Tag Archives: Magic the Gathering

Magic The Gathering Pro-Tour Battle for Zendikar Results

000000 By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past weekend Magic The Gathering players witnessed another historical event take place; the kick off of the Battle for Zendikar Pro-Tour. The tournament is filled with some of the most skilled players throughout the world, and at the end of the tournament, Kazuyuki Takimura was crowned the winner. Takimura […]

Magic The Gathering: A New Standard

000000 By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past weekend was the 2nd Star City Games Standard Open of the Battle for Zendikar format, and the meta is beginning to take shape. The top 8 decks consisted of 4 Jeskai decks, 3 Green-White Megamorph and 1 Bant Megamorph. The final match came down to a Green-White […]

Box Busters: Magic The Gathering Battle for Zendikar

000001Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and guest commentator/gaming expert Ian McDaries as they open the latest Magic The Gathering product: Battle for Zendikar. What wonders await them? Watch and find out …

Battle for Zendikar Pre-release Report

000000 By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Hello fellow spell slingers! Today I am coming to you with my tournament report from the Battle for Zendikar Pre-Release! In this article I will cover the rare cards I pulled, provide a deck list of what I ran, and a quick synopsis of each round. Before I get […]

Beckett Preview: 2016 Gaming Almanac

000001 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst For the past five years, Beckett Media has produced its annual Gaming Almanac, which provides detailed checklists and pricing of collectible card games and non-sports cards for collectors and dealers alike. This year, Beckett has produced gaming and non-sports almanacs as their own standalone releases. The non-sports […]

Magic The Gathering Preview 2: Battle for Zendikar

000001 By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Spoiler season is in full swing for Magic the Gathering’s new set Battle for Zendikar! Last week, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar were the primary focus. This week, the focus will be on the remaining two Planeswalkers and some new lands being released.

Magic The Gathering Preview: Battle for Zendikar

000000 By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary The Eldrazi are back, and this time they are ready to win the Battle for Zendikar! This last week Wizards of the Coast has allowed a few spoilers to be let out to the public, and man is the hype real! For this Labor Day weekend I wanted to […]

Seth Manfield becomes Magic world champ

000001 By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary On Sunday, the Magic community witnessed something incredible. Playing against the world’s best Magic players, Seth Manfield came out on top with an astounding 13-1 record to become the world champion. To tack on to Manfield’s already impressive feet, this was his first year to ever compete in the […]

Box Busters: 1993 MTG Alpha starter deck opening

Join Beckett Gaming analyst Matt Bible and guest Magic The Gathering expert Adam Cai as they do the unthinkable — rip into a 1993 MTG Alpha and provide an analysis of the grading process for Magic cards.

Look for a historic Box Busters — 1993 MTG Alpha — soon

000000 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary On Monday, Beckett Media will bear witness to a monumental occasion. Magic The Gathering super collector Adam Cai will be breaking open a starter deck from the 1993 MTG Alpha series on a special edition of Box Busters. He will be doing so on behalf […]

Magic controversy leads to $14,900 auction

What happens when a professional Magic: The Gathering player pulls a high-profile card during a high-profile tournament deck draft but then decides to not play the card?

1968 Topps test proof display highlights May auction

000000   Beckett Auctions is pleased to kick-off its May “Hobby Legends” Auction and there are some unique items on the block this month. Lot No. 1 features a key piece from The Benanti Collection, which is a 1968 Topps Test 3-D Framed Proof Sheet (Non-Lenticular color test) that features eight cut signatures, including Roberto Clemente. Also, making […]

Beckett May auction includes Power Nine

000000 Though Beckett Auctions has primarily focused on sport cards and memorabilia in its first year, it has dabbled (and sold) some nice non-sport and gaming items. It’s about time to power-up in that department for the May auction, which begins on Thursday and runs through May 17 at 9 p.m. Central with a 15-minute extended bidding window […]

Theros Releases this week

This Friday marks not only the release of a new expansion set for Magic: The Gathering, but also a whole new standard tournament block.

Companies reveal plans at GTS Distribution Open House

Several companies, including Panini America, Upper Deck and Wizards of the Coast presented news and upcoming products to the dealers at the GTS Distribution Open House.