Secret Lair is here to celebrate everything we love about Magic (plus some epic collaborations)! You'll find cards with fun and funky art, new artists, and styles you never saw coming. But act fast! Each drop is only available for a limited time. Miss a drop, and it's gone!
Perfection will rise! Beauty and splendor are brought to the multiverse by a legion of biomechanical zealots, led by Magic's greatest villain: Elesh Norn. Take a knee, and embrace the power of Phyrexia once and for all.
Kick-off Magic's 30th anniversary! Dominaria United returns to the plane that started it all with an immersive, year-long story. Four sets. One enemy. The Phyrexians are here, and the fate of the multiverse is at stake.
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Lightning Javelin is a card I wrote the name for in Magic Origins, and was my first publicly revealed card. Seeing Lightning Javelin on the mothership in a preview article made it official: I had finally contributed to my favorite game in a creative way.
The first real deck I ever made was a red burn deck filled with Flame Rifts and Lightning Bolts. If someone were to tell little Ant that he would one day grow up to name a red burn spell that would fit seamlessly into his favorite deck, let me just say that little Ant would have died of laughter. To say that the card Lightning Javelin holds an importance for me would be an understatement.
Mike: In this instance, I was lucky after only two months between first contact and actual purchase. It can take months to years to not only find older work, but also to pay via a payment plan.
This question seems silly at first, but knowing what your options are can help lead you in the right direction. Seb offered two different print options of giclee on watercolor paper and giclee on stretched canvas.
As Mike mentioned above, prints can often cause lights and darks to not show up as clearly as they would in paint. Some artists will touch up these areas with actual paint, which is cool, as it adds some extra flair and originality to your purchase. Keep in mind that touchups will cost extra, as you need to pay the artist for the time he or she spends on your piece!
The story on that work is as follows: Mike Linnemann posted that the painting and all preliminary pieces had been sold via Twitter last week on November 7th. Then earlier this week, while we were discussing an Art Market Minute, another MTG art collector that had made an offer for the painting informed me that the final price realized was $18,000. Yesterday, Vintage Magic posted this to their Instagram:
And then yesterday the artist announced on the MTG Art Market that the Tarmogoyf suite, the first original works for a creature that changed the game of Magic, sold for $18,000 to the highest private offer, Daniel Chang of Vintage Magic.com, LLC. They are an incredible few pieces of art; an absolutely exceptional color study, a super detailed sketch, and the tour-de-force final painting. As a trio, they are a phenomenal value for the price. The sale also included all the alternate sketches, seen for the first time in this post.
The Art Market is where many Magic artists call HQ for selling their recent paintings, including Volkan Baga, Ryan Pancoast, Sidharth Chaturvedi, Lars Grant-West, Lucas Graciano, Alexander Deruchennko, Milovoj Ceran, Howard Lyon, and several others.
For the last decade, eBay has been the go to place to auction or sell collectibles outside of a major auction house, and many artists use this as the vehicle to sell a recently released work. Chris Rahn, Matt Stewart, Terese Nielsen, and a handful of other artists use eBay for just about everything new they create. Other artists like Steve Belledin and Wayne Reynolds use it as an arena when there are enough interested parties, they must have an auction to determine the final owner and appropriate amount.
From a sales perspective, eBay is worldwide, takes care of all the bidding, payment, and logistics, and provides a complete platform for selling. But this does come at a cost, usually no less than 13% and sometimes up to 15% of the final hammer price. There is no guarantee that the winning bidder will complete the transaction, and unlike the Facebook community or a private deal between collectors, there is no threat of banishment or blackball due to the anonymity of the bidding process. eBay works, of this there is no doubt. But sellers, artists included, must pay a premium for their service.
Pieces are sold, traded, and otherwise exchanged at a number agreeable to both parties, and amongst veteran collectors the process is usually smooth. While two people may not exactly agree on what a painting or sketch is worth, there is enough respect between collectors to have a civil discussion during a transaction. For me, this has transcended being a hobby and turned into a passion, and the people that are a part of this community have made all the difference. Whether you are buying or selling Magic art, getting to know the people and players in world of Magic art; for me that has been a privilege in itself.
Donny Caltrider has been playing Magic since 2002 and collecting original Magic art since 2017. He has an M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University and enjoys telling stories about art, objects, and the intersection of fantasy with real-life. You can find him on Twitter talking about #mtgart, museums, and other #vorthos related goodness. Follow along and continue the conversation!
Not all events and challenges will get you full-art lands, as there are specific events created specifically for you to get your hands on them. In the past, these events have involved different deck challenges that run for a small-ish timeframe. Usually, though, you can play as many times as you want until you reach the grand prize of a full-art land while the event is running.
Zendikar is a huge plain that contains huge monsters. The jump to huge lands, aka full-art, was only logical. Like the Un-sets, every future visit to this plain was sure to include another iteration of these curved-bordered Zendikar landscapes, though this first release was back in October 2009.
Our first return to Zendikar in October 2015, these new full-art lands were included to the delight of Magic fans everywhere. Like the first visit to Zendikar, they made sure to give you four new arts for each basic land.
While we were still on Zendikar, the incredible devastation of the Eldrazi caused the land to turn colorless. This gave Wizards the perfect opportunity to give you these two gorgeous, colorless lands in all their full-art beauty.
Another Un-set, another set of full-art lands to go with them. Adam Paquette used his talent to create these wonderful and unique looking lands for the first reprint of a combination of Un-sets, which we got in February of 2020.
The Unfathomable Crushing Brutality of Basic Lands was a Secret Lair drop that included one of each basic land in beautiful full-art monochrome versions. Each land is a unique piece of art by Mark Riddick and shares a close resemblance with the full-art lands in both Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow. These are available on MTG Arena through one-time use codes included with the Secret Lair which provided both sleeves as well as the lands themselves.
The Unhinged full-art lands were originally released in November of 2004. The second Un-set saw the realization of these gorgeous lands. Fuller art, smaller borders, everyone went crazy when they hit the scene. These sets have become a staple for full-art lands and will definitely continue to feature new and exciting lands for you to collect.
PixelSnowLands.jpg was another Secret Lair drop that is since no longer available. The drop featured one of each basic land in a new, pixel-art themed version. An identical set of lands also went on sale on MTG Arena as opposed to including a code with each Secret Lair purchase.
The Dracula lands were a Secret Lair drop that was released alongside Innistrad: Midnight Hunt which featured five gorgeous vampire-themed basic lands. An identical set was also sold on MTG Arena, where players could opt to buy the entire set or just individual lands.
Shades Not Included refers to a Secret Lair drop that included one copy of five unique basic lands. Each card featured new, retro-futuristic art pieces available in foil and non-foil versions. The drop also included a one-time use MTG Arena code that could be redeemed to unlock the art styles in the game.
Following Innistrad: Crimson Vow, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty released and brought us ten more gorgeous full-art lands to gaw at and include in our Commander decks! Each land features a unique and captivating piece of art that acts as a window into the world of Kamigawa. Personally, I think the Forests are breathtaking and definitely my favorites. What are yours
Phyrexia: All Will Be One is the next set release for the ongoing Dominaria storyline involving all things physician and time travel. It, like its predecessors, will release with a full suite of full art basic lands for players to enjoy, which has become somewhat of a regular release for the last few years.
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Anyway, thanks for compiling them, saved me some time to make a list and decide what I like most. Glad that none of the SL basics appeal to me, as their very limited availability can be a problem. I will get 2+ boxes of Unfinity tho, huge fan of Un-sets, and those basics and shocks are out of this world ;D 59ce067264