Snapcaster Mage BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Ultimate Masters BOX TOPPER MTG Magic Graded CardCannot be sold internationally.
This card has been professionally graded by Beckett Grading Services (BGS) and sealed inside of a protective plastic case commonly called a “Slab”.
A “grade” is a numerical value that a paid expert assigns to a collectible trading card after it has been thoroughly examined from every angle and determined that it is original and unaltered. The BGS grade number corresponds to the quality of the card's condition.
BGS card grades range from 1 to 10, with descending increments of one-half points. Cards also receive grades for four subgrade categories: Centering, Corners, Edges, Surface. These subgrades help to determine the final overall BGS grade of a card. The higher the grade is the more perfect condition the card is in. The grade of 10 (called "Pristine") being the highest, and a grade of 10 with all four subgrades also being 10 is the most perfect possible, known as "BGS Black Label Pristine", and is a true rarity if not one-of-a-kind to ever exist. Very few cards are given a perfect grade of 10 or even an almost-perfect grade of 9 or 9.5, there may only be a handful of cards of any given card graded 10 in the entire world. Valuable cards that have been authenticated by BGS and given a high grade are considered to be the pinnacle of collecting and are highly sought after by serious collectors world-wide. They are often worth, as well as sell for, staggering amounts of money.
MTG Reserved List
MTG Reserved List is a list of Magic: The Gathering cards by Wizards of the Coast (WotC), that are guaranteed by company policy to never be reprinted again. This policy ensures to preserve the value of vintage, famous, more collectible cards as no new versions will ever be made. The Reserved List was first published on March 4, 1996, & was revised in 2002 & 2010.
BGS Certification Number: 0011343280