Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

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Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by davidme » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:22 am

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Hi

I'm selling 16 rare French Mirrodin misprints via email auction. I've found this site late in the process and I have promised to end the auction Monday morning so email me soon if you want any of these.

I bought these (and 4 others, already sold) from a non-Magic-playing lady that walked into a small shop with them here in Kentucky about a year ago. I also bought the remainder of the box they came in. She said the box was given to her husband by a friend that works at the printer. Two top misprint collectors have seem to have never seen these specific cards before, so they are probably each unique especially considering that I've had them a year without more showing up anywhere.

Here are the pics (same as link above and below):

http://www.inbowlinggreen.com/davidme/

Send your bids to davidme at insightbb dot com, 1 bid per person per card (or lot). I have an eBay feedback of over 400 with no negs and can set up a pseudo-auction there if you wish the option to leave Feedback if trust is an issue. The bids are currently fairly high. This ends Monday at 1 AM.

Some excerpts from emails I've sent:

1. There are is a fleck or flecks at the bottom of most of the cards.
They are minor and may be considered Near Mint. They were mint from the
package but for my own careless handling (papers shuffled near them on my desk). The no-text cards are the most flawless of these.

2. The textless cards have SILVER borders.

3. I've been as honest as possible about this. I have told NOBODY the
highest bids of any individual seller.

4. Here is a complete list of the card titles:

Textless, silver-bordered cards:

Atog
Heartwood Shard
Talisman of Impulse
Vulshok Battlegear
Wall of Blood

Pastel cards:

Swamp
Plains
Island
Island (different art)
Tangleroot, the PINK artifact

Black & White:

Gold Myr
Hematite Golem
Tel-Jilad Archers
Goblin War Wagon
Wail of the Nim
Turn to Dust

5. I may decide to keep 1 to 3 of the cards for myself, but I will NOT
do this if it prevents anyone from getting at least one of the type.

6. I WILL announce the cards you have won early Monday so that I can
mail them Monday or Tuesday. Please send any adjusted bids before 1:00
am Monday morning CST (Central Standard Time). (www.ConvertIt.com is a
good place to find time, money, and other conversions for you
international bidders.)

Here are better descriptions of the cards. Notice please that I am not a
professional grader, but I am being VERY critical and trying to note the
smallest details. These cards are otherwise mint to near mint out of the
package, never played. All flecking was made as the cards were on desk
and some papers got placed near them and pushed against them a bit.

Textless, silver-bordered cards:

Atog: This is one of the best of the cards that I have remaining. The
slight white I see at the bottom may be a fleck. The back has a similar
dot on left edge. This card is easily Near Mint if not Mint.

Heartwood Shard: Front is excellent. Back has a small area of flecking
along bottom edge, less than half inch and very light.

Talisman of Impulse: Tiniest of dot, 1 on front bottom left, 1 on back
left edge.

Vulshok Battlegear: This card has such a minor fleck at the bottom edge
that I think it may have come out of the package this way. Hardly
noticable even when looking for it. Back is excellent, no flecking.

Wall of Blood: Front and back are excellent, no flecking.



Pastel cards:

Swamp: Light flecking, less than .25 inch, at bottom edge. Hardly
noticable unless looking for it. Also 1 bit along left edge half-way up
the card, less than the bottom edge. Back has minor fleck near top left.

Plains: Two small dots at bottom edge.

Island: Front has 2 faint dots at bottom. Back has two moderate dots at
bottom edge.

Island (different art): One quite faint dot at bottom edge.

Tangleroot, the PINK artifact: Teeny, tiny dot at bottom, maybe not
noticable by most people. A slightly noticable pair of dots is at left
edge. Back is excellent, no flecking.

Black & White:

Gold Myr: One dot, bottom middle edge, and a lighter flecking, nearly
invisible near it. Back is excellent, no flecking.

Hematite Golem
Tel-Jilad Archers: One small dot at bottom edge, barely noticable. Back
is excellent, no flecking.

Goblin War Wagon: Four small flecks in one area at bottom middle edge.
Also I just noticed a very thin indentation in the text box about one
inch long, possibly a fingernail. Back is excellent, no flecking.

Wail of the Nim: Worst flecking of all the cards, along the bottom edge
for about .25 inch, but still minor as can be seen in the improved pics
if you have requested those. Back is excellent, no flecking.

Turn to Dust: Very light flecking similar to Wail of the Nim, but much
lighter. Back is excellent, no flecking.

Ok, that's all folks! This has been fun. I wish I had enough of these
for everyone. : )

Dave (davidme on eBay)
davidme@insightbb.com

http://www.inbowlinggreen.com/davidme/

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by rg » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:50 am

Hi and welcome :D

Do you have scans instead of those photos?
Just asking because the green mana symbol on the french black&white turn to dust has a weird darkness/color on the right half ...
(i know we are sometimes a little suspicious  ;))

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by Smeags » Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:03 am

Are you taking paypal?

