Hey all, it’s Friday once again, and that means it’s time to take a look at the Cool Stuff We Bought This Week! Our Black Friday sale came and went, with us seeing a lot of great cards go out the door, but our trade volume is higher than ever! Here we’ll continue our Old School theme, with some sweet Alpha and Beta Cards, as well as some hits from Legends and Arabian Nights.
A Legends staple, and the original Bant commander, here is Angus Mackenzie. A very nice card indeed, coming in at Near Mint. As we all know, Fog is perhaps the most powerful spell in all the Multiverse, and Angus Mackenzie dedicated his life, and every combat step, to casting it. Therefore, he must be the most powerful creature in Magic’s history.
Next up, we have some super minty Juzam Djinns. Powerful, flexible, evasive, and well-statted at 5/5. Its power comes with a cost, similar to its younger sibling Serendib Efreet, with a 1 Life Point tax every upkeep. Life well spent for a 4 turn clock on the opponent. Can you believe this card only costs BB?
There are many cards in Magic that allow you to view the top card of your own library, and even sometimes the top card of your opponent’s library. Fields of Dreams lets you look at everyone’s, for the measly cost of only one Blue! Classic Foglio art and some fun flavor text really tie this card together. Pairs well with:
Here’s a Near Mint Nether Void, one of the sweetest lock pieces in any Black deck. Typically, you’d see this slammed down right after you’ve been Sinkhole‘d and Strip Mine‘d out of the game. I think we’d see this sort of thing on a Blue enchantment instead these days, but Magic was weird back then, and Legends has a whole bunch of mean enchantments just like this.
This is definitely my favorite card of the week, a signed Beta Lightning Bolt. If you’ve read any of my weekly roundups before, you’d know this is my absolute favorite card. I don’t think I’ll ever not be able to gush about it, though! This is absolutely the best version of the card for me, although I do love both of the alternate arts from Christopher Moeller and Veronique Meignaud that are available.
Now, for the closing act, this Beta Chaos Orb. Last week, I got to see a pretty beat up Unlimited copy, but this completely blows it out of the water. No corner or edge wear to be found on this one, the only flaw being a very small pressure mark at the top edge. I wonder how many lifetime confirmed kill-flips this card even has. Probably far fewer than the Unlimited one.
That’s all for this week! Thanks for joining me on another weekly roundup of the Cool Stuff We Bought This Week. Join me next Friday to see more! As always, you can follow me on Twitter @chroberry or Instagram @chroberrymtg if you want to see extra goodies and spoilers for next week’s article. I hope you all have a great holiday season. Peace!