MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 38

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: Oct 21st, 2016

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Note: Price movements reflect posted NM prices, and may not represent prices players have paid.

Torrential Gearhulk (Kaladesh, Mythic)
Start: $8.50
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$11.50 (+235%)

Harnessed Lightning (Kaladesh, Uncommon)
Start: $0.90
Finish: $2.25
Gain: +$1.35 (+150%)

Song of the Dryads (CMD ’14)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +$7.00 (+140%)

Panharmonicon (Kaladesh, Rare)
Start: $2.75
Finish: 6.00 (already down to $4 now)
Gain: +$3.25 (+118%)

Metalwork Colossus (Kaladesh, Rare)
Start: $1.40
Finish: $3.00 (already down to $2 now)
Gain: +$1.60 (+114%)

Bristling Hydra (Kaladesh, Rare)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $2.50
Gain: +$1.00 (+60%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

    1. Cryptic Command (MM15), Confidence Level 7: $16.00 to $25 (+56%, 12+ months)
    2. Dark Confidant (MM15), Confidence Level 8: $30 to $45 (+50%, 12+ months)
    3. Eldrazi Temple (MM15), Confidence Level 7: $7 to $15 (+115%, 12+ months)

Travis Picks:

  1. Grim Flayer, (Eldritch Moon), Confidence Level 7: $16 to $30 (+88%, 6-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys talked over the Top 8 decks from Pro Tour Kaladesh last week, as well as the U/W decks that went 9-1 in the Standard portion.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

Travis and James broke down the source and impact of the reversion to an annual Standard rotation cycle each fall.

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.