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30, Mar, 23

Gorgeous March of the Machine Reprints Could Cost $1000+!

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Despite not being MTG’s 100th premier set, it seems Wizards is going all out for March of the Machine. More so than for any other premier MTG set in recent memory, at least. As the conclusion of the Phyrexian Arc, not only has the set received additional story chapters, but it’s seemingly getting all the features too. A new card type is being introduced, iconic legendary characters are pairing up, and even Planechase is coming back! As if that wasn’t more than enough already, March of the Machine’s bonus sheet is also worth celebrating. Bringing back iconic legendary creatures in stunning art treatments, the Multiverse Legends Bonus Sheet is shaping up to be seriously special. Especially since these cards are getting a serialized printing run, which could lead to prices in excess of $1000!

Multiversal Masters

Inga Rune-Eyes - Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite - Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

After months of anticipation, following initial teases from Wizards, March of the Spoiler season has finally begun. Subsequently, MTG players are now in store for a week of non-stop spoiler-y goodness, with new cards aplenty to analyze. Alongside all these, March of the Machine will, of course, also include plenty of reprints to excite players. Within the main set, for instance, both Stoke the Flames and Monastery Mentor are getting reprinted. While these reprints are sure to delight some, they’re nothing compared to the Multiverse Legends bonus sheet. 

Following the Debut Stream last night, Wizards of the Coast gave players another look at this enticing bonus sheet. Revealing a new haul of legendary reprints, the Multiverse Legends keep looking better and better. Similarly to The Brothers’ War’s Retro Artifacts bonus sheet, unfortunately, not every Multiverse Legends card is a winner. Inga Rune-Eyes, for instance, is hardly the most expensive card, with copies available for just $0.01. Thankfully, while there are some dismal draws, many newly revealed Multiverse Legends are compellingly expensive. For example, costing at least $36, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is undoubtedly an excellent reprint to find. 

Alongside the Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, all of the original Scars of Mirrodin block Praetors are being reprinted. Unfortunately, however, the prices of these cards aren’t quite as enticing, as they all linger in the $10$15 range. That is, all expect Urabrask the Hidden, who is only worth a meager few dollars. Thankfully, not every Multiverse Legends card is lacking value, as Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is also being reprinted. Costing around $40 on TCGplayer, this Commander-favorite dragon will definitely be one MTG players want to find. 

Frame Fascinations

Niv-Mizzet Reborn - Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger - Captain Lannery Storm

While Multiverse Legends certainly has a few heavy hitters in the form of Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, and Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice, not every card is exceptionally expensive. Despite this, however, many MTG players are nevertheless excited about getting their hands on this Bonus Sheet. This is thanks to each of the Commander-favorite reprints getting stunning new art to admire. Playing into the multiversal themes of March of the Machine, each card is being reprinted in its home plane’s Booster Fun treatment. Considering these Booster Fun art treatments have often been prized collectibles in recent sets, a Bonus Sheet full of them is obviously pretty exciting.

This growing excitement is already plain to see, as players across social media have been sharing their enthusiasm. On Reddit, for instance, players lauded the new look of Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger. Reprinted using Theros Beyond Death’s Constellation-inspired frame u/Staroson deemed the card to be “so hot.” However, this enticing card frame was hardly the only one to catch players’ eye. Featuring a brand new Ravnica-inspired Booster Fun frame, Niv-Mizzet Reborn arguably stole the show. Not only does this new art treatment look good, but, as u/57messier wondered, it could be a “sneak peek of a set to come.”

Sadly, while there’s certainly plenty of good art and value to enjoy in Multiverse Legends, not everyone was happy. As following on from Phyrexia: All Will Be One, some players were already tired of the Phyrexian Ichor frame. Utilized once again for the reprints of the original Praetors, thankfully, this time around, the Ichor frame art is mercifully clearer. This, however, did little to stop some players, such as u/Royaltycoins, from voicing their disapproval. 

“By this point, the Phyrexian showcase treatment is becoming tiresome IMO, and the kind of sketchy ink treatment feels ill-fitting to me for a full art borderless. Feels lazy and the subject is muddy and it’s unclear what you’re looking at.”


A Cacophony of Collectibles

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice | Halo Foil
Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice | Multiverse Legends

To make sure that March of the Machine is as exciting as possible, Booster Fun card frames aren’t the only returning feature. Taking another page from The Brothers’ War’s book, Serialized cards are also returning. As we discussed previously, this means that each Multiverse Legends card will have a numbered printing, with 500 copies up for grabs. Adorned with the collectible number, and a “double rainbow” foil treatment, these cards are expected to be seriously valuable. After all, if the prices of the serialized Retro Artifacts are anything to go by, prices may soar as high as $2000! Whether or not the interest in serialized cards will remain to make that happen, however, remains to be seen. 

Due to their value, obviously, the return of serialized cards is quite the boon to value enthusiasts. Within March of the Machine, however, that’s not the only fancy foiling technique that’ll be available! As during the “Collecting March of the Machine” article, Wizards also unveiled the new “Halo foil” treatment. This new foiling treatment is undoubtedly eye-catching, found exclusively on Multiverse Legends cards and within Collector Boosters. Despite this, it’s unclear how collectible the new treatment will be, as even just within the Multiverse Legends Booster Sheet, there’s a lot going on. With Regular Booster Fun frames, Foil Etched cards, Halo Foils, and serialized Double Rainbow foils, players are spoilt for choice. 

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