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Details about  Magic: The Gathering Collection - 1996-1998 - Many rares - All cards listed here

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Magic: The Gathering Collection - 1996-1998 - Many rares - All cards listed here
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Dec 08, 2013
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Wizards of the Coast

Year: 1996 Character Family: Magic the Gathering
I played Magic: The Gathering in middle school, from about 1996 to 1998.  I'm 29 years old now and don't have any need for these cards anymore.  All I have left from my collection is my 'book' - the cards I would bring around to tournaments and to play with friends to offer for trade. So this was the cream of the crop of my collection of a couple of thousand cards at the time.  It's therefore a concentrated block of uncommons and rares (or commons from sets which were out of print even at that time). 

You'll be getting a block of cards primarily from the Tempest, Exodus, Weatherlight, Visions, Stronghold, Urza's Saga, and Mirage sets, as well as a number of foreign language black bordered cards in Italian, French, Korean and Japanese (which I believe to be from the Fourth Edition in those countries but am not totally certain), and a handful of cards from the Revised edition, Fourth Edition, and Fifth Edition basic sets.  There are also a small number of cards from Alliances, Homeland, the original Portal set, and lands from the Beta edition of Magic.  A few are autographed by the artists.

As to the condition of the cards, I believe them all to be in very good to near-mint shape.  I cannot give a blanket assurance that all of the cards are in perfect condition, but I used all or most of them in tournaments in the mid-'90s and I see no reason why they would not be tournament-playable today.  The worst issue any of these cards have are very minor nicks along the edges.  I will try to respond to inquiries from serious bidders as to the condition of any particular card but, again, cannot issue a guarantee as to their condition.  The auction is for the entire book as-is.

I have neither the time nor the inclination to sell cards individually.

These cards have mellowed in the closet at my parents' house for long enough, but I got great joy out of playing with these cards when I was twelve to fourteen years old.  I have a lot of great memories of Magic:  not only organized Magic tournaments, mostly at the now-defunct Neutral Ground store in midtown Manhattan, but of long nights of friendly competition and laughter with good friends as a carefree teenager.  I wish the buyer the same.

EDIT:  I should add that as to telling apart Fourth Edition from Fifth Edition, I used my best guess.

Without further ado, here are the contents:

1x Sceptre de dislocation (French) (Black border, unknown ed.)
1x Sleight of Mind (Japanese) (Black border, unknown ed.)
1x Meekstone (Japanese) (Black border, unknown ed.)
4x Island (Japanese) (Black border, unknown ed.)
3x Terror (Korean) (Black border, unknown ed.)
1x Terror (Japanese) (Black border, unknown ed.)
1x Gloom (Korean) (Black border, unknown ed.)
1x Circle of Protection:  Artifacts (Japanese) (Black border, unknown ed.)
3x Swamp (Japanese) (Black border, unknown ed.)
1x Palude (Swamp - Italian) (Black border, unknown ed.)
2x Earthquake (Japanese) (Black border, unknown ed.) (one is signed by the artist Dan Frazier)

2x Island Sanctuary (Revised ed.)
1x Nevinyrral's Disk (Revised ed.)
2x Disrupting Sceptre (Revised ed.)
1x Armageddon (Revised ed.)

2x Nevinyrral's Disk (4th ed.)
2x Energy Flux (4th ed.)
1x Armageddon (4th ed.)
1x White Knight (4th ed.)
2x Birds of Paradise (4th ed.)
2x Sylvan Library (4th ed.)

1x Abyssal Specter (5th ed.)
1x Pox (5th ed.)
1x White Knight (5th ed.)
2x Birds of Paradise (5th ed.)

1x Soldevi Digger (Alliances)
1x Dystopia (Alliances)

5x Forest (Beta ed.)

1x Mindless Automaton (Exodus)
3x Price of Progress (Exodus)
1x Mirri, Cat Warrior (Exodus)
1x Scrivener (Exodus)
1x Oath of Druids (Exodus)
2x Song of Serenity (Exodus)
1x Erratic Portal (Exodus)
3x Mind Over Matter (Exodus)
1x Cataclysm (Exodus)
4x Forbid (Exodus)
2x Oath of Lieges (Exodus)
1x Null Brooch (Exodus)
1x Spellbook (Exodus)
1x Peace of Mind (Exodus)

2x Ihsan's Shade (Homelands)

1x Sibilant Spirit (Ice Age)
2x Abyssal Specter (Ice Age)
1x Sleight of Mind (Ice Age)
2x Demonic Consultation (Ice Age)
3x Brushland (Ice Age)
1x Pyroblast (Ice Age)
3x Counterspell (Ice Age)
3x Binding Grasp (Ice Age)

