Stolen Artwork List, - Official Statement and Offer 8/7/19 - Updated 7/10/23

Due to numerous recent requests to authenticate Magic the Gathering artworks, Anson and I are making public the following list of artwork, which was reported stolen to the Seattle Police Department on 8-12-04.  (Incident #04-298873). (However, the date of the theft is unknown.) Our hopes in making this information public knowledge is to recover whatever artwork possible, gain some degree of healing for Anson and the opportunity to clear title on these pieces and move forward.


Briefly about the theft: The artwork was stolen from a secured room within his residence by a relative of the person he had entrusted the care of his home to. The thief was not personally acquainted with Anson, but their identity became known when an employee of a local store, Cardhaus, (who purchased much of the artwork) came forward, providing details of the crime and expressing a willingness to testify in court to the information provided.


We know this list is extensive and that the history of the pieces will be worrisome to those in possession of them. Please contact if you have any questions or wish to receive a copy of the police report. For added clarity I have attached to the end of it, those artworks which were NOT associated with the theft either because they were sold by Anson, gifted by Anson or are presently still in his possession.


We apologize for being the bearer of bad news. If this information is upsetting to you, please consider the loss Anson has experienced as a result of this crime. This is an extremely painful topic for him to discuss and the lack of meaningful investigation on the part of the Seattle Police Department (despite being given the suspected thief’s name) combined with a mere 10% global recovery rate of stolen artwork has left him feeling powerless and less than hopeful. Please note that this theft happened 11 years after the release of the Alpha set at which point Anson had only sold 2 of his 30 Alpha pieces. It is my sincere belief he would not have chosen to sell many, if any, of these stolen artworks.


We have the opportunity to right a very big wrong here for Anson, who has contributed so much to the early years of Magic the Gathering. Thank you to everyone for all of your help!


