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Monday, May 9, 2011

Skipping the Hype

So I managed to not attend a Prerelease even, and some how I survived. I don't even feel like I really missed out on anything. My Sealed skills have been so poor for so long, I mostly saved myself the frustration of watching my pool laugh at me all day long.

I've been giving the card selections for the new set a bit of thought. I've found that I can get a un/common set for about $35. Given that the one playset I know I want will run $20, this seems like a good way to go, and all but eliminates the need to open packs, or attempt to draft the set. In other words, for the cost of one playset, and one draft, I can have the whole set. Seems good.

I'm also thinking about doing the release event, but will most likely come down to what Tater wants to do. The draft could be a lot of fun for us both, and the promo card seems like a good addition to both of our collections.What ever excess cards we happen to get, could simply go to tater's box, as fodder for what ever deck he wants to builds at the moment. It would at the very least be a fairly inexpensive, and entertaining way to spend a Saturday.

In all, I've been very please with my decision, and ability to simply consume less cards. My collection for this block to date, still fits in a 500 ct box, making it roughly half the size I would normally have at this point. While I have resigned myself to not actively purge my collection again until next fall, I really find myself beginning to question my "need" for anything in the Extend field. My current collection is about 1/3 per Standard, Extended and Vintage. Dropping one format, which is really not on my radar int he first place, could easily allow me to drop three to four thousand cards with the fall rotation. Certainly worth considering. As much as I would love to drop another 80% this fall, I think anything over 50% may simply be too aggressive. Oh well, time will tell.

1 comment:

michael said...

yeah I am agreeing with you here Phil, I actually think the set is crap tastic (MMistep withstanding). Buying a playset of uncommon/ commons is probably the way to go. The mythics are overvalued by probably 60-70% currently and the rares just suck