Magic Market Index for Aug 17th, 2018
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Miscut, Misprint, Foreign, Foil &Other Oddities Price Thread.
    I got this foil misprint from a collection I bought. The card is just a common, and not a regularly played card. What makes it unique is the foiling mistake. Can anyone give me an approximate value of it? I think it is normally around 35 to 40 cents as a foil.

    Also, is problems w/ foiling like this a typical error found when foiling mistakes happen?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on GRN - Guilds of Ravnica, guild keywords: new ones or returning (or both)
    Thinking about it, I would welcome new keywords that synergize/compliment the old keywords. Even better, bring in some cards with the older keywords so we can truly see some amazing synergies. This could also breathe new life into the stale keywords.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Spellslinger Starter Kit
    I just noticed there isn't a specific expansion symbol here, so any connection to duel decks will not/cannot be traced back if one were to take apart the deck for singles. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Well, I guess in hindsight, some cards lose their value or don't live up to the potential of the original printing if they have a special set symbol. So I guess it's a good thing for the reprints.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on GRN block war of the guilds?
    I am just hoping this gives the Gatewatch their final and third act... as a lot of us are tired of them and had a breath of fresh air w/ Ixalan and Dominaria. Just think this waaayyyy over-arching battle of Planeswalking Goody Two-Shoes vs. Bolas has been going on for almost a decade now. Kinda reminds me of 1997 - 2003 (Weatherlight to Scourge) when it was Gerrard and the Weatherlight vs. the Phyrexians and/or Volrath in the Tempest Saga. Then came the era of stand-alon'e sets w/ Planes. Then Return to Ravnica happened w/ the "NWO" and we began to revisit older planes and bear witness to Bolas becoming the new Volrath.

    Hopefully we get another break... Who wants to visit Lorwyn or Alara again?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Upcoming sets will be Vikings and/or Western
    Well, w/ the return to Ravnica, for a third time, a steampunk Western will could (potentially) come in Spring 2019, but instead of "steam" powering the contraption, it could be "Energy" - a feature that can be explored outside of Kaladesh. Instead of Native Americans, there can be either elves or goblins as the natives... or an introduction of a new tribal-feeling race.

    I know WotC likes to revisit old ideas in a new context, breathing new life into stale or forgotten cards. This also gives them a chance to make reprints.

    So, if there is something like "Energypunk" (hashtag, I am naming it that), then I am going to guesstimate that there will be vehicles and energy-based equipment (w/o feeling like it doesn't belong in a Magic product), while still feeling "Western" roots w/ ghost town like areas, maybe boon towns for mining energy from the planet/plane, battles w/ Natives/mysticism, and wildlife that is enormous, supernatural and/or Cryptozoic.

    I think that would be amazing.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [HTR] M'Odo, the Gnarled Oracle
    Saw in the wiki article that there are only 4 of each promo release... what's the use of even making the promos known. No one (outside of the 4 who own them) will use them. They are not aloud in any format (would your play group even allow them?).

    Feels like another way for the select few to say "Na-na-na-na, looook what I have..." I dunno... can't wrap my mind around the notion of making them known.

    This is like revealing the WotC employee bumper sticker that reads "My other card is a Lotus" be known (at least one can find the bumper sticker on EBay).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on How to get the most value ($$$) from basic lands (a serious question)
    Quote from M0rphling »
    I believe most LGS's just give these away. I would suggest you adopt that model and just donate them to whoever needs them and write it off as a good deed and making things a little easier for someone else just getting started in this game.

    To your questions..

    1) Why would there be? Do they stay in business by offering anything more than what the competition does? Do they stay in business by paying more, absorbing those costs and just charging more for basics than their competition? Again, seems unlikely.
    2) Probably not, but here you go. (You might try running down the author on Facebook and ask him for some tips here. DJ also regularly writes for TCGPlayer, I believe.)
    3) No idea but seems unlikely. Again...WHY would someone pay anything for them when, again, they can literally go to any LGS and just TAKE the basic lands they need? That said, is it really worth the potential risk of dealing with potentially very sketchy CraigsList people just to squeeze out $10?

    If you figure out a way to spin straw into gold here, please let the rest of us know. We'd like to do it too! Smile

    I kinda figured there's not much luck for selling bulk lands, but I asked in the hopes I had missed something, somewhere. That is a good article. I already knew about some of the basics he mentioned, but the history to the "why" of the value was interesting. If I find an answer to where I can sell them, I'll let all of you know (once, of course, I unload my stacks of basics first :unibrow:).

    I am still hoping another pitches in their two cents here and share w/ us. There might be a Rumpelstiltskin among us yet!
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on How to get the most value ($$$) from basic lands (a serious question)
    I have been buying sets from others regularly on OfferUp and Craigslist for over 4 years to accumulate trade bate. One thing that is usually w/ collections are basic lands. I have boxes upon boxes of basics (my guess... around 10,000+ basics).

