I was first exposed to MTG in my mid-20s. A friend and I visited our LGS and purchased the Elspeth vs Tezzeret Duel Deck. I picked Elspeth and thus delved in to the world of MTG. I wasn’t very good and I didn’t win often. Eventually I stripped the deck and sold Elspeth, Knight-Errant, a decision I would later regret.
My first draft at my LGS was Innistrad. I knew nothing about drafting. I was so nervous and afraid to ask questions. I lost all my games and felt so embarrassed (Built a 60 card deck, not 40). Maybe MTG wasn’t my thing?
But it wasn’t just about the game. It was about hanging out with my friends. Every weekend from 2pm until 2am we played MTG, ate pizza and watched movies. I even started to win some games!
I began to share my love of the game with friends, co-workers and total strangers. Now after 7 years we have our own playgroup. We draft new sets and we especially enjoy playing Commander together.
I regretted selling Elspeth because I realised it meant a lot more to me now. It wasn’t just a card - it was THE card that started it all.