Alright, a few people from last weeks article asked that I do a weekend/Monday post. I was out of town until late Sunday night, so this is the earliest I could post this, and I hope it helps those of you that go to a shop early in the week.
Quick rundown of cards to be looking for.
Spikeshot Elder SCG: $1.99, CFB: $0.79, MOTL/BLP: $0.65, Ebay: $2.00 / 4-of
Why: Goblins hit the top 16 in Louisville, pick em up from the hardcore spike players on the cheap, and flip em to the more casual crowd for some profit. Same goes for other goblins cards, but the elder has a chance to get better after Zendikar block rotates. I would keep at least 2 sets in reserve as a long term investment as it would be hard for them to go lower.
Dark Tutelage SCG: $0.99, CFB: $0.49, MOTL/BLP: $0.45, Ebay: $1.30 / 4-of
Why: Another cheap card that has the possibility to go up. I would only get these as throw-ins, don't expend energy trying to trade for them. I would also only be looking to pick them up for the next 2-3 weeks, while watching to see if B/R vamps or other black deck capable of using them gets moving in those few weeks. After that I would hold them until M12 is about 6 weeks out and then begin aggressively dropping them if they haven't gained in price. At worst they were throw in's and you make a quarter each on them.
Phyrexian Revoker SCG: $2.99 (out of stock) CFB: $1.99, MOTL/BLP: $1.80, Ebay: $8.00 / 4-of
Why: It's beginning to see play in standard and has continued play in legacy decks. This is the card to jump on while its easy to get at low prices from people not actively watching the market. I'm also still surprised the SCG manages to sell out of them at $3, while CFB still has 20 at $2. Trade for them at $1.00-$1.50 as long as you can. The longer they see play in legacy, the more value they stand to gain over the long term.
Deaths Shadow SCG: $0.99 (sold out) CFB: $0.99 (sold out), MOTL/BLP: $0.47, Ebay: $2.00
Why: The cards popularity exploded with Anthony Easons Phy Sligh deck. Neat deck, capable of awesome things. Though he didn't end well, its still something worth watching. Pick em up for $0.75, trade em for $1.50+. I wouldn't hold onto them for more than 7 weeks though, as they will be rotating out when Innistrad comes out, but until then make some bank on their demand.
Energy Field SCG: $3.99 (Sold out) CFB: $3.49 (Out of stock) MOTL//BLP: $3.95, Ebay: $18.00 / 4-of
Why: When mono blue control top 8's legacy, people tend to take notice. People misplayed against this card all day from what I understand, and it's another Urza's card that is poised to move through the ranks, even if temporarily. I would be trading for them at $3.00 or below, though you will be hard pressed to find many players that have them, there may be a few sitting in your store gathering dust in a binder somewhere. Get them and hold onto them is my call for the time being, though depending on its popularity it may turn into a sell call if the price is right.
Also, a tweet from our own Kelly Reid about this card.
i think i bought the last four copies of Energy Field on the internet, and the last 20 on mtgo. is that card even real?
Get them if you can find them, and be ready to capitalize on demand.
Those are the five cards I would be shooting for right now. Come Wednesday I'll go over a few more and some tactics for how to get rid of excess cards such as Dark Tutelage and Deaths Shadow before their cash time runs out.
Till later this week,