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Topic   LF: Magic Cards

Exrian
Bronze Good Trader
21-Jul(#1)
Been talking with a buddy about it and looking to get some cards so I can play. Figured I'd ask here if anyone was selling some spares or something for a good price. Not necessarily looking for anything super expensive like a Black Lotus lol.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Jul(#2)
Black Lotus is what, $25000 now? Lol
Exrian
Bronze Good Trader
21-Jul(#3)
No idea, I just know that's the holy grail of Magic so I'm never gonna own it lol.
Simon_Belmont
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jul(#4)
Gamestop.com has 35 card boosters for $5 to $7 each.
I have a box of spares in with my card games, i'll try to grab them asap and sell them to you cheap.

Exrian
Bronze Good Trader
22-Jul(#5)
Let me know what you are looking to sell them for.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Jul(#6)
Don't buy bulk. Figure out what you want to play and then buy the singles to make a deck. Pauper is a great way to get started. You can check out sites like the ones below to find out what decks people are currently playing most.

https://mtgdecks.net/Pauper

https://www.mtgtop8.com/format?f=PAU
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 22-Jul(#7)
lpeters82 wrote:
> Don't buy bulk. Figure out what you want to play and then buy the singles to make
> a deck. Pauper is a great way to get started. You can check out sites like the ones
> below to find out what decks people are currently playing most.
>
>

Agree.

These sites are also good

https://www.topdecked.com/
https://www.mtggoldfish.com/

Topdecked is personally my favorite, but any of these sites are generally good enough to use. Just some personal preference stuff.

Also generally don't buy sealed product unless the goal is never opening it, and selling it for more later. Stuff is almost always worth more sealed than the cards you will open. Rare exceptions for when Walmart/Target carried stuff like the commander precons and sold all of them at MSRP instead of prorating. Like peters is saying, buy singles generally.

I will also add, buy/trade from trusted sources. IE not eBay, not zero/super low feedback sellers in the tcg marketplace. Fakes are an issue and while it doesn't sound like OP is looking for expensive/older cards it's an even bigger issue there.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Jul(#8)
I actually haven't used Top Decked before. Looks like a great site. I've been trying to keep a few pauper decks around since they are fairly cheap and don't rotate.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jul(#9)
I like Pauper a lot, but they need to do something about Chatterstorm lol.

I have pauper Delver built, probably have the cards for some other viable decks like affinity (which could also stand to have something banned from it) lying around.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Jul(#10)
Exrian
Bronze Good Trader
22-Jul(#11)
Thanks for the insight guys. I'm just learning so thought maybe getting a bulk of cards could be useful. No idea what direction to go with a deck. I've played Yugioh, Pokemon, Hearthstone, and probably some others but never really tried magic.

Got a guy at work who plays so I gave it a shot and am enjoying it. I'll see those sites and get some ideas.
rayzor6
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
22-Jul(#12)
I highly advise taking a look at Magic The Gathering Arena. It's completely free (although you CAN buy stuff) and you can get an idea of the game during this current cycle. There are tutorials and an AI to play against (although it's REALLY easy).
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Jul(#13)
rayzor6 wrote:
> I highly advise taking a look at Magic The Gathering Arena. It's completely free
> (although you CAN buy stuff) and you can get an idea of the game during this current
> cycle. There are tutorials and an AI to play against (although it's REALLY easy).
>

This is where I play new formats. Being able to play at home is super convenient and it's overall a much nicer experience than mtgo IMO. Obviously mtgo has aspects that some people will favor.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Jul(#14)
Just completed easily my most insane trade here. Didn't log it via the site but it was with @Forgotten_Freshness who I wouldn't have met if not for gametz.

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Exrian
Bronze Good Trader
23-Jul(#15)
Doing a quick search online and that is one expensive deal! Congrats. Did you trade cards or just buy them?
Gypsy
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* 23-Jul(#16)
Traded a bunch of video games. I cleared up a lot of shelf space.

When cards get to the point where Mox Diamond is at, there can be pretty wild changes week to week or even day to day. It seems to be popular right now for whatever reason as it went from cardkingdom asking $540 for EX condition (when we started the trade talks) to $630 (today when I received them). I needed 3 for a deck, but it just made sense to trade for all 4. I'll probably trade the rougher condition one for some other cards I want.
HybridCRoW
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* 23-Jul(#17)
I high recommend getting into Magic: The Gathering Arena if you're just beginning. I learned about Pauper through that... as well as Brawl.

