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MTG Fast Finance Episode 13

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by Travis Allen (@wizardbumpin) & James Chillcott (@mtgcritic)

MTG Fast Finance is a weekly podcast that tries to break down the flurry of financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering into a fast, fun and useful thirty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: April 15th

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Secure the Wastes  (Dragons of Tarkir)
Start: $5.50
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$4.50 (+80%)

Gifts Ungiven (Modern Masters)
Start: $12.00
Finish: $24.00
Gain: +$12.00 (+100%)

Undiscovered Paradise (Visions)
Start: $4.50
Finish: $10.50
Gain: +$6.00 (+133%)

Knight of the White Orchid  (Magic Origins)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$3.00 (+150%)

Kytheon, Hero of Akros (Magic Origins)
Start: $5.50
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +$8.50 (+155%)

Tireless Tracker (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$5.00 (+250%)

Pyromancer’s Goggles (Magic Origins)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $8.00
Gain: +$6.00 (+300%)

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Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James’ Picks:

  1. Masterwork of Ingenuity Commander 2014, Confidence Level 7: $1 to $5 (+400%, 0-6 months)
  2. Erayo, Soratami Ascendant Saviors of kamigawa, Confidence Level 6: $5 to $10 (+100%, 0-12 months)
  3. Oath of the Gatewatch Booster Crate, $100

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Languish, Magic Origins, Confidence Level 6: $3 to $7 (+133%, 0-6 months)
  2. Radiant Flames Battle for Zendikar, Confidence Level 5: $.25 to $1.50 (+500%, 0-6 months)
  3. Alhammarret’s Archive Magic Origins, Confidence Level 7: $4 to $10 (+150%, 0-12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: SCG Baltimore Standard Open and Modern Classic

Starcitygames was in Baltimore this weekend, and it brought our first look at  both Shadows Over Innistrad Standard and Post-Eldrazi, Post-Ancestral Vision, Post-Thopter Foundry Modern. What showed up? What didn’t? What can we learn from these results?

James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

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MTG Fast Finance Episode 12

by Travis Allen (@wizardbumpin) & James Chillcott (@mtgcritic)

MTG Fast Finance is a weekly podcast that tries to break down the flurry of financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering into a fast, fun and useful thirty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: April 7th

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Declaration in Stone  (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $9.00
Gain: +$5.50(+150%)

Ancestral Vision (Time Spiral)
Start: $20.00
Finish: $40.00
Gain: +$20.00(+100%)

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas (Mirrodin Besieged)
Start: $15.00
Finish: $40.00
Gain: +$25.00(+166%)

Ulvenwald Hydra  (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$6.50(+185%)

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Archangel of Tithes (Magic Origins)
Start: $6.00
Finish: $18.00
Gain: +$12.00(+200%)

Always Watching (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$3.00 (+300%)

Time Sieve (Alara Reborn)
Start: $3.00
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +$9.00(+300%)

Sword of the Meek (Future Sight)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$15.00(+300%)

Squandered Resources (Visions)
Start: $.75
Finish: $5.50
Gain: +$4.75(+633%)

Thopter Foundry (Alara Reborn)
Start: $.50
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$9.50(+1900%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

  1. Secluded Glen Lorwyn, Confidence Level 7: $5 to $10 (+100%, 0-6 months)
  2. Bitterblossom Modern Masters 2, Confidence Level 6: $25 to $35 (+40%, 0-6 months)
  3. Jeskai Ascendancy Khans of Tarkir, Confidence Level 6: $.5 to $5+ (+900%, 12+ months
  4. Eye of Ugin Expeditions, Confidence Level 8: $70 to $150 (+115%, 12+ months)

Travis Picks:

  1. Spell Snare, Modern Masters, Confidence Level 7: $7 to $15 (+115%, 6-12 months)
  2. Darkslick Shores Scars of Mirrodin, Confidence Level 7: $8 to $15+ (+88%, 6-12 months)
  3. Krark-Clan Ironworks Fifth Dawn, Confidence Level 5: $4 to $15 (+275%, 12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Modern Banned and Restricted List Update

Modern’s Banned and Restricted List was updated for Shadows Over Innistrad, and it was a doozy! Eye of Ugin departs as we welcome Ancestral Vision and Sword of the Meek. What do these changes have in store for Modern?

