Booster Variants: Legions

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Booster Variants: Legions

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:46 am

I am slowly working on scanning all my boosters and it occasionally throws up something that I haven't noticed before.

I am doing Legions at the moment because that box was on top of the pile.

I noticed that Traditional Chinese boosters have a Zig-Zag cut across the top and bottom of the boosters but none of the others do.

And apparently they are made in Belgium the same as most of the other boosters which have a normal cut.

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I have scanned all the other ones I can find for comparrison https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3z_eB ... sp=sharing

I will go through the rest of my boosters slowly and I am sure I will find out that there are many others and it is quite common, I just forget about them.

I am guessing the edges make it easier to open the booster but I am not sure why they don't all have them.

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by cataclysm80 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:35 pm

This is interesting. It reminds me of an Italian crimped card I saw.

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by CHaPuZaS » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:52 pm

I think I remember talking about this boosters and the chance of them being fake not long ago. Anybody remembers? I have mines set appart just in case.

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Post by LandDestroyer » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:57 am

CHaPuZaS wrote:I think I remember talking about this boosters and the chance of them being fake not long ago. Anybody remembers? I have mines set appart just in case.
Heh, reminds me of this article from that time period

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/ar ... 2004-04-26

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by dragsamou » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:36 pm

LandDestroyer wrote:
CHaPuZaS wrote:I think I remember talking about this boosters and the chance of them being fake not long ago. Anybody remembers? I have mines set appart just in case.
Heh, reminds me of this article from that time period

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/ar ... 2004-04-26
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While these cards never were released in official products, a number have been stolen from Wizards of the Coast and various printers over the years, including some print test cards. The corners are square, similar to the Collector's Edition sets, but they have white or black borders. Many dealers and retailers are aware that these came onto the market through questionable channels and do not buy or sell these for that reason. Quite a few have been turned in to Wizards of the Coast by dealers and retailers over the years and our security has improved greatly.
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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:01 am

CHaPuZaS wrote:I think I remember talking about this boosters and the chance of them being fake not long ago. Anybody remembers? I have mines set appart just in case.
I can't remember if we got them from the same place or not.

The rest of the sealing is normal and not the usual way that fakes are done.

I will have to keep an eye out and see if I can find any more. Something else to add to the To-Do list.

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by l0qii » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:50 am

I also have some of these that I pulled from a shrink-wrapped box myself.

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by LandDestroyer » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:26 am

I forgot I had this...bc well I'm me...but here is me opening a pack of Traditional Chinese legions about a year ago. I got 2 foils in 1 pack which was unique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x9BXoOed_8

My cruddy little youtube channel has a bunch of non-english booster openings

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:12 pm

Excellent! So not fake then!

I wonder if they come in the normal type of booster and I also wonder how this came about.

I guess this is part of what makes collecting MtG so interesting.

Cheers for the input everyone!

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by TheJGit » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:23 pm

Here's my crimp with the zig zag on it. Not from the same language or set, but it is a cutting pattern that is used.
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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:21 pm

That is interesting, I will keep going through my boosters and see how often it is used.

Thanks for that.

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by BillBo » Sat May 13, 2017 4:20 am

GlobalBoosterHunter wrote:
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:46 am
I am slowly working on scanning all my boosters and it occasionally throws up something that I haven't noticed before.
I am slowing double checking my have/want list and noticed something I haven't noticed before. It reminded me of this thread, so I share it here. (Apologies if this is old news to the more senior collectors on this forum.) The Japanese version of the booster pack (see below for pics) has not only an elongated top part but also a different crimp seal: the crimp is spaced out and "sideways" in comparison to the usual crimp. I do not recall having seeing a similar crimp elsewhere, which may very well be due to my limited attention to these things.

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Mon May 15, 2017 5:00 am

Which makes storage a pain as the Japanese Boosters are taller!

I am not sure when the changeover occurred as they used to be the same.

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by dragsamou » Mon May 15, 2017 7:18 am

GlobalBoosterHunter wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 5:00 am
Which makes storage a pain as the Japanese Boosters are taller!

I am not sure when the changeover occurred as they used to be the same.
Hi

Looking at pics of a booster collection, looks like the change took place at Onslaught (to be verified)

Judgment Japanese vs Onslaught Japanese

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Re: Booster Variants: Legions

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Mon May 15, 2017 10:46 pm

With maybe a trial run of the new packaging in Apocalypse?
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