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Card art variations / cards with different art

Post by Khamul the Easterling » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:30 pm

I've always been interested in cards featuring different or varying illustrations. You might remember that Chris Cable once had compiled a nice list of card art alterations (http://www.meccg.net/trading/promo.htm)

It's only recently struck me that there are two versions of LE's "magic ring of guile", one of which is showing a kind of light reflection on the leather glove and the other one isn't. That, at least, goes for the German version, see the attached. The original painting shows the reflection.

If you know about other alterations, let's collect them in this thread, cheers!
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Re: Card art variations / cards with different art

Post by DamienX207 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:57 pm

Although I don't have more alternates to offer, I do have a question: do any of the hardcore collectors out there know the relative rarity of the "Hobbit Fellowship" w zoomed in art? (i.e. Is it around 1 in 10 Fellowships vs 1 in 100 etc) ... (and also, is there an official community name for this misprint so I don't look like an idiot for calling it a "Hobbit Fellowship"?) :D

And thanks Khamul for sharing that link -- I'd never seen those Spanish alternate arts -- so cool!

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Re: Card art variations / cards with different art

Post by darkyeoman » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:24 pm

That Dutch Test of Form sure is prettier than the English one (though I don't know why they added the Dutch logo for the game to the image).

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Re: Card art variations / cards with different art

Post by thedarkness » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:58 pm

DamienX207 wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:57 pm
Although I don't have more alternates to offer, I do have a question: do any of the hardcore collectors out there know the relative rarity of the "Hobbit Fellowship" w zoomed in art? (i.e. Is it around 1 in 10 Fellowships vs 1 in 100 etc) ... (and also, is there an official community name for this misprint so I don't look like an idiot for calling it a "Hobbit Fellowship"?) :D

And thanks Khamul for sharing that link -- I'd never seen those Spanish alternate arts -- so cool!
Excellent question. I don't know the answer, but I would like to rebroadcast to see if anyone knows.
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Re: Card art variations / cards with different art

Post by Khamul the Easterling » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:02 pm

Could you provide scans from the different Fellowship art, please? The only difference I know about is between the limited and the unlimited versions, but that's not what you mean, is it?

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Re: Card art variations / cards with different art

Post by DamienX207 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:10 pm

For sure, they're on that page you posted :)

Normal Unlimited Fellowship:
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Zoomed-in/"misprinted" Unlimited Fellowship (Hobbits!):
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From what I've read online, I'm guessing they're something in the vicinity of 1 in 10-20 or thereabouts (i.e. not super rare, from what I can tell), but would be really interesting to hear from someone with a ton of Unlimited cards about what ratio they've cracked!

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Re: Card art variations / cards with different art

Post by CCG Collector » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:12 pm

DamienX207 wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:57 pm
Although I don't have more alternates to offer, I do have a question: do any of the hardcore collectors out there know the relative rarity of the "Hobbit Fellowship" w zoomed in art? (i.e. Is it around 1 in 10 Fellowships vs 1 in 100 etc) ... (and also, is there an official community name for this misprint so I don't look like an idiot for calling it a "Hobbit Fellowship"?) :D
I think it's just 1 to 1, because the two images came from two different print runs of Wizards Unlimited. I don't know the order they came in, but one print run had gold foil on the wrappers, brighter card colors (most noticeable in the blue card borders), and the zoomed in version of Fellowship. The other run had silver foil on the wrappers, darker card colors (again, obvious on the borders), and the correct version of Fellowship. You can see packs from each run here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuHSUs3GZ-g

I pull (but ignore) the zoomed in Fellowship from a gold pack at 2:34.

EDIT: Turns out I actually compare the two versions in this video (3:44 if the link doesn't go straight there):
https://youtu.be/ItvL0D3vrw0?t=3m44s
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