In MTG finance, our success is somewhat predicated on our ability to predict the future. There are a lot of ways to approach this matter, but with it being spoiler season and all the best way to make the most money immediately on a new set is to properly evaluate the power level and projected popularity of the new cards.
A few spicy spoilers trickled in this weekend, with three more of the new two-sided planeswalkers spoiled. I’m a little floored by the potential of the new Jace (which you can check out here), but for now I’m trying to express caution. The reason being that like all nerds, I have the tendency to be a little excitable.
The most humbling story of missing on a new set release for me was when Shadowmoore launched and my pick for the card that would revolutionize Standard was… Augury Adept. Fortunately for me, this was well before I did much speculating, so I merely shelled out $20 on a single playset, but I must say that the impending thrashing I took at the first Standard tournament I played with the card was extremely humbling. Ophidian just wasn’t what it used to be…
That wasn’t the first time I picked wrong and it certainly wasn’t the last. So now I’m curious- what’s the worst card you’ve ever paid too much for upon release?