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by Mr.C » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:26 am

Hi and welcome :D

Do you have scans instead of those photos?
Just asking because the green mana symbol on the french black&white turn to dust has a weird darkness/color on the right half ...
(i know we are sometimes a little suspicious  ;))
dude, even if these are fakes, they are VERY well made fakes. damn.
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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by davidme » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:50 am

Hi and welcome :D

Do you have scans instead of those photos?
Just asking because the green mana symbol on the french black&white turn to dust has a weird darkness/color on the right half ...
(i know we are sometimes a little suspicious  ;))
I have no scanner, just the camera. There is no color on the fronts of the B&W cards, not even in the mana symbols. I imagined at first that I saw green there, but comparing it to normal cards, I can see that it's just B&W.

I understand your suspicion. I am in small-town Kentucky. I can give you my home phone number if you wish via private email if you are interested in bidding.

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by davidme » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:51 am

Are you taking paypal?
Yes, Paypal is fine as is a money order or cashier's check.

Dave

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by davidme » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:55 am

To allay any fears of these being "fakes", I can only say that this is smalltown Kentucky, the lady I got them from sold me the rest of the French Mirrodin box that they came in (French cards being rare anyway here), and I've played Magic since a couple of weeks before LEGENDS came out. I've never seen "proxies" like these. I'm as certain as I have been with any card I've ever bought outside of a pack that these are real. I can do any test you want me to do that won't damage them.

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by davidme » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:58 am

One more thing, there's some confusion in emails. I don't tell the bids until the auction is over. This is a "sealed" style auction. Name your highest price in email to me and you pay that price if it's the highest I've received by 1AM Monday morning.

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by silver.paladin » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:36 am

Personally, I would be kind of 'iffy' about these cards, but if anyone is truly interested, as I recall, GamingJim lives in KY also, and since GJ is an international dealer, perhaps he knows of this seller David, or may be interested in checking these cards out also.

As I say, just a suggestive route to go for anyone that is truly interested in these odd cards.
Oct 30, away until further notice

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by davidme » Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:46 am

Personally, I would be kind of 'iffy' about these cards, but if anyone is truly interested, as I recall, GamingJim lives in KY also, and since GJ is an international dealer, perhaps he knows of this seller David, or may be interested in checking these cards out also.

As I say, just a suggestive route to go for anyone that is truly interested in these odd cards.
I doubt he lives here in Bowling Green, but if he does, I'd be more than happy to show them to him.

Again, I am on eBay, 446 Feedback no negatives. I sold two of the B&W cards for $59 there recently (BUY IT NOW within a few hours, making me realize I had some rarities here). Those buyers were lucky considering the true value of these.

If you can show that these cards are fakes, return them in the same condition within 7 days of receiving them and I will refund your money.

Dave

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by AXIOS » Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:27 pm

then, why don't you sell these on ebay instead of spamming us on our e-mail?   >:(
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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by davidme » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:20 pm

then, why don't you sell these on ebay instead of spamming us on our e-mail?   >:(
Oh, yuck, "spam". I wish it wasn't seen that way. I didn't mass mail this, I tried to pick a few heavy posters here that I thought might be interested. Please accept my sincere apologies. Anyone who I have emailed here and who feels that I spammed them and who wants a free random rare card from my small supply of normal cards, please let me know via e-mail within the next 3 days. I will send them out immediately.

The reason I didn't sell on eBay is that after the two recent auctions there (for 2 cards from the same box these came from), I received a few emails from some interested parties in buying the rest of these misprints. After they sent me some good offers, I decided just to do a "sealed" auction via email with them and any other interested collectors I could locate. After speaking to a large web site that sells M:TG who said I would get only about half their value via email, I rather regretted not doing it on eBay, but by then I had already promised the email bidders that I would do it this way. I can hardly imagine they would have went for double anyway on eBay, because they are going for very good figures so far.

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by AXIOS » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:26 pm

i haven't seen them on ebay....
maybe you didn't try the right category?
dunno..... .
If listed in the correct category..........kikta1, delspapertreasury, curt, guiseppe....bla, bla, bla....

the reason i called this spam, is that we get a lot of e-mails for buying out products out of ebay, bla, bla, bla,
you get my drift..... ;)
no offense taken, i didn't see your post here in the achive section ;)
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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by davidme » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:59 pm

i haven't seen them on ebay....
maybe you didn't try the right category?
dunno..... .
If listed in the correct category..........kikta1, delspapertreasury, curt, guiseppe....bla, bla, bla....
You're right, I listed them as "Other" instead of Mirrodin. Here's the link to one of the completed ones:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MESO:IT

Thanks for your comments, btw. It's all cool. : )

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Re: Very Rare (possibly unique) Mirrodin misprints

Post by AXIOS » Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:33 am


You're right, I listed them as "Other" instead of Mirrodin. Here's the link to one of the completed ones:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MESO:IT

Thanks for your comments, btw. It's all cool. : )
cool, you're the same person from the blotched gratutious violence ;)
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