The Gathering Chaos Orb up for auction at Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions, a Dallas, Texas-based auction house that primarily deals in auction lots and listings primarily involving comic books, video games, trading cards, and other similar collectibles, set a rare, graded Chaos Orb copy of the Unlimited together Magic: The Gathering auction! This card, despite so many other copies being damaged in an effort to replicate the infamous “Chaos Confetti” incident of one of the first sanctioned Magic tournaments, is rated 7, making it a Near Mint copycat. Potential bidders will only have until Wednesday, July 6 to bid on this iconic Magic map.
Due to the ambiguous nature of the rules in 1993 and thereabouts, maps like Chaos Orb caused rules nightmares in the game, still in its infancy. Since Chaos Orb used manual dexterity to operate, there were stories of players literally tearing copies of this map to shreds and sprinkling the pieces across the battlefield, destroying anything the remnants touched. Such an incident inspired the Taken off Chaos Confetti, which forces its owner to rip the map to do exactly what Chaos Orb did during that fateful event. However, this copy is intact. Additionally, according to the item’s auction listing on the Heritage Auctions website:
Unlimited was the third edition of Magic: The Gatheringbase with a mintage of only 18,500 rare. This particular coin is graded by CGC and is considered NM/Mint on their grading scale. CGC assigned the following subcategories: centering 8.5, surface 8, corners 7, edges 7. Artwork was created by Marc Tedin. CGC has certified 4 specimens obtaining Near Mint 7 grade and 9 higher grade.
If you would like to place a bid on this powerful and slightly controversial Magic: The Gathering card, please note that you only have until Wednesday, July 6 to do so. You can find the auction listing for this item on the Heritage Auctions website by clicking here. Good luck!