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(Nerdist)   Sit the fark down. MTG Alpha Black Lotus, the 'Pokemon Illustrator' card set a new auction record for rare collectible card game cards   (nerdist.com) divider line
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2020-07-22 10:55:38 PM  
Tax the rich
 
2020-07-22 11:38:59 PM  
Eh Not quite comparable given that Black lotus was printed as part of a full set and Pokemon illustrator is a special extremely limited  printing for a a single contest in Japan.

I don't read japanese so i have no clue if the pokemon illustrator card had any actual use in the card game.   I am betting that it did not though.

Black Lotus is a very different animal so to speak, it proved to be such a powerful card it had to be banned  and is part of a group of other extremely powerful early cards that had to be banned called "The Power 9 " .  IT has not been reprinted in over 2 decades or so as it was put on the reserve list by WOTC but for a player's perspective it matters little as it is basically banned or restricted in all the non rotating formats and no way in hell would WOTC print a card that does something even remotely close to what Black Lotus does with out it requiring a lot of mana to cast, or more likely not print such a card at all.

Black lotus is extremely valuable as very very few pristine copies exist.  That said their are more copies of the card with varying degrees of wear and tear and some of those in near mint can still go for thousands of dollars.
 
2020-07-22 11:53:19 PM  
Now if the the legendary magic card for Richard Garfield's wedding was ever up for auction.....
 
2020-07-23 12:02:25 AM  
I wish I had kept all of my 1st and 2nd ed MtG cards, but who the fark knew they were anything but a way to waste a meal's worth of money so you could avoid playing Spades and Poker back in the day?
 
2020-07-23 12:10:06 AM  
It means sell it. Even the card says so.


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2020-07-23 1:21:30 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: It means sell it. Even the card says so.


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Google Translate's image translate excels at turning any foreign language into a ransom note.
 
2020-07-23 1:39:29 AM  

grimlock1972: I don't read japanese so i have no clue if the pokemon illustrator card had any actual use in the card game.


Apparently, you didn't read the article either, where they tell you that it just says they recognize the winner's artistic skill and explicitly say it has no game effect.

grimlock1972: no way in hell would WOTC print a card that does something even remotely close to what Black Lotus does


You misspelled "tried a dozen times to make "near copies" that weren't broken with similar effects but had big drawbacks, resulting in half being useless and the other half being utterly broken and eventually banned or restricted."

You're 0/2
 
2020-07-23 2:03:27 AM  

Guildmaster: grimlock1972: I don't read japanese so i have no clue if the pokemon illustrator card had any actual use in the card game.

Apparently, you didn't read the article either, where they tell you that it just says they recognize the winner's artistic skill and explicitly say it has no game effect.

grimlock1972: no way in hell would WOTC print a card that does something even remotely close to what Black Lotus does

You misspelled "tried a dozen times to make "near copies" that weren't broken with similar effects but had big drawbacks, resulting in half being useless and the other half being utterly broken and eventually banned or restricted."

You're 0/2


I did miss that it had no effect but i did correctly guess that it did not have an in game effect.   so 1/2 credit there.

No WOTC has never printed another card that gives you three mana of any one color for no mana investment.  so full credit. but yes you are correct they have tried to make lesser versions same as with the Moxes.   Most as you say were either broken and gotten banned and the rest were useless and not worth playing.   None how ever gave you the same power as black lotus with out any drawbacks and no card ever will again.

So I say 1.5/2
 
2020-07-23 2:58:36 AM  

grimlock1972: Eh Not quite comparable given that Black lotus was printed as part of a full set and Pokemon illustrator is a special extremely limited  printing for a a single contest in Japan.

I don't read japanese so i have no clue if the pokemon illustrator card had any actual use in the card game.   I am betting that it did not though.

Black Lotus is a very different animal so to speak, it proved to be such a powerful card it had to be banned  and is part of a group of other extremely powerful early cards that had to be banned called "The Power 9 " .  IT has not been reprinted in over 2 decades or so as it was put on the reserve list by WOTC but for a player's perspective it matters little as it is basically banned or restricted in all the non rotating formats and no way in hell would WOTC print a card that does something even remotely close to what Black Lotus does with out it requiring a lot of mana to cast, or more likely not print such a card at all.

