When I started playing MTG back in ’95 there was a rule that said that your deck was to be Full Alpha or No Alpha, it quickly translates into Alpha is banned from tournament play which is the mood I had when I started buying in Oldschool 93/94 in 2014! That means I had tons of Beta staples and once (2017) I wanted to pimp my deck / complete my sets I had to face a hard choice :
- Rob a bank to upgrade to Alpha
- Keep buying Betas that won’t feel like the final upgrade
- Buy Unlimited and play budget
I chose a mix : I sold my Beta cards, “upgraded” into Heavy Played Alpha when it was cheaper than my EX/NM Beta or buy HP Unlimited to have them extended and look “finally upgraded” / “mine”.
I’ve got lucky I found Stef Margouya to do my extensions and here I’ll show you the results…
Feel free to contact him / check his other work on Facebook or ask me for closer pics in the comments.
Artifact staples :
Blue staples :
White staples :
Red & Green Staples :
Black staples and Lands :
To those who think I’m an asshole for “ruining” old school / reserved list cards : they were never gonna be for sale ever again in the first place so let me enjoy them as I want to!
I still wanna do Mana Vaults and Disks but since I play them often it has been complicated.
I’m also starting to get non extensions alters for the 1-of staples but that will be for another post in a couple months.