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MTG Fast Finance Episode 16

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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

City of Brass">City of Brass  (Arabian Nights)
Start: $74.00
Finish: $107.00
Gain: +$33.00 (+45%)

Lake of the Dead">Lake of the Dead (Alliances)
Start: $5.50
Finish: $8.00
Gain: +$2.50 (+45%)

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Quicksilver Amulet">Quicksilver Amulet Foil (Magic 2012)
Start: $13.00
Finish: $25.00
Gain: +$12.00 (+92%)

Nahiri, the Harbinger">Nahiri, the Harbinger (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Start: $11.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$9.00 (+80%)

Part the Waterveil">Part the Waterveil (Battle for Zendikar)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $5.50
Gain: +$3.50 (+175%)

Brain in a Jar (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$2.00 (+200%)

 

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James’ Picks:

  1. Zada, Hedron Grinder">Zada, Hedron Grinder, Battle for Zendikar, Confidence Level 7: $.5 to $5 (+900%, 12+ months)
  2. Smothering Abomination Battle for Zendikar, Confidence Level 6: $.25 to $2 (+700%, 12+ months)
  3. Sire of Stagnation Battle for Zendikar, Confidence Level 6: $1 to $4 (+300%, 12+ months)
  4. Dragonmaster Outcast Battle for Zendikar, Confidence Level 7: $3 to $7 (+133%, 12+ months
  5. Chord of Calling Foil Magic 2015, Confidence Level 8: $20 to $40 (+100%, 6-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Cryptic Command Modern Masters 2, Confidence Level 6: $20 to $35 (+75%, 6-12+ months
  2. Reveillark Foil Modern Masters, Confidence Level 8: $17 to $30 (+75%, 6-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Grand Prix Toronto and Grand Prix Tokyo

Between last weekend’s Standard GP in Toronto and the Standard GP running in Tokyo while this episode is recorded, there’s plenty of decks and cards to discuss.

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 15

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

Cryptolith Rite  (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Start: $3.75
Finish: $7.50
Gain: +$3.75 (+100%)

Languish (Magic Origins)
Start: $4.00
Finish: $8.25
Gain: +$4.25 (+105%)

Reshape Foil (Darksteel)
Start: $6.00
Finish: $15.00
Gain: +$9.00 (+150%)

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Deadbridge Chant Foil (Dragon’s Maze)
Start: $6.00
Finish: $18.00
Gain: +$12.00 (+200%)

Hissing Quagmire (Oath of the Gatewatch)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $6.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+200%)

Muddle the Mixture (Ravnica)
Start: $2.50
Finish: $7.50
Gain: +$5.00 (+200%)

Puca’s Mischief (Shadowmoor)
Start: $1.75
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$5.25 (+300%)

Wheel of Sun and Moon (Shadowmoor)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$15.00 (+300%)

Koth of the Hammer Foil (Scars of Mirrodin)
Start: $12.00
Finish: $50.00
Gain: +$38.00 (+315%)

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Season’s Past Foil (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $9.00
Gain: +$7.00 (+350%)

Dark Petition  (Magic Origins)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$5.50 (+366%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James’ Picks:

  1. Nahiri, the Harbinger, Shadows Over Innistrad, Confidence Level 6: $10 to $20 (+100%, 0-6 months)
  2. Sylvan Advocate Oath of the Gatewatch, Confidence Level 6: $6 to $10 (+66%, 0-6 months)
  3. Eye of Ugin Expeditions, Confidence Level 8: $60 to $100 (+66%, 12+ months)
  4. Thought-Knot Seer Oath of the Gatewatch, Confidence Level 8: $6 to $12 (+100%, 6-12 months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Theros Gods, Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey Into Nyx, Confidence Level 7  (12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Pro Tour Shadows Over Innistrad

With one of the most diverse and star-studded top eights at a Pro Tour in years, there’s no shortage of decks and cards to discuss.

Segment 4: Organized Play and the Modern Pro Tour

Wizards of the Coast announced (and 48 hours later rescinded) major changes to platinum level benefits. They also announced the end of the Modern Pro Tour. What’s going on behind the scenes to drive these decisions, and what bearing will it have on the secondary 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 13

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%)

 

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%)

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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