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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 55 (Feb 17/17)

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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: Feb 17, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

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Breaking//Entering (DGM, Foil Rare)
Start: $3.00
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$7.00 (+233%)

Colossus of Sardia (ATQ, Rare)
Start: $4.50
Finish: $8.50
Gain: +$4.00 (+89%)

Wheel and Deal (ONS, Foil Rare)
Start: $9.50
Finish: $17.00
Gain: +$7.50 (+79%)

Sleight of Hand (9th, Common Foil)
Start: $40.00
Finish: $70.00
Gain: +$30.00 (+67%)

 

James’ Picks:

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  1. Brain in a Jar (SOI, Foil Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $3.00 to $10.00 (+7.00/233%) 12+ months)

2. Sram’s Expertise (AER, Foil Rare)

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  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $4.00 to $10.00 (+6.00/+150%, 12+ months)

3. Ancient Tomb (EXP, Premium Foil, EU Sourced)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $90.00 (Target) to $160.00 (+70.00/+78%, 0-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Collected Company (DTK, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $12.00 to $20.00 (+8.00/+67%, 0-12+ months)

2. Blasphemous Act (INN, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 6: $6.00 to $15.00 (+9.00/+150%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

James & Travis reviewed the results of GP Pittsburg and the ongoing presence of BG decks at the top of the Standard power rankings.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

The guys touched on two new MTGFinance related startups and answered user questions.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 54 (Feb 9/17)

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 9, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Sigil of Distinction

Sigil of Distinction (SOA, Rare)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $3.50
Gain: +$3.00 (+600%)

Esper Charm (SOA, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $7.00
Finish: $30.00
Gain: +$12.00 (+325%)

Sleight of Hand (9th, Common Foil)
Start: $30.00
Finish: $95.00
Gain: +$65.00 (+215%)

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Scrapheap Scrounger (KLD, Rare)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $4.50
Gain: +$2.50 (+125%)

Sinbad (ARN,UNC )
Start: $3.25
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$3.75 (+115%)

Memory Jar (Urza’s Legacy, Foil Rare)
Start: $30.00
Finish: $60.00
Gain: +$30.00 (+100%)

Heart of Kiran (AER, Mythic)
Start: $15.00
Finish: $25.00
Gain: +$10.00 (+67%)
Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James’ Picks:

Aetherworks Marvel

  1. Aetherworks Marvel (KLD, Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $4.00 to $10.00 (+6.00/150%) 0-12+ months)

2. Kari Zev’s Expertise (AER, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $3.00 to $10.00 (+7.00/+233%, 12+ months)

3. Baral, Chief of Compliance (AER, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $8.00 (Target) to $20.00 (+12.00/+150%, 0-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Astral Cornucopia (BNG, Foil Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $2.00 to $10.00 (+8.00/+400%, 0-12+ months)

2. Crystalline Crawler (C16, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 6: $2.50 to $8.00 (+6.50/+220%, 0-12+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

James & Travis reviewed the results of Pro Tour Aether Revolt and the cards to watch in the aftermath.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

The guys touched on selling out of MTGO, recent successes with EU arbitrage and the cards they least want to be holding heading into Modern Masters 2017 previews in a few weeks.

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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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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 52 (Jan 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: Jan 27, 2016

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Retract

Retract (Darksteel, Rare)
Start: $1.75
Finish: $9.00
Gain: +$7.25 (+414%)

Saffi Eriksdotter (Time Spiral, Rare)
Start: $4.00
Finish: $11.00
Gain: +$7.00 (+175%)

Metalwork Colossus (KLD, Rare)
Start: $1.25
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$1.75 (+140%)

Expropriate (CSP2, Mythic)
Start: $7.50
Finish: $17.00
Gain: +$9.50 (+127%)

Verdurous Gearhulk (ARA, Rare)
Start: $8.00
Finish: $17.00
Gain: +$9.50 (+127%)

Esper Charm (Shards of Alara, Uncommon)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$2.00 (+100%)

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Curtain’s Call (CMD, Rare)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$2.00 (+100%)

 

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James’ Picks:

Sram, Senior Edificer

  1. Sram, Senior Edificer (AER, Foil Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $6.00 to $20.00 (+14.00/233%) 12+ months)

2. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon (FRF, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $30.00 to $50.00 (+20.00/+67%, 12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Seachrome Coast (SOM, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $5.00 to $10.00 (+5.00/+100%, 0-12+ months)

2. Panharmonicon (KLD, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $10.00 to $25.00 (+15.00/+150%, 12-24+ months)

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

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

James & Travis reviewed the Standard and Modern decks that made a splash at the SCG Open in Colorado last week.

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