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Alpha Set for Sale

Post by mystical_tutor » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:30 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360785972995

Kind of interesting. image is so poor on my computer that I can't read the grade of the power.

Undergourd Sea not graded but at least the Sol Ring is.

Can someone with a better system tell me what the grades are? I can't figure them out at all.

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Post by berkumps » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:16 pm

Black Lotus - EX 5
Mox Emerald - EX/MT 6
Mox Jet - NM/MT 8
Mox Pearl - EX 5
Mox Ruby - EX/MT 6
Mox Sapphire - NM/MT 8
Ancestral Recall - NM 7
Time Walk - EX/MT 6
Timetwister - NM/MT 8
Demonic Tutor - NM/MT 8
Mana Vault - NM/MT 8
Time Vault - NM/MT 8
Sol Ring - NM 7

Not sure why it goes from EX - EX/MT - NM - NM/MT, instead of EX - EX/NM - NM - NM/MT

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Post by Hayden » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:41 pm

Is it just me of does it appear that all raw cards are CE and only graded are actual Alphas? Surprised to see this from D&A unless they put it up blindly for someone else without really seeing cards in hand first.

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Post by tromagic » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:48 pm

No, it s the sleeves that are black inside. It s all alpha.
It s a nice set for player that should sell 24 000 + i guess.
I collect old MTG cards.

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Post by Hayden » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:00 am

tromagic wrote:No, it s the sleeves that are black inside. It s all alpha.
It s a nice set for player that should sell 24 000 + i guess.
That makes sense... I thought those black borders looked a bit fat lol

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Post by mystical_tutor » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:53 pm

Well they sure didn't win my confidence. I asked what the graded items were and they sent me two more pictures I couldn't see clearly enough, even in Photoshop ti couldn't make out the numbers.

Obviously not proud of the set enough to even have a list of hte grades available.....

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Post by Magic61983 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:00 pm

mystical_tutor wrote:Well they sure didn't win my confidence. I asked what the graded items were and they sent me two more pictures I couldn't see clearly enough, even in Photoshop ti couldn't make out the numbers.

Obviously not proud of the set enough to even have a list of the grades available.....
Poor description content for sure. They should have listed the grades at the very least on any graded cards in the listing since they didn't take close enough photos of the cards.
BGS 9+ Alpha set 282/295 (97.29%) Avg 9.41
BGS 9.5+ Beta set 283/302 (93.71%) Avg 9.58
BGS 9.5+ Arabian set 35/92 (38.04%) Avg 9.62
BGS 9.5+ Antiquities set 82/100 (82%) Avg 9.64
BGS 9.5+ Legends set 279/310 (90.00%) Avg 9.61

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Post by psrex » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:24 pm

The pictures section contains the graded cards with close-up pictures (using berkumps list):

21823092 Black Lotus - EX 5
21823090 Mox Emerald - EX/MT 6
21823091 Mox Jet - NM/MT 8
21823087 Mox Pearl - EX 5
21823088 Mox Ruby - EX/MT 6
21823089 Mox Sapphire - NM/MT 8
21823084 Ancestral Recall - NM 7
21823081 Time Walk - EX/MT 6
21823082 Timetwister - NM/MT 8
21823093 Demonic Tutor - NM/MT 8
21823094 Mana Vault - NM/MT 8
21823086 Time Vault - NM/MT 8
21823095 Sol Ring - NM 7

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Post by tromagic » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:59 pm

For sure, if you buy this set, you can t expect better than PSA 8.
All the cards look touched.
Only a few will get PSA 8 and not because of a fingernail :-D
But it s a nice set for a player.
Or someone that dream of an alpha set but can t afford a graded one.
I would rather get this one than buy raw alpha cards on ebay because i think those cards are not fake / recolored /trimed and i don t think you can find much better raw alpha on ebay nowadays.
Well of course this set look like a good deal if it s between 20-30 k ...
I collect old MTG cards.

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Post by tromagic » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:09 pm

tromagic wrote:No, it s the sleeves that are black inside. It s all alpha.
It s a nice set for player that should sell 24 000 + i guess.
Finally, it sold for $23,433.99 . i think it would have sell more without the taxe problems.
Poeple from Europe can t realy bid up ...
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Post by mystical_tutor » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:10 am

well, one small progress that the US customs people have made is allowing the country of mfg to be listed on the US customs form.

that should help out with VAT in cases like this.

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