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The Most Expensive Mount Ever Bought in WoW? Rarest TCG Mount Sells for Almost $5,000

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There's a lot of mount collectors in WoW and while there's plenty of mounts to be had in-game, from special events etc., a few can be found from loot cards in the now cancelled WoW Trading Card Game. Well, the most expensive and rare of these mounts has just been sold for a pretty hefty price!

While some players spend a lot of time farming for rare mounts in-game (nightmare stories of a decade of Invincible ICC runs come to mind), others spend quite a bit of cash to fill out their collections. As spotted by el_clapo, the rare Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger Spectral Tiger loot card recently sold for $4,900, and while it may not actually be getting redeemed and ridden and rather be kept for re-sale, it's still quite a bit of money to spend on a mount. This specific transaction may not be the most expensive WoW TCG card ever sold, as the WoW TCG Loot site actually has the same mount listed as going as high as $8,000, but we can't really verify those stats.

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And here's what it looks like in-game:

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Image source: Wow TCG Loot Cards.

There are currently other auctions for the Spectral Tiger going on as well, with one at around $1,500 on Ebay and some even steeper prices that for what it sold above on other sites, and even cards that have had the code used going for around $100. For comparison, some other recent TCG loot cards have gone for as much as $1,500 in the case of the Feldrake or $850 for the Ghostly Charger.

There's another argument to be made that this isn't actually the most expensive mount ever bought in WoW, since there have certainly been some gold-based exchanges for raid mounts and similar that might have eclypsed it, but that all depends on the going rate for gold at the time and it's not really the same thing.

So, just how high would you go to buy a mount you really want in the game?

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Proud owner of a Ghostly Charger, bought when it was around 120€ years ago 😀

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19 hours ago, hulaqueza said:

Aww, cute. Not that u or i care when you riding one, last what, 14 years. Pfft. Keep the news coming up tho 🙂

True. Maybe the first time you saw one but damn i saw so many people on that thing thats not a bit special. On ther other hand seeing corrupted ashbringer in retail is something special and still waiting seeing someone carrying atiesh

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Yeah, it is neat and all, that mount, but all I can think of is what Thomas Tusser said way back when,  "A fool and his money are soon parted."  🤑

Happy New Year to all!!!!

 

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On 12/30/2021 at 10:18 PM, Swarf said:

We mere mortals can only dream of ever riding such a fine mount.

I'm going to get lynched for this, so I'll whisper it quick: I think it's an ugly mount that would just disappear unused in my mount-pile if I ever had it). Besides reselling the collector card itself I see no sane reason why I would ever want this.

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3 hours ago, Pandabuffel said:

I think it's an ugly mount that would just disappear unused in my mount-pile if I ever had it). Besides reselling the collector card itself I see no sane reason why I would ever want this.

Oh I emphatically agree that it isn't an attractive mount.  The one and only thing that would make me want to use it is the obvious -- it's a frickin' spectral tiger, the most prestigious mount in the game! 

Ugly as can be, yep!  But it's a spectral tiger!!  I'd have to pull it out and ride it every once in a while just for attention.

Ultimately though, I have to agree with you that if I had the collector card, I'd sell it.  It just isn't a mount that I really like or would enjoy using other than for the 'hey look at me!' factor.  And it's worth SO much money man.  All that money I could get for this mount could bring me a heck of a lot more happiness than the mount.

 

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