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2013-09-09 11:33:21 AM

bahr: Mr.Poops: I wish I took better care of my Magic card collection. I started RIGHT when it came out because I liked the art on the cards, and my older brother played it. I have almost all the big early power cards, and dupes on some -- but they're worn. Some better than others, but they're worn. I plan to sell them in the next year and take a nice long trip with the $$$ I hope to get with them.

I own a game store.  99% of the time people who claim this and offer their collection for sale actually started in the 4th Edition - Fallen Empires - Ice Age - Homelands era, and their "big early power cards" are worth squat.  That's the single lowest-valued era of MTG, surpassing even the late Kamigawa block.

/why yes, I am getting a kick out of these replies


Most of my collection is from Unlimited Block - Revised. I bought cards up until Invasion, then lost interest.
 
2013-09-09 11:57:09 AM

Strolpol: Honest Bender: I never understood why the Black Lotus was so valuable.  It's not that great a card.

It's three free mana on turn one. It makes already degenerate combos happen even faster.


IF you're lucky enough to get the right hand in the beginning.  After a couple of turns it becomes fairly useless.  I mean, I see your point and I get that it has uses. But the utility of the card doesn't really seem to jive with its reputation and price.

I recognize that it's a decent card, but not "OMGWTFBBQ Black Lotus! $25k" good.
 
2013-09-09 12:14:49 PM

Honest Bender: Strolpol: Honest Bender: I never understood why the Black Lotus was so valuable.  It's not that great a card.

It's three free mana on turn one. It makes already degenerate combos happen even faster.

IF you're lucky enough to get the right hand in the beginning.  After a couple of turns it becomes fairly useless.  I mean, I see your point and I get that it has uses. But the utility of the card doesn't really seem to jive with its reputation and price.

I recognize that it's a decent card, but not "OMGWTFBBQ Black Lotus! $25k" good.


It mainly is 25K good due to collectors hoarding it due to costs etc. If it was not for them it still would be in the 1-5K range since it is a extremely hard card to find, and to be in playable condition. Still for the massive amount of decks that would run it in vintage where you could combo off and win on turn one, or lock the game down till you win on turn one, it makes it sought after by many, for multiple reasons.
 
2013-09-09 12:42:44 PM
My Desert Storm trading card of Sectary of Defense Dick Cheney is gonna be worth a fortune some day. Sadly mine is signed though.
www.historyforsale.com
 
2013-09-09 12:43:37 PM

SpaceBison: My Desert Storm trading card of Sectary of Defense Dick Cheney is gonna be worth a fortune some day. Sadly mine isn't signed though.
[www.historyforsale.com image 574x800]

fifm
 
2013-09-09 01:18:50 PM

SpaceBison: SpaceBison: My Desert Storm trading card of Sectary of Defense Dick Cheney isn't gonna be worth a fortune some day. Sadly Thankfully mine isn't signed though.
[www.historyforsale.com image 574x800]

fifm


FTFY.
 
2013-09-09 02:09:05 PM
how the fark is it "fark" that the trading card game is from the second biggest trading card in the USA, first biggest world wide? wouldnt fark be if it was a spellfire card or some shiat?

Its not even a standardized card, thats like WOtC creating a platinum card with 2 million in diamonds on it then going hey look we have the most expensive card.
 
2013-09-09 02:17:31 PM

Dadoody: Other things I'd spend that amount of money on....

[www.southlandcoins.com image 744x456]

[longbeachlouie.com image 850x637]


Glenn Beck, is that you?
 
2013-09-09 02:23:04 PM

ng2810: doglover: WordyGrrl: EdNortonsTwin: How many Moms' tossed a small fortune in baseball cards.

...I can already think of one.

*rolls eyes*

My brother had about 10-15 really old first and second edition comics -- Batman, Superman, you name it. When he was off at boot camp, Mom sold them at their face value of... 10 cents each. To this day, her defense is: "they're just comic books."

Wow.

