Magic: The Gathering Chaos Orb Up For Auction At Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions, an auction house based in Dallas, Texas, that deals mainly in auction lots and listings primarily pertaining to comics, video games, trading cards, and other items of a similarly collectible nature, has put a rare, graded copy of Chaos Orb from the Unlimited set of Magic: The Gathering up for auction! This card, despite so many other copies being damaged in an effort to replicate the infamous "Chaos Confetti" incident from one of the first sanctioned Magic tournament events, is graded as a 7, making it a Near Mint copy. Prospective bidders will only have up until Wednesday, July 6th, to place a bid on this iconic Magic card.
Because of the ambiguous nature of the rules back in 1993 and thereabouts, cards like Chaos Orb caused some rules nightmares in the game, still in its infancy. Since Chaos Orb used manual dexterity to function, there were stories about players literally ripping copies of this card to shreds and sprinkling the pieces upon the battlefield, destroying everything the scraps touched. One such incident inspired the Unglued card Chaos Confetti, which requires its owner to rip the card up to do exactly what Chaos Orb did during that fateful event. That being said, this copy is intact. Furthermore, according to the item's auction listing on Heritage Auctions' website:
Unlimited was the third edition of Magic: The Gathering's base set with a print run of only 18,500 rares. This particular piece is graded by CGC and is considered NM/Mint on their grading scale. CGC awarded the following subgrades: centering 8.5, surface 8, corners 7, edges 7. The artwork was done by Mark Tedin. CGC certified 4 copies earning Near Mint 7 grade and 9 graded higher.
If you wish to place a bid on this mighty and slightly controversial Magic: The Gathering card, please kindly note that you will only have up until Wednesday, July 6th, to do so. You can find this item's auction listing on Heritage Auctions' website by clicking here. Good luck!