MTG Fast Finance: Episode 20 (June 17th)

by Cliff Daigle (@wordofcommander) & 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: June 17th

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Day’s Undoing (Origins)
Start: $3.00
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$1.00 (+33%)

Force of Will (Foil, Eternal Masters)
Start: $325.00
Finish: $500.00
Gain: +$175.00 (+54%)

Mystical Tutor (Foil, Eternal Masters)
Start: $20.00
Finish: $32.00
Gain: +$12.00 (+60%)

Bridge from Below (Modern Masters)
Start: $6.61
Finish: $10.65
Gain: +$4.04 (+61%)

Thought Lash (Alliances)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$3.50 (+232%)

Crystal Quarry (Foil, Odyssey)
Start: $10.00
Finish: $25.00
Gain: +$15 (+150%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James’ Picks:

  1. Eldrazi Displacer (Foil, Oath of the Gatewatch)
    •  Confidence Level: 8
    • Buy Price: $10
    • Sell Target: $20 (+100%)
    • Hold Time: 0-12+ months
  2. Sneak Attack (Eternal Masters)
    • Confidence Level: 7
    • Buy Price: $20
    • Sell Price: $30 (+50%)
    • Hold Time: (6-12+ months)
  3. Wasteland (Eternal Masters)
    • Confidence Level: 7
    • Buy Price: $43
    • Sell Price: $60 (+39%)
    • Hold Time: (6-12+ months)

Cliff’s Picks:

  1. Behold the Beyond (BFZ)
    • Confidence Level: 6
    • Buy Price: $1
    • Sell Price: $5 (+400%)
    • Hold Time: 12+ months
  2. Jace, Unraveler of Secrets (SOI)
    • Confidence Level: 7
    • Buy Price: $4
    • Sell Price: $10 (+400%)
    • Hold Time: 12+ months
  3. Vampiric Tutor">Vampiric Tutor (Foil, EMA)
    • Confidence Level: 8
    • Buy Price: $100
    • Sell Price:  $150 (+50%)
    • Hold Time: 6-12+ months

Disclosure: Cliff and James own some of the cards on their pick list.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

At GP Columbus and Prague, Legacy was the format in the spotlight this week. Infect took down Columbus, while Storm was the winner in Europe. Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy made a notable appearance in the Top 8 Reanimator deck from Columbus as a 2-of. Ten of the top 128 decks were various flavors of Eldrazi.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

Eternal Masters inventory seemed to be significantly less than expected by many observers. Singles inventory already low for many key cards given that the set was just released, and looks likely to stay that way. Buyouts on key cards like Force of Will have already started.

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.

8 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance: Episode 20 (June 17th)”

  1. Am I missing something or is James’s #1 pick (Eldrazi Displacer) MASSIVELY incorrect in it’s pricing? As I’m typing this, SCG foils are $12 – nowhere near the suggested $275 buy-in price…

    1. “Hello, I am James, and I have a Confidence Level of 8 that Eldrazi Displacer will be $400.00 in 12 months.”

      ALRIGHT THEN time to buy out eBay of all the copies floating around in the sub-$15 range! Thanks so much, MTGPrice, Ima retire early! Hooray!

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