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Artist Proofs value

Post by Magik321 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:09 am

How how are these proofs worth? The Vault has a nick on the top edge, all are not sketched on.

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Post by berkumps » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:34 pm

I paid $15 for the set of 2 Andi Rusu A/B proofs from Jay Zeman (I'm sure you're familiar with him).

As for the Illusionary Mask, this ebay seller is asking $21,999.99 :-\'

http://cgi.ebay.com/MTG-Magic-Alpha-Art ... 35af184be4

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Post by Ram-Gang » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:05 pm

I paid $10 in 2009 for a A/B Demonic Tutor proof that is sketched in from Douglas Shouler. I know Tedin was wanting $120 for a Mana Drain proof so I would imagine that the Time Vault is in that range. Other then that I have no idea.
I would say that the value is dependent on playability, artist availability, and what the artist charges for them but nearly 22K is ridiculous.

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Post by kalimno » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:21 pm

The Tedin Proof is the most valuable and should easily fetch 150 $ - 170 $ on "you know where".

The asking price of the artist effects the sale price only for power cards.

Melissa Benson has been asking 50 $ per proof and she could only sell Beta Shiv's and Lord of Atlantis after 15 years. The only proofs that would really worth that much.

On the other hand the Jace, the Mind Sculptor proof cost around 10$ from the artist and were sold for 65$ shortly afterwards.

The rest of the proofs you have would not worth much.

And Ram-Gang, the sketched Demonic Tutor for 10$ does only mean you got a bargain. Let me know if you see any others lying around !

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Post by Ram-Gang » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:14 am

kalimno wrote:
And Ram-Gang, the sketched Demonic Tutor for 10$ does only mean you got a bargain. Let me know if you see any others lying around !
He happened to be at the 2009 Colorado States & he said that was his last A/B but he had U & R ones that I have been kicking myself for not grabbing. He kept a lot of them in a box so many where damaged or lost over the years. The artists are a very nice bunch who generally have no idea what there proofs are worth.
Side note: I also got Shuler to sign a foil proxy my friend made. It's hilarious to see people do the double take when they see it foil & triple take when they see it signed.

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Post by berkumps » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:47 am

I scavenged ebay and found these ending prices for some Tedin A/B proofs (all signed/numbered on back, no sketch):

Chaos Orb - $177.50
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &viewitem=

Time Vault - $182.72
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &viewitem=

Timetwister - $158.05
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &viewitem=

Hope that helps

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