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(Message started by: TerraFrost on Dec 22nd, 2003, 9:19pm)

Title: what's your most expensive card?
Post by TerraFrost on Dec 22nd, 2003, 9:19pm

i like to think i have a nice collection, but...  i have a feeling my collection pales in comparison to some of the collections, here, heh.

according to the MOTL price guide, my most expensive card is, at around $34.00, a beta sol ring.  i traded it from a friend who had bought it at some store that's since closed.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by mintcollector on Dec 22nd, 2003, 9:24pm


on 12/22/03 at 21:19:41, TerraFrost wrote:
i like to think i have a nice collection, but...  i have a feeling my collection pales in comparison to some of the collections, here, heh.

according to the MOTL price guide, my most expensive card is, at around $34.00, a beta sol ring.  i traded it from a friend who had bought it at some store that's since closed.


It would have to be my mint Beta Lotus, although my entire Beta set is mint.  Actually, I have mint sets from Beta until now, excluding some of the newer promos.  Only missing 2 mint Alpha Moxen (Jet and Sapphire).


Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Midtown on Dec 22nd, 2003, 9:43pm

Would have to be my Gem mint unlimited lotus (ie:psa 10 worthy).


Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by bigfatkitty on Dec 22nd, 2003, 10:32pm

A fine/good Giant Albatross from Homelands.  (I spill a lot of things.)  It's my pride and joy.

:'(

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Chad2012 on Dec 22nd, 2003, 10:57pm

Well, I dont know the prices for some of my cards (no date hebrew glory; albinos, etc) Im willing to bet that my NM+ alpha lotus is the most expensive.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by silver.paladin on Dec 22nd, 2003, 11:22pm


on 12/22/03 at 22:32:10, bigfatkitty wrote:
A fine/good Giant Albatross from Homelands. (I spill a lot of things.) It's my pride and joy.

:'(


Keep those cards out of your nose, and then maybe they might start being worth something some day!!   :D

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by dry_cereal on Dec 22nd, 2003, 11:28pm

I donno. I have alot of cool cards that aren't overly pricey (expensive on ebay). Also, MOTL isn't perfect, especially for rarity collectors. Personally, I love my crimped foil alt-art rhox [thanks sylvanstu :)], but by MOTL it's worth nothing. Anyway, if you like your collection, odds are it's really nice. I don't have nearly as incredible a collection as the others in this forum, however my collection is always growing. I don't mind my collection not being perfect, that just lends more to discover.

also, what is that frostjedi forum thing?

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Cizzio on Dec 22nd, 2003, 11:41pm

Moat - Legends or Wrath of God - Beta

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Tenacious_Dyl on Dec 22nd, 2003, 11:49pm

1)My four, nm-mint underworld dreams :-) Nice playset (from legends)

2) Foil Mint Undermine and Absorb playsets (4 of each, mint, foil :-D)

3) Unopened renassaince booster (not that rare money wise, but VERY hard to find places)

4) Coro-Coro (Shivan Dragon, with different backing. Only found in a Chinese Magazine)

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by rick21n on Dec 22nd, 2003, 11:59pm

Probably my Mint Alpha Mox Pearl.  (sorry Mintcollector it's the wrong one for your needs)

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by chaosdjinn on Dec 23rd, 2003, 12:25am

NM beta lotus is probably my most expensive single card.  As for collection, let's just say it is almost complete...

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by TerraFrost on Dec 23rd, 2003, 12:34am


Quote:
Also, MOTL isn't perfect, especially for rarity collectors.  Personally, I love my crimped foil alt-art rhox [thanks sylvanstu ], but by MOTL it's worth nothing.


i don't know how much crimping adds to it, but the fact that its the alt-art rhox foil almost lowers its value, imho.  i mean, most foil rhox's that are sold on ebay are actually the alt-art type that people have misidentified as being in nemesis.  to find a foil rhox with the nemesis expansion symbol and with the normal art is surprisingly hard, heh.  however, like i said, i don't know how much crimping adds to the value of a card, and just because a card isn't worth a million dollars doesn't mean you can't treasure it, heh.  for example, my most prized card (not my most valuable) is, i think, my gem mint beta icy manipulator.


