|CARD NAME:||Drop of Honey|
|SET / SYMBOL:||Arabian Nights /|
|RARITY:||Uncommon (U2) ( Rarest of the Uncommons)|
|PSA POPULATION TOTAL:||LOW (UNDER 100) - 40% Graded 9 or better|
|BGS POPULATION TOTAL:||LOW (UNDER 300) - 55% Graded 9 or better|
|TCGPlayer Market Price (9/2022):||$1,010.00|
|INVESTMENT OUTLOOK:||Long Term Hold|
DROP OF HONEY – MTG HISTORY
One of just 78 cards from the first ever expansion set to Magic: The Gathering, The DROP OF HONEY from Arabian Nights is one of the more popular and harder to find Magic cards in the market. With only an estimated 20,700 ever printed, there are probably way fewer numbers out there nowadays and far less that are in investment grade.
Back in 1993, the cards were meant to be played which means most cards coming out of packs, went into decks and were played heavily. Few ‘collectors’ were around in those days so most cards from Arabian Nights never went into top loaders or 9-pocket sheets to be stored carefully away as investments.
The DROP OF HONEY is considered an Uncommon (U2) but most historians of the game agree that the U2’s were the “Rare” cards of Arabian Nights so many consider this card a RARE. And although there were north of 20K of these cards produced back in 1993, market numbers, auction results and grading company population reports indicate there are far fewer of these around today.
DROP OF HONEY - ARABIAN NIGHTS - PSA PRICE
DATE PRICE GRADE
01-18-2022 $4,358.00 PSA 10
04-19-2021 $1,050.00 PSA 9
03-28-2021 $830.00 PSA 8
03-15-2021 $910.00 PSA 9
05-21-2020 $355.00 PSA 6
05-19-2020 $400.00 PSA 7.5
12-15-2019 $1,025.00 PSA 10
02-10-2019 $504.00 PSA 7
07-07-2018 $2,756.00 PSA 10
06-22-2018 $931.00 PSA 9
05-19-2017 $93.00 PSA 8
DROP OF HONEY – LONG TERM INVESTMENT OUTLOOK
I’m particularly bullish on the original sets from 1993 and 1994 and Arabian Nights is no exception. I think over time, Near Mint (NRMT) examples of the Rare cards from Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, Antiquities and Arabian Nights will become the primo cards to own.
In addition to the rarity of Drop of Honey, add on top that it’s secured a spot on the Reserved List so you’ll never see this card printed again. And no matter how much chatter you hear out there about WOTC doing away with the Reserved List, my personal opinion is that will NEVER happen.
That being said, I think the Long Term Investment outlook for the Magic: The Gathering DROP OF HONEY from Arabian Nights in Near Mint condition is EXCELLENT. You won’t realize massive gains in a year or two, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw double digit percentage gains over the next five years.
As always, if you have any questions or would like some more advice about Magic: The Gathering, I’m here to help. Just hit me up on the contact page or over at Twitter or Instagram. Best of luck and if you haven’t already, start investing in Magic (and other TCG’s) today!
Brian CooperBrian is the founder of Magic Card Investor and has been collecting and playing Magic: The Gathering since 1994. His mission is to bring the nostalgia and joy of collecting trading cards to everyone and to help people learn about (and maybe even profit from) this fun and rewarding pastime.
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