MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 66 (May 4th/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: May 4th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Blowfly Infestation

Blowfly Infestation (Shadowmoor, Uncommon)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$3.50 (+700%)

Dakmor Ghoul (Starter ’99, Uncommon )
Start: $2.50
Finish: $18.00
Gain: +$15.50 (+620%)

Shining Shoal (BoK, Rare)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $8.00
Gain: +6.50 (+433%)

Heartbeat of Spring (CoK, Foil Rare)
Start: $7.50
Finish: $24.00
Gain: +$16.50 (+220%)

Cut//Ribbons (AMK, Rare)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$2.00 (+200%)

Flash (Mirage, Rare )
Start: $2.00
Finish: $6.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+200%)

Cryptbreaker (EMN, Foil Rare)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$6.50 (+186%)

Gideon Jura (M12, Mythic Foil)
Start: $18.00
Finish: $42.00
Gain: +$24.00 (+133%)

Always Watching (SOI, Rare)
Start: $6.50
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$6.50 (+100%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Breya, Etherium Shaper

  1. Breya, Etherium Shaper (C16, Foil “Mythic”)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $4.00 to $16.00 (+12.00/300%) 0-12+ months)

2. Harsh Mentor (AMK, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $12.00 to $20.00 (+8.00/+67%, 12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

Waste Not

  1. Waste Not (C16/M15, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $3.50 to $8.00 (+4.50/+129%, 6-12+ months)

2. Sweltering Suns (AMK, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $1.00 to $4.00 (+3.00/+300%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys touched on the results from SCG Atlanta, the first Standard tournament featuring cards from Amonkhet.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

James & Travis looked at the likely impact of the new 1v1 focused Commander banlist on Magic Online.

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.

5 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 66 (May 4th/17)”

  1. I was curious if you ever considered changing the structure of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?|

      1. @james_chillcott hopefully one of them is hiring someone to respond to support emails and give me access to the damn forums. 🙂

        Seriously though. 2 months of subscription down the drain since no access and Joshua doesn’t even respond to the 35 emails/support tickets ive sent in. Scam?

      2. This is at least the fifth time somebody has complained about this. Is the process not automated or something? It sounds like something that should be fixed months ago. Not a good thing if people are still having problems with this.

      3. Hi there. Joshua has been on sick leave for months. I’m the most responsive staffer by far, and I can easily set you up with forum access. Ping me on Twitter via @mtgcritic and I’ll get you taken care of.

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