Quote:
also, what is that frostjedi forum thing?


it's sorta a general purpose message board that i run.  there are a few other things hosted on the site, such as a babylon 5 website, my smiley / graemlin creator, which is what axios is using in his sig, and a few other things.  feel free to sign up / post! :D

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by flatmatt on Dec 23rd, 2003, 5:05am

I'm not sure about exact values, but my higher-end cards are basically Force of Will, Academy, and Revised Sol Ring.  So yeah.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by silver.paladin on Dec 23rd, 2003, 5:40am

I don't know for certain what my most expensive card is, but since I own 1 of each Red and Land card, (only missing Beta Shivan), I guess I would have to say my top cards are Ali from Cairo, Japanese Coro Coro, Japanese Goblin Mutant, Zodiac Dragon, Diamond Valley, Library of Alexandria, Mishras Workshop.
Now, if there are other Red or Land cards worth more than the above, well, I have them too (i am 99% sure), but since I do not know the values anymore, I could not say what is, or is not, my most expensive.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by dry_cereal on Dec 23rd, 2003, 6:45am

summer shivan?

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by dragsamou on Dec 23rd, 2003, 11:16am

Hi Members.
I won't surprised anyone,my Nm+/Mint Beta Black Lotus.
I was wondering if it was a Smart thing to have it PSA
graded,but then it will not fit in my binder,like my PSA Time Walk  ::)

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by fvzappa on Dec 23rd, 2003, 12:25pm

I too have a mint Beta Lotus, but I also have a few subjective-value cards. I own a complete deck of these:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgcom/arcana/258

In the deck is an Ancestral Recall playtest card, as well as "Starburst", a RED Time Walk that says "opponent loses their next turn". I find these to be a tad rarer than any Beta card!

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by GraueEminenz on Dec 23rd, 2003, 1:20pm

I'm ashamed to mention - cause it's not that expensive but worthy to me - it's my
FE Wyvern-back Hymn to Tourach  ;D

By the way: According to the other topic, it could have been my best deal: I bought above card for 22 Euro.
And I was offered a COMPLETE set of FE Wyvern-back cards for 30 Euro each.  8)
I didn't do at that time and I'm still crying when I think of it nowadays  :'(

Merry X-Mas to all !
JAN

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by sylvanstu on Dec 23rd, 2003, 7:57pm

My MINT Beta Black lotus but I have a beat up one that I won in a dual with a friend that in my heart I value more to me its Priceless. I beat his type 1 deck with an all common burn deck and put up a mint unlimited Black Lotus. He had all the power cards in that deck. I beat him with lightning bolts, kindle's and a little fireball. never should have happened but i had Karma on my side

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by mintcollector on Dec 23rd, 2003, 8:39pm


on 12/22/03 at 23:59:02, rick21n wrote:
Probably my Mint Alpha Mox Pearl.  (sorry Mintcollector it's the wrong one for your needs)


Darn...otherwise we would be talking!

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by mintcollector on Dec 23rd, 2003, 8:40pm


on 12/23/03 at 06:45:18, dry_cereal wrote:
summer shivan?


Wow...now that it impressive.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Gryfalia on Dec 23rd, 2003, 11:11pm

Well, if I can cheat I would say the Splendid Genesis that I brokered, but technically I never owned it (I suppose I could have had it on hand if I wanted, but I just had the seller send it to the buyer).

That transaction purchased my first self-bought computer, oh yes.

Currently.

Oh, I dunno, Chinese Portal Wrath of God?  I won't cheat even more and claim to own the power cards I am selling off..;-)

I probably have some rarities that are worth more to the right people, but they are worth more to me too..hehe.

