A while ago a friend of mine pulled an interesting card in a pack of Urza's Legacy. The back was normal, but the front was solid black with a white M on it. I can't find the card right now, but I made an image of roughly what it looked like.

I think at the time I was told it was a placeholder for when there was extra room on the cutting sheet, and was accidentally included in the pack. I cannot remember which rarity slot it occupied.

I am trying to find out how much it is worth, or if there is any information about it online? Googling "magic m placeholder" and variants of that are not turning up anything useful.

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This appears to be called a "filler" card, and that word seems to be key to successful Googling.

See here for more info, entry 031 is the one you posted.


Seems to be pretty rare.

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    That's the one! It looks like ChannelFireball sells one for $450 store.channelfireball.com/catalog/… and ebay has one for $699 ebay.com/itm/… though I wonder who would actually pay that.
    – chiliNUT
    Jan 5, 2015 at 18:44
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    Hard core collectors of anything, revel in the odd minutia....
    – John
    Jan 5, 2015 at 19:39

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