I've worked in the postal system. There are methods you can use to prevent this from happening that will not raise postage costs. You want to push your mail into the manual sortation stream.
Top loaders are just a bit short to get rejected early on in the process. They also jam a little stranger when they do jam. You can add a stiff piece of card stock and it will protect and preserve the top loader. It will also get rejected at the stiffness detector with more certainty.
Best method for skipping the machines is to put the toploaser in the superstiff and short envelopes that netflix used to use. Back when they mailed DVDs around the world. Those suckers had their own private stream in the mail center.
Curvature is caused by the cardstock absorbing moisture from the atmosphere. The paper expands slightly, while the metallic front is unchanged. So the foil is effectively pulled taut across the paper, which bends it.
The fix is to remove the moisture from the cardstock. A food dehydrator is the cheapest and most convenient solution I've found. You can get them cheaply online. Here's the model I use:
Keep in mind that this also heats the cards, so the metal will expand, causing it to bend back the other way. But once the foil cools down, it will go back. However, if you left it in long enough, the cardstock will actually dry out, and when the card cools off, it will be straight.
It's not an exact science. I usually have to put my cards in a couple times. But it does last once you get it right, as long as you make sure to store them in a dry place afterwards.
I heavily recommend against any attempts at "flattening" with heavy objects or such. Those methods aren't really addressing the real issue, and you're actually damaging your cards.
Card Kingdom uses little ones. They are available in various sizes that can hold more cards too. Some examples of the smaller ones:
Well, here is what I would recommend:
Use painters tape on your toploaders. Doesn't leave sticky residue and comes off easily.
Include a printed packaging slip.
Ship your orders that are easily in excess of $20 using paypal shipping labels. Not only does it save you a drive to the post office, it is actually cheaper as well. Ship from here and select the first class option for "service type" and "package/thick envelope" for package type. List the weight as 3 ounces, which I guarantee you will be under for shipping singles.
Buy envelopes, and use the mailer setting on Word to have it preprint your name and address on the upper left, and copy/paste their name into the recipient field. Use these for the <$20 orders along with a stamp and a prayer.
Buy bubble mailers off Amazon in 50 packs, for the $20+ orders. Something similar to this
When you have multiple orders do all your shipping assembly line style, print all your invoices at once (you can select multiple) and leave off the last page when you are hitting print (it is just tracking info), then print all your envelopes for sub $20s, then get out your bubble mailers for the $20+ and prepare to enter the info into either paypal or word.
Stop dropping your price by one cent to have the lowest listing. It drives me insane.
First off, one of these:
I got super excited last time I saw Allegiance Fat packs on sale, then I realized their price was always low.
Amazon has them at $27 and have had them there awhile.
I don't think he'll be banned yet, but here is the reason copter was banned:
> Smuggler's Copter—Simply put, Smuggler's Copter is too efficient and shows up in too many decks, diminishing the format's diversity. We want Planeswalkers, sorcery-speed removal, and a variety of vehicles to be viable options, and believe removing Smuggler's Copter will allow them to flourish again. Of the top archetypes in Standard, very few didn't play four copies of Smuggler's Copter, stifling many creative, fun options. Smuggler's Copter was the result of a new card type pushed too far, and, as such, is now banned.
Copter wasn't in a "singular oppressive deck", but was too good generically. Of course, they say they wanted Planeswalkers to be viable --- if this is still the goal banning Karn doesn't help. But if Karn starts showing up as 4 ofs in most top decks, I'd imagine the above reasoning could be re-purposed to ban him.
OP is suppressing the information of the vendor. I am providing it here in the open. I am going to reblog this on a MTG financial blog after ordering a sample of some junk rare fakes they make. I will be using my loupe and my wifes CLR to take high res photos and compare the differences so people dont get sharked by fakers.
Hell no. The only reason to buy TSR right now is to hold sealed. The EV is in the pits. Average TCGPlayer Low value of a booster pack is $2.16 right now according to MTGStocks. And at a price of $252 for 36 packs and the equivalent of a box, you can just buy a box, which is going for $254 on Amazon right now. That way you'll have value in the box as a sealed product and won't be wasting your time cracking packs and gambling for something high value when your most likely outcome will be losing money.
All these wrong answers... Here's what they are actually doing, as sourced from WotC themselves. They don't have to go to "world court" or pressure Chinese government or any of that other nonsense.
