Your Free Dragon’s Maze Price Sheet for the Prereleases This Weekend (and the Trader Tools beta)

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Hello and welcome! We've got another round of those handy cheat-sheets to print out for the prerelease this weekend. I've had people request both alphabetized ones and price-ranked ones, so I went ahead and made two versions. Pick the one you like more or print both of them out. It looks like there aren't many expensive cards in this set, but bear in mind that it's a smaller one - only 166 cards.

The set's price has to be at least a certain minimum (and we internally put that at about $140). MTGO Redeemers make the markets for paper cards in some ways. The previous two sets had the shocklands to keep prices down across the board (and while DGM has them in the land slot, we can't quite count on that for pricing the set). I see Voice of Resurgence staying at $20 or jumping up to $40 if it's played. The set needs a few banner cards to keep prices up for redeemers. In other words, if you don't have a lot of $10 cards around, you'll have some $40 cards instead.

Have a great time at your prerelease this weekend, and happy trading! There are a lot of newer and inexperienced players at prereleases, so be a Good Guy and help them get good trades. What's good for your store is good for you, too.

DGM Cheat Sheet: Price-Ordered / Alphabetized

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13 thoughts on “Your Free Dragon’s Maze Price Sheet for the Prereleases This Weekend (and the Trader Tools beta)

  1. I don’t really understand this concept– can you elaborate? “MTGO Redeemers make the markets for paper cards in some ways. The previous two sets had the shocklands to keep prices down across the board (and while DGM has them in the land slot, we can’t quite count on that for pricing the set)….The set needs a few banner cards to keep prices up for redeemers. In other words, if you don’t have a lot of $10 cards around, you’ll have some $40 cards instead.”

  2. I probably should have just spent an article explaining that on its own : )

    I\’ve been noting a trend that most sets are about the same price to buy when you can redeem them online. They\’re between $130-150. The combined total of all of the cards in a set should not exceed that roughly $140 amount, since otherwise the market will just correct – crack sealed sets – and fix the prices again. And it mostly does that.

    $140 is kind of a spooky number with large sets. In Magical Land, you must open a minimum of 68 packs to get a full set of rares and mythics in a large set like GTC, if you open a different one with each pack. Wholesale packs are $2.10. 68 packs x $2.10 = $140, which was the average price for GTC and RTR when I looked into this about a month ago. I was doing a lot of research but then the redemption fees went up a lot and it chilled my work. I wanted to let the market settle out more.

    1. Wow, actually, it’s even better than at first glance. Sorted by the store??? This would have saved me literally days when I was going through and doing my big sell-off a couple months ago. If it were only possible to get coolstuffinc and channelfireball on there…

      1. Okay, actually, there are some flaws. It doesn’t seem to distinguish between foils and non-foils, is the primary one. That’s a pretty big problem.

        1. Agreed, and it\’s on the bugs list, too. I noticed that last night. I don\’t want to hide behind \”beta\” too much but it\’s only been alive for about 4 hrs 🙂

  3. Being able to see foil and non foil data at the same time is a huge plus, why not just put them next to each other with their own, clear heading? Also, black text on navy is nigh-unreadable.

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