MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty 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: Aug 13th, 2016
Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week
Note: Price movements reflect posted NM prices, and may not represent prices players have paid.
Conflagrate (Foil, Eldritch Moon)
Gain: +$24.00 (+218%)
Thespian’s Stage">Thespian’s Stage (Foil, Gatecrash)
Gain: +$24.75 (+187%)
Desert Twister">Desert Twister (Arabian Nights)
Gain: +$8.50 (+186%)
Pithing Needle (Foil, Saviors)
Gain: +$60.00 (+150%)
Voldaren Pariah/mtg_card] (Eldritch Moon)
Gain: +$1.60 (+140%)
[mtg_card]Emrakul, the Promised End">Voldaren Pariah/mtg_card] (Eldritch Moon)
Gain: +$1.60 (+140%)
[mtg_card]Emrakul, the Promised End (Eldritch Moon)
Gain: +$15.50 (+124%)
Strip Mine (Antiquities)
Gain: +$12.50 (+100%)
Kozilek’s Return (Oath of the Gatewatch)
Gain: +$5.50 (+100%)
Traverse the Ulvenwald (Shadows Over Innistrad)
Gain: +$1.75 (+88%)
Deranged Hermit (Foil, Urza’s Legacy)
Gain: +$22.50 (+81%)
Segment 2: Cards to Watch
- Cryptbreaker (Eldritch Moon) Confidence Level 7: $2 to $6 (+40%, 0-12+ months)Foils at $5 also likely to represent good value long term.
- Hanweir Battlements (Foil, Eldritch Moon) Confidence Level 6: $5 to $10 (+100%, 12+ months
- Hanweir Garrison (Foil, Eldritch Moon) Confidence Level 6: $5 to $15 (+150%, 12+ months)
Meld cards represent a unique long term collectible and foils are likely to rise over time. Garrison has a shot at some Standard success and could go $2 to $5 in the right meta with it being used as a 4-of in multiple decks. Battlements often just a 1 or 2-of, and has more to gain but a lesser chance to pop at $1 for non-foils.
4. mtg_card]Thalia’s Lancers[/mtg_card] (Foil, Eldritch Moon) Confidence Level 8: $3 to $10 (+333%, 12+ months)
As an open-ended synergy card that can fetch up legendary permanents, in EDH, Lancers is has the potential in to be pulling out Griselbrand, Gaea’s Cradle or Umezawa’s Jitte. That power and flexibility likely means that these foils are destined to top $10 or even $20 given a few years to mature.
- Golgari Grave Troll">Golgari Grave Troll, Ravnica: City of Guilds, Confidence Level 7: $9 to $20 (+122%, 0-6+ months)
Disclosure: Travis and James may own speculative copies of the above cards.
Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review
Pro Tour Eldritch Moon was a dramatic affair full of big swingy matches that required tight play and saw the Channel Fireball crew dominate the Top 8. Emrakul, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Liliana, the Last Hope and Elder Deep Fiend are just some of the cards the guys cover in breaking down the Pro Tour metagame.
Segment 4: Topic of the Week
TCGPlayer.com has added additional data points to card pages this week. The guys talk through which ones are useful, which not, and speculate on the impact on the marketplace of freshly minted buylist data.