Brainstorm Brewery #195 – Stitched Together

Brainstorm Brewery #195 – Stitched Together


Corbin had to leave early and Marcel had to show up late. It wasn’t ideal but neither was skipping another week. What were we to do? Record in two separate pieces and stitch it together with audio magic, that’s what! With Eternal Masters to discuss, a Merfolk deck winning a GP and e-mails to finally read, there was a lot to cover. Someone on reddit this week said he doesn’t think the cast of Brainstorm Brewery likes each other. I don’t even know how to respond to that other than to say having Ryan and Jason record two separate episode halves like Marcel and Corbin are divorced is pretty funny given the timing. Strap in and listen to your favorite podcast, why don’t you? This is Brainstorm Brewery.



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2 thoughts on “Brainstorm Brewery #195 – Stitched Together”

  1. Eternal Master’s is putting buyout speculators in check. You could try and buyout an old card that’s in limited supply, but if it gets reprinted you will lose big. If you are investing, it’s probably better to stay diverse. Put money into things with room to grow and try to avoid things with space to fall.

    1. I disagree with this. Eternal Master’s is not doing anything to put speculators in check, at least not in a meaningful way.

      When you say “speculators,” I’m assuming you refer to the part of the Magic secondary market who occasionally buy out a card from TCGPlayer and most retailers for a few grand and relist at a dramatically higher price in order to smoke out whether there is demand for a price point higher than the card was originally, right? Spend money = force card to the highest price the market will bear?

      If that’s what you mean, Eternal Masters didn’t do diddly to that. Sure, it will temporarily boost supply of the reprinted cards, and to that extent it will hamper someone’s ability to exert the temporary control over supply that is needed for a price spike. But, that doesn’t stop speculators. It just moves them to other cards. Remember that EM probably caused more card prices to rise than fall (so far anyway) in the form of Reserve List cards spiking upon the announcement of EM.

      Nor do I think the threat of a reprint *someday* really hampers speculation, particularly on Modern and Standard staples. A buyout attempt seeks to cash out at the highest price point possible. It’s a fix and flip, a speed game, not a “blue chip” investment. If the speculator can’t re-sell the cards for more than what he paid plus the transaction costs in short order, they’ve lost their bet on what the market will bear and they’ll be stuck holding stock for awhile. Since they’re not looking for a safe, long-term investment, I doubt the threat of reprints in coming years really has any impact on this tactic.

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