Do you know this guy?
Of course you do. It is Santa. Today in the form of Old School player and trader extraordinaire, Christian Arent.
The other day I conducted a trade with him, and today he took to the road to exchange the cards. What a guy!
So what cards are we talking about, you ask. I will tell you. No! I will show you. Behold the glory:
This is complete and utter craziness. Who in their right mind would ever shell out the dough to pay for these cards?! Well, I would, it seems. Consider my Christmas present for myself done. But they are only borderline playable, they will probably sit in my binder for years, I will probably play them and regret doing so. But they are SO beautiful.
I have been wanting the Enchantresses in beta for some time – ever since I saw a really cool Enchantress deck in action on the Jutland Ridge (read all about it here). But I thought to myself, that they were too expensive, and that I should probably prioritize other cards before them.
Then Christian simply made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. And as we all know, the allure of Alpha cards are a force to be reckoned with! The day after we had struck the deal, Christian kindly asked me, if I was sure I wanted to go through with it. I guess he knows this is somewhat crazy. My answer was easy and clear: Yes!
Should I have done it? Probably not. I could have bought a playset of Beta Swords to Plowshares. I could have upgraded some more Revised duals to Unlimited ones. I could have bought myself some Beta Ankh of Mishra or Beta Winter Orb. I could have done a lot of things with the money I spend on these four fine ladies.
Will I ever regret that I bought them anyway? Most certainly not!
So there you have it, now I only need another 36 green Alpha cards to be able to play Alpha40 with the big boys.
Let’s see if that ever happens!