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 7th

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (OGW)
Start: $9.00
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +$5.00 (+55%)

Past in Flames (INN)
Start: $8.00
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+50%)

Collected Company (DTK)
Start: $8.50
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +$4.50 (+65%)

Ancestral Vision (Time Spiral)
Start: $8.00
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +$6.00 (+75%)

Worship (7th/8th/9th/Saga)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $4.50
Gain: +$2.50 (+125%)

Thunder Spirit (Legends)
Start: $13.00
Finish: $26.00
Gain: +13.00 (+100%)

Peregrine Drake (Saga)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $3.50
Gain: +2.00 (+133%)

Caverns of Despair (LEG)
Start: $10.00
Finish: $40.00
Gain: +$30.00 (+300%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

  1. Inkmoth Nexus, MRB: $40 to $50+ (+25%, 0-6 months)
  2. Pia & Kiran Nalaar, ORI (Intro Foil): $11 to $20+ (+80%, 6-12+ months)
  3. Stone Haven Outfitter, OGW (Foil): $2 to $5+ (150%, 12+ months)

Disclosure: James is holding or acquiring all of the above cards.

Travis Picks:

  1. Collected Company, DTK: $15 to $25 (+67%, 6-12 months)
  2. Spreading Seas, ZEN: $1 to $3 (+200%, 0-6 months)
  3. Shrine of the Foresaken, BFZ: $1 to $3 (+300%, 0-6 months)

Disclosure: Travis is holding copies of Collected Company.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys reviewed the results from the SCG Open Standard tourney in Columbus, Ohio, noting that Gideon, Ally of Zendikar appeared as 4-of in three different decks. The Modern Classic event at the same tournament was won by UG Infect, with Tron, Scapeshift, Burn and Jund all in the Top 8, in clear opposition to the Eldrazi dominated Pro Tour this past weekend.

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

The guys made predictions as to the likelihood of the Innistrad Echoes promo cards being included in Shadows over Innistrad as rumored, and discussed which cards might be included.

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.

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