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Magic: The Gathering – Trading Card Guide

Taschenbuch / pocketbook
Very thick book (1472 pages!) with pictures and comments to all Magic cards from Alpha to Dissension. The book was published in 2006 and is written in German, French and Italian (all three in one book). I have one since ~2007 and I certainly recommend it. It is simply the best offline listing of Magic cards and it has exact pictures of the correct edition (Alpha and Beta is different for example).

Published 2006 by Michael Steiner / Fantasia.

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A Collector’s History of Magic The Gathering: Volume 1

Taschenbuch / pocketbook
The ultimate book for all who want to know more about the history and get insight knowledge about print runs, card naming and so on. With 202 pages, volume 1 is the only volume so far but fortunately it covers all OS editions :).
I have the book and I think it’s a must have for all old school players (not only collectors).

Published 2014 by Ryan William Rooks.

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Magic – The Gathering Cards: The Unofficial Ultimate Collector’s Guide

Taschenbuch / pocketbook
Huge secondary market overview on 512 pages featuring cards from 165 MTG editions. The book is well written with many images and nicely arranged tables. It includes FBB listings which is normal in Germany but rare for US publications.
If you worry about today’s prices, get the book, have a look back to 2018 and cry more…

Published 2018 by Ben Bleiweiss / Krause Publications.

Magic – The Gathering: Official Encyclopedia – The Complete Card Guide

Richard Garfield’s official encyclopedia from 1996 – nothing more to say. Important for all collectors, but maybe not the first buy. I personally enjoyed the above books a bit more.

Published 1996 by ‎Carlton Books.

Generation Decks: The Unofficial History of Gaming Phenomenon Magic: The Gathering

Titus Chalk tells the game’s story – from its humble origins to its continued success in today’s digital age.
Personally I’m just ordering this book after a recommendation. I’ll update the text here soon.

Published 2019 by ‎Titus Chalk.


Dragon Shield Standard Perfect Fit Sealable Sleeves

Dragon Shield resealable inner sleeves are my favorite inner sleeves for the expensive cards. The sleeve is closing completely around the card and still quite thin. This make it actually easier to change the standard sleeve as the card won’t slide out. Can be bought with darkened back, too.

Magnifying Glass For Green Dot Test

For quick and easy green dot testing, I’m using a magnifying glass similar to the one linked here. Any 60x jeweler’s loupe or magnifying glass will work, so feel free to chose a different one, this is just an example that is working fine for me and my friends.

Logitech C920s HD PRO Webcam, Full-HD 1080p

The webcam of my choice for easy and reliable use, great picture quality in Full HD and quick setup with any common streaming or video conference app as for example Twitch, OBS, Tolaria and Whereby.
It just works. You can choose another variant or go 4K with the Brio 4k, but I wouldn’t recommend trying to save 20 bucks here and take a cheap one. Also spending more doesn’T seem necessary.
I’m using it on a semi-professional tripod (Stativ) I bought for my SLR some time ago, but there are many setups you can use depending on your play area and desk.
Link for the Brio 4k added in case you prefer the higher resolution for recording.

To come

Cards, Booster, Boxes

Accessories (Sleeves & Co)