Protecting you from Counterfeits
>In cooperation with law enforcement agents as well as private partners around the world, Wizards stopped a substantial volume of counterfeit cards from entering the market by locating the manufacturing source in China. A Shenzhen-based printing company was determined to be the source of counterfeit cards that popped up in sample quantities in some markets. That company and its key foreign sales representatives ultimately complied with Wizards of the Coast's demands, cooperated with the investigation, and ceased all infringing activity.
>Wizards also conducted an effective sweep of notorious counterfeit-seller websites, and several smaller, low-quality printers and sellers each ultimately agreed to cease all infringing activity.
>Additionally, Wizards of the Coast's collaboration with federal and local law enforcement agencies facilitated the successful interception of an individual based in North Carolina who acted as a primary distributor of counterfeits in the United States. The joint effort led to the suspect's full cooperation in the investigation as well as the recovery of his inventory of counterfeit Magic cards.
If you're in the a US, you can get a jeweler's loop on amazon for ~$10. A great investment for checking your more expensive buys and give you ease of mind. This is what I got and it's cheap but effective. link
Carson microBrite Pocket Microscope...thing is legit and only 13 dollars. you can even put your cellphone camera to the viewing aperture to take pictures of the image, no flash needed. My goto fake card checker.
Doesn't Amazon sell singles? For example, here's Metalworker. That seems like a better retention of value than sealed product (unless you want to crack for draft/fun).
You might want to buy some edible paper and printer ink.
Sheets are here.
Ink is here.
I posted this on the Main thread about the uncut sheets because this was the one my LGS used for their Ravinica Allegiance foil sheet.
I took a picture of mine after it came in and I'm pretty happy with it. The frame is a little wider than the sheet by about a 1/2in on both sides but first perfectly height wise.
A) He didn't cite any numbers.
B) He's right, Wizards shows it as the only constructed format under most popular. I'll also second that I've seen Maro state this many times on his blog.
But hey, don't let the facts get in the way of half-baked beliefs!
Not sure what your reply means.
This guy is illegally selling copyrighted items and transacting on paypal. This is against their Acceptable Use Policy and they can suspend the sellers account.
I got one on amazon that has two powers and an LED. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Leegoal-Lighted-High-Power-Eye-Loupe/dp/B0052G7EX8/ref=pd_sim_229_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0052G7EX8&pd_rd_r=0PH1621SH2YC2V40K6TW&pd_rd_w=GrmBM&pd_rd_wg=dLKZl&psc=1&refRID=0PH1621SH2YC2V40K6TW
There's nothing special about them, since it's not like you're looking for precision optics out of something that costs ~$5.
Seems to be back up to the standard $30 ($2 per card). The original post was from a third party seller, cardshack1995.
Most commons and uncommons are grossly overpriced at the moment. If you can sell Mons's Goblin Raiders for $30-40, it's a great time to sell.
If I were you, I would try and sell cards that have been reprinted and may be reprinted again. Keep things that are on the reserved list and especially those which were not reprinted after Revised Edition.
The cards will likely increase in value as long as the game remains popular. It's unlikely the market will become flooded with high quality forgeries, as someone with that technology would want to profit off of them slowly and inconspicuously.
For the record, you can find the GS1 basics here. If I'm not mistaken this is also the first time we've seen any of these artists.
Teferri is exploding:
I bought out the copies I could find and picked up 12 copies at $18. Every other retailer I checked was OOS except for CardKingdom and they had already moved him to $28. The buy-list price on the floor of ATL was $14+.
I bought out Lyra from that retailer while I was at it. There were more than 15 copies of Lyra in the MTGO PTQ:
I snagged 8 copies at $16. It doesn't have the same stock issues as Teferi.
Mono red didn't have a great weekend. I have listed the 8 copies of Rekindled Phoenix at $28. I bought them for $21 so that's a healthy return for ~10 days of holding.
Standard lands feel really low right now, especially the DOM lands. I'm going to buy at least a playset of all of them another week or so. I'm not sure if buying now is right. The question is do they go up as people start buying mana bases for their new DOM lists or do they go down as more boxes are cracked.
A jeweler's loupe works just fine, too. I utilize this one from Amazon and cross-reference cards of the same color/set to check for fakes.
They did at one point lol. It's like a decade and a half old though. :P
Is the link I use. Choose First class parcel, thick envelope, and 3 ounces (this is enough to send 10-12 cards). Comes out to 1.93 with tracking included.
What many people are missing is that this set will be avoiding the "failure" of previous Un-sets: overprinting.
