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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 70 (June 2nd/17)

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MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty 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: June 2, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Cabal Pit

Cabal Pit (Odyssey, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $0.75
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +$11.25 (+1500%)

Circle of Protection: Red (9th, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $15.00
Gain: +$14.00 (+1400%)

Ethersworn Canonist (SOM, Foil Rare)
Start: $12.00
Finish: $80.00
Gain: +68.00 (+567%)

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Rishadan Cutpurse (Mercadian Masques, Foil Common)
Start: $0.75
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +4.25 (+567%)

Hickory Woodlot (Mercadian Masques, Foil Common)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+400%)

Planar Collapse (URL, Foil Rare )
Start: $4.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$16.00 (+400%)

Haven of the Spirit Dragon (DTK, Foil Rare)
Start: $3.00
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +$11.00 (+367%)

Dragon Tempest (DTK, Foil Rare)
Start: $3.00
Finish: $15.00
Gain: +$12.00 (+400%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Felidar Guardian

  1. Felidar Guardian (AER, Foil Uncommon)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $4.00 to $10.00 (+6.00/150%) 0-12+ months)

2. Spell Queller (EMN, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $9.00 to $20.00 (+11.00/+122%, 6-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

Duskwatch Recruiter

  1. Duskwatch Recruiter (SOI, Foil Uncommon)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $5.00 to $15.00 (+10.00/+200%, 0-6+ months)

2. Door of Destinies (M14, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $7.00 to $15.00 (+8.00/+114%, 0-12+ months)

3. Harsh Mercy (ONS, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $5.00 to $20.00 (+15.00/+300%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys touched on the results from the GPs and SCG Modern events last weekend.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

James & Travis discuss the Hour of Devestation leaks and an assortment of other news.

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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PRO TRADER: MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 69 (May 26th/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty 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: May 26th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Harbinger of Night

Harbinger of Night (Mirage, Rare)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$4.50 (+900%)

Throne of Geth (Scars of Mirrodin, Foil Uncommon )
Start: $1.00
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$6.00 (+600%)

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Vizier of Remedies (Amonkhet, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +9.00 (+180%)

Deflecting Palm (DTK, Foil Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +9.00 (+180%)

Attune with Aether (KLD, Foil Common)
Start: $1.75
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$2.25 (+129%)

Devoted Druid (SHM, Foil Common )
Start: $22.00
Finish: $50.00
Gain: +$28.00 (+128%)

Silvergill Adept (LRW, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $16.00
Finish: $36.00
Gain: +$20.00 (+125%)

Aphetto Alchemist (ONS, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $5.50
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +$6.50 (+119%)

Enchantress’s Presence (ONS, Rare)
Start: $7.00
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +$7.00 (+100%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Haven of the Spirit Dragon

  1. Haven of the Spirit Dragon (DTK, Foil Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $5.00 to $15.00 (+10.00/200%) 0-12+ months)

2. Crux of Fate (FRF, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $3.00 to $8.00 (+5.00/+167%, 6-12+ months)

3. Cascading Cataracts (AMK, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $5.00 to $12.00 (+7.00/+140%, 6-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

Utvara Hellkite

  1. Utvara Kellkite (RTR, Foil Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $9.00 to $20.00 (+11.00/+122%, 6-12+ months)

2. Dragon Tempest (DTK, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $3.00 to $10.00 (+7.00/+140%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys touched on the results from GP Montreal and GP Santiago (which as we now know is German for a “whale’s vagina”).

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

James & Travis took a stab at the Pro Tour streamer invite, the leaked Commander 2017 dragon cards and a rare Ebay seller victory.

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 Podcast: Episode 66 (May 4th/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty 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: May 4th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Blowfly Infestation

Blowfly Infestation (Shadowmoor, Uncommon)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$3.50 (+700%)

Dakmor Ghoul (Starter ’99, Uncommon )
Start: $2.50
Finish: $18.00
Gain: +$15.50 (+620%)

Shining Shoal (BoK, Rare)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $8.00
Gain: +6.50 (+433%)

Heartbeat of Spring (CoK, Foil Rare)
Start: $7.50
Finish: $24.00
Gain: +$16.50 (+220%)

Cut//Ribbons (AMK, Rare)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$2.00 (+200%)

Flash (Mirage, Rare )
Start: $2.00
Finish: $6.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+200%)

Cryptbreaker (EMN, Foil Rare)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$6.50 (+186%)

Gideon Jura (M12, Mythic Foil)
Start: $18.00
Finish: $42.00
Gain: +$24.00 (+133%)

Always Watching (SOI, Rare)
Start: $6.50
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$6.50 (+100%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Breya, Etherium Shaper

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  1. Breya, Etherium Shaper (C16, Foil “Mythic”)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $4.00 to $16.00 (+12.00/300%) 0-12+ months)

2. Harsh Mentor (AMK, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $12.00 to $20.00 (+8.00/+67%, 12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

Waste Not

  1. Waste Not (C16/M15, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $3.50 to $8.00 (+4.50/+129%, 6-12+ months)

2. Sweltering Suns (AMK, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $1.00 to $4.00 (+3.00/+300%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys touched on the results from SCG Atlanta, the first Standard tournament featuring cards from Amonkhet.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

James & Travis looked at the likely impact of the new 1v1 focused Commander banlist on Magic Online.

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 Podcast: Episode 65 (April 29/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty 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: Apr 29, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Protean Hulk (Dissension, Rare)
Start: $4.00
Finish: $25.00
Gain: +$19.00 (+525%)

Glorybringer (AKH, Rare)
Start: $4.00
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$9.00 (+225%)

Storm Breaker (Legends, Rare)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $6.00
Gain: +4.00 (+200%)

Wheel of Fate (C16, Rare)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $4.50
Gain: +$2.00 (+125%)

Crumbling Ashes (SHM, Uncommon)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$1.50 (+100%)

Rhystic Study (Prophecy, Foil Common )
Start: $25.00
Finish: $50.00
Gain: +$25.00 (+100%)

Hazoret the Fervant (AKH, Mythic)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$5.00 (+100%)

Didgeridoo (HOM, Uncommon)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$2.00 (+100%)

James’ Picks:

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice

  1. Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice (C16. Foil “Mythic”)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $15.00 to $30.00 (+15.00/100%) 0-12+ months)

2. Lux Cannon (SOM, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $11.00 to $20.00 (+9.00/+82%, 12+ months)

3. Mind Seize Commander Deck: Crack it, sell the True Name Nemesis, keep the rest of the deck for free.

Travis’ Picks:

Channeler Initiate

  1. Channeler Initiate (AKH, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $1.25 to $6.00 (+4.75/+300%, 6-12+ months)

2. Demon of Dark Schemes (KLD, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $0.50 to $5.00 (+4.50/+900%, 0-12+ months)

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

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

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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