Brenda Maddocks & Anson Maddocks



STOLEN ARTWORK (2004) - updated 7/10/23


1. LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS – A Prophecy Fulfilled


2. MTG Anaba Ancestor (Homelands)

3. MTG Anaba Bodyguard 1 (Homelands)

4. MTG Anaba Bodyguard 2 (Homelands)

5. MTG Anaba Spirit Crafter (Homelands)

6. MTG Ashnod's Altar (Antiquities)

7. MTG Black Mana Battery (Legends)

8. MTG Bloodlust (Legends)

9. MTG Blizzard (Ice Age)

10. MTG Bone Shaman (Ice Age)

11. MTG Breeding Pit (Fallen Empires)

12. MTG Carapace 1 (Homelands)

13. MTG Carapace 2 (Homelands)

14. MTG Combat Medic (Fallen Empires)

15. MTG Creature Bond (Alpha)

16. MTG Dancing Scimitar (Arabian Nights)

17. MTG Deathgrip (Alpha)

18. MTG Demonic Torment (Legends)

19. MTG Denizen of the Deep (Portal 2)

20. MTG Derelor (Fallen Empires)

21. MTG Diabolic Machine (The Dark)

22. MTG Disintegrate (Alpha)

23. MTG Dragon Engine (Antiquities)

24. MTG Drop of Honey (Arabian Nights)

25. MTG Electric Eel (The Dark)

26. MTG Elvish Archers (Alpha)

27. MTG Fallen Angel (Legends)

28. MTG Fishliver Oil (Arabian Nights)

29. MTG Flight (Alpha)

30. MTG Foul Familiar (Ice Age)

31. MTG Frankenstein's Monster (The Dark)

32. MTG Gaze of Pain (Ice Age)

33. MTG Giant Slug (Legends)

34. MTG Goblin Kites (Fallen Empires)

35. MTG Goblin War Cry (Portal 2)

36. MTG Guardian Angel (Alpha)

37. MTG Heir Apparant (Inquest Issue #0 Cover Art)

38. MTG High Tide (Fallen Empires)

39. MTG Holy Strength (Alpha)

40. MTG Icy Prison (Ice Age)

41. MTG Infernal Medusa (Legends)

42. MTG Invisibility (Alpha)

43. MTG Ivory Cup (Alpha)

44. MTG Jade Monolith (Alpha)

45. MTG Labyrinth Minotaur 1 (Homelands)

46. MTG Labyrinth Minotaur 2 (Homelands)

47. MTG Living Armor (Fallen Empires)

48. MTG Living Artifact (Alpha)

49. MTG Lurker (The Dark)

49. MTG Moor Fiend (Ice Age)

50. MTG Null Rod (Weatherlight)

51. MTG Orcish Artillery (Alpha)

52. MTG Onulet (Antiquities)

53. MTG Paralyze  (Alpha)

54. MTG Plague Rats (Alpha)

55. MTG Pygmy Allosaurus (Ice Age)

56. MTG Pyrotechnics (Legends)

57. MTG Samite Healer (7th Edition)

58. MTG Screeching Drake (Portal 2)

60. MTG Serendib Efreet (Arabian Nights)

61. MTG Serra Bestiary (Homelands)

62. MTG Shield of the Ages (Ice Age)

63. MTG Soldevi Golem (Ice Age)

64. MTG Spinal Villain (Legends)

65. MTG Spitting Slug (The Dark)

66. Shadowfist Sword of Biting

67. MTG Throne of Bone (Alpha)

68. MTG Transmute Artifact (Antiquities)

69. MTG Typhoon (Legends)

70. MTG Urza's Mine - mouth (Antiquities)

71. MTG Urza's Mine - pulley (Antiquities)

72. MTG IUrza's Mine - bathosphere (Antiquities)

73. MTG Urza's Mine - tower (Antiquities)

74. MTG Vampire Bats (Legends)

75. MTG Worms of the Earth (The Dark)

76. Vampire Cover Art for Inquest Magazine




Armor of Faith (Ice Age) - sold

Casting of Bones 1 (Alliances) - sold

Casting of Bones 2 (Alliances) – sold

Crimson Kobolds - gifted

Fallen Ideal - sold

Fallen Empires Comic Book Cover Art Issue #1 – sold

Fallen Empires Comic Book Cover Art Issue #2 - sold

Foriysian Interceptor

Foriysian Totem

Hurloon Minotaur (Alpha) - sold

MTG Island 1 (Ice Age)

MTG Island 2 (Ice Age)

MTG Island 3 (Ice Age)

Legions of Lim Dul

Lim-Dul’s High Guard 1 -sold

Lim-Dul’s High Guard 2

Lord of Tresserhorn

Lure (Alpha) – sold

Mishra - sold

Pit Trap (Ice Age)

Raise Dead

Reconstruction (Antiquities) – sold

Santawar Elves (Unpublished)

Scarecrow (The Dark) – gifted

Serendib Djinn (Arabian Nights) - sold

Sengir Vampire (Alpha) – sold

Scarwood Hag (The Dark) – sold

Shanodin Dryads (Alpha) – gifted

Sixy Beast

Skyshroud Falcon

Stop That! (Unhinged) – sold

Stromgald Cabal

Temporal Manipulation (Portal 2) – sold

Thrull Wizard (Fallen Empires) – sold

Urza’s Mine (Unpublished, Unused Artwork 1 of 4) – sold

Vampiric Spirit


Volrath’s Stronghold (Style Guide)

Windseeker Centaur (Media Promo) – donated

Whimsey - sold


If you have any questions regarding this statement or regarding the history of an artwork not addressed on either of the above lists, I am happy to assist. If anything on this list requires a correction or update I am eager to see this information to be as sound and complete as possible. I encourage those with any knowledge which might contradict this record to please contact me so that we can reconcile any discrepancies together. I can be reached by email here: 


And last but not least, for your own protection, if you are a prospective buyer of any artwork and the ownership isn’t being transferred directly by the original artist, please investigate the provenance to ensure the seller can demonstrate a clear title of ownership before you make the purchase. One of the best ways to do this is to contact the artist directly, if possible.


  • Found some (Disintegrate, Serendib, Paralyze) on owned by PaulMTGArt:

    Also, Vorthos Mike has a list of Alpha art owners back from 2013 – I’m assuming you’ve already contacted him about the info he has on the current whereabouts of some of it.

  • Your looking at art with a total value of around 1 million or more. Whoever stole it needs to see some serious time in state.

    Bryon wackwitz
  • So, someone stole the original artwork pieces? That’s pretty shity; however, the artist in question is already getting royalities for her art from wizards of the coast. They know who it belongs to..

    Chad Dixon
  • This is horrible!

    I’m tempted to make something like this for the cards, decks and sets C has stolen. I have seen some show up in stores. Thieves make me sick. I don’t know which is worse… Thieves or the people who knowingly support them.

    I hope these situations are not connected. They happened around the same time period in Seattle.

    Much love and support and I hope that you find them.

  • fallen angel was in Legends not Alpha

    Erin Haleen

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