Uncut Sheet Of Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth Cards Allegedly Found In The Trash

Potential leak reveals what appears to be three cards from upcoming Lord of the Rings MTG set

Battle of Pelennor Fields, illustrated by Tyler Jacobsen

Editors Note: Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has not confirmed or denied the authenticity of the following cards.

In a now deleted Reddit post, user u/Alston1991 shared three images of cards appearing to be from the upcoming set — Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth. You can view Aragorn, Arwen, Gollum, and Frodo below.

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Aragorn and Arwen, Married


Legendary Creature – Human Elf Noble


Whenever Aragorn and Arwen, Married, enters the battlefield or attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on each other creature you control. You gain 1 life for each other creature you control.

Frodo, Sauron’s Bane


Legendary Creature – Halfling Citizen

W/B W/B: If Frodo, Sauron’s Bane is a Citizen, it becomes a Halfling Scout with base power and toughness 2/3 and lifelink.

BBB: If Frodo is a Scout, it becomes a Halfling Rogue with “Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game if the Ring has tempted you four or more times this game. Otherwise, the Ring tempts you.

Gollum the Conspirator

Legendary Creature – Halfling Horror

Whenever Gollum the Conspirator attacks, look at the top two cards of your library, put them back in any order, then choose land or nonland. Any opponent guesses whether the top card of your library is of the chosen type. Reveal the card. If it guesses right, Gollum is removed from combat. If not, you draw a card and Gollum can’t be blocked this turn.

Card translations courtesy of Reddit user pepperonipodesta

As with most leaks, the story behind the cards is questionable, having been reportedly found “in the trash” with the poster stating they were simply “in the right place at the right time” to find them. While many of the recent leaks from past sets have eventually been confirmed, including over 30 cards from Phyrexia: All Will Be One, there are a few holes that can be poked in this story.

First, the cards were reportedly part of an uncut, foil printer sheet, however Gollum appears to be nonfoil and all three cards have different frames, with Frodo being borderless and Gollum’s frame resembling those found in the Warhammer 40,000 Commander decks. Additionally, all three cards have different languages and two are missing the Universes Beyond security stamp.

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