleat Edition Secret Lair drop as the surprise card.

They then became an official part of Magic products with The Brothers’ War expansion set in November 2022, which included a set of artifacts in the retro frame.

Serialized cards have since appeared in every major Magic set, including March of the Machine and The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth. However, most of those cards were numbered out of 500—except for special variations of The One Ring.

For The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, Wizards of the Coast serialized The One Ring in four different ways: a special, 1/1 version in Black Speech, /300 Elvish rings, /700 Dwarven rings, and /900 Human rings.

Graphic showing the different versions of The One Ring available in Collector Boosters.

These serialized cards could only be found in The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Collector Boosters, setting of a frenzy of Collector Booster sales and openings in the hopes of finding a unique, serialized The One Ring.

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