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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:41 pm

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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:42 pm

Rainsford wrote:LOL. As I inventory my collection I'll let you know how many of various uncommons I have.

Volcanon - were you asking me where I got such a huge collection? Or some of these guys with massive amounts of uncommons?
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Rainsford wrote:LOL. As I inventory my collection I'll let you know how many of various uncommons I have.

Volcanon - were you asking me where I got such a huge collection? Or some of these guys with massive amounts of uncommons?
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:43 pm

Royal Ass. wrote:I think people would just like to know in general how you got to acquire so many alpha cards.

Then specifically, why do you have such large quantities of specific cards like island sanctuary, demonc attorney, contract from below, etc.

we're just curious :-) (and jealous)
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:43 pm

Rainsford wrote:Well... I started playing Magic at the very beginning of Beta. And quickly began running tournaments. (Some of my players introduced me to Swiss format which moved through me to WotC. Thus we aren't all playing aweful two-round elimination still. LOL.)

I began buying and selling collections around then. I didn't, like other, smarter people, begin making a Web site for this, but I did scour the usenet groups.

One day I worked a deal to buy and then sell 72,000 cards. (Cards from Alpha through Revised.) I kept a chunk of power and 5,000 Alpha/beta cards as my "profit".

I continued to buy/sell collections and skim off the Alphas and Betas. Taking them instead of monitary profit at times.

*shrug* I would do deals with other dealers as well. I bought 500 Alpha lands from Collectmart.com (before he was collectmart.com), etc.

And, eventually, I bought cards off eBay. :-)

As for Alpha Island Sanctuarys - I decided to collect one card. I wanted it to be hard to find, but not too expensive. And I had to be able to verify the print run. I settled on a "rare card from Alpha." I liked the Island Sanctuary, and it has a text change from Alpha to Beta... so... I began collecting them.

My goal was 10% of the print run. I think I am 12%, or 11.5%, or something.

I DON'T have that numbers with any other Alpha rare. I may have 20-40 of some. But nothing near 10% or the print run.

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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:44 pm

tap4black wrote:Hey Jeff,

It would be curious to sit down and compare numbers. I think I am up to just over 1100 total Alpha Rares so my attempt to corner 1% of them all is nearing fruition! Maybe I can bribe you for some of your jank rares for a couple Island Sanctuaries ;-)
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GraueEminenz wrote:Richard, i'm closing in, 155 now!

CCG sent Beta instead of Alpha, ARGH HATE!
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:45 pm

pickle.69 wrote:got another 9 today, so 13 to go, who can help?
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l0qii wrote:I'm now at 98
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GraueEminenz wrote:A friend's delivery brings me to 166
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:46 pm

Rainsford wrote:One of the potential buyers of my whole Alpha collection suggested I let you all make offers on the specific cards you are collecting for the race. For any interested in making an offer here are my numbers and conditions:

The quantities are in four columns: NM/NM+, EX+/NM-, EX, and P (poor).
For complete details of these conditions, see my other thread here:
http://www.magiclibrary.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4337

BLACK
Evil Presence 2/2/13/0 ( 2 NM/NM+, 2 EX+/NM-, 13 EX, and no P)
Hypnotic Spectre 0/0/4/0
Sacrifice 3/3/7/0

BLUE
Air Elemental 0/1/7/0
Clone 0/0/3/0
Control Magic 0/1/10/0
Psionic Blast 0/0/2/0
Siren's Call 3/1/8/0

ARTIFACT
Black Vise 2/0/5/0
CopperTablet 5/1/2/0

GREEN
Thicket Basilisk 1/0/5/0
Tsunami 2/0/10/0
Wanderlust 2/1/7/0

RED
Dwarven Demo Team 3/1/3/0
Fire Elemental 1/0/11/0

WHITE
Castle 1/0/15/0
Conversion 3/2/9/0
Lance 0/1/6/1
Resurrection 0/1/8/0

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GraueEminenz wrote:168 now
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l0qii wrote:[16-Jan-07] Edit: 111
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pickle.69 wrote:6 more to go for me!
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:47 pm

pickle.69 wrote:just double checked all I have 171 in my binder 2 PSA 10, 3 PSA 9, 2 PSA8 makes a total of 178.
With the 10 that got lost while beeing shipped to me I would have had it.
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