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Holy Grail is the same as "Master Set" and it is personal - some Holy Grails are - "never seen one" some are "can't/won't pay that for a promo card".

My "Holy Grail" at the moment is Outlander Season 2 P10 as I won't pay $170 for a promo card but I need it for the set.
 
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My "Holy Grail" at the moment is Outlander Season 2 P10 as I won't pay $170 for a promo card but I need it for the set.


Yeah, I feel the same way about Holy Grails. I picked up one of mine this year. Not a promo, but an autograph card that completes a pair. I could have picked it up at anytime because, although rare, there were always a couple of copies for sale. I just didn't like the price and it never came down. This year I pulled the trigger and bought it because my spending was way down and I had the extra. I'm really happy I finally got the card after 17 years, but the timing does have to be right, even for Holy Grails. One day that P10 might seem worth it to you, even if its never a bargain. Smile
 
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Is there a card from Monty Python with the Grail pictured on it?
 
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Is there a card from Monty Python with the Grail pictured on it?


it's only a model.

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Is there a card from Monty Python with the Grail pictured on it?


it's only a model.


!!!WHAAAAAT!!!
Another fantasy dashed all to pieces. And not Marvel Masterpieces either Frown
 
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I would swear someone posted a scan of the front and back of a card that does show the Holy Grail.

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Originally posted by wolfie:
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Originally posted by cardaddict:
Is there a card from Monty Python with the Grail pictured on it?


it's only a model.


!!!WHAAAAAT!!!
Another fantasy dashed all to pieces. And not Marvel Masterpieces either Frown
 
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Earlier this year, I did find a card that felt like a "Holy Grail" when it arrived. It's a Don Marquez's Fantastic Stories promo. It was given out at Wondercon 2002 in Oakland, CA. It shows artwork on both sides (cover art to the two variants of the first issue of the comic series). I had at least one of both cards given out at the show (the other has the cover art of Don Marquez' Retro Blast) but couldn't find the Fantastic Stories card after a wave of organization of my collection a few years ago.

I started looking for it again online and at shows even though it could still be in a wrong box somewhere. It seemed to be a long shot because it's basically a local card and the kind of local show to look for something like that doesn't really exist anymore. However, people from all over have made a point of going to Wondercon over the years so there was a chance I would run into somebody with one for sale. I ended up finding it but only because I took the time to go through pages of various cards for sale on a website. The guy mailed it rather haphazardly in a box but it arrived in good shape. There was a sense of satisfaction that seemed higher than for any of my other recent purchases so I have to say it was a holy grail kind of card for me.

It's an example of what's been said about holy grails: they're personal. It was a card given out in my general area and one I had but couldn't find again at any price. When it was found, it was only $4 (might've gone $10 at a weak moment if I had seen it on Ebay or a show) because it's rather obscure (and not marked as "limited edition" nor similarly stamped) - perhaps not known to even some Marquez comic collectors.
 
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