• When you go to Card Kingdom’s site, navigate to the “sell cards” section. It’ll immediately bring you to a list of cards they are looking to buy. That’s their “hot list”. It isn’t titled as such.

  1. Wait – is the idea that you should buy in winter before the price increases for a quick flip? Are we expecting prices to dip significantly further down before that? This is probably a dumb question, but I don’t really see why it would be an especially bad idea to grab some staples now in wait for the increases in winter.

    • I don’t think prices will climb, and there’s a chance some may continue to sell off into the Fall months. I’d advocate waiting until the winter holidays. Some have often cited Christmas day as one of the best times to bid on eBay auctions, since not many people are browsing eBay listings while opening gifts and spending time with family.

      You can certainly buy now if you want…but I’d be inclined to wait and see a bit longer as there is little financial risk in doing so.

      Thanks for the question!

  2. i took a look at Bazaar of Baghdad and tried to apply this mode of analysis. It was basically flat at $750 between 2015-2017. I noticed you said in your last article that the price of Bazaar might be retracting a bit. Based on its price history it appears we are in for another lengthy plateau at $1250. Would you suggest waiting to see if the price retracts a bit further in the next 12 months?

    • Ben,

      Bazaar is a highly desirable Arabian Nights card. Someone with a lot of cash could make a move on it at any moment. Just look at Library of Alexandria – I would have thought this one would plateau, but it just took a leg higher. So a random buyout could happen at any time.

      That said, for such a playable Arabian Nights card, my advice would be that you track supply closely. If Card Kingdom starts to sell through their copies and they jack up their buy price, it could mean the start of a new leg higher. TCGplayer supply is also worth tracking. If supply remains flat or trickles higher, then a plateau is here for a while. I know this is a non-answer, but it’s the best I can offer for such volatile cards.

      Thanks for the question!


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