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  • posted a message on [UMA] - Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Quote from matrix_lord »
    I'm still holding out on a Phyrexian Altar reprint in Ultimate Masters at either Rare or Mythic since it recently climbed to $55.00.
    It can't be a mythic as all mythics have been revealed (all of them also have a Box Toppers version)
    I just assumed that there might be more Mythics in Ultimate Masters that we still didn't know about but since there's only 40 (which were already spoiled as box topper variants) that only leaves what's remaining in the Rare, Uncommon, and Common slots.


    There are ‘only’ 20 mythics in UMA (I say only because even 20 is 5 more than the usual for a masters set). Of the 40 box toppers, 20 are in the actual set as mythics, 18 as rares, and 2 as uncommons.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [UMA] - Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Quote from JenovaWitness »
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    I'm still holding out on a Phyrexian Altar reprint in Ultimate Masters at either Rare or Mythic since it recently climbed to $55.00.


    Well it won’t be at Mythic. We’ve been told all mythics in the main set are among the box toppers, so if there was no box topper Altar (there wasn’t) there’s no Mythic altar.

    I’m with you - hoping for a rare. But thinking it unlikely. I’m not the negative-nancy that thinks all the remaining rares are Triskaidekaphobia. But I do believe every rare above $40 is quite likely already accounted for. If they had slated PA for this set, they quite likely would have made it among the box toppers.


    Rumor is there's a reprint of Defense of the Heart and Food Chain.


    What's the origin of this rumor? I mean I don't think any packs have been distributed yet, the only cards that would be known are the ones allowed for preview. It sounds more like someone speculated than someone knows... if packs are in the wild a lot more than two more rares would be known.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [UMA] - Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Quote from RSSR »
    About the only rare (or I’ll be ecstatic if it’s moved down to uncommon) I’m asking for in Ultimate Masters is Sliver Hive with new art depicting the Shandalar Slivers. I’ll pony up quickly for a foil playset of that.


    I think you are probably the only one in the world with such a blasphemous wish


    Sigarda, Mikaeus, lord of extinction and raging ravine are all worth 15$?
    If so, i'm sad for the US.


    Based on current (admittedly shallow) TCGPlayer mid preorder prices, Sigarda and LoE are $15 (and Mythic!); Raging Ravine is $15 and Rare; Mikaeus is $25 and mythic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [UMA] - Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    I'm still holding out on a Phyrexian Altar reprint in Ultimate Masters at either Rare or Mythic since it recently climbed to $55.00.


    Well it won’t be at Mythic. We’ve been told all mythics in the main set are among the box toppers, so if there was no box topper Altar (there wasn’t) there’s no Mythic altar.

    I’m with you - hoping for a rare. But thinking it unlikely. I’m not the negative-nancy that thinks all the remaining rares are Triskaidekaphobia. But I do believe every rare above $40 is quite likely already accounted for. If they had slated PA for this set, they quite likely would have made it among the box toppers.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [UMA] - Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Quote from BB84Prez »
    At the time of this post, there are 34 Rares and 78 Uncommons to be spoiled.


    Do we know for a fact how many rares are in this set?

    The typical Masters set has had 15 mythics 53 rares, the typical distribution for a 121-card sheet with each rare appearing twice, and near the usual 1:7 mythic-to-rare ratio.

    This set is known to have 20 mythics.

    Does this mean there'll be ... 71 rares (so they can print two copies of each rare for each single copy of a mythic and keep the same ratio)? Does this mean they're screwing/redefining the ratio and having 20M+50R+blank on a 121 sheet? Or are they just printing 5 of the mythics separately and jamming them into collation somehow (which still feels to me like it'lll break ratio)? Do we know?

    There's two ratios they like to preserve:
    Each individual mythic is exactly half as many in circulation as each individual rare
    Each pack has about a 1 in 8 shot at containing a mythic

    The only way they can preserve both of these is to couple the 20-mythic roster with a ~71-rare roster.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [UMA] - Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Are we really thinking "the 93/94 format" is a prominent factor in card valuation, and not just simple aesthetic/collectible first-edition preference? In the comic book world, a first edition is worth stratospherically more than a second edition simply by virtue of being the first edition. I would expect the same was at play here.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Modern price memory has been a real problem. At least Snappy, for all its nondominance, is still the third most used creature in Modern (per mtgtop8). Tarmo and Bob aren't even in the top *20* most used creatures in Modern anymore and they still hold prices above $50!?

