During Gen Con, an annual board game convention held annually at the Indiana Convention Center, some thieves stole a great deal of Magic: The Gathering Cards worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Indiana Metropolitan Police Department said Kotaku that the suspects have not been identified and that “the case is still active and the investigation is ongoing.” General Kun had no comment on the investigation.
The theft occurred on August 2, 2023, shortly before the event opened to the public. According to the official statement of the Indiana Police DepartmentThe suspects “obtained a pallet, removed one pallet of game cards, and moved it to an unknown location.” That single pallet contained cards worth up to $300,000, according to IMPD. In a statement on Facebook, IMPD said:
On Wednesday, August 2, 2023, in downtown Indianapolis. The people involved reportedly obtained a pallet, removed one pallet of game cards, and moved it to an unknown location. The alleged theft occurred prior to opening events in the downtown area and while vendors were setting up their displays at various times.
During the event, it was initially mistakenly believed at the time that the cards were for Disney Lorcana, which won’t be released to the public until later this month and yet has already sold for significant sums. with People lined up for about 14 hours to get some time in Lorcana At Gen Con, you’ve certainly made a prime target.
On August 5, when details of the theft began hitting various outlets and social media, Ravensburger, the producing company Disney LorcanaAnd Certain That all of its stock Lorcana was present and interpreted.
after a few hours, Indiana game store Pastimes Comics & Games confirmed that the cards were indeed Magic: The Gathering. The pallet contains “Commander Masters and Collector Boosters Sets”, which can retail for up to $300 to $400 and usually contain several rare and legendary cards. At least we know that The pallet does not contain the $2 million One Ring card.
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