Cool Stuff We Bought This Week 10/13/18-10/19/18

Hey all! This week has come to a close, and that means it’s time to take a peek at the Cool Stuff We Bought This Week! This week was insane in terms of buylist quality, with a lot of all-star cards making an appearance. I felt like it was just one crazy card after another, and I’m excited to share the best pickups we’ve had over the past seven days.

Birds of Paradise

I’d like to start off with one of the more unique cards I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this year, a Foil 7th Edition Birds of Paradise. While the classic BoP art from Alpha is more recognizable overall, I think this one has a lot going for it. This is the sole printing of this Birds art from Edward P. Beard, Jr., and it gets a special buff for being a 7th Edition foil, a black border! 7th Edition foils have seen large spike across the board in the past six months, with this card at the top. This Near Mint copy can be yours for just under a grand at $959.99 at time of writing.


Next up, we have a Legacy staple from Legends, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale. If you like playing creatures in a go-wide strategy, prepare to hate this card. This card can often be one of the best board wipes in the game in tandem with land destruction, often seen in Lands and Aggro Loam archetypes. I love making lots of tokens with Young Pyromancer or Monastery Mentor, and this card is infuriatingly effective against these game plans.


Moat has a similar effect on the game, rendering many ground-pounders useless. Goes great with a Vendilion Clique, or a bunch of Angel tokens from Entreat the Angels! Anything that flies will do the trick, really. What’s up with all these Legends cards having devastating effects on the game,anyways?

Chains of Mephistopheles

It feels like one of the goals of this set was to print as many brutal haymaker effects as possible! If you really dislike it when your opponents draw extra cards, slapping a Chains down is the ultimate way to make them suffer. Bye-bye, Brainstorm. Adiós, Ancestral Recall. Sayonara, Sphinx’s Revelation! (how many more of these would it take to make you stop reading this article…?)

Planeswalker Party!

If you didn’t manage to make an order on Hasbro’s garbage website while they were available for all of ten minutes, we’ve got you covered! The Guilds of Ravnica Mythic Edition gives us the opportunity to see some of our favorite walkers from recent memory in a very unique foiling. When I first saw the spoilers of these floating around on Reddit, I was thoroughly unimpressed with the foiling process, being very reminiscent of the much maligned From the Vault series. However, seeing these in person really impressed me, as these cards actually lie flat, and aren’t incredible glaring eyesores. We’ve got one of each at the current time of writing, so be sure to snap these up while you can!

Check out the signatures on this baby!

Now, for the really crazy stuff! We received three Unlimited Black Lotus (Black Lotuses, Black Loti?) this week, but this one stands out from the pack. You’ll notice that this is not only signed by Christopher Rush but also the Father himself, Richard Garfield. I’d imagine there aren’t too many like these floating around.

So clean!

I’ll wrap up with this, possibly the best looking Beta Shivan Dragon ever. While BGS will eventually have the final say on this one, this has got to be one of the most pristine Magic cards I’ve ever laid eyes on. The centering is great, the corners are perfect, and if I didn’t know better I’d say this card was pack-fresh. We’ll be shipping this off for grading in the near future, for sure.

That’s all I’ve got for you this week. Join me next week to see what comes in! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @chroberry to see some extra goodies from the week, as well as previews and supplementary content for next week’s article. Peace!