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    Conelead

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    On the Reserved List

    Post  Conelead on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:11 pm

    Ben Bleiweiss wrote a series of articles on the reserved list over at SCG, followed by Menendian's today (on premium). I was wondering what people's opinions are on this subject.
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    Post  jdoucette24 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:00 pm

    all that i took out of it is that Legacy is expensive and if they try to make it a PTQ format then there probably arent enough dual lands in existence to make it affordable thus they should reprint them. i want to play legacy but the price to entry is way to high for the common PTQer
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    Post  Conelead on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:06 pm

    Essentially the debate is over the supposed "promise" which is contained within the reserved list - that wizards will maintain the value of your cards, or investments, by not doing large-scale reprints of expensive cards. There was a huge outcry over Chronicles because it tanked the value of previously rare cards by making them widely available. People are feeling antsy that the same thing will happen if they abolish the reserve list. They're afraid of "Chronicles 2" with a Zendikar-sized print run and containing power, duals, and forces. They're afraid their unlimited power will drop from hundreds each to like 50 each.
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    Post  jdoucette24 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:24 pm

    well its up to wizards to make the decision. I think Menedian made a good point about beta vs revised duals. the revised duals are the gamer's duals that wont lose much if reprint where as beta dual's price is going to stay steady/ increase over time because they are more for collectors. i would love to own my own revised duals but 30-50 a pop is pretty expensive for lands.
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    Post  Conelead on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:26 pm

    50 is cheap for the blue ones too.

    Frankly I feel like Ben's comments that the price of many of these cards is driven by playability are accurate. I believe they should just reprint everything in a controlled manner. I am sure that a happy medium exists where the supply of Legacy staples can be increased to acceptable levels without destroying the value of older copies. Sure, new ones might be worth 15-20, but collectors don't care about that. As long as their ABU duals hold value, they could care less what the new ones are worth.
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    Post  jdoucette24 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:32 pm

    also i dont support reprinting power. those are kind of in another realm of magic value.
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    Post  Conelead on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:34 pm

    Frankly I would support it, mostly because I want to see Vintage be a DCI supported format. I think the format does have a lot of interesting things going for it, but it really is a niche format because of card availability.

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