MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 39

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 28th, 2016

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

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

Needle Spires (Oath of the Gatewatch, Rare)
Start: $2.50
Finish: $4.50
Gain: +$2.00 (+80%)

Summary Dismissal (EMN, Uncommon)
Start: $1.20
Finish: $2.00
Gain: +$0.80 (+67%)

Flickerwisp (Foil, Eventide, Uncommon )
Start: $12.00
Finish: $21.00
Gain: +$9.00 (+75%)

Selfless Spirit (Foil, EMN, Rare)
Start: $10.50
Finish: $16.00
Gain: +$5.50 (+53%)

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar (Kaladesh, Rare)
Start: $25.00
Finish: $30.00
Gain: +$5.00 (+20%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

    1. Mantis Rider (Foil, KTK), Confidence Level 6: $3 to $10 (+233%, 6-12+ months)
    2. Dragon Arch (Apocalypse), Confidence Level 7: $2 to $10 (+400%, 6-12+ months)
    3. Blessed Alliance (EMN), Confidence Level 8: $4 to $10 (+150%, 0-6+ months)

Travis Picks:

  1. “The Nephilim”, (Guildpact), Confidence Level 7: $0.75 to $5 (+500%, 0-12+ 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 Standard GPs in Providene and Kuala Lampur. In Asia, the story was all about UW Flash lists, while the story in the USA was a mix of R/W Vehicles, BG Delirium and UW Flash.

At the SCG Modern open in Milwaukee, Caleb Durward took home the trophy with his innovative Collected Spirits list. Bushwacker Zoo and UWr Mid-Range decks also made Top 8 out of left field.

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.

7 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 39”

  1. Has there been any progress to removing the disruptive advertisements? Got one today on my phone causing a redirect to Mobile Strike. If this is not resolved, I will Definitely be packing my bags for good, as the site is just being way too inconvenient.

    1. Hey JC. Thanks for touching base. I’m not clear what you mean by “disruptive advertisements”? Yes, there are ads on the site, both in the header, footer, sides and in the middle of articles. This is part of how the site pays for all of the content and functionality we provide. The ads themselves will be displayed based on your own viewing habits online, so we have no control over which specific ads you see. Let us know what specifically is preventing you from digesting the content and we’ll have a look. Cheers.

      1. Hi James,

        My guess here is that Jc99 is referring to the occasional mobile ad that renders as a redirect to other sites. Taking us away from your content entirely.

        These are bad, as they take the traffic away from your site and discourage users from returning.

        I would suggest you look into options with your ad provider to block these types of ads.


      2. This. These advertisements not only exit you out of the web browser, but force you to the App Store and can even damage the web browser app. I have Never visited any site that warrants displaying stuff like this, so this is definitely something on your end. Perhaps an alternative should be pursued if you cannot resolve this issue.

      3. James and I have been talking about this as a result of these comments. We hate those types of ads as much as you guys do, and I’ve had to stop visiting specific websites in the past because of them. James is reaching out to the ad partners to see what our options are.

      4. Thanks for the update. It’s still goin on today with a redirect to twitter. Which I have never visited on this phone.

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