I should probably put it on my new rig and see what all I've got catching up to do... I had enough fun playing it w/o spending any actual money.

However, I do have physical cards myself I'd be willing to trade off/sell off. I won't be asking for much anyways. I'll have to get them out to see what I have. I know they're of newer sets within the last year/2 years... except the latest set or two that have come out.
EclipseLion
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 23-Jul(#18)
AceMatt
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
24-Jul(#19)
I sold off a bulk lot of cards here some time ago but I held onto a small stash of more uncommon and rare cards I thought might be worth something. I can get them out and let you know what I have if interested.

Gypsy wrote:
> Just completed easily my most insane trade here. Didn't log it via the site but it
> was with @Forgotten_Freshness who I wouldn't have met if not for gametz.
>
> 2315 1458{imgt}

Any idea how much Karakas is worth these days? That's a card I still have.
HybridCRoW
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24-Jul(#20)
AceMatt wrote:

> Any idea how much Karakas is worth these days? That's a card I still have.

here's an idea:

https://www.tcgplayer.com/product/3925/magic-legen...
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Jul(#21)
Yeah, it's kept in check a bit because it's not on the reserve list and has been reprinted. It's played in many Legacy decks though, even decks that are not white.

@AceMatt I'd take a look at that list. In particular looking for revised Savannah as rare lands go.
Exrian
Bronze Good Trader
24-Jul(#22)
AceMatt wrote:
> I sold off a bulk lot of cards here some time ago but I held onto a small stash of
> more uncommon and rare cards I thought might be worth something. I can get them out
> and let you know what I have if interested.
>
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Just completed easily my most insane trade here. Didn't log it via the site but
> it
>> was with @Forgotten_Freshness who I wouldn't have met if not for gametz.
>>
>> 2315 1458{imgt}
>
> Any idea how much Karakas is worth these days? That's a card I still have.


I'm probably not gonna spend that much, at least initially. So if you think they are worth decent money then you don't have to bother. Thanks though.
incubus421
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
24-Jul(#23)
Apologies to the OP. I don't have any extras sitting around currently. My kids took my dupes not so long ago, and I've been slowly teaching them how to play.

However, as it seems this might be relevant given the discussion here. I use deckbox for most of my deck building and trading needs. Great little free site with decently accurate pricing and you can import/export trade, wish, and deck lists. It's easy to cross check prices with tcgplayer. I have a majority of my rare cards and value cards listed at the following link if anyone might be interested in perusing or trading.

https://deckbox.org/users/MaidenSuiko87
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 24-Jul(#24)
@incubus421 cool site. I like top decked but it limits collection tracking for free accounts. This one at least didn't say anything about that when I signed up. I'm slowly adding cards and trying to avoid listing any bulk simply because I don't want to be adding pointless cards for like, a week laughing out loud So basically just cards I find cool, or that I know have value.

Went ahead and added you as a friend. Anyone here can feel free to add me: https://deckbox.org/users/DaGyps
Gypsy
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25-Jul(#25)
@Exrian well if you do for some reason want cheap bulk when I was digging around I found two booster boxes (for each set) worth of bulk from Iconic Masters and Battle for Zendikar. Why I never just dumped these when I usually just dump bulk idk. Wouldn't want much more than just shipping cost.

Found some other card game stuff I forgot I had, mainly sleeved Legend of the Five Rings decks. That was also where I had the more bulk portion of my Spellfire stuff. Is anyone here into dead card games? It's mostly Spellfire and Blood Wars there for me (I think L5R is still going). I am close to a full Blood Wars set, probably single digit cards away but the booster box prices are pretty not great and the last box I did buy has some damage issues (had to toss some of the cards). Spellfire I don't have much 4th edition at all, but have full sets of almost every other set.

ued222
Double Gold Good Trader
(frozen)
26-Jul(#26)
You can try a challenger deck and buy some singles to boost it.
Exrian
Bronze Good Trader
26-Jul(#27)
ued222 wrote:
> You can try a challenger deck and buy some singles to boost it.

