What We Can Learn From Bad Purchases

I’ve been playing the finance side of Magic for a long time now, and while I’ve had my share of big hits, I’m also someone with a spec box full of misses.

There’s lessons in these misses, though, and for most of them, it’s not bad luck, it’s bad timing. I can’t do anything about unexpected reprints or bannings, but I do have power over when I buy in on a card. Today’s lesson is about good picks made at bad times, and what can be done to prevent doing that, plus how to adjust if you’ve done it.

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Cliff (@WordOfCommander) has been writing for MTGPrice since 2013, and is an eager Commander player, Draft enthusiast, and Cube fanatic. A high school science teacher by day, he’s also the official substitute teacher of the MTG Fast Finance podcast. If you’re ever at a GP and you see a giant flashing ‘CUBE DRAFT’ sign, go over, say hi, and be ready to draft.