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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 59 (Mar 17/17)

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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: Mar 17, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

A pretty quiet week in card spikes…that is up until the MM17 reveals wrapped up Thursday and people started moving on cards that weren’t included. (Expect to see those here next week.)

Yawgmoth's Bargain

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Yawgmoth’s Bargain (Urza’s Destiny, Foil Rare)
Start: $22.00
Finish: $100.00
Gain: +$78.00 (+354%)

Street Wraith (Future Sight, Uncommon)
Start: $2.75
Finish: $9.00
Gain: +$6.25 (+227%)

City of Shadows (The Dark, Rare)
Start: $13.00
Finish: $35.00
Gain: +22.00 (+170%)

Tyrant’s Familiar (C14, Rare)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $4.25
Gain: +$2.25 (+113%)

Traverse the Ulvenwald (SOI, Foil Rare)
Start: $12.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$8.00 (+67%)

James’ Picks:

Saheeli Rai

  1. Saheeli Rai (KLD, Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $5.00 to $10.00 (+5.00/100%) 24+ months)
  • Note: This pick assumes that the combo deck is banned out of Standard before the next Pro Tour and Saheeli gets cheap enough to move in as a Modern spec.

2. Panharmonicon (KLD, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $10.00 to $20.00 (+10.00/+100%, 12+ months)

3. Kari Zev’s Expertise (AER, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $5.00 to $15.00 (+10.00/+200%, 0-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Kaervek the Merciless (MM2, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $2.00 to $8.00 (+6.00/+300%, 6+ months)

2. Liliana, the Last Hope (EMN, Mythic Foil)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 6: $55.00 to $90.00 (+25.00/+64%, 12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

James & Travis went over the results from a fairly boring GP Barcelona (Standard) and a more diverse SCG Dallas Open (Modern), highlighting a few key cards.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

The guys discussed the announcement of the TCGPlayer Pro software offering and the likely impact of their extended reach as a central MTG finance platform in North America.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 58 (Mar 11/17)

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: Mar 11, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

A pretty quiet week in card spikes…that is up until the MM17 reveals wrapped up Thursday and people started moving on cards that weren’t included. (Expect to see those here next week.)

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Three Wishes

Three Wishes (Visions, Rare)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $4.25
Gain: +$3.75 (+750%)

Colossus of Sardia (Antiquities, Rare)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $28.00
Gain: +$24.50 (+700%)

Merchant Scroll (Homelands, Common)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $8.00
Gain: +$6.00 (+300%)

Yawgmoth’s Bargain (UZD, Rare)
Start: $2.50
Finish: $6.00
Gain: +$3.50 (+140%)

Fabricate (MRD, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $8.00
Finish: $19.00
Gain: +$11.00 (+137.50%)

City of Shadows (DRK, Rare)
Start: $5.50
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$7.50 (+136%)

Tarfire (Lorwyn, Uncommon)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $2.00
Gain: +$1.00 (+100.50%)

Fulminator Mage (MM2, Rare)
Start: $20.00
Finish: $40.00
Gain: +$20.00 (+100%)

Note: Mox Opal and Karn Liberated were also up 30% or so this week.

James’ Picks:

Master of Waves

  1. Master of Waves (Theros, Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $3.00 to $6.00 (+3.00/100%) 12+ months)

2. Aether Vial (Kaladesh Masterpieces)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $75.00 to $100.00 (+25.00/+33%, 12+ months)

3. Ancient Stirrings (ROE, Common)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $5.00 to $10.00 (+5.00/+100%, 0-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Leyline of Sanctity (MM2, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $16.00 to $25.00 (+9.00/+56%, 0-6+ months)

2. Steely Resolve (ONS, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 6: $5.00 to $12.00 (+7.00/+140%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

James & Travis went over the result from the Magic Online World Championship and GP Brisbane (Modern).

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

The boys reviewed the recent announcement giving Channel Fireball control of all Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix worldwide.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 57 (Mar 3/17)

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: Mar 3, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

A pretty quiet week in card spikes…that is up until the MM17 reveals wrapped up Thursday and people started moving on cards that weren’t included. (Expect to see those here next week.)

Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage (Fifth Dawn, Rare)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $6.50
Gain: +$6.00 (+1200%)

Carpet of Flowers (Urza’s Saga, Uncommon)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $15.00
Gain: +$11.50 (+330%)

Tainted Pact (ODY, Rare)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $5.50
Gain: +$3.50 (+175%)

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Falling Star (LEG, Rare)
Start: $6.50
Finish: $17.00
Gain: +$10.50 (+161%)

Eidolon of the Great Revel (JOU, Rare)
Start: $6.00
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +$6.00 (+100%)

 

James’ Picks:

Ancestral Vision

  1. Ancestral Vision (TSP, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $35.00 to $60.00 (+25.00/71%) 12+ months)
  • Note: Source from Europe to snag at mentioned price

2. Karn Liberated (NPH, Mythic)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $45.00 to $70.00 (+25.00/+55%, 0-6+ months)

3. Horizon Canopy (FS, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $35.00 to $60.00 (+25.00/+71%, 0-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Noble Hierarch (MM2, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $45.00 to $70.00 (+25.00/+56%, 0-6+ months)

2. Inkmoth Nexus (MB, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 6: $20.00 to $40.00 (+20.00/+100%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Topic of the Week

James & Travis got deep on the exciting new Modern Masters 2017 release.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 56 + CardSphere Interview (Feb 24/17)

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: Feb 24, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

This week we had a fairly calm pattern of card price increases, with many of the top movers resulting from new or updated decks doing well at the modern format showcase GP Vancouver.

Noxious Revival

Noxious Revival (New Phyrexia, Rare)
Start: $1.80
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$2.20 (+122%)

Sudden Shock (Modern Masters, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $7.50
Gain: +$4.00 (+114%)

Dimir Signet (CMD, Common*)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $4.25
Gain: +$2.25 (+113%)

Death’s Shadow (ONS, Foil Rare)
Start: $7.50
Finish: $15.00
Gain: +$7.50 (+100%)

Tangle (INV, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $7.00
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +$7.00 (+100%)

Paradise Mantle (MMA, Uncommon)
Start: $1.80
Finish: $3.50
Gain: +$1.70 (+94%)

Basilisk Collar (WWK, Rare)
Start: $10.00
Finish: $18.00
Gain: +$8.00 (+80%)

 

James’ Picks:

Mana Drain

  1. Mana Drain (Judge Promo, Foil Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $110.00 to $160.00 (+50.00/46%) 12+ months)
  • Note: Source from Europe to snag at mentioned price

2. Hangarback Walker (KLD, Masterpiece Invention)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $40.00 to $60.00 (+20.00/+50%, 0-12+ months)

3. Hardened Scales (KTK, Rare Foil)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $10.00 to $20.00 (+10.00/+100%, 0-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Seshiro the Anointed (COK, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $3.00 to $10.00 (+7.00/+233%, 0-12+ months)

2. Patron of the Orochi (INN, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 6: $4.00 to $15.00 (+11.00/+275%, 0-12+ months)

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

 

Segment 3: Topic of the Week

James & Travis interviewed two members of the CardSphere team, discussing their forthcoming project intended to compete with Pucatrade as an alternate trading and sales platform for Magic cards.

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