[Podcast] Insider Stories: Building Your Community with Carter Hatfield

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Hi! Doug Linn of Quiet Speculation here, bringing you interviews with the top minds in Magic finance. Each week, I'll be bringing you an hour-long interview with people tapped into the MTG Finance community on every level. Whether you're a Friday Night Magic hero with a binder full of staples or you want to make this hobby pay for itself, there's plenty to learn in each show.

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This week, my guest is Carter Hatfield of Perfect Storm MTG. He's been playing for twenty years and we reminisce about the good old/bad old days and how he became a dealer. You'll find out:

-What cards sell well for Carter

-How he's solved the problem of getting enough inventory to sell

-Why you need help to run a store as big as his

-Whether he'll sell a card for a dime

and plenty more!


What I really liked in the interview is that Carter is a family man and uses his Magic dealing to provide a steady job for himself that also lets him cut out to spend the morning at his childrens' school. That's a flexibility that not a lot of jobs have. I think you'll really like this interview.

You can find Carter here:


As you'll hear in the interview, Carter finds his subscription to Quiet Speculation to be essential for making money on Magic. If you want to find out more about QS, you can click here.

You can ask questions and post comments here or tweet to me - @quietspec is where you'll get ahold of me!

Douglas Linn

Doug Linn has been playing Magic since 1996 and has had a keen interest in Legacy and Modern. By keeping up closely with emerging trends in the field, Doug is able to predict what cards to buy and when to sell them for a substantial profit. Since the Eternal market follows a routine boom-bust cycle, the time to buy and sell short-term speculative investments is often a narrow window. Because Eternal cards often spike in value once people know why they are good, it is essential for a trader to be connected to the format to get great buys before anyone else. Outside of Magic, Doug is an attorney in the state of Ohio.  Doug is a founding member of Quiet Speculation, and brings with him a tremendous amount of business savvy.

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4 thoughts on “[Podcast] Insider Stories: Building Your Community with Carter Hatfield

  1. Nice interview! Carter is local to me and he is a real asset to our local community. Having a reputation for dealing with people fairly will carry you a long way in this business. Not only that, Carter sponsors Team Perfect Storm, a team that has launched some of West Michigan’s best players including Rookie of the Year, Raz Perez. You could learn a lot from him the way I have.

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