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LandDestroyer
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posted October 23, 2013 07:34 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for LandDestroyer Click Here to Email LandDestroyer Send a private message to LandDestroyer Click to send LandDestroyer an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote View LandDestroyer's Have/Want ListView LandDestroyer's Have/Want List
For a little while I was collecting Grim Lavamancer b/c I love the card and it's relatively cheap these days. I was considering trying to collect something more obscure. What would be like the top 5 cards off the reserve list that were only printed in 1 set of physical cards, are cheap and thus would be easiest to try to collect most copies of the card.

I just thought of it so admittedly haven't looked into it much.

[Edited 1 times, lastly by LandDestroyer on October 23, 2013]

 
paris
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Probably something from Fallen Empires like Elven Lyre.

If you buy out all the current Elven Lyres on SCG, T&T & ABU, you'd be able to get 287 copies of it for only $77.88.

 
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posted October 23, 2013 07:56 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for psrex Click Here to Email psrex Send a private message to psrex Click to send psrex an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
If you don't have anything that you have a good personal connection to (Deep Spawn for me), then I would go with something that was at least popular at the time, like Autumn Willow. Everyone from back then will remember it, but it is completely out-classed today as a creature and so it sells for bulk prices. Alternatively, I'd go for something that is completely different from the cards of today, something like Musician. Musician is totally different from cards of today in both artwork and the abilities on the card.

 
LandDestroyer
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Great responses so far, thanks ya'll!

Hope to hear thoughts from other people too!

 
jbark
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I do goblin games personally which I don't think is reserved but different. The thing I like tho is if I get one the person i get it from doodles and signs it for me. And I don't purchase only trade.
 
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Thrull Champion! No place to go but up! With every Thrull printing its like stealing money!
 
mm1983
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When it comes to collecting the most copies of 1 card Spectral Lynx is my weakness. I currently have a total of over 130 of them, 9 being foil, 5 foreign, and the rest English.
 
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I don't collect any cards in this way, currently. I never thought I would. But, Musician is kind of cool and I even don't hate the art. Now I'm tempted.
 
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I collect Lu Bu Pre-release promos this way. I think an underpowered red legend with horsemanship does not likely pose much of a chance of a reprint outside of Commander decks or something... which isn't the same 'card'.

You can probably track down tons and tons of garbage ice age rares for almost nothing.

 
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quote:
Originally posted by Volcanon:
I collect Lu Bu Pre-release promos this way. I think an underpowered red legend with horsemanship does not likely pose much of a chance of a reprint outside of Commander decks or something... which isn't the same 'card'.

You can probably track down tons and tons of garbage ice age rares for almost nothing.


C'mon Volc, it's on my want list! Hook me up man!

 
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quote:
Originally posted by paragondave:
C'mon Volc, it's on my want list! Hook me up man!

I would have fewer of him if I sold them. Would kind of defeat the purpose of hoarding.

 
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IIRC One of the board members has several hundred Didgeridoo's and has been responsible for pushing this card to nearly $4 on TCG player http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/magic_single_card.asp?cn=Didgeridoo

Also there's that guy in Germany who collected some Alpha Uncommon and they're worth like $40 on SCG cause he has 8% (and counting) of all them ever printed.

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quote:
Originally posted by KIP_NZ:
IIRC One of the board members has several hundred Didgeridoo's and has been responsible for pushing this card to nearly $4 on TCG player http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/magic_single_card.asp?cn=Didgeridoo

Also there's that guy in Germany who collected some Alpha Uncommon and they're worth like $40 on SCG cause he has 8% (and counting) of all them ever printed.



There are a number of Alpha hoarders on this site. It's easy to do, since you only need 11 of any given rare to have 1%.

If you want to really get something odd, I agree with Volc, you can probably get tons of ice age garbage for nothing. And I don't think you have to worry about something like Flow of Maggots getting reprinted (or played).

 
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If anyone is looking for any specific bulk common or uncommon to collect a lot of, I have about 1/2 Million bulk i have to go through so if you send me what you need i can pull em out accordingly.

On another note I collect as well. I collect Foil Delver of Secrets, I got 497 so far.

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[Edited 1 times, lastly by Magiclydelcious on October 24, 2013]

 
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Side note: I've been collecting bicentennial(1976) quarters since I was in 1st grade. I've got 300-400 of them so far. Feel free to set those aside for me
 
Volcanon
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quote:
Originally posted by KIP_NZ:
IIRC One of the board members has several hundred Didgeridoo's and has been responsible for pushing this card to nearly $4 on TCG player http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/magic_single_card.asp?cn=Didgeridoo

Also there's that guy in Germany who collected some Alpha Uncommon and they're worth like $40 on SCG cause he has 8% (and counting) of all them ever printed.



Not just uncommons. Rares like death lace and zombie master are waaay up there for a reason.

 
mm1983
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quote:
Originally posted by Volcanon:

Not just uncommons. Rares like death lace and zombie master are waaay up there for a reason.

I believe this also happened to Animate Wall from Alpha. Owning 5-10% print run of any Alpha card can affect the value. Keep in mind Alpha has been around for 20+ years now so how much of the print run do you think has been destroyed in some shape or form?

[Edited 2 times, lastly by mm1983 on October 24, 2013]

 
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I can tell you for sure I know of 4 members here actively collecting 4 different Alpha rares. I'm not sure about 2 others, they may have sold out.

EDIT: English is hard.

[Edited 1 times, lastly by coasterdude84 on October 24, 2013]

 
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quote:
Originally posted by psrex:
If you don't have anything that you have a good personal connection to (Deep Spawn for me), then I would go with something that was at least popular at the time, like Autumn Willow.


Autumn Willow makes an appearance in my Azusa EDH deck for just this reason...

 
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I collect shark cards. Giant Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Deep Water and the Portal Man-O-War.

One of the times I third party'd for someone, he sent me like 50+ Giant Sharks and Hammerheads. It was cool!!

How about Hand of Justice? It's a neat card.

Thanks,
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I just realized AEther Storm is not on the reserve list. RRRRRRRREPRINT!!!!!

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I collect mental missteps 2000+ and counting
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Hooskdaddy:
I collect mental missteps 2000+ and counting

I collect Ancestral Recalls. I've got 3 and seeing as that's the optimal number I don't need any more

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mana drain

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quote:
Originally posted by coolio:
mana drain


Not even .4 of a percent there coolio, you need to lift your game!

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