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Bazaar of Baghdad
Reviewed July 01, 2005
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Back in the Day (tm), Bazaar of Baghdad was
considered to be beneath the view of the better
Magic players. The Bazaar was largely ignored.
There were simply better ways to get the job
done. Since then, however, a lot of things have
changed in the world of Magic strategy. The
power of accessing two more cards from your deck
for the mere tapping of single card with no
other activation cost is simply very powerful.
The ability to cheaply see more cards has
elevated this card's value with players with
Aside from my head nearly exploding while trying
to read the Arabian Nights text on this card, I
can't say anything bad about Bazaar of Baghdad.
Look at it this way...
Do you like drawing cards?
Do you mind discarding one or two extra if it
means you get to dig for a winner?
Do you like paying for card draw?
Would you play a *land* that let you draw cards?
What if that card-drawing land had no other
I think we all know the answers that go with
those questions. With this in mind, is there any
question as to why this card easily cracks $100
a piece? I haven't handed out too many 5.0s
throughout my time here at Pojo, but I think the
Bazaar warrants a few...
Constructed Rating: 5.0
Casual Rating: 5.0
Limited Rating: 5.0
Wow... sometimes you forget how long and
involved the older wording was on cards. Bazaar
would now read something like:
T: Draw two cards; Discard 3 cards.
(Think of all the ink WotC is saving now.)
Anywho, Bazaar is retardedly good; a draw spell
you can use over and over. And it's a land, so
it can't be countered. Crazy.
Constructed - 5
Casual - 5
Limited - 4
Baghdad - Uncommon- Arabian Nights
hello peoples today we have the deck thinning,
uncounterable land Bazaar of Baghdad
now i dont know if this card was used much back
in the day, or if it is even used much now, but
this is a pretty nice way to either get cards in
the grave or to just thin your deck/draw cards.
constructed- 4/5 probably a high rating but i
like the card
limited - 5/5 its not exactly card advantage but
it helps you get what you need faster, and it
wont get rid of what you need
casual - 3/5 nothing special
final thought- sorry for the short review, im
wrighting about 2-3 weeks of reviews in a hour
(going to origins, hope to see you there).