    I can't seam to get myself to throw them away. You know how when a Native American kills an animal, he uses the entire body, not just strip the meat (bones for jewelry & weapons, fur & skin for clothing, organs for stew or feeding a domesticated friend, etc.). I like to do that w/ the collections I buy. I keep the cards I want for decks. I trade off the 35 cent & up commons, uncommons & rares on Puca Trade (as well as the dollar+ cards), go to the surrounding LGS's w/ the unwanted commons & uncommons for store credit to packs, as well as use any sleeves or dice that come w/ the collection. The only things I truly toss are the advertisement cards, damaged cards that are three dollars or less, or anything torn or damaged that is misc.

    What I have left that I am a loss what to do with is all of the basic lands. Now I'm not talking about breaking out the craft glue and getting creative or treating them as proxies until the real card comes in the mail. I want some ideas to how to either flip them for a profit or trade them away. Now I'm not interested in duping some poor schmo into thinking a particular box of cards is the cat's meow.

    Now, I do check semi-frequently to see what basics are higher than 35 or 40 cents - I keep those for Puca Trading off... and yes, there are many looking for particular art or lands from a peculiar set.

    Some questions:
    1) Are there any online dealers that will take bulk lands where I will get much more than the cost to ship them?
    2) Are there any complete sets of lands that are sought after outside of misprints, Edgar basics, or promos?
    3) Has anyone had luck going on Craigslist or an app like OfferUp and just listing something like 2,000 basics: $10?

    I know this sounds like a moot point or a banal idea, but I would like to find a way to flip all/most of the basic lands I have.

    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on The Modern Price Discussion Thread
    Looks like foil Blightsteel Colossus's is now the cost of a Power Nine, hehehe, hahahaha...
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on The $4,000 misprint basic lands from Dominaria... real or hoax?
    Quote from EvincarCrovax »
    Quote from Stoogeslap »

    Final thought... wonder of there will be a mad rush to buy Dominaria fatpacks for the chance to spend $40 and walk away w/ over $4,000.

    Umm, they will only walk away with $4000 if there is anyone actually moronic enough to pay that much for basic land.

    It's not that the lands are basic, it is that they are really hard to come by misprints.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Wizkids release Icons of the Realms: Ravnica collectable figures
    For those who aren't even in a Ravnica campaign, these are still bad-ass to have on your desk at work.

    I know these aren't exactly cards, but I'd love to see these (or pretty much anything Magic related) be available for trade on Puca Trade.

    Wonder if they'll be only in hobby stores, or be available in big box store like Target or Walmart...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Yuriko - Ninja Tribal, need creatures to add & support card advice
    Slowly getting the cards needed for a a Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow Commander deck. Her ability target's ninja's only. So far in the build, I have all of the ninja's and most of the usable black & blue Changelings.

    What are some more good options for the deck?

    Side-thought - most of the ninja's are rats or humans. What about some tribal support for those two creature types? If the said support comes in a creature, keep in mind it won't benefit from this Commander.

    I am running for creature copy (so far) Clever Impersonator, Mercurial Pretender, & Mirror Image.

    For cost reduction, running Mistform Warchief. To boost stats, using Adaptive Automaton.

    Since her (Yuriko) helps out ninja's, I am trying to avoid (mostly - using Thassa for the unblockable ability) non-ninja creatures. So what other options do I have for copying or gaining the ninja creature type?

    On another note, should I bother with the Cypher keyword cards? I feel once the creature that has been imprinted upon goes away, it's a waste (and the ninjitsu keyword removes the creatures).

    I am still playing around w/ support cards (outside for mana rocks, card draw, removal, control, and counter spells). Adding cards to protect and/or make unblockable and that allow combat damage triggers (such as Sword of ___ & ___ and Umezawa's Jitte). Any suggestions for support cards to add?

    NOTE: Added a screenshot of the new Commander to make it easier for anyone to see what she does (instead of jumping to the Commander spoiler).
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on The Modern Price Discussion Thread
    Because this is a completely normal price increase, lol... I'm in no mood to do the legwork to the "why" of this jump... who's got an idea off the top of their head?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on The Standard Price Discussion Thread
    This has to be the most ridiculous things to happen to the finances of standard in a very, very long time...

    There has been a buy-out for Llanowar Elves for Core Set 2019... what kind of asinine point is someone trying to make about buy-outs?

    Take the screenshot w/ a grain of salt... the prices will not last beyond a day or so once the dust settles and scared vendors will reintroduce the Elf to TCGPlayer.

    Am I right? Is there something I am missing, like a misprint or something else banal?

    UPDATE: OK, did some digging and found this Reddit discussion:

    Looks like it's part of the new player's Welcome Deck, so it's printing will be much less than other commons from CS2019. I really don't think this price will last long at all. It might stick around a buck, my guess.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Theme reveal and pictures tomorrow
    Looks like a return to enchantment creatures.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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