Some of these are really beautiful. But for me the majority have a fatal flaw in that the style is too heavily a visual part of the entire line of artifacts. To me this makes it so it's both hard to easily identify artifacts from those that look kind of similar (the metal and aether is too consistently used throughout) and many of these don't do a very good job of illustrating what the actual card is. 2c
I won many games with JVP's ultimate ability. Actually I've probably won more games with JVP's ultimate ability than with JTMS's ultimate ability (even if I would count all Legacy games). It happens more often than many players might think.
@Machinus The perfect hards are tougher clear inner sleeves, to be used in conjunction with the premiums. Hards replace the softer perfect fits.
I havent gotten a chance to try the premiums yet, I still have a bunch of regular hypermattes since I buy them in bulk. I see a lot of talk about non reflective fronts, wonder if it might make foils read better on camera? Im going to try both products though.
So, it's been a while since this thread was active, has anyone dusted off their skeletal scryings or survival of the fittest's and played? I saw Nick D. And Rich Shay play a game at the last Mana Drain Open (aka The Waterbury). I'd love to hear if there is any more interest as this era was (for me) the best.
I got an answer. I just got off the phone with an underwriter at collectinsure. They handle scheduled items differently than I'm used to. A scheduled item will be settled out for market value, regardless of the scheduled amount. This means if you schedule, say a black lotus for $6000 but a similar one actually has a market value of $5000 (I didn't get into specifics on how they determine market value) then you get $5000. If it has a market value of $8000 you will get the $8000. The only true cap is the overall policy limit you put on the policy. The scheduled items are more so they have a better idea of exactly what they are insuring.