Gryfalia

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Erl00 on Dec 24th, 2003, 1:26am


on 12/23/03 at 23:11:30, Gryfalia wrote:
Well, if I can cheat I would say the Splendid Genesis that I brokered


Oh yeah, that reminds me when I owned a Summer Magic Underground Sea (Mint) for about one week :). I really owned it, I purchased it before getting the money from the final acquirer.

Currently, I don't think anything matches my Beta Lotus (NMint), unless my summer pack contains a Serendib or a Hurricane or a Biland, or a Shivan, or a BoP, etc.

:)
Eric.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Bas on Dec 25th, 2003, 4:14pm


on 12/24/03 at 01:26:22, Erl00 wrote:
Oh yeah, that reminds me when I owned a Summer Magic Underground Sea (Mint) for about one week :). I really owned it, I purchased it before getting the money from the final acquirer.

Currently, I don't think anything matches my Beta Lotus (NMint), unless my summer pack contains a Serendib or a Hurricane or a Biland, or a Shivan, or a BoP, etc.

:)
Eric.


You haven't searched it?

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Midtown on Dec 25th, 2003, 5:15pm

Er100, speaking of that pack, whats with the pen squiggle on the front?

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by flatmatt on Dec 25th, 2003, 10:28pm

If I recall, Eric said that "E" is how the company marked the pack to differentiate it from other Revised packs.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by TerraFrost on Dec 26th, 2003, 12:35am


Quote:
You haven't searched it?


i asked Erl00 this once, and his reply was that he had only looked at the top card in the pack. i forget what that top card was (it wasn't anything uber amazing), but sufficide to say, that's all he had seen of it. he didn't want to look at any of the other cards, lest he might inadvertently damage the pack.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by fvzappa on Dec 26th, 2003, 2:57pm


on 12/23/03 at 20:40:10, mintcollector wrote:
Wow...now that it impressive.


dry_cereal was just inquiring if one of our other members has the Summer Shivan, no one on this forum owns one!

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by inca911 on Dec 27th, 2003, 5:28pm


on 12/26/03 at 14:57:18, fvzappa wrote:
dry_cereal was just inquiring if one of our other members has the Summer Shivan, no one on this forum owns one!


FYI:  Indeed there are others on this forum who own a Summer Shivan.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Bas on Dec 27th, 2003, 5:36pm


on 12/27/03 at 17:28:13, inca911 wrote:
FYI: Indeed there are others on this forum who own a Summer Shivan.


This was to be expected.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by fvzappa on Dec 28th, 2003, 7:31am

Forgot about you, Forrest. And Jim @t&t in my mind doesn't count, since I don't think he himself owns one... but I'll bet he knows where more than one is!

Anyhow, another member was talking about the most expensive red card in existance, & another member brought up Summer Shivan, misleading a few to think that he owned one... anyhow, whatever, I'm still interested in Summer, Forrest. I've inquired you in the past, never got a real answer. Drop me a line, I've got some serious misprints these days.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by silver.paladin on Dec 28th, 2003, 7:45am

I've been wondering what all this talk is about a Summer Shivan, and not really sure where it came.  The first mention of it came after my post about 'Most Expensive Card', and I said a Beta Shivan (which I also said I am missing btw), but no where else am I reading about Shivan.
So let me ask, if this talk on the Summer Shivan is not in regards to my earlier post in here, where did it come from, as I am getting confuzzled now.
Thanks!!

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by fvzappa on Dec 28th, 2003, 7:50am


on 12/23/03 at 05:40:54, silver.paladin wrote:
Now, if there are other Red or Land cards worth more than the above, well, I have them too (i am 99% sure), but since I do not know the values anymore, I could not say what is, or is not, my most expensive.


dry_cereal then posted "Summer Shivan?", asking as if you had one... I assume you don't. But some misunderstood him, as if he was saying he owned one. Read the first page of this post. Just one of those stoopid things taken out of context.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Erl00 on Dec 28th, 2003, 2:00pm


on 12/27/03 at 17:28:13, inca911 wrote:
FYI: Indeed there are others on this forum who own a Summer Shivan.


