Thank you. I dug around some more and indeed the consensus seems to be just another print run. I knew there are inconsistencies, I just didn't expect them to be this clearly visible. Even tho I hear the horror stories about the card quality, this was my first time experiencing it in person. So I was a bit worried. Also being on a budget these are the most costly cards I've got for now, so it would've been a bummer to pay for a fake.
I did look around for loopes and plan on ordering one for future reference and don't worry, the bend test always seemed a bit careless for me. I tend to be overly cautious with the thing I own so I wouldn't do that.
Still, thank you for you help. Cheers.:)
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Mar 20, 2020Hey guys, I got 2 copies of Dark Prophecy from an online seller and there is a clearly visible difference between them. One is more yellowish, a little brighter and the font on it is thinner. The Wizards trademark on the bottom is also foggy, no where near as clear as on the other one.Posted in: Card Authentication
I looked and asked around and I'm still not sure. I can see both version online, on Scryfall, Gatherer, TCG Player, Card Kingdom and so on.
So they seem to both be in circulation. On top of that, other elements like mana symbols and the M14 logo are pretty much identical. (yes I even measured them) The light test didn't really show much. They are both semi transparent. I can clearly see the guy's face shining through. The yellowish one is mayby slightly more transparent, but its barerly noticible, if its there at all.
People I asked also have split opinions. On one hand no one would really bother faking a low value card like this, but on the other the difference is very clear. So the question is this, is it possible that one of them is the US and the other a EU version? That seems to be the only reasonable explanation for this degree of inconsistency.
Here are the photos I took for comparison. Sorry forthe poor quality, its the best camera I have access to. Also, they seem to be to big of a file size to be uploaded here, so I'm attaching links.
Oh and the bright lighter "stain" on the top left corner of the card on the left is just the light shining on it. It was a bit tricky to get good lighting and this was the best shot I got. The colours on that card are consistent, just very different from the other one.
Mar 2, 2020Thank you. I ended up going with DS. I think the art on newer UP is actually printed on (at least that was the case for the Ravnica guild symbols ones), but I'm not sure if that's the case for all of them, so I'd decided not to risk it. They do look nice, but it indeed does not matter if I won't be able to use them soon. Thanks again.:)Posted in: Third Party Products
Mar 1, 2020Hey guys, like the title says I'm looking to grab my first pack of sleeves.Posted in: Third Party Products
From what I read online Dragon Shield seems to be the safest bet, but I also found one set of Ultra Pro that I like the look of (links below). So my 2 questions are. Is there any diference between these DS packs or is it just the amount of sleeves in them, and does anyone have experience with these UP Ixalan ones, or something similar from UP, for how durable/practical they are. They look nice, but I would definitelly go for quality over looks.
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