We well know that recycling is essential and that we must carefully select what we throw away, but it is very difficult to find out what the person who has thrown away thousands of dollars in letters was thinking magic in the trash It has happened in Texas and a Reddit user named LATIN0 has shared such a finding with a bitter ending.
However, let’s go in parts. This person found dozens of boxes of unopened boosters at the local dump, specifically six pallets of recently released Magic cards. We’re talking about sets based on 2021’s Modern Horizons 2 and 2022’s Unfinity, even alongside a Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary set, which was criticized for being overpriced.
Some 1,700 perfectly placed cards for the smartest to award them and, as they pointed out on Reddit, valued at an absurd amount of money. The most conservative pointed to a figure of $100,000, but the most optimistic they launched into forecasting $250,000 in a possible sale. In any case, we are talking about astronomical figures.
a fatal mistake
LATIN0 was too prudent and decided to take photos of the find to share on the forum. This way he would be clear about what kind of material was in front of him, but it was too late. He returned to the dump the next day, revealing that the letters had been mostly destroyed.
“All the cards are under layers of trash. They are all damaged. Every day 2 to 4 layers are added”, LATIN0 wrote lamentingly. The truth is that he did regret not having taken “a box or two” home as soon as he could. The truth is that he could not do it due to that “we are not allowed to take anything from the dump”.
Two cards from Magic’s Secret Lair sets were the only thing he salvaged from all the junk. “I keep them to remind me of a moment in my life when I could have taken them. They are probably worth little, but they will mean a lot to me,” said the user.