By: Travis Allen
It’s nice and toasty here in Las Vegas, and the cards on the floor are not much different than the weather. With a good twenty vendors or more spanning the hall, cards are moving fast and furious. There aren’t many booths where you can just walk up and sit down with the buyers, and some have lines that last upwards of thirty minutes! I’m hearing that some vendors have already spent nearly (or above) $200,000! This is just the beginning too. The hall is noticeably busier than yesterday, and it’s still not anywhere close to full size or attendance.
So what’s moving?
- The best buylist price I’ve seen on Tarmogoyf today is $125. Tomorrow will be when it takes the biggest dip, between 6pm and 11pm. That’s around when most players that aren’t in the running for day two will be looking to move the cards from their pools. Buylist numbers could drop into the sub-$100 range at this point in time.
- Many Modern staples will be opened this weekend, but it may not be as many as you think. I’ve seen estimates of roughly 1,500 of a specific mythic, say Goyf, being opened. Assuming this is accurate, that’s about 375 playsets. I’m willing to bet there are more than 375 players in the room of Vegas still looking for a set of Goyfs. Rebounds on MM2015 cards may happen quick.
- I found a single vendor with copies of Cunning Wish in stock, and they wanted $25. Keep an eye out tonight at your LGS for any copies in the display case.
- Playmat redemption is only for five hours Sunday morning; from 7am until Noon. That’s going to make it tough to turn main event mats into the Vendilion Clique mats. I expect not many players will manage to make it in to accomplish this. There will be a lot less Clique mats out there than I had anticipated when they originally made the announcement.
Look for more news from the floor to come, as well as photos of the t-shirt recipients!