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Posted on May 7, 2017, 8:10 p.m. by MTG_Sam8

I recently got a Gideon of the Trials Planeswalker in a combo pack. MY friend wants to trade me an entire commander deck for the Gideon. Any advice? I'm not sure what to do.

Pieguy396 says... #2

Can you post a decklist of the commander deck? Gideon of the Trials is worth about $23, so if you value the commander deck at or more than $23, you should take your friend up on the offer. Otherwise, don't.

May 7, 2017 8:13 p.m.

MTG_Sam8 says... #3

He hasn't told me the specific deck but he mentioned it was around 50 dollars. Thanks for the help!

May 7, 2017 8:14 p.m.

icehit6 says... #4

Check the deck out before you trade it away. Tell him to show you the cards that are worth anything and take a look at their price just so you know you're not getting low balled.

May 7, 2017 8:23 p.m.

MTG_Sam8 says... #5


May 7, 2017 8:24 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #6

Yeah, I agree with icehit6. It's almost never a good idea to buy something without knowing what you're getting.

May 7, 2017 8:27 p.m.

MTG_Sam8 says... #7

Alright, so as long as I am getting my money, or in this case card, worth It is a good trade?

May 7, 2017 8:36 p.m.

Zaueski says... #8

I would not trade it unless its a commander deck you want to play, Gids is a hot card and can trade/sell easily. If you go for a commander deck you wont be able to trade its parts for very much. You'd be better off trading for cards you actually want.

May 7, 2017 9:05 p.m.

-Logician says... #9

I strongly agree with Zaueski. Unless it looks like a commander deck you'd have fun playing with (and I mean really have fun playing with because a $50 deck aint got shit for value and $1-3 cards don't count for value when you're trading a card worth more than $20), then I wouldn't trade it.

Let me tell you what a card worth $2 does in a trade binder. It collects dust until you make an actually relevant trade and you're about $2 off and they need to find something worth $2 in your binder, so they pity take your random $2 card. When you want to trade for a card that you need, and your buddy has it but is only looking to trade for value, then they're pretty much looking to get a card in relatively high-enough demand worth $10+.

I remember the days when I had cards worth about $3-6, and I figured that if I could find someone who had an Oracle of Mul Daya for trade, then I'd just be like, "Hey. I've got these cards worth $3-6 each, and I'll give you a bunch of them adding up to a little over $20. Let's make this trade happen." But that's not how it works. Oracle of Mul Daya doesn't trade often for cards worth less than Oracle of Mul Daya. Food for thought.

May 7, 2017 10:09 p.m.

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