Black lotus is extremely valuable as very very few pristine copies exist.  That said their are more copies of the card with varying degrees of wear and tear and some of those in near mint can still go for thousands of dollars.


Ok. The Geek tab has now outgeeked itself. I think it's cool, haha.
 
2020-07-23 4:51:56 AM  

grimlock1972: Eh Not quite comparable given that Black lotus was printed as part of a full set and Pokemon illustrator is a special extremely limited  printing for a a single contest in Japan.

I don't read japanese so i have no clue if the pokemon illustrator card had any actual use in the card game.   I am betting that it did not though.

Black Lotus is a very different animal so to speak, it proved to be such a powerful card it had to be banned  and is part of a group of other extremely powerful early cards that had to be banned called "The Power 9 " .  IT has not been reprinted in over 2 decades or so as it was put on the reserve list by WOTC but for a player's perspective it matters little as it is basically banned or restricted in all the non rotating formats and no way in hell would WOTC print a card that does something even remotely close to what Black Lotus does with out it requiring a lot of mana to cast, or more likely not print such a card at all.

Black lotus is extremely valuable as very very few pristine copies exist.  That said their are more copies of the card with varying degrees of wear and tear and some of those in near mint can still go for thousands of dollars.


Was mentioned in the article. The card has no effects in game. The "illustrator" type was made up just for th e card. And the text of the card basically just congratulates the recipient for winning the art contest or w/e.
 
2020-07-23 6:57:28 AM  
Meanwhile the most expensive baseball card goes for over three million dollars. Is that asinine too, subby?
 
2020-07-23 8:59:52 AM  

Marksrevenge: Meanwhile the most expensive baseball card goes for over three million dollars. Is that asinine too, subby?


I'm not subby, but yes. Yes, it is.
 
2020-07-23 9:02:19 AM  
 
2020-07-23 9:14:15 AM  

grimlock1972: No WOTC has never printed another card that gives you three mana of any one color for no mana investment.


Lotus Bloom from Time Spiral.
 
2020-07-23 9:20:44 AM  
I always thought this attempt was terrible:

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But it sells for a nice small chunk and when I was a kid playing magic I never understood the beauty and majesty of Stasis so I kinda don't know what the hell im talking about.
 
2020-07-23 9:26:04 AM  
Problem with Mtg is all the cards are either banned or underpowered/useless

/Got a bunch in the closet.
//Started playing with 4th ed, stopped after 5th edition.
///That was too late for even the modest dual lands
 
2020-07-23 10:13:18 AM  

facisto: grimlock1972: No WOTC has never printed another card that gives you three mana of any one color for no mana investment.

Lotus Bloom from Time Spiral.


fair enough but it's hampered by the suspend mechanic. which makes it no good if you need that 3 mana now.
 
2020-07-23 11:05:58 AM  
So my collection of fantasy flight games:

Android Netrunner
Star Wars the living card game
Talisman and all its expansions
Warhammer 40k conquest
Warhammer 40k Forbidden Stars

Perhaps sometime a card or two in that collection will be valuable.

As for MTG, I play arena and the closest I have to black lotus is the two smothering tithes I have in my deck. Not that it matters since I am playing a mono white deck.
 
2020-07-23 12:58:23 PM  

Marcos P: I always thought this attempt was terrible:

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But it sells for a nice small chunk and when I was a kid playing magic I never understood the beauty and majesty of Stasis so I kinda don't know what the hell im talking about.


ah yes , same era as Black Lotus and is banned and restricted just as much. The usual method to play it is to have just an unneeded land or nothing in your hand or else stuff you want in the graveyard anyways when you activate it and sac it for the mana.  It's basically one of the first failed attempts to make a fixed Black Lotus, something WOTC never quite managed to pull off.   It on the restricted list as well, never to be reprinted. Unless maybe WOTC gets desperate enough for sales.
 
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