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 Alpha starter deck and provide an analysis of the grading process for Magic cards.

What awaits them? Tune in and find out.

You can also check out Beckett’s Magic The Gathering¬†online price guide here and Beckett Grading Services here.


Matt Bible

Matt Bible is the Beckett non-sport analyst and also covers wrestling, MMA, and action figures. A graduate of THE Ohio State University, Matt joined Beckett in 2014. He collects the Rookie Cards of all Ohio State alumni, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and any and all Funko products that complement his taste in pop culture. For any questions or comments, you can email Matt and find him on Instagram.

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  1. Chaniel Dang 7 July, 2015 at 15:35

    Honestly – this was incredible. I wish I could present in such an informative and coherent manner. Beckett, glad to see some Magic the Gathering content!

  2. Tim 7 July, 2015 at 18:58

    This is absolutely the most monumental video about MTG grading in the world, ever. So much information about the print-runs, card population and difficulties with older sets like alpha despite opening them straight out of the box. Then all demonstrated with a live opening of a very rare sealed starter. Many thanks to Adam, Beckett and Cardhaus Games for making this possible! I loved it.

  3. Greg Hood Jr 7 July, 2015 at 20:58

    Man these cards were just so gorgeous, perfect. Timeless unforgettable memories.

  4. Dino Psirogiannis 8 July, 2015 at 09:21

    Was an awesome thing to witness. I kept checking to see if Adam was reading the pop report info from a teleprompter, but clearly dude knows his stuff. Thanks Beckett, CHaus, & Adam.

  5. Marvin Mitterlehner 9 July, 2015 at 05:05

    That was such an awesome video I’ve enjoyed every second of it!
    So much clear and well structured information in one video and then that insane Ancestral Recall at the end!

    Just insane! That card left me speechless!

    Awesome, thanks Adam!

  6. Dean 9 July, 2015 at 09:59

    the opening of the starter itself was fun to watch! its like time travel :) also nice listening to adam, a real standup guy and a friend in magic business for years now. but the 2 surprises at the end just blew my mind, i have no words to describe the joy i felt when watching this =)

  7. wants4x 9 July, 2015 at 10:42

    Quality production. This is why BGS is generally so much better than other grading services. Great info for the serious collectors out there.

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