It’s bad enough that you’re pissed that Mom threw away all your comics when you moved out, now she probably cost you $27,000 too! Some lucky guy just sold a near mint condition Alpha Edition Black Lotus on Ebay for $27,302! That’s a huge sum of money for such a little piece of paper, but long time Magic fans will immediately know how rare the card really is (roughly 1100 total with only 1% still in near mint condition). Making the sale even more special is the fact that this is the largest amount any Magic card has ever sold for.
Don’t go digging through your collection just yet. It should be noted most magic cards sell for pennies and unless you’ve got Alpha or Beta edition cards sitting in your old collection it’s probably not worth the effort to look up the prices on every card and then attempt to sell them.