I was wondering how common misprints are and what kinds you guys have. I myself own a 4th edition counterspell with this back: http://www.cardexchange.com/images/items/boarsback.jpg
I know there must be more of this exact type of misprint, because the Dutch online store where I got this picture from both had the same counterspell misprint as I have and a Durkwood Boars with that same misprint.
Maybe this misprint is only found in the Netherlands, since both I and the store are located there.
Besides the above mentioned misprint, I also own a Stomping Grounds and two Giant Solifuges with the text in their textboxes being printed as though they almost ran out of ink while printing them. A friend with whom I regularly buy a box together (He's Agnar, also found on these forums), got a Burning-Tree Shaman with the same low-on-ink problem. All four cards came from the same box if I remeber correctly and no other cards in the box had this. It seems to be a Gruul-thing...
But now, what are your misprints? And might you know if there's more cards with a misprint like my counterspell or Gruul cards?
(and for the record: I plan not to sell the cards)
There's the infamous Oboro Envoy misprint, of which I have a couple. They forgot to put "until EOT" on the card.
That's not quite the same thing. That is a misprint, but what the OP is talking about are printing errors - faults in the manufacturing process that results in a card looking different from what had been intended.
I have a few of the famous cloudy Time Spiral rares, like Jaya and Endrek, but they're quite common. I also had a good few of the Sakura-Tribe Elders with the splash of red ink above the eye, but they were also common. Cutline foils, crimped or miscut cards... nothing too out-of-the-ordinary or exciting.
I don't have a ton, but I do have what's probably the most famous of the early misprints: the Revised Serendib Efreet. Apart from that I have a Fallen Empires card that's about 85% Combat Medic and 15% Goblin Chirurgeon (the top half of the Medic is cut off and the top part of the goblin is at the bottom of the card).
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Do misfoils count? I have a ton of them with the strip across the middle... Have some old off-centers. I also had a foil Grand Colusseum, where there wasn't enough glue on the foil - you could lift it up in a corner.
Apart from foils with the seam down the middle and a handful of mis-cuts, the only one from my collection that I can think of is the Legends Ærathi Berserker, where the Æ was simply left off (leaving "rathi Berserker").
I'm guessing that this is where they got the names for all of the "Rathi" cards that followed, as well as the plane "Rath".
I have a foil Æther Burst with a strip of slightly darker foil-ness across the top part of the frame. Other than that, just a miscut or two, where the border on top is slightly thinner than the border on the bottom.
Overall I find that Magic has the least misprints of any TCG I play, at least, since Fourth Edition or so. I have quite a few from other games, and my collections of those aren't the thousands of cards my Magic collection is.
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My anecdotal evidence disagrees with yours! EXPLAIN THAT!
70% of Italian COK and BOK cards are misprints, so I don't consider them
I have a misprinted Cabal Ritual that i proudly show in my teps (the whole frame is shifted up), that Smoky Jaya Ballard and an old island (maybe fifth edition) that has got mark poole's name really confused .
Ah lets see, I have 2 Portugese Time Elemental with the text for Serra Angel printed on them. I have an Alpha Cyclopian Tomb with no casting cost. Then I have a variety of miscuts such as 2 Arabian Nights Mountains with almost no border on one side and a Revised Vesuvan Doppleganger with no border on the right and a massive border on the left. I also have quite a few crimps and a number of cutline foils as well.
If you have a card that is 70-80% one card and 30-40% another, which card would it be concidered?
A friend of mine told me the other day that he had a card that was cut wrong... I wanted to see it, but he said he lost it or something (makes me wonder if he was lieing...) either way, if it did happen. How would you decide which card it would be concidered?
Well... I got an Acquire where the ink literally fades out as the card goes left to right... but thats about it. Every Marit Lage token sent to our store for the Coldsnap release event was misprinted (with the stupid lines going across horizontally and vertically on the card). So I got one of them. I honestly have more Baseball Card Misprints than Magic ones. (My pride and joy... a 2003 Curt Schilling with him playing for the Colorado Rockies...)
The one misprint that I have is also one of my favorites purely because of the ironic factor.
I have a Revised Balance, which is completely miscut, to the point where the border of the next card on the sheet is showing. (its brown so it must have been an artifact) I just love having an Un-Balanced Balance.
It will probably be the one Magic Card I will never trade.
Please, accept that Magic costs money to play, and drop it. A playset of Baneslayers>playset of duals. New Jace>Force of Will. Etc... Not to mention, Legacy is so wide open, that it's easy to build a deck that can perform reasonably well without very many "money staples" at all.