You better believe I was
driving up and down the street like one of the Wet Bandits waiting for this yard sale to start right there when it opened!
I used to be SUPER super into Magic: the Gathering for like a week in high school, then a couple months in college, to the point where I actually entered tournaments, and even one time—this is completely true—came in second to last, rather than just dead last. (…But only because my opponent and I agreed ahead of time to call it a draw, so we would both win booster packs. We then played a game “for fun” and he wiped the floor with me.)
For years afterwards I had dreams of finding a giant box of cards for sale at a yard sale, and I did, from time to time—but they were always, like, $40. $50. Some totally reasonable price that I definitely didn’t want to pay.
NOT THIS WEEK.
I mean, yeah, they’re mostly commons—which is Magic speak for “sh*ty coasters”—but I’m hopeful I’ll find at least a couple cards to augment my elf and wall decks as I dig through the box. (I already found a dime and a pair of tweezers in there, so I’m feeling prettttty good about this.)
What will I do with the rest? Oh man hmmm, I dunno… Continue reading