Feature - Auction of the People - Bidding

Posted in Event Coverage on May 11, 2004

By Scott Johns

The competitors were in a great mood for this popular event, with lots of cheering, ribbing, and laughter as the bids came down. At the restaurant before the event many of the players could be heard comparing notes on favorite decks (or trying to play catch-up). The bidding for the early decks was aggressive from the start as players maneuvered to get the best deal on the decks they thought most playable. As the decks began to dwindle the bidding became even more heated as players scrambled to get in on the action before it was too late, fearing a blood bath as the last of the popular decks ran out. The bidding order is listed below, along with the bids for each of the decks and who ended up with each. (Only bids are listed, but you can tell who passed by checking the bidding order.)

Bidding Order
1. Dirk Baberowski
2. Nicolai Herzog
3. Jon Finkel
4. Brian Kibler
5. Zvi Mowshowitz
6. Kai Budde
7. Justin Gary
8. Masashi Ooiso
9. Carlos Romao
10. Jens Thoren
11. Jordan Berkowitz
12. Jin Okamoto
13. Bob Maher
14. Mathias Jorstedt
15. Gary Wise
16. Osyp Lebedowicz

“Kill U With Myr” (Kev Walker)
Dirk 7-20
Nicolai 7-15
Finkel 7-14
Kibler 6-20
Kai 6-18
Carlos 6-17
Finkel 6-16
Kai 6-15
Finkel 6-14

“Online Open-legal Flying Deck” (rk Post)
Herzog 6-15
Kibler 6-13
Masashi 6-12
Mathias 6-11
Masashi 6-10

“Clock of Beasts” (Arnie Swekel)
Kibler 7-15
Zvi 7-14
Kai 7-13
Carlos 7-12
Dirk 6-20
Kibler 6-18
Carlos 6-17
Dirk 6-16
Kibler 6-15
Dirk 6-14
Kibler 6-13
Dirk 6-12
Kibler 6-11

“Brains, it’s What’s for Dinner” (Thomas M. Baxa)
Zvi 7-20
Kai 6-20
Carlos 6-17
Jens 6-16
Jin 6-15
Carlos 6-14
Jens 6-13
Carlos 6-12

“Meddling Emperor” (Moeller)
Kai 7-20
Justin 7-18
Jens 7-17
Jordan 7-15
Jin 6-20
Bob 6-19
Mathias 6-18
Jens 6-17
Jin 6-16
Bob 6-15
Mathias 6-14
Bob 6-13
Mathias 6-12

“Legacy” (John Avon)
Justin 7-18
Jordan 7-17
Bob 7-16
Wise 7-15
Dirk 6-20
Zvi 6-19
Justin 6-18
Dirk 6-17
Justin 6-16

“Fun with Tokens” (Greg Staples)
Jens 7-20
Jordan 7-19
Jin 7-17
Bob 7-16
Wise 7-15
Osyp 7-14
Dirk 6-20
Nicolai 6-18
Zvi 6-16
Kai 6-15
Jens 6-14
Zvi 6-13
Jens 6-12

“Steelhorn and Blackblood” (Anthony Szczudlo)
Jordan 7-20
Jin 7-15
Bob 7-14
Wise 6-20
Osyp 6-19
Nicolai 6-18
Zvi 6-15
Jens 6-14
Zvi 6-13

“Adventures with Pete” (Pete Venters)
Jin 7-15
Dirk 6-20
Nicolai 6-15
Kai 6-14
Jin 5-20 (The first bid to go down to five cards, this one was met with much cheering)
Nicolai 5-17 (But just as quickly that cheering changed to shock when Herzog announced this bid, clearly surprising the other competitors)

“Library? Who Said You Could Have a Library?” (Dave Dorman)
Bob 7-20
Wise 7-18
Osyp 7-17
Dirk 7-16
Kai 7-15
Jordan 6-20
Bob 6-19
Osyp 6-18
Jordan 6-17
Bob 6-16
Jordan 6-15

“Weird Wizards” (Scott M. Fischer)
Wise 7-20
Dirk 7-19
Jin 6-20

“Swing While You’re Winning” (Alan Pollack)
Osyp 7-20
Dirk 6-17
Kai 6-16
Bob 6-15
Oyp 6-14
Dirk 6-13
Kai 6-12
Dirk 5-20

“Aetheral Emergence” (Heather Hudson)
Kai 7-20
Bob 7-19
Kai 7-18
Bob 7-17

“Nightscape” (Andrew Goldhawk)
Wise 7-20
Osyp 7-19
Kai 7-18
Wise 7-17
Osyp 7-16

“Changing Your Colors” (Glen Angus)
Kai 7-20

“Egg Assassin” (Mark Zug)
Wise 7-20

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