Have just read the PM's from various people, I will get back to you all over the next few days but in the meantime I wanted to share a couple of other pieces with the art lovers out there, these are not for sale I'm afraid.
First up is an absolutely stunning original of Psi Divisions (Judge Dredd) Judge Anderson:
Sorry for poor quality pic and backlight. The picture has been framed for its total image rather then what the artist intended, hence the messy edges yoiu would not normally see but I like to see the whole thing. This is a really powerful picture and shows Jocks talent way before he got all famous.
Next one is by Dom and also from 2000AD depicting Slaine being crucified, again apologies for back lighting/reflectionhope you enjoy them both.
Okay @mourningpalace after a lot of squinting and figuring out where I installed all of my fonts...My one big worry going with text this small is that it starts to look "not like a magic card" lol, but I think it gets the job done...
Reading this made me feel warm inside. Gave me goosebumps just looking at the picture of that magnificent masterpiece hanging on your wall. Gave me a bit of hope, knowing maybe, just maybe some day I, too, will acquire the pieces I seek. (Probably not that Morphling, though, lol) Wether it be cardboard or canvas.
This is the kind of articles i remember reading on TMD, not too long ago. Thank you, Nick.
Tom Wanerstrand was keeping all of his art in a storage unit that he refused to go to a while back. I can't immediately recall if I've seen a piece of his art out in the wild, so I guess it's theoretically possible that he still has it. That said, dealing with him is difficult. Reaching out directly to him first seems best.
Still going on, pain in the butt that I still can't actually play cards. Both my wife and I obtained different 'experts' for appraisals. Most retailers will offer to do an appraisal but for a large Vintage collection you may want to be sure to have someone truly qualified, not just the local MTG shop. I was sure to pick someone I knew had a great reputation and qualifications but I had no personal history with. It's not a fun process and a bit idiotic to be honest; very easy for one side to devolve into trying to pay $x in legal fees to gain $x/2 from the other.
I deleted a few posts from the thread, specifically talking about where people bought counterfeits and whether particular counterfeits are legal in tournaments. This does not constitute a "warning" and nobody is in any sort of trouble.
However I don't want Wizards to have any inkling that people might be using TMD to encourage people to play counterfeits in tournaments, or spread information about how to buy counterfeits. One issue is that posting "I know how to get counterfeits" even without publicly posting how, possibly implies conversations happening over PM. I don't want that implication, even if it's unfounded. Beyond that, there's a reasonable argument to be made that knowingly purchasing counterfeits is illegal, so posting that you have is potentially dangerous.
Yes, this is a legal gray area, and yes, Wizards probably doesn't care about individuals at a small scale. I still don't want TMD (or I would hope, the vintage community) to adopt an antagonistic position with Wizards on this issue
I think it's awesome to educate players about how to differentiate between real and fake cards. If you bought cards expecting them to be real, and received counterfeits, please continue to post that here or elsewhere, the community needs to know.
However, if you have purchased counterfeits or are considering purchasing counterfeits or are considering playing counterfeits in an event, sanctioned or otherwise - please do not post about that process here - and feel free to flag posts you see on that subject, so the staff can review them accordingly.
Im on mobile, so its hard to tell if my post got axed but it might have.
Passing a deck check is not a big deal, they arent even trying to stop that sort of thing
While I am not currently in the position to buy it, I would like to start trying to hunt down the original art of Grim Monolith. Chippy anything is really hard to find, but Grim seems like it is impossible. It's one of my all-time favorite arts.