MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 87 (Sep 29th/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: Sep 29, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Thran Lens

Thran Lens (UZL, Foil Rare)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $17.00
Gain: +$15.50 (+1033%)

Archenemy Schemes (Archenemy)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+400%)

Pangosaur (MM, Foil Rare)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +2.00 (+200%)

Time of Need (COK, Foil Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $15.00
Gain: +10.00 (+200%)

Morphling (UZS, Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$8.00 (+160%)

Duress (DCI Arena Foil Promo)
Start: $25.00
Finish: $65.00
Gain: +$40.00 (+160%)

Phyrexian Reclamation (URL, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $38.00
Finish: $95.00
Gain: +$57.00 (+100%)

Hateflayer (EVN, Rare)
Start: $1.25
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$1.75 (+140%)

Blasphemous Act (INN, Foil Rare)
Start: $9.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$11.00 (+122%)

Living Wish (JUD, Rare)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$3.50 (+100%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Paradox Engine

  1. Paradox Engine (Masterpiece Series Foil)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $45.00 to $80.00 (+35.00/78%) 6-18+ months)

2. Rishkar’s Expertise (Aether Revolt, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $2.50 to $10.00 (+7.50/+300%, 12-18+ months)

3. Lifecrafter’s Bestiary (Aether Revolt, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $3.00 to $10.00 (+7.00/+233%, 6-12+ months)

Travis Picks:

Verdurous Gearhulk

Duskwatch Recruiter

  1. Verdurous Gearhulk (KLD, Foil Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $7.00 to $20.00 (+13.00/+185%, 6-12+ months)

2. Torrential Gearhulk (KLD, Mythic)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $15.00 to $30.00 (+15.00/+100%, 0-12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own, or intend to own, speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys took a peek at some early online results for the developing Standard metagame and discussed where things may go from here.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

The guys plowed through a grab bag of user questions.

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.

3 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 87 (Sep 29th/17)”

  1. Do any of you guys make any banlist predictions in this week’s podcast? If so, what time can I find it under? Thanks.

    1. Didn’t touch on it, but I don’t see anything obvious that is likely to occur. Modern seems healthy, but there are cards there (Blood Moon, SSG, Tron lands, etc) that have a long term target on them should the meta swing too hard for too long.

      1. Thanks for the reply. I too wasn’t expecting anything to be banned (as was the case in today’s announcement). There’s been some speculation about some 2018 unbannings in modern though. Do you think there are some likely targets if they do occur? (BBE? JtMS?)

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