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  • posted a message on How to evaluate the worth of a unique item?
    Quote from Mr.C »
    I'd happily pay 10-20% more than what a normal set is worth, especially for things like Mirage block.


    I don't think you'd be able to buy a Mirage-Block set completely signed by the artists for a 10-20% mark up. Why not? I haven't heard from anyone having such a set. DK and AQ seem to be the "easiest" (I know of 5 or 6 existing), then AN (I know of 4)...the rest are even more scarce...

    That's why I say...Having a signed set is on a rarity level similiar to an complete Edgar set or an Alpha Playset...Very, very, very few exist...

    @ChasmSkulker249: I don't think I gonna sell them in the foreseeable future. But you should never say never...There might always be special circumstances where money is needed.
    @Burntgerbil: Interesting idea...

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  • posted a message on So...What do you collect?
    Artist signed cards are my drug of choice (English only).

    But since the inflow of new cards is so insane I stopped at M14 (Alpha - M14 must be enough).

    These days I concentrate on getting cards from the beginning of Magic (Pre-Fallen Empires).
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] What is the most pimp card/deck you've seen or owned? (SEE RULES!)
    This is why I like my new Beta project so much....



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  • posted a message on How to evaluate the worth of a unique item?
    Thanks guys!

    @Dresden: I am working on getting more together but it will make my future headaches even bigger. And getting all of the sets together...That's "World Domination Level" collecting (on the same level as getting all (ALL) Alpha Black Lotuses in a collection.

    @Lord Anarchy: A potential buyer will certainly not be a player (foremost). He will be a collector. It's about the complete set(s) not a particular card. No player cares about a signed Alpha Earthbind...The collector does.

    @KnickM: That's what I think as well. In the end no private person will have the funds (will want to spend so much) if I'd sell all at once...A signed card museum run by WOTC with my cards...hm...

    @Vedast: you make some very good points. Thanks!
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  • posted a message on How to evaluate the worth of a unique item?
    Quote from Galspanic »
    Considering you are one of the only people I know that values signed cards more than NM, I think they are probably worth 10%-20% less than NM to 80%-90% of the potential market. This is also based on my experience with altered cards. With that in mind, there is a small group of people out there that value things like this more than the 80%-90% group and may pay a premium. Once you factor in the cost of trying to track those people down I'm not sure I would say the cards are worth any more or less than NM. But, normally I'd ask someone like you (public sig collector) what you thought.

    Personally, they are worthless to me. But I am not your target.


    I get where you're coming from. It's the same for me for non-artist altered or non-English cards. They're worthless to me.

    My view: As completely signed sets are on the same rarity level as a complete Edgar set I would expect some premium...But since there is no real market for these things it really comes down to finding the right guy/collector.
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  • posted a message on How to evaluate the worth of a unique item?
    Background: I collect artist signed Magic cards. By collecting a lot of them I managed to finish 15 completely signed sets through the years.

    I have an increasing number of people that ask me what the worth of those signed sets are. And to tell you the truth I really don't know how to evaluate them. I know what I paid (ENOUGH) to put them together. And I know what the normal sets are.

    The problem as far as I see is that they are (more or less) unique items.

    Your thoughts?

    Disclaimer: No, I don't have any intention of selling my collection in the foreseeable future (never say never...).
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] What is the most pimp card/deck you've seen or owned? (SEE RULES!)
    Last few weeks were a bit slow...No quantity anymore (that's what concentrating on the old sets does to you).

    But today was great:





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  • posted a message on [[Official]] The "Who signed my card?" -Thread
    Quote from Tetsuo41 »
    i am very unsure what signature are on my card.

    The small one in the down corner is from the artist jesper myrfors. i assume...

    but the big one in the center looks a bit like the signature of richard garfield.

    what do you think?


    The large sig is Richard Garfield and the small one is Jesper Myrfors. Nice one!
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  • posted a message on Single Most Expensive Card You Have Ever Bought
    €4000 for a Richard Garfield signed Alpha Black Lotus (EX+) about a year ago
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  • posted a message on Collectors! What binder do you use?
    Best binder I've ever bought is the Deck Tutor FOUR V2 (side loading). That is not even a competition. Getting it is a problem yes but this might help: There is a Massdrop sign up for the FOUR V2.
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Card Sleeves and Protectors Discussion
    A Binder I can 100% recommend is the FOUR by Decktutor (V2).

    Link to a Review
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] What is the most pimp card/deck you've seen or owned? (SEE RULES!)
    Quote from Sparki »
    Looks really nice in the FOUR binders, Markers. Great way to show off a collection like that!

    Also, that's a very well loved Contract from Below!


    Thanks...

    That contract from Below was the only one (from Alpha) I had for a long, long time. Drove me nuts...but Richard signed correctly and I can't just leave it out Smile
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] What is the most pimp card/deck you've seen or owned? (SEE RULES!)
    My second FOUR Binder arrived. A V2 this time (side loading).

    Much better!

    Only problem though...Can't scan the sheets as they're too large...(Yeah, yeah I know first world problems)...






















    To compare this was the old layout:




































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  • posted a message on [[Official]] What is the most pimp card/deck you've seen or owned? (SEE RULES!)
    Quote from Vedast »
    If you expect to complete a The Dark playset, why don't you leave spaces for the cards that you miss? The Dark has 119 different cards, so that binder is nearly perfect for 4 The Dark sets.

    I have heard the 2.0 version is better, but I haven't seen it yet.


    Nah, don't want to go into the signed playset thing for the Dark. I just had to arrange them like that since I cannot "stack" them anymore with this setup.

    I might buy a 2.0 version...but they're quite pricy
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  • posted a message on [[Official]] What is the most pimp card/deck you've seen or owned? (SEE RULES!)
    Nothing really new I am afraid from my side apart from the fact that I bought a new binder. A Deck Tutor binder...Speciality of it is that there are 4 card slots per row.

    I converted my signed Dark Set into this setting.

    What do you think?



















    I like the binder it safes a lot of space and collection looks gorgeous but I do have a couple of problems with it:

    - Space for the cards: You only fit one card in a slot. And this card cannot be double sleeved. With 480 slots per binder that's a stretch. 1 mm more per card would do the trick
    - Cards at the inner side of the Binder: I have a bad feeling about this not bending the cards. (My original thought was to put my Alpha set in there. I had to stop way too dangerous. Especially if you include the point above.
    - Only 480 card slots...Cmon 600 would have been great
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