People are really freaking out while thinking about sales of Unstable, but I'm sure Wizards will hit their goals for this set. The flavor and mechanics seem much better than the previous sets, and it seems to be marketed as a good joke/advertisement for casual fans (the largest group of consumers). Maro also stated that you can build a pretty good Unstable Cube, which would be light years ahead of the replayability of previous sets.
What disappoints me the most: No Unstable Masterpieces will be included (apparently). My "dream" set would have included random bonus cards with varying degrees of Masterpiece rarity:
> * Ultra-deluxe Un-Guru lands
> * Masterpiece tokens
> * Masterpiece Storm Crow
> * Masterpiece Homarid
> * Masterpiece Brass Man
> * Masterpiece Red Elemental Blast
> * Masterpiece Serrated Arrows
> * Masterpiece Evil Eye of Orms-by-Gore
> * Masterpiece Stasis
> * Masterpiece Dwarven Demolition Team
> * Masterpiece Darksteel Relic
> * Masterpiece Zoetic Cavern
> * Masterpiece Scrambleverse
> * Masterpiece Grip of Chaos
> * Masterpiece Naked Singularity
> * Masterpiece Planar Chaos
> * Masterpiece Infernal Spawn of Infernal Spawn of Infernal Spawn of Evil
> * Masterpiece Bigger, Blacker Carriage
Et cetera, et cetera.
Printing ridiculously rare reprints of joke cards and tournament legal cards would bridge the gap for casual and more competitive players.
Creating an Un-set Commander variant would be INSANE (I envision something kind of like Calvinball), but starting with Cube potential is a good first step.
I started trying to get into modern a few months back. I started focusing on fetchlands and painlands for the colors I like playing the most. When it comes to snatching up good deals, I use MTGGoldfish's format staples list to see what's currently being used.
I also recall WOTC's article on modern staples...but it seems a little outdated based on the current meta. Though I found it still useful as those cards will likely see play once again and are worth keeping an eye on.
360 CAD for a MM3 box? Correct me if im wrong but that is actually way above average retail price. You can easily get it from amazon for less than that, and that includes prime delivery: https://www.amazon.ca/Magic-Gathering-Masters-Booster-Display/dp/B01N4RJKMN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507522038&sr=8-1&keywords=modern+masters+2017+booster+box
401games also has mm3 boxes for 265 + tax.
Maybe you should try and put at least a little more effort into your research first before making investment decisions.
But either way, as everyone else here has already stated, bad investment and seems like one of your LGS is trying to bamboozle you. Personally I have never seen MM3 packs to be sold for more than $15 each.
*all prices mentioned are in CAD
Just reading some of the recent reviews here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PFG2R4K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 it looks like there are a lot of other people with this problem... btw whoever did this is clever because when the two are sold as a bundle, but on sale, you don't see the original listing and the complaints about the fakes, I suspect that's on purpose.
There were some issues with some of the Ixalan double-faced cards being printed on token card stock instead of the normal stock.
Loss of confidence in the company's word and legal action under the premise that people invested based on the RL promise and lost money when it was broken.
Looking at the wording here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/official-reprint-policy-2010-03-10
WotC could print non-tournament legal RL cards like they did with the gold bordered championship edition decks. This would be great for EDH and casual players while not taking much away from the tournament legal versions Vintage and Legacy players need to play.
WotC could print similar-ish cards. Better cards even. They've been experimenting here but haven't printed anything better than the originals lately. Treasure Cruise made a great Ancestral Recall impersonation for example. If we ever see untapped fetchable dual lands with a negligible twist that isn't lifeloss to alleviate pressure from the originals in the eternal formats, we'll know they're serious.
This kind of printing alone would cause investors to shake in their boots and sell off their RL cards that they bought like stocks because it threatens to cut the market that they can flip to down to collectors of specifically the original printings instead of that group plus the group that needs them to play with.
If you really want to spend $30 on some magic cards I highly recommend attendeding prerelease this weekend. It should cost you between $25-$30 and with that you'll get six packs of Dominaria, a spindown and two foil promos. You sit down, build a deck from those cards and play other people who build decks with their Prerelease kit too. Prerelease is one of the best ways to get aquainted with new cards and the game of Magic in general. Everyone is building from the same limitation so your lack of cards won't impact how competitive you can be. These events (usually) are pretty causal friendly and if you do well you even could win extra packs.
Edit: if you are interested here is a page describing the event. It even has a store locator to see if there is any shop near you offering the event. https://magic.wizards.com/en/event-types/prerelease
This is...a very misleading statement you're making. WotC has stated, in very clear terms, that they have no problem with proxies so long as two things aren't happening...
