It’s no secret that I have other hobbies beyond 40k. Earlier this year, there was a long stint where I was unable to play 40k at all, and I turned to Magic: The Gathering for a quick fix. It worked out well because I’m able to play multiple games quickly with friends and it doesn’t take much setup time. When I’m on my own, I can easily build decks to entertain myself (whereas painting and modeling take quite a bit of time and space).
The tie that I have to Magic is that I grew up playing it. Back in high school, we played in the hallways at lunch, and quite a bit after school. I started back when Unlimited was out (though I couldn’t justify spending almost double per pack—so I stuck to purchasing Revised). I even pre-ordered a box of Legends for $90 when it came out (though I quit magic about a week before it was released and sold it back to the store at cost). Sadly, it spike up to over $1000 within a week after the release.
Anywho, I spotted some significant Magic memorabilia on Ebay last week and made a note to bid on it. These auctions were for uncut sheets of Legends, & the Dark. The seller had common and uncommon sheets of each up for sale, and over the week, they were all between $60 and $200. I wanted to get at least one to hang on my wall.
Well, those auctions ended Monday and, true to form, I was at my keyboard bidding away. Sadly, those auctions quickly escaped my pocketbook. The totals came to:
- Legends Uncommon Sheet: $768
- Legends Common Sheet: $415
- The Dark Uncommon Sheet: $587
- The Dark Common Sheet: $335
My sites were really set on the two uncommon sheets, but apparently my sites were a little low. I didn’t even bid on the Legends commons (because I’d rather have had the others). Of the uncommon sheets, I was the second highest bidder on both—but sadly that’s not enough to take home the prize. Interesting fact: the same guy won all four auctions.
I guess that isn’t too surprising though: it’s definitely rare stuff and probably worth far more than the bids—though I didn’t feel right bidding even as much as I did. I would’ve loved to have one of these, but I guess it just wasn’t in the cards.
Oh well, I’ll keep watching. Maybe someday…