Actually, I thought cornered market was good. I used it in an Eye of Singularity/Legend deck. The deck sucked, but it was fun to play.
I do want to say something about masticore, though. I really don't see the need for this card. Most of the games I play end up in a 'lock', and if I have to discard each turn for a creature that is only slightly helpful, I lose. But I do appreciate WotC making a card that I could get anything for. One guy offered me a mint beta lotus for five, too bad I only had four at the time. And what about flowstone overseer? I believe that is a very good card. Some say this is the next masticore. Don't say that, because the last masticore sucked.
I know I am going to hear a lot of chiding about what I said, but that is my opinion.
I hate getting Rage of Fury, I've got them in just about all my pack buyings, I have about 10-15 of them. Pale Moon is probably the worst rare that I had the pleasure of getting in a pack (does any one want it... didn't think so)
I cracked Amulet of Quoz in Ice Age and it sat it's craptacular self in my binder for 6 years until this summer when I found someone that collects ante cards.
Amulet of Quoz is absolute garbage! It's 6 mana! It's an artifact! You can't Tinker away a 6 mana artifact like you could with Delif's Cone. It doesn't attack or block! It has horrible artwork by Dan Frasier! It even has 'summoning sickness'! It's a one shot effect!
Oh yeah, it's a FREAKING ANTE CARD, so it's totally useless except in maybe 5-Color. So what if you do manage to get past all that and you activate your Quozy Amulet? The opponent can simply ante another card. But wait! What if your opponent knows he's got a Mox on top and doesn't want to ante? You still have a 50/50 chance of LOSING THE GAME after all that work.
I am certain I will never, ever see an Amulet of Quoz ever being activated (and I've fought against Sorrow's Path decks before)...
I'm glad you guys necromancied this thread because I completely missed that the original post from 2000 mentions Illusions of Grandeur and Sengir Autocrat, two of my old favorites. One man's trash is another man's treasure?