Man Pulls Out a One-of-a-Kind MTG Card, Sells it to Post Malone for $2.64 Million

Post Malone at the Austin Richard Post Reading Festival, August 24 2018.
Post Malone at the Austin Richard Post Reading Festival in 2018. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9807523n)

It is no secret that Post Malone is a huge fan of the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering. However, not a lot of people thought he liked the game so much that he would be willing to part ways with $2.64 million for a one-of-a-kind MTG card called “One Ring.”

“One Ring” was created to celebrate the fantasy franchise The Lord of the Rings. Only one card was produced and put in circulation for one lucky MTG enthusiast to pull it out. It ended up being Toronto native Brook Trafton, who found it in a pack he purchased back in June.

Trafton got the card graded and authenticated by a reputable company Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) and then worked with the marketing firm Notable Group to find a buyer. He managed to meet up with Malone, who was interested in the card, and visited him at a concert in Toronto. Once Malone saw the card, he didn’t want to let it go, so the two agreed on a $2.64 million price.

Trafton decided to remain anonymous throughout the process before revealing his identity earlier this month. He uploaded a couple of videos on his TikTok, including the moment when he pulled out the card and his meeting with Post Malone.


When I found the One Ring, the first person who came to mind was @Post Malone. I have played MTG since I was a kid and obviously it would be amazing to keep this card. But for a guy like me, being able to sell it is life changing. I just really hoped it would go to someone who would appreciate it as much as I do. This is my dream come true, meeting Post Malone and him buying the One Ring card from me is literally a moment straight out of a fairytale. Post Malone @Magic: The Gathering you have changed my life. Things like this don’t happen to people like me, I guess it’s magic. I am forever grateful 🙏 ✨  #postmalone #onering #oneofone #mtg #magic #mint #psa #card #magicthegathering #lordoftherings #trading #tradingcards #theonering #sauron #collector #edition #one #gandalf #tradingcardgame

♬ original sound – Brook Trafton

In an interview with Canadian media outlet CBC, Trafton said that he wouldn’t let a large amount of money change him. He intends to be wise about how he spends it and will keep his job.

“This to me would be, you know, just setting myself up for the future, investing in something. And once I feel like I can no longer work or maybe I want to try something else, I can,” Trafton told CBC.