Shichifukujin Dragon December 15, 2008Posted by Norm in Casual.
While brushing up on ultra rare magic cards I came across this Shichifukujin Dragon. There is only one version of this card in existence that now resides at the Hobby Center in Japan (I’m not sure if that is a business or a place).
Here is a link to Mark Rosewater’s recap of how the card was created and why he chose the unique abilities. Personally I really like the idea of a risk/reward card. Kind of like Figure of Destiny in how it can get bigger.
Below is the text I yanked from Magic Librarities.net:
The Shichifukujin Dragon was created to celebrate the opening of the Japan DCI Tournament Center in Tokyo, Japan. All copies except for one were destroyed. The remaining Shichifukujin Dragon has been encased at the Tournament Center for public view together with the original artwork of the card. The Tournament Center was closed on February, the 28th in 2003, and the card was moved to the Hobby Japan Head Office where it currently resides. Shichifukujin is the name of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune of Japanese mythology.
Hobby Japan produced a life counter using the artwork of the Shichifukujin Dragon.