They state in uncontroversial and clear terms that stores that want to host non-sanctioned events where proxies are legal can feel free to do so, so long as people aren't showing up with proxies that are meant to fool an average person into thinking that they're real.
THE FUTURE OF MASTERS
> We are entering a new age of Masters. We're moving away from the days of focusing on formats, specifically for reprint-only sets. That's both limiting for us and limiting for you.
>Instead of being focused on formats, Masters sets going forward are going to be focused on themes.
They've made multiple changes over the years... They ended the addition of new cards altogether (1999), they removed a bunch of cards already on the list(2002), they decided to print more cards from the list in promo form (2010), they decided to discontinue doing this (2011)... They have, and will continue to do whatever they want with their IP.
You are correct. In England and likely everywhere with a British colonial past, it is pronounced om-NI-see-əns. In the the US, it is pronounced om-NI-shəns.
Slap people that pronounce it like science.
My pronunciation characters are probably all messed up.
I followed those recommendation and got a Jewelers loupe on Amazon with higher reviews that stated it was 30-60x, neither of those was good enough for me to make out the green dots with my eyes. For double the price you can get something like this which is 10x easier to use: https://www.amazon.ca/Microscope-Bysameyee-Magnification-Endoscope-Compatible/dp/B07SR7YPV5/
Are we not getting the D&D set gift bundle his year? Are there ever multiple gift bundles released?
Magic: The Gathering Adventures in The Forgotten Realms Gift Bundle | 10 Draft Boosters | 1 Collector Booster | Accessories https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093CJKP7J
UrzaGatherer is my go to. I’ve tried several apps and even paid for several and this is the one I always go to.
1) It has a checklist with every set and card ever released that shows you your percentage and how many cards in that set you have (both total and unique).
2) It has an awesome advanced search function for deck building
3) You can create lists with groups to organize and either create a wishlist, deck ideas, poss cards to spec on, whatever
4) You can store your decks here.
It literally does everything and is free and sounds like something you might like. It can take a little getting used to at first but definitely recommend it
Yeah, $152 there for me, but it might be better for some if they have the Amazon card and don't get charged tax where they are: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Ikoria-Behemoths-Commander/dp/B08561K4WW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=commander+2020&qid=1595098037&sr=8-1
Now that Magic is moving from two-set blocks to single sets that are their own Limited environment, Magic Online's Redemption Policy is changing accordingly. Redemption sets will continue to go on sale 30 days after boosters for the set go on sale in the Magic Online store. (For Dominaria, boosters will go on sale April 27, so redemptions will go on sale beginning May 23.)
Redemptions will be guaranteed to be available for fifteen weeks, starting when they become available. After the fifteen weeks are over, they will continue to be available either for another five weeks or until inventory runs out, whichever happens earlier.
You get 1 of each card in a set (either all foil or all non-foil) and then purchase a redemption in the store. It's $25 per set processing and another $5 (US) or $30 (International) per ordering shipping. The process is detailed here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/products/magiconline/redemption
As you can see by the schedule at the top, your last chance to redeem DTK, ORI, BFZ, OGW, AMN and HOU is November 22, so if you want those sets you should move in the next couple of weeks.
See https://www.goatbots.com/prices-fullsets for an example of prices for a redeemable set.
Buy bubble mailers in bulk online from wherever you can find cheapest (here's 50 from amazon for 7.29, which is expensive).
You probably have a billion toploaders so those are free.
Use the paypal shipping label maker (save this link) to print off a label for first-class mail/thick envelope for $2.66. Tape it to your bubble mailer and drop it in the mailbox.
No trip to PO required, you can process like 2 orders per minute this way easily -- even faster if you have a labelmaker.
Currently $121.47 with 1-day shipping on Amazon
After shipping I guess this is still $7.50 cheaper, but if you're like me I'd probably drop a few extra dollars to get into my hands a few days sooner. I guess you could buy 2 and then you'd be eligible for free shipping.
Here you go.
Or if you want to be able to predict them yourself: 8AM Pacific time, the Monday after prerelease of a new set.
Again, you are a liar. There are still trade barriers between the EU and US. Where are you getting "no tariffs?" Oh right, that's only what Trump said.
You're taking an announcement to "work towards" no tariffs as an actual announcement of no tariffs. That is stupid. Trump is just being played again - like Kim is "working towards" denuclearization. Wake me up when it actually happens. They've actually only agreed to import more soybeans and natural gas, and to standardize medical standards so equipment can be sold in the EU more easily. That's it - if that, as the EU has not confirmed any of this. No tariffs - what a maroon.
