yet another new type of promo card?

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Post by mintcollector » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:51 pm

From the first eBay auction:
This is the extremely rare Fruitcake Elemental.

I received this card for being a delegate for Wizards of the Coast AND fulfilling additional requirements to be eligible to receive this card.

I believe there is roughly 100 active Delegates and out of those only a handful participated in the program needed to receive this card.

I believe that probably 30 to 40 of these exist maximum.

Due to the rarity of this item I am shipping it Priority Mail in the US, or Global Priority internationally.
Could be hype info for the auction and opinionated at best, but it could be real. It will be interesting to see what this first auction closes out at.

[EDIT]: I had to come back here and post something I just noticed. The seller did a 3-day. This is typically done to get the auction done and over fast. Also a ploy to use sometimes to get big money quickly on something that may be more mainstream. We will need to see if more FEs come on eBay in more numbers. If this card was as rare as the seller says it is, I think he would have opted for a longer auction time. This discredits his claims in my opnion just a little bit more.

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Post by Tha_Gunslinga » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:42 am

3 days gives the guy more of a chance to receive the payment and spend it for Christmas.

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Post by dragsamou » Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:28 am

Tha_Gunslinga wrote:3 days gives the guy more of a chance to receive the payment and spend it for Christmas.
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And with 430$,you can get a Nice present ;-D
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Post by Moebius » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:55 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/Magic-TG-Foil-Promo ... dZViewItem

Another has been sold for 174.95 buy it now.
This is for a mint condition foil promo from Wizards of The Coast. This is the rarest promo in the game right now, and as you can see in the picture is tournament legal, and has 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2006' stamped on it. This was only given to employees of Wotc!! Please add 3 dollars for insurred priority shipping in a hard toploader and bubble envelope We accept checks, money orders, credit cards and paypal.com
Tournament legal?

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Post by squt » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:52 pm

I can confirm that these are real, and WOTC promos. I can only assume that because they are silver bordered, they are not tournament legal.

Now, I just have to get one...

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Post by yvel » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:23 am

I can confirm that almost all wizards employes got them, even in Europe.

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Post by HypnoticSpecter » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:43 pm

A LOT of people got them.

Soon there will be many of them on ebay.

The value will drop soon well under $50.

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Post by me-and_we » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:16 pm

I can 100% confirm Germany, as I allready got replies from 2 people who got them... They're not rare at all, thanks to god...

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Post by dragsamou » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:39 pm

Hi.
I can confirm for France,10 people got them already also,and I try to find the exact amount for France ;-)
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Post by mintcollector » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:49 pm

If this is so wide spread, then this seems to be a more standard holiday mailing. Kind of like the Memory Lapse given out in 2000 to judges. I'd be interested to hear about what types of people are getting these cards. Are they only delegates, or are judges getting them as well?

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Post by dragsamou » Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:59 pm

Hi Members.
As,I just received the answer,I share it with you:
The fruitcake was distributed this way in France
- 5 at the Office FR
- 110 at Experts Shops
- 6 at FFMTG
Big Thanks for these infos to:
Damien Guillemard
DCI Manager France
Wizards of the Coast - Hasbro
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Post by mintcollector » Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:07 pm

Alexis: Excellent reporting. This inherently shows proof that there will be a lot of these going around. If France alone got that many, one can surmise that there are at least 1000+ of these worldwide if one looks at all the countries wOTC operates from. So fully distributed, I think we can definitely see pricing stablize near judge card promos. $50-$60 is what I am looking to pay at most right now. This card may drop to $30-$40 since it is tournament playable.

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Post by yawg07 » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:36 pm

mintcollector wrote:tournament playable.
It is a silver border, isn't it?

Wow, though, even if it isn't tourney legal, isn't this the first time in a long time that we've gotten a unique promo?
They have all been re-hashes for a while now.

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Post by mintcollector » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:44 pm

yawg07 wrote:
mintcollector wrote:tournament playable.
Wow, though, even if it isn't tourney legal, isn't this the first time in a long time that we've gotten a unique promo?
They have all been re-hashes for a while now.
I believe this is the first unique card given out officially as a holiday gift. By unique I mean it never existed before. Maybe new type of card is a better term.

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Post by dragsamou » Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:25 am

Hi Members.
Another way this card was offered:
I got this card at the party they had to award the winner of the Great Designer Search.
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