The Balrog

All trader / collector's issues regarding specific cards and other MeCCG products: is this one especially valuable? what's in this box?; is this a fair trade?

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Gorrath
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Post by Gorrath » Thu May 29, 2008 9:37 pm

bulabula wrote:Where did you get them for so cheap (if you're willing to give away your secret)?
From an old local player. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any "The Balrog" cards left!

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Post by Gorrath » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:03 pm

Is a complete set without the boxes and the booklet worth a lot less than one including everything?

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Post by Leon » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:36 am

I think the Balrog is already worth a lot to people who want a complete collection to play with, so it's more about the cards than the boxes.

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Post by Gorrath » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:43 pm

What about the bunch of grey-bordered reprints in "The Balrog" starters? Would you want those cards if you were buying a "The Balrog" set?

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Post by Leon » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:07 pm

I would not care, but I am more a player than collector anyway. In the challenge decks are some good rare cards with grey border, but I believe the balrog does not have grey bordered cards of any worth.

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Post by tbadiuk » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:05 pm

That is correct - the box/booklet are worth next to nothing, as are the grey bordered cards.  Its the black bordered "Balrog Only" cards that make up the worth of the set.  You will see unopened boxes of Balrog going for more than Balrog collections in binders (without boxes/booklet) mainly because of card condition (sealed box = mint cards).

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Post by Zakath » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:04 pm

Given the quality of the cuts, "Mint" may sometimes be overstating it even then. =P

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Post by Gorrath » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:46 am

bulabula wrote:Where did you get them for so cheap (if you're willing to give away your secret)?
I just bought 2 other full sets, missing only Crept Along Carefully in both set, for 175.00$US (for both sets!!)

lol

Again, there's no more sets available from this person! ;)

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Post by tbadiuk » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:37 pm

I finally took a look at my MEBA cards to check the quality.  They all look perfect to me?  Does somebody have a picture they could post of the "problem" with the BA cards?  i don't see any wierd cutting, off centering, etc on mine.  Well, the corners are a bit rounder but that's about it...

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Post by BeeBoy » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:32 pm

IIRC, the problem is that the cards vary wildly by how centered they are.  Some cards are perfectly centered, while others have huge left borders and almost no right border, for instance.

Of course, that's IIRC...I sold my playset a couple of years ago (along with 5 Longbottom Leafs that I got for about $3 each back in 2001.  I was excited about that until I remembered how many boxes of Dragons & TW Unlimited I bought :roll: ).

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Post by Gorrath » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:19 am

Prices seem to be going down since a few weeks.

An auction with both sealed decks ended at 253.63$ today.
Last week there was one at 256.87$.

This is a lot better than the one a 455.00$ just last month.

Maybe all the crazy people willing to pay that much has enough The Balrog now. lol

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Post by tbadiuk » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:48 am

Let's hope so! &nbsp;:lol: &nbsp; I wouldn't mind picking up a second set for my collection at < $200.

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