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by hammr7
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Different Auction Sites Reports and MTG Commercial Websites
Topic: Beta Graded Full-Set on auction
Replies: 8
Views: 3649

The seller's method of payment will help protect him from buyer's remorse. Since the payment and transfer are handled outside of Ebay/Paypal, then the Ebay and Paypal rules won't easily apply. In effect, if the cards are truly BGS graded, and if the transfer is face-to-face,then once the transaction...
by hammr7
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Inquiries
Topic: PSA grading
Replies: 8
Views: 3285

Just a quick update. PSA was originally a US coin grading service, going back to at least the 1970's. They got into paper money, and subsequently into baseball and other sports cards in the late 1980's or early 1990's. They have since gotten into every kind of collectible they can. Becket's started ...
by hammr7
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Arena League Promos: two versions of Urza's foil lands?
Replies: 40
Views: 18260

In coins there have been similar variations, and they normally refer to them as "rays". The star itself, including the tail, seem to be near identical. It is the rays that are larger or smaller. Maybe "regular rays" and "large rays" would work for names.
by hammr7
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Trading General
Topic: Looking for alternate fourth edition sealed product
Replies: 17
Views: 8599

Individual starters can still be had for $80 to $100 on a somewhat regular basis. If you are lucky, every once in a while they pop up for as low as $50. 10 deck boxes rarely show up for less than $500, and they have been much rarer in the last two years than in the prior three or four years. It seem...
by hammr7
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Item Value and Availability
Topic: MTG "Hardware" value?
Replies: 4
Views: 3048

You can pick up sealed decks of Havic from time to time for about $20 to $30 in the USA.

The metal counters are all over the place. They sell for anywhere from $20 to $50+.
by hammr7
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Inquiries
Topic: 6th Ed Archangel puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

I have all four puzzles. You are correct that they are hard to find. The Japanese have always loved puzzles, so they are made for anything that becomes popular. This means that they will usually be plentiful. But because the puzzle manufacturer lost the license to make them, there was only a few mon...
by hammr7
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Inquiries
Topic: Phantom Letters on Shard of Alara Plains and Island
Replies: 15
Views: 5663

Sometimes you will get a print sheet that just contains random numbers and letters so the print operator can see how a font looks with all its characters. Think about how your ink Jet or Laser printer runs a test page. This can be done for a single color, or run through all colors if checking multi-...
by hammr7
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Website Concerns
Topic: Welcome to the 4 New Moderators
Replies: 18
Views: 13850

psrex wrote:
mmgun wrote:I know gary and mark for sure, but who is hank ?

grats anyway
Its ME! I hope I can help keep some of the ancient oddities of Magic categorized and documented.
by hammr7
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Christmas Magiclibrarities Exclusivity
Replies: 43
Views: 27783

Alexis, Marvelous how you are educating everyone on how color products are developed and produced. The crazy aspect is that more "seps" (short for color separations) haven't managed to escape. Every set of Magic cards goes through numerous iterations of development, and each iteration usually has it...
by hammr7
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Item Value and Availability
Topic: Vesuvan Doppelganger framed art & card
Replies: 9
Views: 4440

Framing can easily cost more than the art it protects, unless the art is a known (and well valued) original. Many antique collectors will buy old pictures based upon the framing value alone. They usually don't have any idea of a picture's value (or whether it is even real or just a copy), but they q...
by hammr7
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Inquiries
Topic: 4tH Alternate Confirm
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

The ISBN numbers are only different on the packaging for the 10-pack of starters, not on the individual starters. That is probably where the confusion originates.

On the starter itself, the wording explicitly describes the origin.
by hammr7
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Item Value and Availability
Topic: Misprint Gifts Given
Replies: 36
Views: 11395

Could it not be the ink/foiling on the stamp running out and just leaving an impression? In any case, has anyone ever heard of any of these moving in the open market before? No foil and no impression would imply that the card never went through the foiling process (or at least that the foiling mech...
by hammr7
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Information General
Topic: Compilation of Official WotC playmats
Replies: 10
Views: 13705

That is one hell of a collection! Thanks for sharing it.
by hammr7
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Information General
Topic: Miscuts Explanation FIXED
Replies: 31
Views: 21449

Part of Dave Howell's description may be from the perspective of someone who got a tour and saw the processes, but was not an Engineer, or was not familiar with the specific equipment in use, so had difficulty in accurately describing how things actually worked.. When I was in the industry, I manage...
by hammr7
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Magiclibrarities Exclusivity...
Replies: 26
Views: 13617

I remember the Duelist prototype well. I believe there were a handful of them made. One showed up on Ebay and I was ready to bid a fairly high amount for it. Unfortunately my Internet went down in the last few minutes of the auction. This was back in the time before sniping tools were available. It ...