No I really don't like collecting cards but my cousin is a freaking fan of magic cards. He sold of couple of his cards and got around $400 dollars he said his collection was worth arond $3000 but I really dot get what makes them worth so much.
That's the problem with collectible anything just because it's "worth" a certain amount doesn't mean you'll get that much if you sell it!
I use to collect them. I still have mine.
I played Magic around 1997-1998. It's a really good game, provided you have the penny to support the habit. For me, it meant a sandwich for lunch and fried bananas on a stick for an afternoon snack. Besides my tummy, the rest of me was pretty happy. The most fun I had with a deck was with a Sengir Vampire / Breeding Pit combo pure-black deck, at least if things were working my way. I also liked Empyrial Armor especially when you had Library of Leng and another artifact card that lets you draw X cards (forgot its name).
I was also quite enamored with the artwork. I could remember Richard Kane Ferguson, Quinton Hoover among others as my favorite artists.
The most expensive card (sort of) I ever owned was Sacred Mesa (Mirage edition). I honestly do not know what happened to it. I wasn't much of a collector.
EDIT: Checked the internet and found Sacred Mesa isn't worth that much. $0.99. lol