The one-week rule is handy when trying to navigate buyouts on newer cards. But what about the much older, rarer Reserved List cards? MTG finance buyouts can disrupt an RL card’s price for months. Fortunately, Sig has some good news to share in this week’s edition of “Beating the Buyouts”.
Buyouts will never cease to exist; it’s inherent to the game’s economy. But after last week’s column on the backlash of MTG finance, Sig expands upon this series by sharing a strategy to help combat these buyouts.
MTG finance has been on the receiving end of some backlash recently after rampant buyouts catalyzed by Modern Horizons spoilers. But is it deserved? This week Sig examines this nefarious buyout behavior and explains how it could be harming the broader community.
Last week, alleged Modern Horizons leaks led to a spike in Flusterstorm. This sparked controversy within the community, with much of the blame falling upon “MTG finance”. This week Sig examines the history of MTG finance and shares his stance on how it does (or doesn’t) impact card prices.
Ice Age isn’t exactly known for its endless value. Just because there are no $100 cards in the set doesn’t mean its terrible to pick through. This week Sig shares his appreciation for Ice Age and highlights why its bulk may be worth more than it seems.
War of the Spark broke the Planeswalker rarity barrier, including an unprecedented set of uncommons. What will happen to prices over time? This week Sig takes a look at recent, popular uncommons to inform his predictions for War of the Spark’s uncommon Planeswalkers.
Last week Hasbro’s stock skyrocketed after reporting quarterly earnings. Magic is referenced numerous times throughout. This week Sig digs into the documents, summarizing Magic’s performance as mentioned in the reports.
Modern reprint sets have often led to price increases by sparking newfound interest in the format. Sig explains why Modern Horizons may have an even larger impact on prices this year.
With the Magic market heating up this spring, Sig is motivated to speculate more than usual. This week he shares his favorite pick-ups and some key resources for finding ideas.
Magic is a hobby riddled with trends and data—sometimes baffling ones. Sig shares three observations that may make sense on the surface, but are perplexing underneath.
Sig has noticed some cards becoming quite expensive, especially considering their absence from the Reserved List. Sig explains the trend and highlights his favorite picks.
Sig is a long-time advocate of buying up Reserved List cards—so why is he constantly selling them? This week Sig shares his motivations for selling cards even as they’re on the rise.
In September 2017, Sig wrote an Insider piece highlighting the financial benefits of participating in the QS Insider Discord. This week Sig returns to the article with updated commentary.