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by tap4black
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Different Auction Sites Reports and MTG Commercial Websites
Topic: Power Sink original art
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Wow Tim, That was quite a price and lots of folks throwing out bids for that piece. I never saw the listing but doubt I would have chased it to those levels. I could have sworn the last piece of Alpha art to sell as an auction was about 2 years ago for around $2500 and folks were amazed at that time...
by tap4black
Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Different Auction Sites Reports and MTG Commercial Websites
Topic: Selling a few Arqabian miscuts
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

Selling a few Arqabian miscuts

Found a few miscut Arabian cards in a recent collection purchase and put them up for sale "you know where". While the listings are set up for only US members, I'll gladly ship to Rarities Forum users. Just send me a request on Ebay to have me add your user name to my approved bidder list and I'll ta...
by tap4black
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Magic
Topic: What's the Sexiest MTG Cards...The Return
Replies: 8
Views: 4778

How can anyone take the original list seriously with this beauty not on it?

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Reya Dawnbringer
by tap4black
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Item Value and Availability
Topic: BENALISH HERO unlimited value ?
Replies: 25
Views: 7394

And then we get to consistency........ Let me tell you about the travels of a Mint Word of Command I once owned. I bought a BGS 9 copy from ABU thinking of swapping it to a PSA 9 holder for my #2 set. BGS cert number of the card was 6521759 and the card had subgrades of 8.5 centering, 9.0 corners, 9...
by tap4black
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Item Value and Availability
Topic: BENALISH HERO unlimited value ?
Replies: 25
Views: 7394

And other than centering which can be measured, you get into the realm of "subjectivity" by individual graders. Think of subjectivity like this: Grader "A" who just got a promotion and is going out after work for dinner with his wife followed by a night of sex is likely going to give you better grad...
by tap4black
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Item Value and Availability
Topic: BENALISH HERO unlimited value ?
Replies: 25
Views: 7394

Most PSA 9's won't cross-grade to BGS 9. I have PSA 10's that won't cross to BGS 9.5's. PSA 10's are nice and all but PSA doesn't take into consideration centering when grading. This is why BGS is the new standard for MTG grading. Brian, I have several BGS graded cards that did not make an equal cr...
by tap4black
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Trading General
Topic: Since everyone else is posting their Alpha wants...........
Replies: 5
Views: 2086

Also looking for a small list of NM/M signed Alpha cards to help a good friend complete his set. Forgot to list them in the original post. I do have a decent list of over 160 signed Alpha cards in my collection I can trade, including several duals and NM/M cards, if someone has a specific want and h...
by tap4black
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Trading General
Topic: Mint/Gem Mint BGS Alpha Set
Replies: 15
Views: 5337

interesting that Birds is one of the toughest cards in both Alpha and Beta Almost all are off center and it was one of the most played cards back in the day. Many of the off center cards all came from the left edge of the Rare sheet including Birds, Stasis, Forcefield, Sedge Troll, Chaos Orb, Magic...
by tap4black
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Trading General
Topic: Since everyone else is posting their Alpha wants...........
Replies: 5
Views: 2086

Magic61983 wrote:Where you able to pick up a PSA 10 Force of Nature and Fork?
I did not Brian, nothing ever came of that deal so I just have 9's for both sets.
by tap4black
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Trading General
Topic: Since everyone else is posting their Alpha wants...........
Replies: 5
Views: 2086

Since everyone else is posting their Alpha wants...........

Alpha cards, I want more! :-D Specifically looking for the following PSA graded cards in 9 or better to complete my #2 set in mint or better condition. I'd also consider PSA 10 cards to upgrade 9's if you want some of my bigger items in trade. Birds of Paradise Chaos Orb Copy Artifact Dark Ritual Fo...
by tap4black
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Trading General
Topic: Mint/Gem Mint BGS Alpha Set
Replies: 15
Views: 5337

Good luck on your set Jon. It only took me about 11 years to complete my set in all 9 or better so I know the work you will be putting in to find those last few cards you need~!

Len
by tap4black
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic General
Topic: Non-MTG Mail Brag
Replies: 79
Views: 34247

Len, I knew you were cool but I never guessed you were this much on the ball....... Gary Well there is your problem Gary! You actually want to have your hand behind the ball instead of on the ball at release. Doing that enables you to impart more rotation at the time of release which greatly improv...
by tap4black
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic General
Topic: Non-MTG Mail Brag
Replies: 79
Views: 34247

Just had this delivered to me last night. Started bowling again after 3 years off due to a bum elbow that required surgery. This makes Perfect Game #14! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/8656364335_3142e8b600_z.jpg Now it can join the rest of them in the box in my closet :) The front row are all th...
by tap4black
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic General
Topic: To all stupid MTG fans who think their cards are valuable
Replies: 15
Views: 4895

Tha_Gunslinga wrote:You can't do anything with baseball cards except look at them. They're useless.
Until say, you sell it for $2.1 million dollars. That is a LOT of Lotus purchasing power!
by tap4black
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic General
Topic: To all stupid MTG fans who think their cards are valuable
Replies: 15
Views: 4895

mystical_tutor wrote:
tap4black wrote:
l0qii wrote:Let's resurrect this thread in 2097 when a Black Lotus is 104 years old, and then compare values... ;)
WE sure would---kid.

Gary
My back has been letting me know on a regular basis of late that I am indeed no longer a "kid"......... :-\