3x Grasslands (Mirage)
3x Natural Balance (Mirage)
1x Flood Plain (Mirage)
1x Miser's Cage (Japanese) (Mirage)
1x Cursed Totem (Mirage)
1x Tombstone Stairwell (Mirage)
1x Emberwilde Djinn (Mirage)
2x Subterranean Spirit (Mirage)
1x Frenetic Efreet (Mirage)

1x Natural Order (Portal)
1x Wrath of God (Portal)
2x Earthquake (Portal)
5x Island (Portal)

1x Contemplation (Stronghold)
2x Soltari Champion (Stronghold)
2x Constant Mists (Stronghold)
6x Wall of Blossoms (Stronghold)
1x Mogg Infestation (Stronghold)
1x Horn of Greed (Stronghold)
2x Stronghold Taskmaster (Stronghold)
2x Mox Diamond (Stronghold)
11x Hermit Druid (Stronghold)
1x Warrior en-Kor (Stronghold)
4x Mogg Maniac (Stronghold)
1x Intruder Alarm (Stronghold)
1x Ruination (Stronghold)

1x Scansia de Pergamene (Scroll Rack - Italian) (Tempest)
1x Dread of Night (Japanese) (Tempest)
3x Avenging Angel (Tempest)
3x Warmth (Tempest)
5x Light of Day (Tempest)
2x Goblin Bombardment (Tempest)
1x Corpse Dance (Tempest)
2x Lobotomy (Tempest)
3x Dread of Night (Tempest)
1x Grindstone (Tempest)
4x Interdict (Tempest)
1x Benthic Behemoth (Tempest)
1x Chill (Tempest)
2x Soltari Priest (Tempest)
2x Selena, Dark Angel (Tempest)
4x Legacy's Allure (Tempest)
2x Dismiss (Tempest)
3x Reflecting Pool (Tempest)
1x Earthcraft (Tempest)
1x Skyshroud Forest (Tempest)
1x Precognition  (Tempest)
5x Cursed Scroll (Tempest)
1x Mana Severance (Tempest)
5x Perish (Tempest)
1x Extinction (Tempest)
1x Bounty Hunter (Tempest)
4x Wasteland (Tempest)
2x Staunch Defenders (Tempest)
1x Rathi Dragon (Tempest)
2x Safeguard (Tempest)
4x Dismiss (Tempest)
1x Counterspell (Tempest)
2x Intuition (Tempest)
4x Whispers of the Muse (Tempest)
1x Stalking Stones (Tempest)
1x Recycle (Tempest)
3x Capsize (Tempest)
1x Pegasus Refuge (Tempest)
2x Propaganda (Tempest)

2x Energy Field (Urza's Saga)
2x Stroke of Genius (Urza's Saga)
1x Lotus Boossom (Urza's Saga)
1x Sleeper Agent (Urza's Saga)
1x Planar Void (Urza's Saga)
1x Mobile Fort (Urza's Saga)
1x Spined Fluke (Urza's Saga)
1x Songstitcher (Urza's Saga)
1x Serra's Embrace (Urza's Saga)
1x Hidden Stag (Urza's Saga)
1x Gaea's Embrace (Urza's Saga)
1x Vampiric Embrace (Urza's Saga)
1x Hawkeater Moth (Urza's Saga)
1x Blanchwood Armor (Urza's Saga)
1x Yawgmoth's Edict (Urza's Saga)
1x Academy Researchers (Urza's Saga)
1x Telepathy (Urza's Saga)
1x Goblin Offensive (Urza's Saga)

4x Undiscovered Paradise (Visions)
1x Wand of Denial (Visions)
2x Uktabi Orangutan (Visions)
3x Prosperity (Visions)
2x Necromancy (Visions)
1x Necromancy (Korean) (Visions)
2x Creeping Mold (Visions)
2x Zhalfirin Crusader (Visions)
4x Honorable Passage (Visions)
4x Quicksand (Visions)

2x Peacekeeper (Weatherlight) (signed by the artist Donato Giancola)
2x Steel Golem (Weatherlight) (one is signed by the arist Donato Giancola)
3x Serrated Biskelion (Weatherlight)
1x Nature's Resurgence (Weatherlight)
2x Ancestral Knowledge (Weatherlight)
1x Necratog (Weatherlight)
3x Barrow Ghoul (Weatherlight)
3x Aura of Silence (Weatherlight)
2x Serenity (Weatherlight)
1x Ertai's Familiar (Weatherlight)
3x Gemstone Mine (Weatherlight)
1x Tempestade de Fuego (Firestorm - Italian) (Weatherlight)

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