James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

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MTG Fast Finance Episode 9

by Travis Allen (@wizardbumpin) & James Chillcott (@mtgcritic)

MTG Fast Finance is a weekly podcast that tries to break down the flurry of financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering into a fast, fun and useful thirty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: March 19th

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Legion Loyalist Foil (Gatecrash)
Start: $9.00
Finish: $18.00
Gain: +$9.00 (+100%)

Asceticism Foil (Scars of Mirrodin)
Start: $11.00
Finish: $24.00
Gain: +$13.00 (+118%)

Drana, Liberator of Malakir (Battle for Zendikar)
Start: $8.00
Finish: $18.00
Gain: +$10.00 (+125%)

Mayor of Avabruck (Foil) (Innistrad)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +$7.00 (+140%)

Triskelion (Antiquities)
Start: $19.00
Finish: $45.00
Gain: +$26.00 (+136%)

Whirling Dervish (Legends)
Start: $2.25
Finish: $5.50
Gain: +$3.25 (+144%)

Hall of Gemstone (Mirage)
Start: $1.25
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$3.75 (+300%)

Scout’s Warning (Future Sight)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+400%)

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Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

  1. Diregraf Colossus Shadows Over Innistrad, Confidence Level 7: $1 to $5 (+400%, 6-12 months)
  2. Traverse the Ulvenwald Shadows Over Innistrad, Confidence Level 7: $1 to $5+ (+400%, 6-12 months)
  3. Myr Superion Foil Scars of Mirrodin, Confidence Level 6: $3 to $10+ (+235%, 6-12+ months)

Travis Picks:

  1. Beck//Call, Dragon’s Maze, Confidence Level 6: $.40 to $5 (+1100%, 6-12+ months
  2. Needle Spires & Hissing Quagmire Oath of the Gatewatch, Confidence Level 7: $1 to $5+ (+400%, 0-6 months)
  3. Wastes #184 Foil Oath of the Gatewatch, Confidence Level 9: $13 to $25+ (+100%, 12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Shadows Over Innistrad Spoilers

Official spoilers for Shadows Over Innistrad are upon us! The guys take time to talk about some of the cards that have caught their eye through the lens of financial implications, both on yet-to-be released cards, and cards that are already in the market.

 

James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

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MTG Fast Finance: Episode 3

by Travis Allen (@wizardbumpin) & James Chillcott (@mtgcritic)

MTG Fast Finance is a new weekly podcast that tries to break down the flurry of financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering into a fast, fun and useful thirty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: Feb 3rd

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Caverns of Despair (Legends)
Start: $10
Finish: $40
Gain: +$30 (+300%)

Peregrine Dranke
Start: $1.50
Finish: $3.50
Gain: +$50 (+125%)

Thunder Spirit
Start: $2.50
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$4.50 (+180%)

Worship
Start: $2
Finish: $4.50
Gain: +$2.50 (+125%)

Ancestral Vision
Start: $8
Finish: $14
Gain: +$6 (+75%)

Collected Company
Start: $8.50
Finish: $14
Gain: +6 (+75%)

Past in Flames
Start: $8
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +4.00 (+50%)

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Start: $9
Finish: $12
Gain: +5 (+55%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

  1. Inkmoth Nexus, MBS : $40 to $50+ (+25%, 1-2+ months)
  2. Pia & Kiran Nalaar, ORI (Intro Foil): $11 to $20+ (+80%, 6+ months)
  3. Stone Haven Outfitter, OGW (Foil): $2 to $5+ (150%, 6-12+ months)

Travis Picks:

  1. Collected Company: $15 to $25 (66%, 0 – 3 months)
  2. Spreading Seas: $1 to $3 (200%, 1 – 6 months)
  3. Shrine of the Forsaken: $.75 to $3 (300%, 1 – 3 months)

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys looked at the raw quantity of Reflector Mages, Collected Companys, and Gideon, Ally of Zendikars in the Standard Open.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week: Innistrad Echoes

Is the rumor of Innistrad Echoes true, and is the idea of an Expeditions-type set each block reasonable?

James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

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