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Wednesday MTG Miscellany

Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

You may recall from this previous post regarding an image of 'Hixus, Prison Warden' which appeared to be part of a distributor's page catalog - well it kinda sucked that the card shown in that white Magic Origins Intro pack was cut off - but - fear not!  Forum member flamepenguin3 was able to catch all the full stats of this legendary creature from what is reported to be a Target advertisement.

Hixus, Prison Warden, 3WW
Legendary Creature - Human Soldier, Rare
Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, if Hixus, Prison Warden entered the battlefield this turn, exile that creature until Hixus leaves the battlefield.
Next up - 
Our congratulations to Wizards of the Coast for winning an award from Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design for Best Collectible Card Game.  They scored this lovely trophy for their work on Magic: the Gathering Khans of Tarkir.

Lastly -
We're certain you've already heard / read / discussed this to some length - regarding Magic: the Gathering player Pascal Maynard who had opened a Foil Tarmogoyf in Top 8 GP Vegas the other weekend.  There was some heated discussion (we'll call 'Goyfgate) just about everywhere MTG players chat which we were interested in reading / listening.  It all sort of boils down to Pascal's choice of picking a card (of lesser monetary value) which would be strategic in helping him possibly win the tournament over a card which, although would not help him win games (this is called 'rare - drafting') but would put some serious cash in his pocket.

The value of a Tarmogoyf card is around $175 while a foil version worth approximately $400. But this card is a “stamped” tournament version, signifying that it’s from the Top-8 Draft of one of the biggest tournaments of the year.  This card sold on eBay for about $15,000.

We don't really have an opinion, but in our particular case where we sometimes have to look in our couch cushions for our $6 entry fee to Friday Night Magic, we most definitely would have rare-drafted this baby and then eat rather well for the rest of the year.

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