Obtaining a grail!Obtaining a grail!Diary

solluxcaptorsolluxcaptorIl y a 8 jours
I'll start out by stating that this article will be a little different, it's not a figure grail this time, but still a collectible grail.
Ever since I started collecting Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, my dream card was DDS Blue-Eyes White Dragon. In my opinion, the most beautiful printing of the most beautiful card, therefore the most beautiful card ever printed.

As I started collecting cards, at first my budget was pretty small, I wasn't that deep in yet so I kept my price cap kinda low. ("I'll just collect a few" I thought, isn't that how it always starts?) I got deeper into the hobby and my acceptable budget for cards grew larger. But DDS Blue-Eyes was scaling up in price even faster than I was able to reasonably spend on it, and I started to fear that I would never own the card.

I happened to come across a good deal with a reliable seller I know, which put half of the fears surrounding buying one out of my mind (I feared being scammed or being sold a fake, the guy answered all of my questions and actually sent me so many pictures to talk me through how to spot a fake one! Plus he's really reputable as a seller in the community I knew I could trust) so I was ready to pull the trigger. It really felt like now or never!

So I got him and... I'm in love!! No photos do this card any justice to how beautiful it looks in real life.
I took this photo with my Blue-Eyes statue:
(Click the link to go to the photo hosted on MFC and give it some love, if you want!)

I tried out some extra lighting on that picture to make it really colourful and bright so here's an unfiltered close up, complete with another beautiful Blue-Eyes card (Rush Duel version) that I got on the same day. What an incredible mail day!

No matter if you're a card collector or not, I hope you enjoyed my very special grail!
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Il y a 3 jours
Congrats on the grail! This makes me want to write an article on a grail of mine I was finally able to get, but alas, it will have to wait until the new year.
Il y a 6 jours
Congrats on your grail!! The card looks like it's in such a great condition. I hope you have a card protector or something to keep it in that pristine condition <3

Congrats again!!
Il y a 6 jours
congratulations!! you took an amazing photo of it with the BEWD figure, too!!
Il y a 6 jours
Congrats on your grail! I only collected cards right at the beginning, so I have the super old one, but the extra shiny colors look really cool on this!
Il y a 7 jours
Awesome, congratulations!
Il y a 7 jours
Congrats! ^.^
Il y a 7 jours
Congrats! DDS is the best BEWD. It's great that you got a good deal on it now, before it gets even more scarce.
Il y a 7 jours
Cool! That is both a cool looking statue and card.
Il y a 7 jours
solluxcaptorIl y a 8 jours#86908934That's an amazing story!! Unfortunately I didn't know anyone who liked collecting cards growing up, although my collection was Pokemon at that time. I've double sleeved it and I'll be putting it in a protective case!
Hehe thank you, Winged Kuriboh is one of my favourite non-Kaiba related cards! Good choice.
SuperJetStarIl y a 7 jours#86909006Awesome! I collected Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! as a child in elementary school (I'm an OG collector from both franchises) so I can relate (and know) the joy of getting a super rare card.
Seeing this version/art of Blue-Eyes is very nostalgic to me for a very special reason.
When I went to school, everyone started with Pokemon, then switched to Yu-Gi-Oh! as they got older (because the cards looked way cooler and made you feel more grown-up) The switch happened pretty fast so I was the last kid without any Yu-Gi-Oh! cards.
That is until my best friend gave me a pack of cards for my birthday.
The very first card in that pack? Blue-Eyes White Dragon himself! My very first card was a Blue-Eyes. One of the luckiest moments of my life.
I didn't realize how lucky I was to get him at the time since I didn't know much about the cards or the series. All I knew is that he looked super cool (still my favorite card) and that it was very valuable so I was very protective of it and swore never to trade it (which I never did).
Also related but the kids at my school would always claim that all First Edition cards (or any card with the gold square in the corner) were fake (none of them were) and I was the only one who didn't quite trust that claim. "Are these cards really fake? "First Edition" sounds special to me" Is what I thought at the time.
Those claims paid off though because I was able to get a "fake" Blue-Eyes by trading a much worse "real" card. A First Edition Blue-Eyes for a random 5 Star monster card was the best trade I ever made.
Later on a kid had 3 Blue-Eyes that everyone was jealous of but I saw that they were clearly fake based on the back of the card (the swirl was different than the official cards and didn't have Konami printed anywhere) Eventually he didn't want them anymore and gave them to me. I then went around boasting how I had "5" Blue-Eyes even though 3 were fake. One kid knew they were fake but no one would believe them much to my benefit.
Sometime after that, around when GX began, everyone quit collecting them. I was the last one to stop simply because there was no one else left to play/trade with. Never went back to collecting cards, but I did play some of the games years later to relive some of those memories.
I was never able to get a third legit Blue-Eyes to complete the trio and make Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon but I did get Toon-Eyes Blue Dragon which was the next best thing.
That's my story/history with Yu-Gi-Oh! and Blue-Eyes. Bit of a long read, but it's a good read.
Enjoy your prize/grail/trophy! That card is a masterpiece!

What?! Dang, back in my day everyone I knew was collecting pokemon cards!

@SuperJetStar Your story is so familiar to mine!!! Ah, those were the days weren't they? I even got the original Charizard with a card that was worth waaaaay less xS
Il y a 7 jours
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