My mother's philosophy in life was "my house, my rules" and her "rules" included decorating MY bedroom to HER tastes. Too many times I would put up posters of Nat Geo Maps or famous historical figures up on my walls and come back after school to see them gone. My collections of fossilized shells that I dug out of limestone deposits near the beach wound up as bathroom decorations hot-glued to picture frames. Bug and plant specimens that I had mounted and labeled with their taxonomies vanished so much I stopped collecting. Rare books, items I got on field trips, even things I would save up for in order to have (A CD I saved up for a year [No allowance, used spare change Dad would give me]) ended up sold in yard sales or given to charity.

Why? "They're all just trash!" she said.

The only upside was that I never bothered  to clean my room, since I would come home from school and see every hint of my personality suppressed with floral comforters and drapes that would get changed with the season.The only way I could express myself was through my clothes, which I ripped and dirtied to the point I looked like a gangsta tomboy.

Mom is lucky that I turned to the arts to express my rage instead of drugs. I'm sure had she not suppressed my curiosity I would have become a biologist or something.

/Fark parents who don't respect their kid's things.


Our moms should get together and go bowling. Mine decided that a proper girl's room was all white wicker and Laura Ashley prints. My door was to remain open at all times, and everything neat as a pin..it never felt like my own space - which it wasn't, as it was her house and I was merely allowed to live there. My own son is 13 now, and as long as his desk is neat (homework station, so I insist), and no food left in there, it's his own. I holler at him to make it smell less like ass once every few weeks, but I stay out unless he gives me a damn good reason to look through his stuff. He never has.

Weirdly enough, my mother is an artist- but the kind that only likes her own esthetic. I work in the arts as well, but my medium is mosses, plants and wood...since it's not "art" (paintings and such), she hasn't come to my shows...I have an outdoor installation going in at an art colony in a few weeks and she tells people I do landscaping. (Landscaping is a def. hobby of mine, but it's not the same) :/
 
2013-09-09 02:44:46 PM
I sold one Yu-gi-oh! card for 6k. Cyber Stein FTW. won it in a side event tournament.

If you want a game all about making money, YGO is where its at.
 
2013-09-09 03:53:35 PM
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If I had 100,000 where I'd spend it.
 
2013-09-09 04:10:37 PM

miniflea: ryant123: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 414x574]

What's this worth?

I'm more interested in this:

[www.archerongames.com image 480x640]

I'm positive I have at least a dozen of that exact card, along with most of the other commons from the base set.  I'm spared the knowledge that my collection, which is perhaps 50-100 cards short of being complete (all expansions and special releases!), is worthless as I have no intention of ever digging it out of the very large box above my dad's garage.


Probably nothing? Game's pretty much dead; even my good ol' Future Enterprise isn't worth much these days.
 
2013-09-09 05:11:03 PM
Oh yay!, It's this thread coming back to remind me of my two gigantic binders of pristine MTG cards including the Black Lotus I bought for $400, Jester's Cap and the complete sets of Mirage and Visions.

...in the box I abandoned  to get away from my first crazy.
...

/drinking tonight
 
2013-09-09 05:56:07 PM

ProfessorOhki: miniflea: ryant123: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 414x574]

What's this worth?

I'm more interested in this:

[www.archerongames.com image 480x640]

I'm positive I have at least a dozen of that exact card, along with most of the other commons from the base set.  I'm spared the knowledge that my collection, which is perhaps 50-100 cards short of being complete (all expansions and special releases!), is worthless as I have no intention of ever digging it out of the very large box above my dad's garage.

Probably nothing? Game's pretty much dead; even my good ol' Future Enterprise isn't worth much these days.


What I was trying to say is that I know my collection is probably worthless, but I don't care because I don't want to sell it.
 
2013-09-10 08:07:29 AM

Daeva: how the fark is it "fark" that the trading card game is from the second biggest trading card in the USA, first biggest world wide? wouldnt fark be if it was a spellfire card or some shiat?

Its not even a standardized card, thats like WOtC creating a platinum card with 2 million in diamonds on it then going hey look we have the most expensive card.


oh my god, i was actually going to make a joke about spellfire but figured it would be too obscure.  i'm happy that i'm not the only person who remembers that game.  i still own all my cards, and i wish my brothers still lived close by so we could play it once and awhile.  i hated magic back in the day cause there was too much math and too many counters and crap to keep track of.  spellfire was fun because it was so easy.
 
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