Here's the schedule for redemption: https://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/products/magiconline/redemption
And an article, with photos, on how to do it. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/guide-to-redemption-how-to-get-cheap-standard-staples
Not to hijack but I recently bought a collection that included a decent amount of these things. I couldn't find much on them either.
Are they rare? Fun to play? Halp.
Looks like set 4 is the money set which I managed to dodge XD
Got it from the official FAQ thingy here
> Q: Will there be any account wipes after players redeem codes?
Yes, MTG Arena plans to have one final account wipe at the end of Closed Beta. Any in-game items you redeem with the New Zealand test codes before the wipe will be re-added to your account after the wipe.
The part i see hampering this is here:
> Q: How many codes can a player redeem?
MTG Arena accounts will only be able to redeem up to ten (10) of these codes. Attempts to redeem more than that will be rejected by the system.
Unless this is temporary, only being able to buy 10 codes essentially giving you 1 pack and 900 gold plus some commons would put the price of codes at about 1/6th of a MTGA pack.
> Neither of us are right or wrong,
Nah man, they said so when they announced it. This isn't a matter of opinion.
>>"As I said, many of you have called for a non-rotating format that doesn't have the card availability problems of Legacy. We propose Modern as that format."
Kind of unrelated, but I got one of the Mystery Planeswalker Packs from Walmart a while back and got a Duel Deck Venser, the Sojourner and a M12 Gilded Lotus, so for those specifically, the Mystery Planeswalker and Chaos Packs, I'd risk it.
I play Lantern. It isn’t almost exclusively Whir and b/g is still played by many. The most recent top finish with lantern was at GP OKC where b/g got 11th place.
How about Dragon Shield for your Dragon Shield? I swear by these things. They are the most secure, most waterproof and keep your cards nice n snug in sleeves.
We have plans to build out a public API(which would be free) if there is enough demand. I'll pass on the suggestion, but feel free to submit any details on what you'd like to see in an API on our public feature request board, or through our basic feature request form.
>The alternate art is his dead spirit and exists in an alternate timeline.
Not able to comment on the rest, but I don't think this is true. The Fate Reforged promos all showed Khan's events that have changed now that Ugin didn't die. The only timeline where Ugin was dead was during Khans. In Fate Reforged Ugin is instead not dead (alive when Sarkhan travels back in time, and survives due to him). So it wouldn't make sense that the Fate Reforged promos showed a dead Ugin. Here's a little blurb they wrote about the other cards changing, though they didn't have much to say about Ugin himself.
in fact it was EXPLICITLY the reason for creating modern
>As I said, many of you have called for a non-rotating format that doesn't have the card availability problems of Legacy. We propose Modern as that format.
Back in 1994, before the Internet was really a thing, I used to play at two different game stores, one of them pretty competitive and one of them pretty casual.
I used to go to the first store, and I found that people really wanted multilands. They also thought cards like Force of Nature, Shivan Dragon, and Mahamoti Djinn were overcosted and unplayable. So I was able to trade a dual land for 2 of those unplayable cards. I think some of those people thought they were ripping me off.
Then I used to go to the second store, where they were casual and enjoyed multiplayer magic and beating each other up with big creatures. They thought multilands weren't sexy or fun, especially since you could just use regular lands instead. So I was able to trade my Shivan Dragons, Royal Assassins, and Gaea's Lieges each for 2 of those dual lands. I think some of those people thought they were ripping me off.
I, myself, felt I was doing pretty well though. I was a pretty competitive player and didn't value my fatties much either, but by not ignoring the casual segment, I was able to build up a pretty good collection.
Edit: objectively speaking, pricing was all over the place at that time. It wasn't uncommon for a shivan dragon or royal assassin to sell for $15 to some people and $5 to other people. Same with the multilands. Even once Scrye and the other price guides came out, it was pretty regional as to what people thought prices were. People valued cards they played, and didn't value the other cards.
Here is a price list from 1995 which shows Shivan Dragon as a $13 card (with a $4 standard deviation) and badlands as a $5.75 card (with a $2 standard deviation).
Functional reprints (as defined in the policy) - correct. The definition of functionally identical is very strict.
Strictly better - not correct.
An example of a strictly better RL card - Fungus Elemental is identical to Wood Elemental, except if Wood Elemental's P/T was X/X, Fungus Elemental would instead be 2X+3/2X+3. (Note Fungus Elemental was printed long enough ago that it too is reserved, but the definition of functionally identical was the same back then).
