MTG Fast Finance: Episode 18

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: Feb 26th

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Greater Gargadon (Foil, Modern Masters)
Start: $4.50
Finish: $7.25
Gain: +$2.75 (+60%)

Realms Uncharted (Rise of the Eldrazi)
Start: $1.75
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$1.25 (+70%)

Junun Efreet (Arabian Nights)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $9.50
Gain: +$4.50 (+90%)

Gavony Township (Foil, Innistrad)
Start: $12.00
Finish: $24.00
Gain: +$12.00 (+100%)

Iroas, God of Victory (Foil, Journey Into Nyx)
Start: $15.00
Finish: $30.00
Gain: +$15.00 (+100%)

Library of Alexandria (Arabian Nights)
Start: $445.00
Finish: $1,150.00
Gain: +$705 (+160%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

  1. Force of Will (Foil, Eternal Masters) Confidence Level 8: $275 to $400 (+45%, 0-12+ months)
  2. Mana Crypt Foil, Eternal Masters, Confidence Level 7: $225 to $300 (+33%, 0-12+ months)
  3. Wasteland
  4. Natural Order
  5. Shardless Agent
  6. Sensei’s Divinging Top (Eternal Masters)

Travis Picks:

  1. Day’s Undoing">Day’s Undoing, Magic Origins, Confidence Level 6: $2 to $8 (+300%, 12+ months)
  2. Daretti, Scrap Savant">Daretti, Scrap Savant, Commander 2014, Confidence Level 7: $2 to $10 (+400%, 12+ months)
  3. Titania, Protector of Argoth">Titania, Protector of Argoth, Commander 2014, Confidence Level 8: $2.50 to $10 (+300%, 12+ months)
  4. Sealed Eternal Masters boxes, MSRP, 12+ months

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

Between GP Minneapolis and GP Manchester, humans were all over Standard. While Minneapolis was nearly nothing but, Manchester provided some additional color, including an exciting build including Jace’s Sanctum that landed in 25th place.


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.

6 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance: Episode 18”

  1. What are you expecting ema boxes to go up to? I bought a decent amount of boxes before the spoilers and got in at a great price.

  2. My foil Modern Masters Tooth and Nail has a different foil sheen than the FTV foils, no doubt about it. Day’s undoing? Might be able to crush someone with it if you flash out a Notion Thief.

  3. Great episode again guys!!!
    I have some of the FTV, and it’s foiling is very different from my MM foils. The FTV foils seem to be a lot thicker which puts them at higher risk of curling from humidity. My MM15 Dark Confidant foils feel thinner and have a darker finish to them. I believe they started a new foil process with Origins, but I may be wrong.
    I also love Day’s Undoing for a pick-up, but I think waiting til after rotation is the right move. November-December seems like the best time to start grabbing them, especially with the deals you could find around that time.

  4. How do protraders get early access to this? I hear that mentioned in the ad, but I haven’t been able to figure it out. This episode was online elsewhere days before it was posted here.

  5. Would you recommend getting out of original MMA boxes now, or wait and watch them climb some more?

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