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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 96 (Dec 2/17)

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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: December 2nd, 2017

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Card Set Old Price New Price Increase
Ashen-Skin Zubera (Foil) COK $0.40 $3.50 +$3.10 (+775%)
Pattern of Rebirth (Foil) Urza’s Destiny $28.00 $64.00 +$36.00 (+129%)
Rakdos Charm (Foil) RTR $4.50 $9.50 +$5.00 (+111%)
Tinker (Foil) Urza’s Legacy $18.00 $35.00 +$17.00 (+94%)
Condemn (Foil) DIS $7.00 $12.00 +$5.00 (+71%)
Pongify (Foil) PLC $9.00 $15.00 +$6.00 (+67%)
Blind Obedience GTC $7.00 $12.00 +$5.00 (+71%)

 

Segment 2:  Picks of the Week

James’s Picks:

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Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Cyclonic Rift (Foil) MM17 9 3-6+ months $15.00 $30.00 (+100%)
Liliana of the Veil (Foil) MM17 8 6-12+ months $140.00 $200.00 (+43%)
Garruk,Apex Predator (Foil) M15 7 3-12+ months $20.00 $35.00 (+75%)

 

Travis’s Picks:

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Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Cheatyface UNH 8 3-12+ months $3.00 $6.00 (+100%)
Return to the Ranks (Foil) M15 7 3-12+ months $2.50 $10.00 (+300%)

 

 

Segment 3: Topic of the Week

The guys went over the temporary approval of silver bordered cards for EDH as well as some forward looking comments on Modern Masters 25.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 95 (Nov. 27/17)

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: November 24th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Card Set Old Price New Price Increase
Arena of the Ancients Legends $8.00 $48.00 +$40.00 (+500%)
Urza’s Mine (Foil) 9th $30.00 $70.00 +$40.00 (+133%)
Crop Rotation (Foil) Urza’s Legacy $100.00 $180.00 +$80.00 (+80%)
Bazaar of Baghdad Arabian Nights $875.00 $1200.00 +$325.00 (+37%)
Bloodbraid Elf (Foil) EMA $8.00 $14.00 +$6.00 (+75%)
Custodi Squire (Foil) Conflux $1.50 $2.50 +$1.00 (+67%)
Ring of Gix Urza’s Destiny $95.00 $115.00 +$20.00 (+21%)

 

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Segment 2:  Picks of the Week

James’s Picks:

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Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Walking Ballista (Foil) Aether Revolt 8 6-12+ months $20.00 $35.00 (+75%)
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger (Foil) BFZ 7 6-12+ months $40.00 $70.00 (+75%)
Snapcaster Mage (Foil) MM17 8 3-12+ months $100.00 $140.00 (+40%)

 

Travis’s Picks:

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Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Gaea’s Cradle Judge Promo Foil 8 3-12+ months $900 $1500.00 (+67%)
World at War (Foil) ROE 7 3-12+ months $7.00 $15.00 (+114%)

Segment 3: Metagame Review

James and Travis took a look at the results from the SCG Modern Classic event in Baltimore, USA, noting several key cards.

Segment 4: Unstable Previews and MTG Finance

The guys had a chat about the glut of Iconic Masters product, what it could mean for the future of the Masters product line, and discussed the Christine Sprankle harassment debacle.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 94 (Nov. 16/17)

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: November 16th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

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Card Set Old Price New Price Increase
Ebony Horse Arabian Nights $3.00 $9.00 $6.00
Nicol Bolas Legends $55.00 $140.00 $85.00
Defense Grid (Foil) Urza’s Legacy $40.00 $100.00 $60.00
Moggcatcher (Foil) Nemesis $12.00 $26.00 $14.00
Diamond Valley Arabian Nights 350 550 $200.00
Multani, Maro-Sorcerer Urza’s Legacy $115.00 $175.00 $60.00
Angus Mackenzie Legends $120.00 $165.00 $45.00

 

Segment 2:  Picks of the Week

James’s Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Spirebluff Canal (foil) Kaladesh 8 1 year $15.00 $30.00
Anguished Unmaking (Game Day Promo) WPN Promo 8 6-12 months $6.00 $15.00
Unclaimed Territory (League Promo) WPN Promo 8 12-18 months $3.50 $8.00

 

Cliff’s Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Earthcraft Tempest 9 2 years $30.00 $80.00
Path of Ancestry Commander 2017 9 1 year $2.50 $8.00
Bloodspore Thrinax Commander 2015 7 18 months $2.00 $8.00


Segment 3: Metagame Review

James and Cliff break down GP Atlanta, with a review of the top decks, what got camera time, and what cards are going to move based on the current state of Standard.

Segment 4: Unstable Previews and MTG Finance

Cliff and James dive into a discussion of what Unstable represents, who it’s for, and what’s worth looking at. Comparisons to other sets and long-term outlook on what this set could have been are also brought up.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 93 (Nov. 9th/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: November 9th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Card Set Foil? Start Finish $ Change
Skyline Despot Conspiracy: Take the Crown Y $4.50 $12.00 $7.50
Vraska, Relic Hunter Ixalan Y $25.00 $50.00 $25.00
Sustaining Spirit Alliances N $1.66 $3.25 $1.59
Angel of Invention Kaladesh N $6.00 $11.00 $5.00
Greed Legends N $25.00 $38.00 $13.00
Champion of the Parish Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed N 3 5 $2.00
Grapeshot Time Spiral Y $3.75 $6.00 $2.25
Chord of Calling Ravnica Y $50.00 $80.00 $30.00

 

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Hour of Revelation (foil) Hour of Devastation   7 2 years $2.00 $8.00
Vizier of the Menagerie (foil) Amonkhet   8 1-2 years $6.00 $15.00

 

Cliff’s Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Duskwatch Recruiter (Foil) Shadows over Innistrad   7 2 years $2.00 $8.00
Docent of Perfection (foil) Eldritch Moon   8 1-2 years $6.00 $15.00
The Locust God Hour of Devastation   7 18 months $7.00 $20.00

 


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

 

Segment 3: Metagame in Review

James and Cliff explore Pro Tour Ixalan, with the archetypes that did well and the cards that may gain in value as a result.

Segment 4: Interview with Collins Mullen

Fresh off of taking down an SCG Open with his innovative Five-Color Humans deck, the crew talks to Collins about the process that led to this deck, and a lively game of ‘Is this Human worth consideration?’ ensues.

 

Cliff is an avid Magic player, and hardcore Cuber. He’s been at this since 1995, and clearly remembers what happens to one’s wallet when Wizards releases three new sets in three summer months.

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