As table top games become more and more popular and integrated into community spaces, such as schools and libraries, I can see the significance of books like these being published. "Magic: The Gathering Cards - The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide" is a must have for gaming communities. The book features 165 card sets and presents the materials in a user-friendly manner. As someone who doesn't know anything about Magic, this book wasn't intimidating or overwhelming. I quite liked the layout and the color schemes of the guide and found it easy to navigate.
This guide gives a short history of the beginning of Magic: The Gathering and includes details on the anatomy of cards and how to grade them. This guide would be a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about the cards in the game.