Tag Archives: Magic the Gathering

Magic: The Gathering Alpha Starter Deck Box Busters

Watch a Magic: The Gathering Alpha starter deck get opened. Also, find out how to tell if a deck is authentic and not a Beta deck.

Magic: The Gathering Eternal Masters Box Busters

Curious about what’s in a Magic: The Gathering Eternal Master booster box? Check out the video below and find out.

1993 Magic: The Gathering Beta Starter Deck Box Busters

Curious about what’s in a 1993 Magic: The Gathering Beta Starter Deck? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Beckett Gaming Preview: Magic The Gathering Shadows over Innistrad

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Shadows over Innistrad Pre-Release is nearly upon us. Starting April 2, gamers will have a chance to crack in to the new and exciting Magic the Gathering set. The set includes 297 new cards and is the first set in the Shadows over Innistrad block. Today we will look at […]

Box Busters: MTG Beta Booster Pack – Part 1

Join Beckett guest analyst, Ian McDaries, and Magic The Gathering experts, Adam Cai and Todd West, for a monumental opening: 1993 Magic The Gathering Beta Booster Pack. Could they pull a Black Lotus or an Ancestral Recall? Be a part of their journey and check out the video… Check back next week for Part 2 […]

Beckett Gaming Preview: Magic The Gathering Oath of the Gatewatch

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Hey all you Magic the Gathering Fans! Today is the day Oath of the Gatewatch hits stores. Oath is the 2nd set to release in the Battle for Zendikar block, and it brings 184 cards into the Magic the Gathering universe. The set brings on an onslaught of new Eldrazi, […]

Magic The Gathering Pro-Tour Battle for Zendikar Results

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 won […]

Magic The Gathering: A New Standard

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 Megamorph […]

Box Busters: Magic The Gathering Battle for Zendikar

Join 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

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 started, […]

Beckett Preview: 2016 Gaming Almanac

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 almanac […]

Magic The Gathering Preview 2: Battle for Zendikar

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

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 recap […]

Seth Manfield becomes Magic world champ

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 Magic […]

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

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 of […]

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

  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 a […]

Beckett May auction includes Power Nine

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 on […]

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.