Another strictly better RL card: Veldt (IA rare) is strictly worse than CHK's Tranquil Garden, and here the difference is enormous. (The CHK card was still unplayably bad).
And the Reserve List itself says otherwise. WotC is a big company, full of individuals with conflicting ideas.
EDIT: I guess it wouldn't be /r/mtgfinance if people didn't downvote comments with linked sources because they don't want them to be true, huh?
Similarly, you could proliferate your opponents' Sagas too early, so their ultimates go off at the wrong time. (Again, if that's how it works.)
EDIT: It appears from the Mechanics article that the abilities trigger any time a counter is placed, regardless of what turn, etc.
Apologies if this is old news to others.
There will be flashback drafts of Vintage Masters on MTGO 13-20th December:
When playing in these drafts, or when opening the boosters that are won in those drafts, it is possible to get Power 9 cards with the original art and frame, rather that the art and frames used that has previously been used for Vintage Masters.
The prices have already gone down a bit, as one would expect in anticipation of new supply. I'd guess they might go down a bit more, but probably not much, since it's such a short period and the set reportedly isn't very interesting to draft.
Am I wrong? Will the desire for the original art heavily drive down prices of 'regular' VMA power?
Modern is not an eternal format.
There is no mention of sets being unchanged in the format on their official site description either.
I deleted it simply because I wanted it gone from the front page of the sub. Even if I edited the post, it would still have the same misleading title that would be seen by people casually browsing.
There was actually a good article about why some pros changed their minds about running decks with the 2 cards published yesterday: it was a meta call.
All binders pale compared to Legion. I have 3 of these. They hold 480 I believe but I put up to 4 cards in one pocket.
203 Modern Horizons Draft Boxes Uk Shop? https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Modern-Horizons-Booster/dp/B093WLY1WS/ref=sr\_1\_7?dchild=1&keywords=magic+the+gathering&psr=PDAY&qid=1624285833&s=prime-day&sr=1-7-catcorr
I may be a bit more protective of my sealed product than the average collector, but I purchase these.
Then I line the inside with cardboard to make sure no light hits the product and fades the packaging.
Then I add Desiccant packs to each box to help with any humidity that somehow might get in.
Jumpstart Booster Box | Magic: The Gathering | 24 Booster Packs | 20 Cards Per Pack Including Basic Land Cards https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084SDYYMP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_GV6E59XRKFVEXYFASJJ9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 then go to other sellers on Amazon
Amazon is the best Ive found. 1.50 or so per hundred. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LJX3ZE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_81G3D41KQTG03XDQAMTS
Because those are a bcw product you also might want to try their direct store. They have some cool shit.
I immediately double sleeve them in KMC perfect fits + dragon shields, stack them ~10-15 cards at a time in my hands to squeeze the air out, then put them in a premium card binder like this one.
Sorry. You have to have purchased from their ebay store to view. Here's another excerpt:
For example, searching for this right now on Amazon does not return the item: "Magic Jumpstart Multipack", also searching or navigating directly to the item page itself pretends the item Does Not Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Jumpstart-Multipack-Including/dp/B084P3L4R7?
However, if you click through Wizards direct link from their email to players:
You are able to add both items to Cart and checkout.
This hides the items/prices from the general public and prevents any other sellers from competing on those item pages, and allows Wizards to set the price wherever they choose and not worry about any competition forcing the price lower. It also hides demand info as the landing pages shows no Sales Rank or other market info like a regular Amazon item page. The previous arrangement also still exists wherein (on the official Amazon Item Pages), only Wizards/Amazon can presell the item more than 30 days before release date; all other sellers attempting to sell are blocked, again allowing Wizards to set the price wherever they choose. In the past, the Pre-Order Price Guarantee (POPG) protected buyers from Wizards/Amazon overcharging, however if under the new lockout no competitors can join the listings until after release date, the POPG is no longer meaningful.
Lots of people have given good advice, buylists are a good way to go.
The time issue is a real thing, but using buy lists and high end Facebook groups would get max value.
One thing I haven’t seen mentioned is a Grand Prix (GP). GPs are very large tournaments that will have lots of being vendors and stores that have the money to buy expensive high end collections. I would recommend finding one near your area, there will be a list of vendors and you can contact them before you go and let them know you will be coming and the collection you will be bringing. I’ve been playing for 20+ years and have sold my collection (partial, cards i didn’t want) many times and each time I sold at a GP I received 1.25x-2x as much as I would have received from my local store. Here is a link to the 2018 GP schedule.
