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%)

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, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

4 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance: Episode 3”

  1. What kind of multiplier are we hoping for on shrine for foil copies? I’m holding a few copies.

  2. Thunder Spirit is a key 4 of in White Weenie, which is (or at least has been before this really sparked), the most affordable competitive Old School deck. The core of the deck is Savannah Lions, Tundra Wolves, White Knight, Thunder Spirit, Crusade, and Armageddon.

    1. I was pretty sure Thunder Spirit was like a $20 card for a long time before this. And that’s why I didn’t buy any.

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