Yep, at least two of them :)



on 12/27/03 at 17:28:13, Terrafrost wrote:
i asked Erl00 this once, and his reply was that he had only looked at the top card in the pack.  i forget what that top card was (it wasn't anything uber amazing), but sufficide to say, that's all he had seen of it.  he didn't want to look at any of the other cards, lest he might inadvertently damage the pack.


Exactly. I HAD to search the pack to check the copyright line to be sure I had a Summer pack.
I saw a beautiful Summer Magic Nettling Imp as the first unco of the pack, but I didn't dare to search it further and risk damaging the pack.

Regards,
Eric.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Midtown on Dec 28th, 2003, 2:17pm

What do you value the sealed pack at?

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Erl00 on Dec 28th, 2003, 2:19pm


on 12/28/03 at 14:17:51, Midtown wrote:
What do you value the sealed pack at?


The price I paid for it :D
With the current Euro/US$ exchange ratio, it's above $2,200

Anyone interested? ;)

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Midtown on Dec 28th, 2003, 2:22pm

Not at that price. ho ho ho.

Where did you acquire it if you dont mind me asking?

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Erl00 on Dec 28th, 2003, 2:57pm


on 12/28/03 at 14:22:45, Midtown wrote:
Not at that price. ho ho ho.

Where did you acquire it if you dont mind me asking?


A US shop once acquired from a private collector 8 packs of Summer Magic. The guy had written the big E in the front of the pack to differentiate them from Revised packs.

This shop contacted several high-end collectors they knew to seek for potential acquirers. Finally the story came into my e-mail from several sources (including Bob, Inca, etc.).
I therefore contacted the shop to acquire a pack.

At least two of the packs have been opened to proove they were genuine Summer packs. The other ones have been acquired by private collectors.

Here it is.
Regards,
Eric.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by AXIOS on Dec 30th, 2003, 12:33pm

can't you "rub" the E off off it?

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Erl00 on Dec 30th, 2003, 12:59pm


on 12/30/03 at 12:33:21, AXIOS wrote:
can't you "rub" the E off off it?


Not really unfortunately. I think it would rub the paint on the pack.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by fvzappa on Dec 30th, 2003, 5:54pm

Hmmmm... I guess all 8 packs are sold? Are the others in anyones hands that we would know?

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Erl00 on Dec 30th, 2003, 6:42pm


on 12/30/03 at 17:54:24, fvzappa wrote:
Hmmmm... I guess all 8 packs are sold? Are the others in anyones hands that we would know?


Among the 8 packs, 2 have been opened, three were sold on eBay (I forgot to contact the buyer at this time) and the other three have been acquired by private collectors who would rather remain discrete :)


Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by dry_cereal on Dec 30th, 2003, 6:50pm

oo, that jltoolman strikes again!!  

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by AXIOS on Dec 30th, 2003, 7:34pm

probably inca

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by AzureWinter on Jul 13th, 2004, 3:23am

Most Expensive card : Blue Hurricane!
which i wish to own someday :p

As a single card, I have to go with Alpha Birds of Paradise Mint.

As a playset, 4 DCI Intuition

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by pickle.69 on Jul 16th, 2004, 1:57pm

Hi
mine in cash value the alpha Powers, Lotus I guess is highest.
For my colectors heart my 6 Alpha Shivan Dragon one PSA 8, one PSA 7  ;D , and his bodys from the atempted Global Set.
And for the story my Unlimited Two Headed Giant of Foriys that I bought in a big lot in a store in Cleavland, Ohio and he forgot to charge the $45(Yes 45, he wanted that much in 1996) for him when I payed for the lot :P.
I only found out when I was back to Europe otherwise I think I would have told him.  

