For episode 44, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) join David P. Baum, longtime owner of a card and comic book store in Northern Ohio. He doesn’t have a personal Twitter account, but (Pop! the store has one, as well as a Facebook page and Discord, if you’re interested.

https://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-44-the-dave-files-part-1-early-magic/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
02:29 – Dave Discovers the Magic
17:39 – The First “Grand Prix” and SandCon
32:18 – Origins 1995
Total runtime – 45:39

As just a taste of the content, here's one of the first things we talk about: Dave gets his first boxes of Unlimited from a sports card dealer and sells them at a little sports card convention without knowing what they are. He opens some starters and “auctions” some singles, including Demonic Tutor. Did he sell a Black Lotus?

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    4UU
    Creature - Elemental Whale
    Delve

    Flying

    Whenever Heavenly Whale attacks, you may put an instant or sorcery card exiled by Heavenly Whale into your hand.
    3/3

    seems most comparable to arcanist?

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  • 4 mana is a lot, but the effect is splashy. Interesting.

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    Is it me or that is a very agressive sideboard card for Vintage? Against a lot of decks, it would create easily 9 power at instant speed. One green also means it's very splashable in artifact mirror matchups.

    Instant speed means you can just play a more control game and slam this EOT or whenever you find an opening.

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    It seems very limiting. Compare this to Twincast, which sees zero play.
    Is the 3/2 body so important that you're willing to:

    Change your deckbuilding (for only 1 card, you can't run a set) Pay an extra mana Not be able to target the opponent's spell.

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