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The Dave and Adam’s buying team was in Detroit this past weekend for Motor City Comic Con and we managed to make a significant purchase of sealed booster boxes of Magic the Gathering cards in addition to a ton of great comic books. We spent thousands on Magic the Gathering Cards at the Comic Con and it wasn’t even a Magic Specific show!
The most impressive item we managed to pick up was a sealed box of the Tempest expansion from 1997, still sealed in its original shrink wrap! Tempest is one of the most expensive Magic sets out there because of some of the standout cards from this set and their necessity for participation in sanctioned Magic legacy event. Wasteland, Lotus Petal, Cursed Scroll and the infamous enchantment Humility can all be found in this set, making it an amazing find.
We also managed to pick up a box of Time Spiral and 2 boxes of Future Sight, giving us a nice sampling from the Time Spiral block. Of course Time Spiral is famous due to it containing the purple symbol timeshifted cards, allowing for multiple rare cards to be opened in one pack. Also, who can forget that the most famous creature in Modern and Legacy formats, Tarmogoyf, can be found in Future Sight along with future shifted cards, giving us a glimpse of themes and mechanics that may show up in future magic sets.
Our buying team also picked up a sealed box of each set in the original Ravnica City of Guilds Block: Ravnica, Guildpact and Dissension feature the now highly sought after “Shock Lands” that allow a player to make the most of their manabase that are still able to be used in Standard and Modern events today. Other standout cards include Dark Confidant, Life from the Loam, Burning Tree Shaman, Giant Solifuge, and Infernal Tutor.
A box of Lorwyn and Morningtide were also purchased this weekend. This block is well known for its introduction of the Planeswalker card type and for its tribe themed mechanics. Tournament players will know this set very well as it is the birthplace of the iconic Faerie theme cards that continue wreaking havoc in tournaments to this day. Notable cards include: Jace Beleren, Thoughtseize, Cryptic Command, Gaddock Teeg, Doran the Siege Tower, Bitterblossom, Vendillion Clique, and the majority of the Legacy Merfok cards.
Next we acquired 2 boxes from the Kamigawa block. Boxes of Champions of Kamigawa and Betrayers of Kamigawa feature Umezawa’s Jitte, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Sensei’s Divining Top, and many other Ninja and Samurai themed cards to complete your favorite decks.
Finally, we came across a box of Rise of the Eldrazi, known for its containing the Planeswalker Gideon Jura as well as the Legendary Eldrazi titans Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn.
These boxes are being added to our Magic the Gathering Booster Boxes page. If you have Magic cards you are looking to sell – contact us vie email (firstname.lastname@example.org), call toll free 1-888-440-9787 ext. 113, or fill out our easy selling Magic the Gathering Cards form here.
Our buying team is constantly traveling around the country for major purchases as well as setting up at shows. We have upcoming trips scheduled for Philadelphia and Denver in the coming weeks and are always making new appointments with sellers around the country. We also arrange for items to be shipped to our offices all the time. To see all of the items we are currently paying cash for, check out our sell to us page.