Once again this week as we examine the world of Magic Buy Lists I’m attempting to narrow in on some useful and usable information. The last few times we’ve looked at this data I’ve displayed the top cards, the movers and shakers. I had hoped that the information would be interesting and useful. To some degree it was, but it wasn’t enough. As I have been doing with the other data points I’ve been showing you I’ve reformatted all the Buy Lists as well.
If something you read here looks confusing you may wish to check out some of my processes and explanations here. The Nutt Draw: Primers and Glossary
In addition to all these revisions and display changes I’ve been adding online stores to the lists. As of writing I am tracking Starcity Games, Cool Stuff Inc, Channel Fireball, Troll and Toad, BlackBorder, Strike Zone and White Lion Games. I plan on adding in six more, and possibly replacing one or two depending on how complete and competitive they are. Once I have analyzed them all for performance I’ll know who to cut.
The first revised list I would like to show you is the list for the cards in standard. On the top of this spreadsheet you’ll notice I have highlighted the top 30 cards sorted by the highest offered buy price. This is good trivia, but unless you’re trying to get rid of one or more of those cards, it’s just fun to look at. However, below that list you’ll find a list of all the cards in standard that appear on the any of the tracked buy lists that have a high buy price of $0.10 or more. I’m hoping that this more complete list will be more of a tool then just pretty.
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Next up we have the same treatment as above, but for Extended. The staples of Standard from two or three years ago, Mutavault, Thoughtseize and Bitterblossom top out the chart. No surprises here really. As with the Standard list I’ve included a list of all the cards on the buy lists, though this time it’s the cards above $0.25. The $0.10 cut off for Standard, the $0.25 cut off for Extended and the following $1.00 cut off for the Eternal formats are all because of some limitation to what I can upload and calculate online with Google spreadsheets. I’ve mentioned this many times before, but I am planning on moving to a new platform that is more in my control and won’t have these limitations.
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Since it would be so top heavy with Power 9, I decided not to show the top 30 Eternal cards and instead went with the largest list of cards I was able to upload and still calculate.
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The Eternal list has about 1000 cards on it and highlight anything that has an offer of $1.00 or more on it. If you have some old cards and want to get some cash, look over this list. I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.
I’ve also spent some time updating the list rst introduced last month. The Womby list has been split into three different lists, one for Standard, one for Extended, and one for the Eternal cards. The Womby lists highlight any cards that are sold on eBay for a price (average price) lower than what they appear at on the tracked buy lists. First up is Standard.
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Nothing too surprising there, and most likely none of them have enough margins at the prices listed to really be interesting, but if you can get some good buys or trades on these cards, you certainly have room to gain.
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The Extended list gives us a few cards that we might be able to make some cash on if we can get good deals. Baneslayer Angels have been trading pretty low these days in my geography, and a savy trader could easily make some money based on some of the buy prices listed here. If you can get people to toss in some Siege-Gang Commanders with your trades you should be able to clean up on those as well.
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There is always magin to be made on the Power 9 if you get a good deal, but there is lots of gold on the Eternal list. Dig out those old cards you’re not using any more and send them on in. Remember to keep in mind that all the prices listed are for cards in Near Mint condition and you’ll get less if the quality isn’t there. Check on each of the buyers web sites for details and instructions.
Lastly, here is an update of the application of the Demand Index values to the buy list. This gives us an indication of the cards that have the least demand, but are still desired by online stores.
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As per Jason's request, here are links to the printable copies of all these lists.
I’ll keep working to make this data usable. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please let me know.
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