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Compilation of Garfield altered text cards

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:02 pm
by zaphodava
In the early days of Magic the Gathering, people sometimes got Richard Garfield to not only sign a card, but to alter it's rules text. The casual rule was that if you had a card like that, the altered text was legal.

I recently picked up one of those cards, and thought it was pretty cool. I went online to search for more information, and what I found was pretty sparse.

There is a blog post here:
http://oldschool-mtg.blogspot.com/2016/ ... lters.html

And a Reddit thread here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comme ... y_richard/

I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread here at The Magic Librarities to try and collect images of as many of these cards as we can. So if you own one, or see one, try to get a snapshot and share it with the community.

I recommend using the naming convention Set - Card Name to make future organization easier.

Beta - Time Walk

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:03 pm
by zaphodava
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Re: Compilation of Garfield altered text cards

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:59 pm
by thulnanth
Hey Zaphodava,

Awesome thread and worthy endeavor - thanks for starting it. =D>

I was at GenCon in '95 and I remember a giveaway at the WotC booth where they had a bunch of cards altered by Richard Garfield. One of the employees stood in front of the crowd and read off what each card was altered to, and then the cards were given away. At this point I don't remember how you got one, just that I never did. :-(

OTOH they did have a bunch of the artist there too, and I got to meet many of them (including Rush, RIP). Good luck with your project - if I come across any I'll be sure to add them here!!!

Take it easy,
Jared

Re: Compilation of Garfield altered text cards

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:57 am
by TheGarfieldCube
Hey Zaphodava,

I have a couple altered cards in my Garfield signed collection, here they are:

Balance ("equalize life also!")
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Bazaar of Baghdad (you "MAY" discard)
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Cop: blue (see also cop green below)
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Cop: green (see also cop blue above)
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Copper Tablet (1 damage to "TARGET" player during their upkeep)
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Erhnam Djinn ("protection from white")
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Helm of Obedience (until you mill "XX" cards or "TWO" creature cardS)
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Jesters cap (remove any "NUMBER" of cards)
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Millstone (top "TWELVE" cards)
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Time Vault ("DOES" untap normally during "YOUR SECOND" untap phase)
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Time walk (Take "TEN" extra turnS)
https://thegarfieldcube.files.wordpress ... =436&h=600

Re: Compilation of Garfield altered text cards

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:22 am
by dragsamou
In the Garfield Alters blog, 2 cards belong to me:

One more time! it was done on a blank card from 1997 World Championships decks that took place in Seattle (August 1997). For info (Click card to see backside !):
http://www.magiclibrarities.net/574-647 ... ml#seecard

The other one is Rabid Wombat from Legends.