English Ice Age Pyroclasm & Dance of the Dead, Alpha cor

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English Ice Age Pyroclasm & Dance of the Dead, Alpha cor

Post by GrosBlob » Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:11 pm


I've got two English Ice Age cards (Pyroclasm and Dance of the Dead) which have Alpha corners (well, corners cut like corners on Alpha cards).

I looked here and on ebay but didn't really find anything.

Is it a common misprint ? Are they worth anything, besides their value as somewhat playable cards ?

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Post by dragsamou » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:51 pm

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Post by pickle.69 » Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:25 pm

I only know that this happend to 4th edtion.
I have lots of them but never heard of any Ice Age cards that have this defect.
I'd be interested in them.
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Post by ende73 » Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:42 pm

It would be the first time I hear of this in Ice Age.

However I have to point out some italian guys have started to "round" the corners on normal cards to make them Alpha-cut. Normally they'd do this to the usual WB cards to grab some extra dollars, but maybe some idiot started doing so to other sets >:-(

I advise you to place it against a real Alpha card and make absolutely sure the edges fit perfectly.

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Post by Rainsford » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:04 pm

The problem with comparingto real Alpha cards if is the corners on Alpha are not all the same. The quality control on them was, ahem, not so good.:-)

But the issue of clipping the corners is exactly why I never believe "alpha cut misprints". They have been made forever.

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Post by GrosBlob » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:47 pm

The edges are cut like Alpha corners, that's for sure.

Concerning the comment about the card possibly cut by someone, I don't think so. I can't of course guarantee it, but these cards come from a guy's collection and they were in his unused stack of commons/uncommons. I might even have more than these two, as I first took them out because they're playable cards, not because I saw their edges.

I'll post scans of them next to Alpha cards when I get my broken computer back.

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