MTG Fast Finance Episode 13

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: April 15th

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Secure the Wastes  (Dragons of Tarkir)
Start: $5.50
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$4.50 (+80%)

Gifts Ungiven (Modern Masters)
Start: $12.00
Finish: $24.00
Gain: +$12.00 (+100%)

Undiscovered Paradise (Visions)
Start: $4.50
Finish: $10.50
Gain: +$6.00 (+133%)

Knight of the White Orchid  (Magic Origins)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$3.00 (+150%)

Kytheon, Hero of Akros (Magic Origins)
Start: $5.50
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +$8.50 (+155%)

Tireless Tracker (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$5.00 (+250%)

Pyromancer’s Goggles (Magic Origins)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $8.00
Gain: +$6.00 (+300%)


Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James’ Picks:

  1. Masterwork of Ingenuity Commander 2014, Confidence Level 7: $1 to $5 (+400%, 0-6 months)
  2. Erayo, Soratami Ascendant Saviors of kamigawa, Confidence Level 6: $5 to $10 (+100%, 0-12 months)
  3. Oath of the Gatewatch Booster Crate, $100

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Languish, Magic Origins, Confidence Level 6: $3 to $7 (+133%, 0-6 months)
  2. Radiant Flames Battle for Zendikar, Confidence Level 5: $.25 to $1.50 (+500%, 0-6 months)
  3. Alhammarret’s Archive Magic Origins, Confidence Level 7: $4 to $10 (+150%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: SCG Baltimore Standard Open and Modern Classic

Starcitygames was in Baltimore this weekend, and it brought our first look at  both Shadows Over Innistrad Standard and Post-Eldrazi, Post-Ancestral Vision, Post-Thopter Foundry Modern. What showed up? What didn’t? What can we learn from these results?

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.

5 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance Episode 13”

  1. Why not foils on Alhammarret’s Archive? They’re still a 1:2 ratio on non-foil to foil cost, and this is just EDH gold. It does stupid things with looting effects, and it turns faithless looting of all things, into almost an ancestral recall.

    1. Foils are solid too, and I didn’t mean to exclude them. If the multiple is that low, you may be better served going for the foils instead, in fact.

    1. I’ve got a Jeskai Ascendancy combo deck, and haven’t tried Erayo in it. It costs 2, so it’s perfect with muddle the Mixture. Just wish Erayo was gold so I could Glittering Wish for it.

  2. Whoa… didn’t even think about Puresteel paladin with sword of the meek. I think Puresteel is just good in general going forward. Every equipment they print, it’s not bad to have. Especially token based decks.

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