October has been tumultuous for the stock market—but what’s the effect on Magic? Sig examines three past scenarios where the global economy influenced MTG finance.
A new wave of buylist changes inspires Sig to revisit the subject and examine which components of the Old School market continue to receive attention from major vendors.
This week Sig examines budget, time, and enjoyment as three vectors of Magic finance that dictate how you should set priorities to get the most out of the hobby.
There’s been plenty of discussion around Magic‘s “Summer Slowdown.” But is the fall a reliable time to buy? That may depend on a number of factors.
Sig was surprised to see a non-Reserved List card like Back to Basics spike so high recently. But old, non-RL cards are not without value—today he shares some specific targets to buy and sell.
Gold-bordered cards provide a budget alternative in casual formats for Reserved List cards like Gaea’s Cradle or Grim Monolith. This week Sig examines these underappreciated gems.
We’ve all been guilty of resisting new ideas, but to do so in MTG finance is to leave money on the table. This week Sig discusses five “must-dos” for maximizing value from the hobby.
For years, vendors marked down older, heavily-played cards dramatically. Now, changes in the market surrounding Old School is leading to player demand in excess of supply.
Between Nexus of Fate, Counterfeits, Hall of Fame debates, and cheating accusations, Sig is tired of all the negativity within the Magic community. This week Sig puts on rose-colored glasses and finds the positives.
Just one week after writing about dropping buylists, Sig noticed another drastic move at ABUGames. He explains the scenario and thinks through the implications of such a move.
There’s been concern over the market’s health lately, but is a correction really bad for the market? Sig explores why panicking is not the best strategy in this environment.
At Gencon last weekend, Sig had the opportunity to profit from an Insider tip about a store’s booth. The result caused Sig to reconsider how he approaches some of his buying.