    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Part of the rationale for wanting that third one drop was to have reliable ways to double evolve E1 on T2. By replacing creatures that enter the battlefield bigger than 1/1 with another creature that enters as a 1/1 you wind up with a majority of your one drops... not being big enough to evolve your (other) evolvable 1-drops.

    That's the problem here. An E1 and two Narnams can be a swinging 3/3 on T2 with 7 power on board. An E1 and two Peltys ... is just a 1/1 swinging on T2 and 3 power on board.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [UMA] - Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Quote from Antiantiserum »
    I have not looked at he full spoiler yet. Is there anything in the set on the level of Tree of Redemption, Channel or Triskaidekaphobia? Having pulled all three, I am super wary of any Masters set that includes such awful junk rares/mythics (well Channel is not junk but it is banned in all the formats I play and therefore is worthless to me).
    We're 213 cards away from the full spoiler. Will be out around 19th/20th/21st this month though.


    We have been told that the box topper 40 contains all (20) of the set's Mythics. So at the very least, we know that there won't be a Channel or Tree level Mythic dud. It looks like the lowest value Mythics in the set are currently ~$15 (Balefire Dragon, Lord of Extinction, Sigarda)

    Of the 19 rares we know about so far, only three are sub-$15 at present, though it is expected that there will be plenty more.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Stompy
    I'm in the 'preferred in Groundbreaker builds, not preferred in Narnam Renegade builds' camp.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    How dare they compete rather than collude!
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Hollow One discussion
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    I've been haunting both this thread and the Soulflayer thread recently, some some Soulflayer decks have recently started to use Bomat Courier and/or Hollow One. It's beginning to make me consider putting Soulflayer into a Roulette build in place of Gurmag Angler / Tasigur. Soak up some haste from a Bomat (or if the deck is still running them, Bushwhacker) or Haste+Flying from Flamewake Phoenix. Would make for a smashing turn 2, to have a 4/4 haster attacking.


    Just gonna requote this here. Me in March. Smile Post 161 here.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [UMA] - Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    But the fact is there are so many high value cards here, it's not like the past couple MM sets where it was largely Tarmo-or-bust. There'a a lot more spread here to soak up value that it's not like they increased the price of the MM2 Tarmo lotto ticket by 40% without increasing payouts. There's a *lot* of different payouts here other than Tarmo. People aren't dependent on their box having a Tarmo to break even.


    Past MM sets also weren't sold at bundle-discount at Walmart either.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [UMA] - Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Quote from ITRules »
    Just wanted to share this video about how the topper packs are searchable. Uploaded by a guy who was able to figure out how to do it. Caution for those buying overpriced topper packs on Ebay and the like.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7gkq1LZ2FU&app=desktop


    I was thinking along the same lines with a very bright flashlight they could be searched. I also wonder about the numbers on the pack back itself. I've asked for someone to post up a picture of the pack backs but no one has.


    In that video you can get a good look at the under-flap (around 2:07). There is an eight digit number printed in black text on the silver under flap.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from tronix »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Despite my better judgment, I placed an ebay purchase for a UMA box just now for $285. Between 10% eBay bucks and no out of pocket cost (paying with PayPal profits from selling SDCC and GRN Mythic Edition PWs), I caved in and got it. That places the price point per pack about the same as the $35 blister packs.

    Let's see if this is a good idea or not... But it looks pretty good so far... Especially with that additional box topper.


    Seems a pretty decent deal. With the box topper included I cant imagine you have to be very lucky to get most of that back, and if you ARE lucky...

    The box toppers being the way they are I wonder how much they are going to end up going for sealed. Some might not want to risk opening one of the duds, so might as well hand off that risk to someone else more willing right?


    They are scannable sealed. There’s a video doing the rounds of someone identifying the Temporal Manipulation in his sealed pack before opening it and confirming. A bright flashlight in a dark room can allow enough visibility to make out the card name through the packaging.
    Posted in: Modern
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