MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 53 (Feb 3/17)

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: Feb 3, 2016

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Hardened Scales

Hardened Scales (KTK, Foil Rare)
Start: $4.00
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$6.00 (+150%)

Runed Halo (SHM, Rare)
Start: $8.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$12.00 (+150%)

Sleight of Hand (9th, Common Foil)
Start: $30.00
Finish: $65.00
Gain: +$35.00 (+116%)

Retract (DST, Rare)
Start: $9.00
Finish: $16.00
Gain: +$7.00 (+78%)

Mindwrack Demon (SOI, Mythic)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $3.50
Gain: +$1.50 (+75%)

Primal Vigor (CMD 2013, Rare)
Start: $12.50
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$7.50 (+60%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James’ Picks:

Torrential Gearhulk

  1. Torrential Gearhulk (KLD, Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $22.00 to $30.00 (+8.00/37%) 0-12+ months)

2. Verdurous Gearhulk (KLD, Mythic)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $16.00 to $25.00 (+29.00/+56%, 0-12 months)

3. Aetherflux Reservoir (KLD, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $0.50 (Target) to $5.00 (+4.50/+900%, 0-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Inspiring Statuary (AER, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $1.50 to $6.00 (+4.50/+300%, 0-12+ months)
  • Note: Inventory was already sold out and crashing by the time you read this. Moving right along.

2. Elder Deep-Fiend (EMN, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 6: $2.00 to $7.00 (+5.00/+250%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review & Pro Tour Preview

James & Travis reviewed the Standard decks that made Top 8 at SCG Richmond last weekend and made their predictions for the Pro Tour.
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4 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 53 (Feb 3/17)”

    1. I suspect there are enough copies out there that $50 is rather ambitious. I think a $20 call is more likely given the kind of selling pressure that is going to arise should the card show that it can hold value over the $10 mark , which it didn’t with the original round of hype.

      Put it this way, I have no clue how many James is holding, but I am holding over 100 copies of the foil, and 400-500 copies of the regular. If the price got anywhere near $50, I’m all in to sell, and I image James would be, assuming we still have copies at that point, as I would empty my box for $20 a copy.

      I should be getting rid of a bunch now, as I paid no more than 1.50 a foil copy, but, like many, I have a good feeling that this card has plenty of long term potential, especially considering that WotC doesn’t seem to get tired of printing +1/+1 counter cards. Enough so that I am willing to miss the boat once more should the recent gains prove to be nothing more than hype.

      Having said that, I sure am hoping your call is correct.

      1. Yeah, if I’m that deep, I usually sell in chunks up the curve so long as I think other opportunities will yield better results via reinvestment. $50 seems high as the card isn’t that high impact in EDH, but $15-20 should happen this year and will be a solid result.

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