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paris
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posted October 11, 2012 02:35 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for paris Click Here to Email paris Send a private message to paris Click to send paris an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
Does anyone here collect artist proof cards?

If I'm interested in artist proofs for particular recent cards that I like, what's the best way to get them? If they're not on eBay, do you think I'd have any luck just emailing the artists directly and asking about them? Or is there some big site out there that buys up all of them for resale that I should look at first?

[Edited 1 times, lastly by paris on October 11, 2012]

 
Thanos
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posted October 11, 2012 02:42 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Thanos Click Here to Email Thanos Send a private message to Thanos Click to send Thanos an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
Email the artists to buy them, most are more than happy to sell them to you.

If you need help locating a particular artist, PM me and I'll help you out.

And to answer your question, yes, there are quite a few members here, including myself, that collect proofs.

[Edited 1 times, lastly by Thanos on October 11, 2012]

 
paris
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posted October 11, 2012 02:49 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for paris Click Here to Email paris Send a private message to paris Click to send paris an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
thanks for the reply Thanos.

Also, do you know how much people typically pay to get artist proofs directly from artists when they have to mail it to you too? e.g., is it usually like $5-$10 each, $20-$50 each, $100-$200 each, etc?

 
thulnanth
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posted October 11, 2012 03:07 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for thulnanth Click Here to Email thulnanth Send a private message to thulnanth Click to send thulnanth an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
$5-$10 each.

Some artists don't sell them, but quite a few of them do. Good luck in your quest - AP's are one of my favorite MtG collectibles

Take it easy,
Jared

 
Thanos
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posted October 11, 2012 03:19 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Thanos Click Here to Email Thanos Send a private message to Thanos Click to send Thanos an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by paris:
thanks for the reply Thanos.

Also, do you know how much people typically pay to get artist proofs directly from artists when they have to mail it to you too? e.g., is it usually like $5-$10 each, $20-$50 each, $100-$200 each, etc?



It really depends on the artist.

Most are $5 each plus shipping costs, but some charge more.

Others start out at $5 and raise the prices as they start to run out of them.

 
Pail42
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posted October 11, 2012 04:03 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Pail42 Send a private message to Pail42 Click to send Pail42 an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote View Pail42's Have/Want ListView Pail42's Have/Want List
It appears Melissa A Benson sells hers for $50 each http://www.melissabenson.com/catalog/artist_proof_cards.html
 
Phyrexian Angel
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posted October 11, 2012 04:31 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Phyrexian Angel Click Here to Email Phyrexian Angel Send a private message to Phyrexian Angel Click to send Phyrexian Angel an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Pail42:
It appears Melissa A Benson sells hers for $50 each http://www.melissabenson.com/catalog/artist_proof_cards.html

Artists can price their artist proofs whatever they want.

By the way, when was the foreign language artist proofs ceased?

 
Nyarlathotep333
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posted October 11, 2012 05:23 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Nyarlathotep333 Click Here to Email Nyarlathotep333 Send a private message to Nyarlathotep333 Click to send Nyarlathotep333 an Instant MessageVisit Nyarlathotep333's Homepage  Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
Another good way to obtain proofs is to attend (or find a friend who is attending) conventions and/or major tournaments. Often the MtG artists that attend those events will bring proofs for sale.
 
Thanos
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posted October 11, 2012 05:27 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Thanos Click Here to Email Thanos Send a private message to Thanos Click to send Thanos an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Phyrexian Angel:

By the way, when was the foreign language artist proofs ceased?


I believe after Ice Age.

 
implode
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posted October 11, 2012 08:42 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for implode Click Here to Email implode Send a private message to implode Click to send implode an Instant MessageVisit implode's Homepage  Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote View implode's Have/Want ListView implode's Have/Want List
I love proofs, and what is great is you can often get artists to draw on the back of them for you...definately worth the money to have that done if you are buying 3 or 4 proofs in the first place.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/implode311/Dragon%20Album/?action=view¤t=002-10.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/implode311/Dragon%20Album/?action=view¤t=001-3.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/implode311/Dragon%20Album/?action=view¤t=002-3.jpg

 
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quote:
Originally posted by Thanos:
I believe after Ice Age.

Just to confirm. Was FBB Japanese after Ice Age? I only ask because I have a set of them from Jeff Menges and I could have sworn those were out before Ice Age.

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Thanos
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posted October 12, 2012 06:38 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for Thanos Click Here to Email Thanos Send a private message to Thanos Click to send Thanos an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by MAB_Rapper:
Just to confirm. Was FBB Japanese after Ice Age? I only ask because I have a set of them from Jeff Menges and I could have sworn those were out before Ice Age.


I know of FBB Japanese ( which is 4th?), what was first IA or 4th, whichever is, the other would be the last foreign languaged proofs.

 
Volcanon
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posted October 12, 2012 07:11 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for Volcanon Click Here to Email Volcanon Send a private message to Volcanon Click to send Volcanon an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Thanos:
I know of FBB Japanese ( which is 4th?), what was first IA or 4th, whichever is, the other would be the last foreign languaged proofs.

Ice age was 1995.
Japanese 4th edition was 1996.
There is no Japanese Ice Age except for CS reprints and four cards released as a promo years later by Takara Tomy.

 
Thanos
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posted October 12, 2012 09:23 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for Thanos Click Here to Email Thanos Send a private message to Thanos Click to send Thanos an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Volcanon:
Ice age was 1995.
Japanese 4th edition was 1996.
There is no Japanese Ice Age except for CS reprints and four cards released as a promo years later by Takara Tomy.

I never said there was Japanese IA

 
thulnanth
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posted October 12, 2012 02:32 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for thulnanth Click Here to Email thulnanth Send a private message to thulnanth Click to send thulnanth an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by implode:
I love proofs, and what is great is you can often get artists to draw on the back of them for you...definately worth the money to have that done if you are buying 3 or 4 proofs in the first place.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/implode311/Dragon%20Album/?action=viewĄt=002- 10.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/implode311/Dragon%20Album/?action=viewĄt=001-3 .jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/implode311/Dragon%20Album/?action=viewĄt=002-3 .jpg


Hey implode,

Love those sketches, especially Donato's stuff - very nice. I have some of mine shown here...

Thulnanth's sketched AP's

As I said, one of my favorite MtG collectibles

Take it easy,
Jared

 
Thanos
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posted October 16, 2012 03:56 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Thanos Click Here to Email Thanos Send a private message to Thanos Click to send Thanos an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
Very nice collections that have been posted btw
 
valorale
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posted October 20, 2012 07:28 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for valorale Click Here to Email valorale Send a private message to valorale Click to send valorale an Instant MessageVisit valorale's Homepage  Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
For the kids out there that have ever peered into the doorway and saw a room of men sitting around in tieless suits, puffing on cigars, sipping scotch and wondered "what sort of collection do they have?"; this ^
 

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