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MTG Fast Finance Episode 9

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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: 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%)

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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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MTG Fast Finance: Episode 2

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: Jan 29th

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Battle Screech (Judgement)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$2.50 (+500%)

Treasure Hunt (Magic Player Rewards)
Start: $1.25
Finish: $6.50
Gain: +$5.25 (+420%)

Boom/Bust (Planar Chaos)
Start: $2.50
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$4.50 (+180%)

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Palinchron (Urza’s Legacy)
Start: $11.00
Finish: $25.00
Gain: +$14.00 (+127%)

Flagstones of Trokair (Time Spiral)
Start: $13.00
Finish: $26.00
Gain: +$13.00 (+100%)

Seedborn Muse (Legions/9th/10th)
Start: $13.00
Finish: $26.00
Gain: +13.00 (+100%)

Ghost Quarter (Various)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $2.00
Gain: +1.00 (+100%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

  1. Harbinger of the Tides, ORI (Foil): $6.50 to $15+ (+130%, 6-12+ months)
  2. Goblin Piledriver, ORI (Foil): $5 to $10+ (+100%, 12+ months)
  3. Painful Truths, BFZ (Foil): $11 to $20+ (80%, 6-12+ months)

Disclosure: James is holding several Harbinger of the Tides foils.

Travis Picks:

  1. Delver of Secrets (Foil): $12 to $25 (110%, 0 – 12 months)
  2. Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Foil): $60 to $80 (33%, 6 – 12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis is not holding either of his picks at present.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys highlighted the successful showing for Merfolk as the 2nd, 3rd, and 12th at the  #SCG Modern Classic last weekend as a deck that keeps slipping under the radar despite doing well. Goblins was also noted as the winner of the Legacy Classic at the same tournament.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week: Is MTG Too Expensive?

The guys discussed the average cost to play Magic: The Gathering, and the many ways players have to mitigate those costs in their favor.

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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