Revenge of the nerds? ‘Magic: The Gathering’ thief caught in elaborate trap.
In the mythical world of “Magic: The Gathering,” a place ruled by goblins, dragons, wizards and spells, there is nothing more precious to a serious player than their “deck” — the 60 select playing cards wielded among competitors like swords in battle. A powerful deck with first-edition cards and artist autographs can take years to amass and fetch thousands of dollars. A single, signed Black Lotus card — the Holy Grail among “Magic: The Gathering” collectors...