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Post by mystical_tutor » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:21 pm

AzureWinter wrote:Whenever someone makes collection, do you tend to count signed cards out of the collection?
If an old hat collector can throw his 2 coppers in, let me say. The thing to remember ALWAYS is:

It is YOUR collection.

Don't let others set standards for you. Make a collection you feel good about and allow others to do the same. In my collection I like to have 4 cards in each slot, a milk-toast production card, one just like it signed, a foil--if produced, and an AP. Should someone else do that? Heck NO, not unless he/she felt good about doing it and liked the challenge it presents. I never look at someones collection and tell them what they "should" have and when I can I try to help them reach their goals, not mine.

Just a thought.
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Post by mystical_tutor » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:45 pm

AzureWinter wrote:Do all alpha bop have the "light green printing" on the lower left side of the color printing? it kinda looks like a damage but I noticed every single alpha bop has it.
This is very unclear but interesting. I'm not sure where on the card you are refering. I looked at a few of mine and compared them with second printing BOP but could see no color difference. Could you scan an example of this for us?
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Post by AzureWinter » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:42 pm

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Post by mystical_tutor » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:23 am

Quite an astute observation there Azure Winter.

Every one of my first printing BOPs has that little "tick" on it and none of my second printing do. Even more interesting, to me, is that no other first printing green card (that I have) has that little spot on it.

Remembering how the plates were handled at that time and that we had to have them made out of shop and then send them to CM my SWAG would be that there was a small nick or damage to the plate itself or a small particle got stuck on it durring the process. If it was a particle it would not be as likely that all BOPs would have it. My sample is far to small to draw any conclusions from though.

Jesper used the same computer image for all the backings and they should all be the same so this indicates that something odd happened.

Keep at it man! What a cool project and best of luck.
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Post by mystical_tutor » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:15 pm

OBTW, did you check Squt's list (link is on the link page). I glanced through it and couldn't find anything but there is soooo much stuff there I could have easily missed it. If he doesn't have it he would like to hear from you about it, I'm sure.
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Post by AzureWinter » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:21 am

I have a question regarding German revised WB and 4th edition.

How do I distinguish it? I personally thought German revised WB's "i" has a slant dot, and 4th edition has normal circular dot.

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Post by yawg07 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:27 am

Here is where I can help :D
Thanks to our esteemed Ralph Herold, I can differentiate these now :D

I'll use my Giant Growths as an example!

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There are other ways, but this way solves your problem :D

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Post by AzureWinter » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:03 pm

I'll take it that equi-nox didnt know this and thought the 4th he sent was wb revised.

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Post by equi-nox76 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:08 am

AzureWinter wrote:I'll take it that equi-nox didnt know this and thought the 4th he sent was wb revised.
omg, really did not know this ](*,)
I try o find the 4the now with this knowledge :-O
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Post by equi-nox76 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:39 am

Hey Azure :-)
I've seen A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT of Birds now AND I could find only one with a dot instead of a "slash", I'll pm you...
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Post by AzureWinter » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:21 pm

Thanks to equi-nox76 and Annorax, I am half way done.

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Post by equi-nox76 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:52 am

Seems you're missing only 3 German birds now :-P
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Post by AzureWinter » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:37 am

Does anyone know what happened to hortar? He was suppose to be trading with me but he just disappeared for about a month

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Re: German birds

Post by AzureWinter » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:40 am

equi-nox76 wrote:Seems you're missing only 3 German birds now :-P
Chris
Yup, it might be the 2nd language to finish (Korean being 1st).
I'll make you look everywhere in Germany once I get the money :p

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Re: German birds

Post by equi-nox76 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:25 am

AzureWinter wrote:
equi-nox76 wrote:Seems you're missing only 3 German birds now :-P
Chris
Yup, it might be the 2nd language to finish (Korean being 1st).
I'll make you look everywhere in Germany once I get the money :p
At least I know where I can find the 7th Edition FOIL which is the most difficult of them :-P
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