MTG Fast Finance Episode 8

by Travis Allen (@wizardbumpin) & James Chillcott (@mtgcritic)

MTG Fast Finance is a 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: March 10th

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Sylvan Library (Legends)
Start: $45.00
Finish: $90.00
Gain: +$45.00 (+100%)

Legion Loyalist (Gatewatch)
Start: $4.00
Finish: $9.00
Gain: +$5.00 (+125%)

Chainer’s Edict (Non-Foil & Foil) (Troment)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$8.00 (+160%)

Whilring Dervish (Both) (Legends)
Start: $0.75
Finish: $2.25
Gain: +$1.50 (+200%)

Risen Executioner (Dragons of Tarkir)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $6.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+200%)

Conspiracy (Timespiral)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $6.00
Gain: +$4.50 (+300%)

Circle of Protection: Artifacts (Antiquities)
Start: $0.55
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$3.45 (+625%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

  1. Cinder Glade Battle for Zendikar Expeditions, Confidence Level 6: $35 to $60+ (+100%, 6-12+ months
  2. Windswept Heath Battle for Zendikar Expeditions, Confidence Level 8: $105 to $150+ (+40%, 6-12+ months)
  3. Verdant Catacombs Battle for Zendikar Expeditions, Confidence Level 8: $160 to $200+ (+25%, 6-12+ months)
  4. Horizon Canopy Oath of the Gatewatch Expeditions, Confidence Level 8: $105 to $150+ (+40%, 6-12+ months)
  5. Collected Company Foil Dragons of Tarkir, Confidence Level 8: $35 to $60+ (+70%, 6-12 months)
  6. Chord of Calling Foil Magic 2015, Confidence Level 8: $25 to $40+ (+60%, 6-12 months
  7. Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit Foil Dragons of Tarkir, Confidence Level 8: $5 to $15+ (+200%, 6-12 months)

Travis Picks:

  1. Linvala, the Preserver, Oath of the Gatewatch, Confidence Level 6: $3 to $10 (+300%, 0-6 months
  2. Razorverge Thicket Scars of Mirrodin, Confidence Level 5: $7 to $15+ (+115%, 6-12 months
  3. Gifts Ungiven Modern Masters, Confidence Level 8: $10 to $20+ (+100%, 6-12 months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

Eldrazi dominated the triple Grand Prix weekend, but there were still some decks across the three top 8s that were worth discussing, especially with the likelihood of an Eldrazi ban in the near future.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week – What Does Shadows Over Innistrad Hold?

Between the banned and restricted list update and the return of madness, what will Shadows Over Innistrad do to Modern and Legacy?

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 8”

  1. I feel like Archangel of Tithe is being overlooked in all this sweet sweet monowhite angelness. Any potential predictions on that one?


  2. I feel like you really should do away with the “fast, fun and useful thirty minute format.” How long has it been since any of these podcasts were 30 mins?
    All the same, I listen to them all and eagerly await the next ones.

  3. Are you all the Expeditions are good buy? or just the ones you have mentioned?


  4. Hi guys,

    sorry for posting here. I just wanted to bounce back on the Dual Revised selling.

    I Have an offer of 950€ for the underneath cards :

    (All revised NM/NM-) 1 Underground sea, 1 Tundra, 2 Tropical island, 1 Volcanic Island, 1 Bayou, 1 Savannah, 1 Scrubland

    Just wanted to know if you felt like I’m selling at a good price, meaning can I get more out of this?

    A lot of people are telling me to keep the duals, as they will likely steadily increase in price, and so on. But I must admit I am a bit sceptical, and selling a U sea that’s worth 350€ in a few years will most likely be way harder, will it not?

    FYI, the 950€ are the net price, as it’s a direct sell. Meaning no Paypal/shipping fees to deduce.

    Thanks a lot!!


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