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Mage Knight (Upper Deck/WizKids)

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October 16, 2007, 06:32 PM
allender
Mage Knight (Upper Deck/WizKids)
This is a delightful little series of cards that illustrate characters from the WizKids miniatures gaming universe, but under a license to Upper Deck to make a card set that would appeal to non-sports collectors. Think of it as a glossy, UV-etch counterpart to the AD&D cards, but with artwork uncredited because the characters are based on the miniatures. Card backs have character stats, descriptions, and game tips that are specific to the character.

I picked up four boxes in a lot. Each box has 24 packs of 8 cards plus two miniatures from the "Legions" game expansion. Across the four boxes I completed 6 base sets and a full set of six miniatures. Expect 1.87 base sets per box, if collation were perfect.

BOX 1

Base Cards (96): 1 set, 2nd set missing 17
Gold Foils (22, 1:3 packs) 8 as expected
Melees (16, 1:6 packs) ME2-ME2-ME9-ME16
Dragon Cards (4, 1:143 packs) none
Signature Series (9) none
Redemption Card for Elfen General Figure (1, 1:95 packs) none
Miniatures (6, 2:box) Slurshem, Squire Thomas (scarcer)

BOX 2

Base Cards (96): 1 set, 2nd set missing 20
Gold Foils (22, 1:3 packs) 8 as expected
Melees (16, 1:6 packs) ME3-ME7-ME10-ME12
Dragon Cards (4, 1:143 packs) none
Signature Series (9) SE-1 Jordan Weisman (308/500)
Redemption Card for Elfen General Figure (1, 1:95 packs) none
Miniatures (6, 2:box) Willow Nock, Rendark (scarcer)

BOX 3

Base Cards (96): 1 set, 2nd set missing 20
Gold Foils (22, 1:3 packs) 8 as expected
Melees (16, 1:6 packs) ME1-ME4-ME11-ME14
Dragon Cards (4, 1:143 packs) none
Signature Series (9) SE-9 Jeff Grace (288/500)
Redemption Card for Elfen General Figure (1, 1:95 packs) got one
Miniatures (6, 2:box) Slurshem, Boombock

BOX 4

Base Cards (96): 1 set, 2nd set missing 28
Gold Foils (22, 1:3 packs) 8 as expected
Melees (16, 1:6 packs) ME3-ME7-ME10-ME12
Dragon Cards (4, 1:143 packs) none
Signature Series (9) SE-9 Jeff Grace (454/500)
Redemption Card for Elfen General Figure (1, 1:95 packs) none
Miniatures (6, 2:box) Slurshem, Giski (scarcer)

Finding 3 autographs in 4 boxes hints that the manufacturing run must have been 5000-6000 boxes. If there were 1000 Dragon Cards and 1500 redemptions, this would predict around 5900 boxes' worth.
October 17, 2007, 07:31 AM
alfster
allender I'm surprised you didn't get any dragon cards. I really like the Dragon cards from this set. I was trying to put an autograph set together but I'm missing 2 or 3 autos. Were the boxes cheap as this set is about 5 years old.

____________________
Where is the Blood?.
Where is the Power?.
Where is the Blood to feed the Power.
For without Blood there is no Power.
Where is my Power?.
My Power is with the Blood of Souls,
Flowing like a river into my veins giving me my Power.
I will not lose my Power until my Soul looses me.

A.S.
October 17, 2007, 07:38 AM
allender
The Dragon cards are about 1 per 6 boxes, so I was a little bit unlucky not to pull one, but not very much so.

My boxes came to $36 for the four, including shipping. But I think the seller ships only within USA.
October 17, 2007, 08:30 AM
alfster
That's a good price I wouldn't pass on that deal. I see by your checklist that you are missing the name for Autograpgh #7. I think have that auto so I'll try to get you that name only if I can find where i put my auto's.

Allender I cheked my auto's yesterday. I don't have number 7.

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____________________
Where is the Blood?.
Where is the Power?.
Where is the Blood to feed the Power.
For without Blood there is no Power.
Where is my Power?.
My Power is with the Blood of Souls,
Flowing like a river into my veins giving me my Power.
I will not lose my Power until my Soul looses me.

A.S.
May 31, 2008, 11:59 PM
allender
Another batch of four boxes. Unfortunately, still no dragon card. Wink

BOX 5

Base Cards (96): 1 set, 2nd set missing 19, 2 threes, 2 fours
Gold Foils (22, 1:3 packs): 8 as expected
Melees (16, 1:6 packs): 4 as expected
Dragon Cards (4, 1:143 packs): none
Signature Series (9): SE-6 Dave Summers (434/500)
Redemption Card for Elfen General Figure (1, 1:95 packs): none
Miniatures (6, 2:box): Slurshem, Giski (scarcer)

BOX 6

Base Cards (96): 1 set, 2nd set missing 36, 21 threes, 1 four, 1 five
Gold Foils (22, 1:3 packs): 8 as expected
Melees (16, 1:6 packs): 4 as expected
Dragon Cards (4, 1:143 packs) none
Signature Series (9): none
Redemption Card for Elfen General Figure (1, 1:95 packs): none
Miniatures (6, 2:box) Willow Nock, Rendark (scarcer)

BOX 7

Base Cards (96): 1 set, 2nd set missing 21, 1 three, 3 fours
Gold Foils (22, 1:3 packs): 8 as expected
Melees (16, 1:6 packs): 4 as expected
Dragon Cards (4, 1:143 packs): none
Signature Series (9): SE-5 Jeff Wilhelm (468/500)
Redemption Card for Elfen General Figure (1, 1:95 packs): got one
Miniatures (6, 2:box): Boombock, Giski (scarcer)

BOX 8

Base Cards (96): 1 set, 2nd set missing 19, 3 threes, 1 four
Gold Foils (22, 1:3 packs): 8 as expected
Melees (16, 1:6 packs): 4 as expected
Dragon Cards (4, 1:143 packs): none
Signature Series (9): SE-5 Jeff Wilhelm (466/500)
Redemption Card for Elfen General Figure (1, 1:95 packs): got another
Miniatures (6, 2:box) Slurshem, Rendark (scarcer)

Summary over 8 boxes: 12 complete base sets. Cards RE1, RE7, LA11, and LA29 showed up about twice as often as the other base cards, and might have been double-prints. From 0 to 5 of the Gold Foils (still no RE55 or RE63). A complete set of 16 Melee cards, 1 to 4 copies of each. Zero MK Dragon Cards (I might have expected 1.34 of them by now). Six autographs, but two were repeats. Three redemption cards (normal would have been 2.02 of them). More than my share of Rare (1:2 boxes) figurines, 7 when I would expect 4; thus fewer of the Common figurines (9 versus 12).