Karn is getting the initial hype- but teferi is the true king of this set. Not only did a u/W control with 2 teferis win the VINTAGE challenge this past weekend (https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/vintage-challenge-2018-05-20), but he also gave jeskai a boost that made it the number 1 day 2 deck at this past weekend's SCG event, including 2 jeskai players both with teferi in the top 8. Seth Manfield also took 2nd at a team GP on jeskai with teferi. The power level of this card is easily high enough to play in the eternal formats, and is probably a better card in modern than JtMS for u/W/x control decks. I would not sell your teferis atm, the card is a long term hold for me. Once it goes out of print I can see it easily reaching $60-70. Foils are also probably a really smart play right now while they are cheapish.
So it's a marketplace for buyers/sellers that mimics a stock market. I don't know if I'd trust it without knowing who the sellers are.
They get pretty terrible reviews (but of course every review site will generally have the most vocal complaints).
I'm not going to touch it, but I hope you buyer's get your product.
Mark Rosewater says this is the reason they don't exist. So this is the correct answer.
Here's another reason: The reprint policy does not care about supertypes when determining whether a card is functionally identical. Legendary is a supertype, just like Snow.
I don't believe RL is specified in the Comp Rules? IIRC there's the official statement, and then we have to sort of piece together the details of the policy from other statements they've made over the years, notably this one. AFAIK alternate-backed reprints haven't happened since the old World Championship Deck products (and CE/IE before that)
Np, I just read IThe future of master sets to refresh my memory and yeah they seem to be abandoning master sets that englobe a certain format and the name masters in favor for a more thematic set. The prices seem to be increasing though because there are no plans for a reprint set whatever the name for quite some time so people are holding onto these cards more without the fear of a reprint.
I'm talking about the video preceding the one we are currently talking about/in the comments of. If it is Saturday, you wouldn't say "last weekend" and mean "today and tomorrow". Do I really need to show you how to use a dictionary to find out what common words mean? This is basic shit.
> 2.1 Immediately preceding in order; previous in a sequence or enumeration
Under twenty - Penny Sleeve, Top loader, Painters tape it to a spare piece of printer paper, tri-folded, PWE, security envelope forever stamp. No adhesive on the top loader.
Over 20 - Penny sleeve, top loader, team bag, 000 bubble mailer from Amazon. Tracking via paypal shipping : https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ship-now
To Canada, I will pretty much only ship PWE with an international stamp because it is so expensive for tracking/larger packages.
This wouldn't bother me so much if eBay didn't own paypal.
>What is the relationship between eBay and PayPal?
>On October 3, 2002 eBay acquired PayPal. eBay and PayPal are now working together for a common goal...
"Magic: The Gathering is a trading card game created by Richard Garfield." -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic:_The_Gathering
also read this:
WHAT IS A TRADING CARD GAME (TCG)?
Trading card games (TCGs) like Magic: The Gathering[...]"
Alright, there has been a ton of helpful information. Thank you guys for your expedient, honest, and cheerful responses! Assuming I got the link to work, here's an incomplete list of what I have, roughly 40% total of my cards. Also, assuming it works, a grateful shout-out to the individual who suggested Google Docs.
This is my secondary reddit account, and the one that I check less often. I'm also going to be taking awhile redoing my spreadsheet, so don't expect op to deliver in the immediate future. That said, you guys (in the general reddit community, I posted my questions and response verbatim in multiple mtg subreds) get priority over amazon, ebay, and any local store.
So final note, I've sleeved most of my rares, a few of my uncommons, and no commons. That's not included in the spreadsheet, but I'll include them in any cards I mail.
*It was Zimek! He showed me the ways of Google Doc!
It sounds like MaRo and Aaron Forsyth are both trying their hardest to fit fetchlands into any upcoming cycle, assuming flavor is relevant. I believe the current hope/theory is that it will be in the "Huey" block is when they reprint all fetchlands. Another possibility which Aaron certainly has not ruled out is reprinting the Zendikar fetchlands in Modern Masters 2. As seen from Trello's Storm Graph, fetchlands were a 3 (0 being highest), which was stated by MaRo on February 10th 2013, which is when fetchland prices were relatively stable (before the spike). Therefore, it is reasonable to assume it is fairly probable that the next set to produce fetchlands will be "Huey." However, flavor forbid, if we don't see fetchlands in the next block or even potentially Modern Masters 2, it will most likely be in the "Blood" Block (Blood, Sweat, Tears).
