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  • posted a message on Magic Player Rewards (Textless Promos)
    I'm looking to invest in some Magic Player Rewards. As far as I know, they're promos that promoted DCI play, and they were discontinued in 2011. Some are foil, some aren't. Obviously these cards are very unique, which makes me want to think that they can't be reprinted with the art. The fact that these got discontinued in 2011 means that they most likely are dwindling in supply.

    Are these promos profitable? What can the supply of these promos be compared to? Should I specifically target a subcategory of Magic Player Rewards?
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  • posted a message on Judge Promos
    Keep in mind, I just pulled a foil 7th Edition [Ensnaring Bridge] (wow!) in a pack yesterday, so that incentivizes me to build the set more because I feel like I can't find the card anywhere.

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  • posted a message on Judge Promos
    Here's the thing. Other people speculating on a card seems to be what demand has become. Let's look at a card like [Reparations]. This card will almost assuredly never see play in any format other than that random prison EDH deck (which probably isn't down for spending $15 on a card that is technically replaceable with another card advantage engine). So you might be wondering, where does this demand even come from? The answer is speculators. These people have the power to create artificial demand for a card, and actually drive it up.

    For example, compiling RL cards on a video that ~30k viewers watched, that can drive the prices of cards up;
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  • posted a message on Judge Promos
    [[KnickM]], I think what you said about little potential for growth is provably wrong. Over the past few weeks, several 7th edition foil rares have been going up.
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  • posted a message on Judge Promos
    [[KnickM]], so what's your thoughts on 7th edition foil rare set?
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  • posted a message on 7th Edition Foil Rares
    I'm an avid MTG investor (and player), and I'm seeking to potentially buy a seventh edition foil rare set (110 rares). The upside of doing this is I would obtain cool looking cards that are dwindling in supply (as a result, several are going up), and some of which have only seen one foil printing, with the printing being this set. There is this weird tension where I would be buying these godawful, stone unplayable rares like [[Elvish Archers]], [[Jandor's Sandlebags]] and [[Crimson Hellkite]]. So what are everyone's thoughts on these foils? Are they legitimately good investments? Do these foils have any merit?
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  • posted a message on Judge Promos
    Thanks for the reply, [[digitek]]!

    One other idea I had for investment was to get a foil copy of all 110 rares in 7th edition. The logic is that 7th edition is probably the best post-revised core set in terms of rarity and desirability, and although many of the foils already are very expensive and it’s not the only foil printing for most, I think there’s still room for some profit to be made in the future. What are your (or others’) thoughts on that as a possible investment?
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  • posted a message on Judge Promos
    I’m an avid MTG player, but I also like to do some speculating/investing. I realize RL singles and older unopened product are considered the “safest” places to invest; however, I’m also intrigued by Judge Promos, with the idea being they’re in limited quantity and, especially with older ones, probably harder to find in NM-M condition.

    My concern, of course, is unless the Judge Foil is on the RL, they can just reproduce it in a masters or other set, including ones with alternate art. So technically the only ones that are likely safe from this happening are Judge Promos that are on the RL and probably ones on the old frame (e.g., [[Noble Hierarch]], [[Dark Confidant]]). I also worry that ones which have masterpieces or expeditions might not be good investments, since those “official versions” of the card likely would be where the value would increase. Also there’s always the risk that the same Judge Promo will be used again, like they already did with [[Wasteland]].

    What does everyone think about these as investments in general, and, in particular, ones on the RL or with the old frame? Do you think they’ll never really amount to anything value-wise than they are now, or, even worse, drop in value? Or could their uniqueness/rarity turn them into a solid investment ala RL cards? Also, is there any published (or hypothesized) information on print runs for each of them?
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