What Non-Magic item have you traded Magic cards for?

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I saw this question posed the other day on some form of social media, and it got me thinking. I've done a lot of trading in my day, and while most of it has been for Magic cards or other Magic-related items, I know there are some stories out there that end differently.

You guys probably know the story of Jonathan Medina and how he traded cards for an Ipad a few years ago. While I can't match that, I was offered a trade of a Damnation for a Gamecube and a pair of controllers last week. As a huge fan of that system and some of the games, I was definitely intrigued by the deal and am still considering it.

Worth trading a Magic card for?
Worth trading a Magic card for?

Anyway, I know I'm not the only one with this kind of story, so share with us here: What is the coolest thing you've ever traded a Magic card for?

Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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10 thoughts on “What Non-Magic item have you traded Magic cards for?

  1. What got me back into playing magic was me trading a set of revised into thrift store for a almost brand new lawn mower. The store had started doing magic because a friend of the owner recommended it to him. I had so much much credit left over I ended up playing magic again since I didn’t really need anything else.

  2. A year ago I traded a Bazaar of Baghdad and some standard cards for a baseball signed by ten 500 HR hitters, including Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle.

  3. when i was first getting into magic i traded my cousin one of these battery operated games before game boys went mainstream, for one thousand cards. it was really got me into magic.

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