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One does not simply buy the One Ring — unless you’re Post Malone

Screenshot from a TikTok video of rapper Post Malone and Brook Trafton posing together jointly holding the sealed and vaulted one-of-one One Ring Magic: The Gathering card.
Image: Brook Trafton / TikTok

[In her best Cate Blanchett impression]

The world is changed.

It began with the forging of the great IP crossover between Magic: The Gathering and Lord of the Rings. In addition to rendering J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved characters as powerful Magic cards, Wizards of the Coast also printed special thematic versions of the game’s Sol Ring card modeled after the book series’ rings of power.

Three (hundred) were made for the elves, immortal, wisest, and fairest of all beings. Seven (again, hundred) for the dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine (you guessed it, hundred) rings were made for the race of men, who, above all else, desire serialized, double-rainbow foil Sol Rings. For within these rings was bound the…

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