My friend said they play with commander decks. Is that comparable?
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
26-Jul(#28)
Exrian wrote:
> ued222 wrote:
>> You can try a challenger deck and buy some singles to boost it.
>
> My friend said they play with commander decks. Is that comparable?

In this case I would recommend finding a commander precon you like the look of and juicing it up later if you want to. Those are sealed product that is a decent value for the cards you get, plus you have a functional deck for that format. Iirc they are typically $35 or $40.
HybridCRoW
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26-Jul(#29)
I must have at least 6 Commander decks, 3-4 of them still not open. And I saw one of the local shops had some Dungeons and Dragons related Commander decks in last week. I was in before that and they had at least 1 of each of the newest Commander decks... I was half tempted but remembered I already had 6 decks that haven't been played with or played with much yet.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
26-Jul(#30)
I picked up enemy fetchlands today. Seems like they have to be near the bottom.
HybridCRoW
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27-Jul(#31)
lpeters82 wrote:
> I picked up enemy fetchlands today. Seems like they have to be near the bottom.

Which Fetch Lands did you get? If by "near the bottom" you mean your deck... not 100% true. Depends on the strategy and goal you intend to have them used for.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 27-Jul(#32)
My statement was in regards to the price of all enemy colored fetchlands found in Modern Horizons 2: Scalding Tarn, Misty Rainforest, Verdant Catacombs, Marsh Flats, and Arid Mesa. I sold my playset a year ago when prices were near double what they are now. Now I'm buying them back.
Gypsy
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27-Jul(#33)
@lpeters82 yeah this seems to happens every time they are reprinted and they were reprinted in MH2. I think now is a pretty good time to buy MH2 cards in general since we are near the peak in terms of packs being opened. I went ahead and bought my playset of retro frame Prismatic Ending yesterday.
lpeters82
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
27-Jul(#34)
@Gypsy Yeah, I think that's a card that will go down in value, since it's an uncommon, but the retro frame is a good buy. I was really debating about what versions to purchase. I ended up with a standard set and an extended art set. I do really like the retro frame, but I that would have cost me as much as the other two sets combined. I think I'm just going to look for good deals on single cards in the retro frame and retro frame (non-etched foils).

PS: For those that don't know this set has cards available in standard, standard foil, retro, retro foil, and retro etched foil. Foils bending like crazy, so many avoid all foils. The etched foils don't bend, but some don't like them. They also seem to be super common. You can actually buy retro etched foils for about 25% off the price of the retro. We're officially in the 90s comic era of Magic cards.
Gypsy
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27-Jul(#35)
lpeters82 wrote:
> @Gypsy Yeah, I think that's a card that will go down in value, since it's an uncommon,
> but the retro frame is a good buy. I was really debating about what versions to purchase.
> I ended up with a standard set and an extended art set. I do really like the retro
> frame, but I that would have cost me as much as the other two sets combined. I think
> I'm just going to look for good deals on single cards in the retro frame and retro
> frame (non-etched foils).
>
> PS: For those that don't know this set has cards available in standard, standard
> foil, retro, retro foil, and retro etched foil. Foils bending like crazy, so many
> avoid all foils. The etched foils don't bend, but some don't like them. They also
> seem to be super common. You can actually buy retro etched foils for about 25% off
> the price of the retro. We're officially in the 90s comic era of Magic cards.

Yeah I personally do not like the etched cards.

I like the retro frame a lot, but I'm not going to do it for things like fetches where the version costs a large amount more.

Prismatic Ending is so good, I knew it would be but I probably still underestimated it. It's such a good clean answer. It's cheap enough that I might just buy more so I don't have to share between decks. Not too worried about that for now though, as I need to finish the decks first. I'm definitely sharing some dual lands between them, so I may just not care that much about it.
Exrian
Bronze Good Trader
31-Jul(#36)
Anyone have a Beledros Witherbloom they are looking to get rid of?
HybridCRoW
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12:00am(#37)
I haven't gotten into those new sets yet...
Exrian
Bronze Good Trader
9:03am(#38)
HybridCRoW wrote:
> I haven't gotten into those new sets yet...

Actually found one at my local comic shop.

Topic   LF: Magic Cards