If one should get a higher Alpha Shivan PLEASE give me a chance to trade it from you.
(Also if anyone of you knows the lucky collecters who own the Beta PSA 10 please let him contact me).
Not to forget: I want the Summer Shivan everybody is talking about ;D


Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by giediprime41 on Jul 23rd, 2004, 2:24am

I have alot of expensive cards, pick one: ;)
Mint summer magic fork
Mint beta black lotus
Mint beta ancestral recall
Too many to list. ::)
Darren ;D
I'm trying not to break my arm, patting myself on the back. ;D

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by jamesbond on Jul 27th, 2004, 11:23pm

personaly my most expensive card is a near mint beta time walk, but the rarest one is my summer edition black knight ;D

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by TerraFrost on Jul 31st, 2004, 9:47pm


Quote:
I have alot of expensive cards, pick one:  
Mint summer magic fork
Mint beta black lotus
Mint beta ancestral recall
Too many to list.  ::)


you could make it easier to list your expensive cards by contributing to my black lotus project! :D

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by ANALOG_KID on Aug 4th, 2004, 11:38pm

I dropped a few Beta Lotus cards to pay for my vacation last year. (Cayman Islands)
Gee, I paid less than $50.00 for a week in the Carribean.
Who knew 10 years ago, they'd be so good. =)

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by giediprime41 on Aug 5th, 2004, 1:34am


on 07/31/04 at 21:47:28, TerraFrost wrote:
you could make it easier to list your expensive cards by contributing to my black lotus project! :D



Which one do you want, i have three! ;D
And two unlimited ones also. ::)
Poor me. :'(
Darren

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by TerraFrost on Aug 8th, 2004, 10:13am


Quote:
Poor me. :'(


awwww - it's okay!  i'm sure the unlimited ones didn't mean anything by it! :D

or something, hehe :)


Quote:
Which one do you want, i have three! ;D


well...  since i don't wanna impose too much, hehe :), i'll opt for an unlimited one! :D

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by ende73 on Sep 23rd, 2004, 10:05pm

Surely my NM Beta Black Lotus signed by Christopher Rush, though I'd let it go more easily than the Summer Sol Ring I acquired recently...  ;D

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Abdul_Alhazred on Sep 26th, 2004, 6:43pm

Probably my played Beta Black Lotus signed by Christopher Rush and Richard Gardfield.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by dry_cereal on Sep 26th, 2004, 10:17pm

my most valuable cards are probably the 2 60/40 cut ice age cards I can exploit fzappa for.  Either that, my cat-backed chinese 5th sheets, (which are sort of like 1 card), my summer terror (who knows with current prices), or my signed rebecca guay cards with doodles of me drawn in.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by davidw89 on Oct 31st, 2004, 10:39am

Rarest card would be Force of Will, Tolarium and some Dual lands.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by Thrond on Nov 21st, 2004, 8:20pm

errr... An alpha or beta Underground sea?
Oh yeah I know, now it's a PSA 10 Library of Alexandria.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by fvzappa on Nov 21st, 2004, 8:51pm


on 09/26/04 at 22:17:54, dry_cereal wrote:
my most valuable cards are probably the 2 60/40 cut ice age cards I can exploit fzappa for. Either that, my cat-backed chinese 5th sheets, (which are sort of like 1 card), my summer terror (who knows with current prices), or my signed rebecca guay cards with doodles of me drawn in.


Cool Ben. I. still interested in those cat backed cards too.

My most expensive card? Hmmm... I have a playtest version of both Ancestral Recall (called Ancestral Memory, "draw 3 cards") & Time Walk(which is red, "opponent loses their next turn", called Starburst), & I also have an Invitational version of Black Lotus (which costs 3 mana to play).

Not sure which is the most valuable, though most say a red Time Walk takes the cake, esp. the way it is written. Either way, I play with all 3 when I can & they are priceless to me.

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by giediprime41 on Nov 22nd, 2004, 10:59am

New card!! Summer Regrowth. ;D
Darren

Title: Re: what's your most expensive card?
Post by AXIOS on May 23rd, 2005, 4:31pm

also new one for me:


http://magiclibrary.net/rarities/summer-fungusaur.jpg

well, i have it for a while now, but i just saw this topic again ;)



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