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Post by mystical_tutor » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:32 am

Ertai's Familiar wrote: That's a good point. At least one could have some semblance of completion by stopping the collection at the last true pre-release.
My present thought is that the M-16 "final core set" right after the last 3 expansion block will be just about perfect for and end spot. With the resignation of the core sets "Magic:the Gathering" as it started and was originally designed will cease to exist. The whole new set up, just as outlined by Mark R in his article is focused and centered on the professional/serious player. No matter what kind of tidbits they toss to the casual players in the form of very high cost multiplayer reprints it is easy to see that "gaming" is only a side effect of insuring the "bottom line". this is not said with any malice or sour grapes. It is only a statement of fact as I see it. Much of the production lately has really not been collectable, except to the "gotta get em all" bunch. It is time for me to focus on completing what I have and doing what I can to historically document what I can.
Others will choose other approaches to this subject and I wish each of them well.

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Post by markers » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:53 am

Gentleman...May I present to you what the postman brought me today?

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And that means that I finally got my 15th signed set complete...Stronghold

Enjoy! (I certainly will)

http://www.magiclibrarities.net/forum/v ... 3956#83956
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Post by Ertai's Familiar » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:51 pm

mystical_tutor wrote:
Ertai's Familiar wrote: That's a good point. At least one could have some semblance of completion by stopping the collection at the last true pre-release.
My present thought is that the M-16 "final core set" right after the last 3 expansion block will be just about perfect for and end spot. With the resignation of the core sets "Magic:the Gathering" as it started and was originally designed will cease to exist. The whole new set up, just as outlined by Mark R in his article is focused and centered on the professional/serious player. No matter what kind of tidbits they toss to the casual players in the form of very high cost multiplayer reprints it is easy to see that "gaming" is only a side effect of insuring the "bottom line". this is not said with any malice or sour grapes. It is only a statement of fact as I see it. Much of the production lately has really not been collectable, except to the "gotta get em all" bunch. It is time for me to focus on completing what I have and doing what I can to historically document what I can.
Others will choose other approaches to this subject and I wish each of them well.

Gary
Well said. I will say WotC did a reasonable job supporting EDH to have a "legitimate" outlet for Kitchen Table players, so there's that at least.
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Post by thulnanth » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:33 pm

markers wrote:Gentleman...May I present to you what the postman brought me today?
And that means that I finally got my 15th signed set complete...Stronghold

Enjoy! (I certainly will)
Wow... awesome stuff Markus. Did you buy them or get them signed yourself? Either way, very cool.

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Post by markers » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:28 am

thulnanth wrote:
markers wrote:Gentleman...May I present to you what the postman brought me today?
And that means that I finally got my 15th signed set complete...Stronghold

Enjoy! (I certainly will)
Wow... awesome stuff Markus. Did you buy them or get them signed yourself? Either way, very cool.

Take it easy,
Jared
Thanks Jared

A friend attended a convention in September where both Dermot and Rob were signing...But both of them were VERY reluctant to sign Magic cards. Especially this friend had cards for about 10 people with him.

One of the reasons signed sets are so difficult to do. Most people "only" had 8 - 12 cards (4 Rewind & 4 Reanimate & 4 Ruination) but I needed everything once ;-)
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Post by palaueb » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:13 pm

Yesterday was a great day!

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Post by l0qii » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:34 am

Goodies I mailed out to subscribers this year

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Post by Ertai's Familiar » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:41 pm

Those are great Tim.
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Post by mystical_tutor » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:10 am

I know this will be "oh, humm" to most of you but I am excited.

Got my first "taped" card. An not off the net. Guy pulled this right here in Colorado Springs and saved it for me.

He also gave me the sq corner Khans card--just for kicks.

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Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:18 am

I would be happy with either one of those cards!

Nice.

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Post by mystical_tutor » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:33 am

GlobalBoosterHunter wrote:I would be happy with either one of those cards!

Nice.
I am quite happy. It is more that they were found local and i know the guy that pulled them. Makes it a little more real in some way.

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Post by markers » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:37 pm

I got a second Deck Tutor FOUR binder (a V2 this time around)

Put my Alpha set in there...Looks really nice! There are better than the original (V1) since they are side loading and each card slot has a little bit more space than the previous incarnation.

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I will certainly buy more of those binders and put my signed cards in there.

@Alexis: Regarding the image size: Better?
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Post by mystical_tutor » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:47 pm

Markers:

AB-SOOOO-LUTELT beautiful.... A wonderful display.

I thin the size problem is related to your Stronghold set picture.

Keep up the good work.

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Post by Alifromcairo » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:44 am

Looks great !
Finally we got nice pictures of this four row binder, especially with Markers's collection !
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Post by Alphafoil » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:57 am

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