Buying Proxy Cards Saves Money
Wizards of the Coast has a problem. They are stuck between a rock and a hard spot. The high cost of cards makes the barrier to entry for new players high. But, on the other hand, if Wizards of the Coast reprints all the super valuable cards, they risk alienating collectors who have been customers for years or decades.
Magic proxies solve this problem by giving affordable access to anyone while not taking away from the rarity and value of genuine Magic cards.
It depends on what you want to accomplish.
You can print MTG proxy cards at home, or by using a service such as MPC. If you print them at home, you shouldn’t expect to be able to recreate super high quality or realistic cards. That said, it’s very cheap to do so and may work perfectly fine for your purposes.
If you opt to print proxy cards through a 3rd party company, you can get a high quality result. However, it takes significantly more effort and time because you have to provide your own print files. Most companies also won’t print original art, so they won’t look realistic. Again, having a company print proxies for you can be a great way to get a bunch of casual playtesting cards.
Buying proxy cards is ideal if you are looking for high quality, realistic MTG cards. At Proxy King we try to make our proxies as realistic as possible. This lets you join games and play without people noticing you are running proxy cards in your Magic deck. We have created over 1,000 different MTG proxy cards that we print with high fidelity printers.
Keep Your Original MtG Cards in Mint Condition
If you have high-value Magic the Gathering cards, you don’t want to risk damaging them. Scuffs, creases, and knicks drop the value of cards dramatically. The difference between a gem mint 10.0 card and a 9.0 graded card is dramatic.
Custom MtG proxy cards let you boost your deck power without risking your OG cards.
Proxies allow you to try different strategies and combos in your decks without breaking the bank. So many of us play the game of Magic because of the depth of strategy. It’s fantastic to try out unique strategies without spending hundreds of dollars.
Anyone Can Make a Powerful Deck
With proxies, it’s no longer pay to win. As mentioned above, sky-high prices are one of the hardest things for new players. Proxies give all players a way to get great, powerful cards.