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Steve loves Magic The Gathering and collects lots and lots and lots (and lots) of Magic Cards. Recently, he asked me if I could help him alter a card to create a proxy card. Apparently there is a wide world of altered Magic Cards. I even found a Buzz Feed article all about it! Check out these images Buzz Feed shared (original card with original artwork is top left):
Slightly different from the examples above, Steve asked me if I could carve a lotus stamp so that he could make what is known as a "proxy card" -- a fake version of a real card, built on a totally different card. This is the card he wanted me to help him proxy:
You'll recall that a Black Lotus is the card that sold for $87k this year. The one in the photo is theoretically worth a measly $6-15k. ;) Since Steve isn't getting that card anytime soon, I agreed to help him with his "proxy project" and got to work carving!
As for me, I took my new stamp for a spin:
Hope you enjoyed this peek at altering Magic Cards. There are some interesting hashtags to take a peek at as well. My favorite is #MagicTheGatheringAlter.
Thanks for stopping by!