That being said, it is nearly guaranteed that fetchland prices will go up before they go down, noting the massive price spike from GP Richmond as well as the fact that modern season is beginning.
As was pointed out multiple times(my bad), it's Crimson Vow that has the gift bundle.
Doesn't appear that Midnight Hunt has one, who knows if that will change or not.
I have one of these and have been very happy with it. The front acrylic offers UV protection though if you were really dedicated you could always DIY swap it for museum glass.
Lockable 35 Graded Sports Card Display Case, for Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey Comic Collectible Cards (Vertical-Black Finish) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B47CSYG/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_BDM712PCCP50DJ23M116?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
FYI - Gift Bundle Box - $42.25 on Amazon...
That is half the price of a regualr AFR Bundle Box & an single AFR Collector Booster pack, and you get the upgraded foil box & different Gift Bundle-only d20...!
I wish I could find something like this that zippers closed and is high quality.
I settled on the Ultra Pro Suede Collection Deck Builder’s Playset PRO-Binder that goes up to 480 cards: Ultra Pro Sapphire Suede Collection Deck Builder's Playset PRO-Binder: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q8Q6QL2
Wound up having to buy a bunch of them to store my complete sets. Doesn’t solve your problem, but these are super high quality and offer great protection.
Modern Horizons 2 Draft boxes 203$ https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Modern-Horizons-Booster/dp/B093WLY1WS/ref=sr\_1\_7?dchild=1&keywords=magic+the+gathering&psr=PDAY&qid=1624285833&s=prime-day&sr=1-7-catcorr
Frame your favorite ones,
Bonus freebee tip - make custom keychains and give them to your friends, or your favorite mtg redditors.
Amazon is sitting on inventory right now.
I've seen them adjust the pricing over the past three days now.
$133, to $132, to $131, and right now its listed at $120. Sold by Amazon....they're trying to milk any profit they can out of the boxes, a bit annoying.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084SDYYMP/ ($120.22 at time of posting).
i thought it was the same thing as the mystery boxes like this https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-MTG-MYS-EN-Booster-Display/dp/B083KPMQXR
until i saw the video and was like "oh. totally different"
But still unavailable :(
Okay, crazy thing is that the Set Boosters are already showing as "Out of Stock." Do we think that they're actually out of stock or is this temporary while they get around to putting all the various products up online? If they're actually all sold out already, that's nuts, glad I bought two boxes when the preorders went up.
The booster box is back in stock direct from Amazon - I think it was out for a while. Probably worth pre-ordering a box to catch if another price drop comes.
I've found that loupes have the most information out there so these are easy to find but good value options are good to have.
What about tools used for light test? Would something like https://www.amazon.ca/Nebo-6464-Larry-Flashlight-Black/dp/B01L5STIZI/ work well?
Kaldheim set booster box for $108 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Kaldheim-Booster-Packs/dp/B08NXY2328/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2EN7JQ0S8HISU&dchild=1&keywords=kaldheim+set+booster+box&qid=1608177410&sprefix=kaldheim+s%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-1
Amazon now has collectors for $205*!
(Click on "From other sellers" of "Other sellers on Amazon")
I have this one and like it. it takes some time to arrive, but it works well and is easy to use at such a high magnification.
I also have a more common 30x/60x combined one that I've seen around. It works well, too, but it looks like it's no longer on Amazon.
I see 60x loupes with LED light mentioned in this thread as well as a few others very recently. Awhile back someone linked to a Belomo on Amazon, which I bought. The Belomo is a 10x
Was this purchase made in error and I should make it a point to get the higher magnification loupe with LED? Or can I make things work with this loupe and my own separate LED?
I think you'd need some hard data to back up such statements, honestly.
First off, you can already get affordable boxes of MtG product on Amazon currently.
Secondly, ebay isn't the only game in town, it's just the one I personally use. Everybody knows, however, that an lgs isn't the cheapest place to buy sealed product. There's TcgPlayer, or even store credit from a place like Cardkingdom, who offer far superior buylist prices to your average lgs.
In other words, I'm just not all that sure how dramatically this would change things, as it's just adding another vendor to the many already out there, but not even at particularly lower prices. Are there really that many people out there who were savvy enough to shop at an lgs, instead of Wal-Mart and what have you, that weren't aware of TcgPlayer, ebay, and so on? I find this hard to believe.
Amazon. 10.83 for 100. I got bcw but 100 ultra pro are the same price
BCW (100 - 4 packs of 25) BCW Brand Trading Card Toploaders - 3" x 4" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LR7GK4/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_gSk8BbQ5R23AQ