Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lost and Found

Greatness Within (I don't know why I had a Harris Barton sticker)

As I have mentioned a couple times before, I used to be the proud owner of a complete Magic the Gathering 3rd (Revised) Edition set.  I had forgotten about it for a long time until last year I actively looked for it in my dad's house.  That search is what brought me back into the hobby as I reconnected with all of my old baseball and basketball cards.

After going through all the old cards, there was still no sight of my Magic cards.  I thought maybe my sister took them, maybe they had been sold at one point, or maybe they were truly lost.  

Since my father passed away in January, my step-mother has had the very unfortunate and difficult task of going through not only my father's things but everything else in the house as well.  Books, boxes, nick-knacks, who knows what. It's remarkable how when you own a house, you find a way to fill all the space.

A few weeks ago I went down to visit my step-mother as she had found some more things I would want.  Two of the items she found were white binders containing cards.  I'm sure you guessed where this story is going but yes, one of the binders contained my complete set of Magic cards!!

They were in the garage the whole time!

Even at a young age, I knew the importantamce of card organization

I haven't verified that all the cards in the set are there but I am 99% sure I have the whole set.

I have all of the dual lands cards, which were hard to get back in the day, so that makes me confident all the cards are there.

There are about 30 more album pages

As much as I am glad that the cards have been found, I don't know how much longer I will keep them around.  Aside from the nostalgia factor, I don't have any need to keep Magic cards around.  I'll sell them off and hopefully people are still interested in buying these cards.

One other thing I found was my attempt at designing my own Magic cards.  I don't recall my inspiration.  Maybe I was feeling angry?


  1. You make me want to look up some of my old papers and pictures. Actually, it may be a segments later this year!

    BTW, you won May's Pick em. don't forget to email me :)

    1. You should! It's a fun way to look back at your past.

      I just sent you an e-mail about the pick em. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. That is a great thing to still have. I am sure you could sell the set as a whole fairly easily if you so desired, but if nothing else the dual lands will go easy. I am glad I kept my cards (after playing mostly green, I moved to full Artifact decks) and can appreciate your scanned page. I should pull out whatever version of my last "deck" I have stored away....thank you for the inspiration!

  3. I never tried playing a full artifact deck. Seems like it would be a challenge to put together right!

    1. A bit of a challenge, but extremely fun play.