On September 17, eBay will also host a signing for famous Magic: the Gathering artist Aaron Miller. Miller will be signing custom playmats that eBay will give away for free.
Rare card auctions and artist signatures are cool, but the best part about conventions is the exclusive merchandise. For Gen Con 2021, eBay is teaming up with music industry titan DJ Skee to hand out just under 2,000 remixed MTG and Pokémon-style cards with a Post Malone theme.
DJ Skee and eBay have designed four custom cards: two inspired by Pokémon and two inspired by Magic: the Gathering. Each set will have a base card numbered out of 999 and a rare card numbered out of 99 and will be foiled on 130 point card stock in a 1 touch case. Each card will also have a QR code on the back leading to a Spotify Post Malone playlist curated by DJ Skee.
The Pokémon cards (cleverly titled “Postemon”) feature a Post Malone-inspired character in the style of the classic Pokémon anime. Those lucky enough to get their hands on the rare version of the card will be entitled to a full “Postemon TX”. While neither of the two cards are playable in the real Pokémon TCG, Malone fans will be treated to a plethora of references to Posty’s career that are sure to put a smile on their face.
DJ Skee’s take on MTG cards may have less reference to Post Malone’s career, but the base card has a cool gimmick – it’s technically playable. Inspired by the “Hollywood is Dead” album “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, “Zombie Post” is a Zombie Token Proxy Card that is ready to be wrapped and placed in your deck. After all, there’s no better way to impress an enemy than with a card that has less than 1,000 copies in circulation.
The rare MTG in the set, titled “Posty Ri Berit,” is a game on the Commander “Merieke Ri Berit” card that Post Malone recently used to earn Game Knights on YouTube and claims to be his favorite card to use. While this one is not playable, its artistry, credentials, and rarity are enough to make it a coveted piece for any collector.
eBay will only be handing out one random card per person at the event, but those looking to get a full set will be able to buy, sell, or trade the cards at the event. Anyone lucky enough to get all four cards will notice that the four backs combine to produce a single image with a black lotus in the middle.