Sig dives into the vendor dynamics at Magic 30: pictures of hotlists, high-end cards for sale, and insights from his interactions with some vendors.
Candelabra of Tawnos
Joe aka “Beardy” talks about relative power level in Commander and how much it varies from place to place. Should you bring potentially OP decks to new venues?
Sig reviews data indicating that we’re now in a buyers’ market. What is on his radar, and what cards should you be looking out for?
Did you know there are other options outside TCGplayer for purchasing damaged cards? Sig shares some recent observations in this space.
Beardy takes a look at some multi-player Magic formats that play well with a Commander spin. Is one of these right to shake up your next Commander night?
Introspection has led Sig to the realization that he’s become disengaged with Magic finance lately. This week he shares his reasons, and touches upon what needs to happen to “wake him up” and reinvigorate his interest in the hobby.
Returning from a well-deserved vacation, Sig takes a wider look at the Magic finance landscape, examining Modern Horizons 2, Reserved List staples, and more.
Players, Vendors, and WOTC are all anxiously awaiting the time for MagicFests to resume. What will happen to the market once this happens? This week, Sig speculates on the format that stands to gain the most from the re-opening trade.
When you think of the “Four Horsemen” sets, cards from Arabian Nights, Legends, and Antiquities readily come to mind. But lately, Reserved List and other cards from The Dark have been on the rise. This week Sig highlights this recent trend.
While it’s true the Old School market has been particularly soft this season, some vendors have overdone their price cutting. The result: many deals are out there on major retailer sites…if you know where to look and can catch a restock.
Sig was underwhelmed by last weekend’s Black Friday sales. Some of the discounts simply didn’t create compelling price points. This week Sig shares data to support why these blanket site-wide sales aren’t as great as they’re made out to appear.
The glorious days of ABUGames trade credit arbitrage are over! Or are they? While ABUGames has been making significant changes to their grading system and pricing, there may still be deals out there if you know how to avoid the pitfalls.
Magic finance and Magic play are two separate hobbies nowadays. They are frequently in tension with each other–an optimal choice in one may be suboptimal in the other. This week Sig reflects on this tension and shares personal anecdotes for how it has impacted his buy/sell decisions.