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Alpha Uncommon Printrun Race.13.02.07 1st Arrival!

Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:22 pm

From the Original Topic that was deleted accidentally:
http://www.magiclibrary.net/phpBB2/view ... sc&start=0

pickle.69 wrote:Due to Evan not updating when people request it, I allow myself to open a new thread.
l0qii wrote: It's a race to see who can get 4% (180 cards) of the entire Alpha print run of an uncommon card first. Pick a card, I suppose it doesn't have to be uncommon, but most are. Be first to get 4% of all of them ever printed. Win.
Quantity per card in Alpha ever printed
Rare: 1,100
Uncommon: 4,500
Common: 16,000
Land: 85,000


That means for 4% of the initial print run (not counting cards that might have been lost forever) you would need:
Rare: 44
Uncommon: 180
Common: 640
Land: 3400


1st 13.02.2007 pickle.69:Dwarven Demolition Team: 183 4%
GraueEminenz:Wanderlust: 178 3,9%
l0qii: Copper Tablet: 114 2,5%
Muldoon: Dragon Whelp: 80 1,7%
Celebrindor: Conversion: 49 1,1%
Archivist: Thicket Basilisk: 46 1%
Johnstown713: Mons's Goblin Raiders: 162 1%
Mirror_Lich: Sacrifice: 26 0,5%
phiswiz: Siren's Call: 18 0,4%
Mirror_Lich Freind: Resurections: 9 0,1%
MagicRumorMill: Tsunami: 7 0,1%
SoNic:Black Vise: 4
phyconaut: Castle: 3
me-and_we: Hypnotic Specter: 3
The_Oath: Clone: 2
dryCereal: Fire Elemental: 2
secretgiant: Lance: 2
themike314: Evil Presence: please lmk


It would be so cool if we all went after a different card and then owned most of the print run for alpha commons an uncommons.
Muldoon wrote:Remember that this competition is about having fun and collecting, not about: The one who pays the most absurd prices all across the market wins.
While kikta's collection is quite amazing, he possesses the kind of financial means that few of us have. So don't get discouraged, if you start out with 0 or 1 of a card, because the race goes on ;)
While amassing rares technically is the same difficulty, I think the commons and uncommons are the true race targets, when you need 180/640 and not just a mere 44 ;)
Looking forward to seeing the first person to break the 180 mark!
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:23 pm

phyconaut wrote:hey i have 1 castle for teh race so far ill let you know as i get more. Great to see some one will update this.
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:24 pm

pickle.69 wrote:Another 7 arrived today so in the last week a total of 29 DDt made it to me.

I therfor have the lead for now (only temporarely as I have 11 Wanderlsust for Jan)
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:24 pm

dry cereal wrote:i have 2 fire elementals. I'm thinking of changing to air elemental, which knocks my total to 1, or library of leng, sent to zero.
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:25 pm

Xanatos wrote:Just so you know, Blackborder has 4 Dwarven.
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:25 pm

SoNic wrote:4 black vise ;)
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:26 pm

Muldoon wrote:After a long time off, I'm back in the race! Got another alpha whelp on eBay today, once it arrives I will count all my whelps to make sure the total is correct :)
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:26 pm

pickle.69 wrote:jan went into first place, shortly I hope.
Any other updates to be done?
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:26 pm

l0qii wrote:I'm at 75
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:27 pm

phyconaut wrote:i just picked up 2 more castles so im up to 3
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:27 pm

me-and_we wrote:hey guyz, I'll start with 3 Alpha Hypnotic Specters...
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:27 pm

Mirror_Lich wrote:Hi guys, I've got 26(?) sacrifices, so I'll go for them.

I also have 9 resurrections for a friend who's not a member yet and a few others for you guys (conversions, fire elemental, probably 50 mons goblins, wanderlusts, hurricanes.... I've been out of the country for almost a year now, I'll get exact counts and send PMs when I return- promise!)
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:28 pm

random wrote:A little off topic... O:-)

Right when I got of the Army there was a dealer at Costa Mesa who had a huge # of Gwendlyn Di Corci... like many large binders full. I dunno if he ever sold them or what. I dunno if it's possible to corner the market on a card like that but I collect some Alpha rares hoping it pans out. The problem here is that some morons might snipe the cards you're collecting cause of this post. Maybe no.
I mostly collect TSR cover artwork these days and Alpha cards but I was thinking about trying to collect all the original artwork for a complete magic set. That would be quite an accomplishment... certainly a big pain in the ass and likely not worth it but it would be a feat.

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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:28 pm

random wrote:I'm getting a couple Alpha Starters from DA Cardworld... If I open any cards listed here I'll sell em here unless they look gradable.
Wish me luck with my rares :-(
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Post by dragsamou » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:28 pm

hammr7 wrote:There is always the potential of getting sniped, but the reasons aren't always sinister. I have been gradually assembling an Alpha set. Originally it was a "limited" set, and I wasn't concerned about whether I had Alpha or Beta cards. And since I was collecting so many things the set wasn't a high priority.

One of the problems I have encountered is not wanting to snipe forum members when the set wasn't a high priority. Since so many forum members have gotten great at searching eBay, eventually I'll have to do it (like bidding against Mintcollector for Dakmor Sorceress cards!). My motivation won't be holding cards hostage. It will be getting the 1 to 4 copies I need, for my personal collection.

I do need a number of uncommons and even a few commons to upgrade my Alpha set. Of course I need rares, but they will come more slowly.
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