With his LGS holding an upcoming 15-proxy Vintage tournament, Paul is looking to the history of the original Magic format for ideas on what to play.
When focusing on MTG finance, it’s easy to lose sight of the reality that this hobby is expensive! Sig was reminded of this recently when making a purchase with his Paypal (aka Magic) account. He shares his observations and reminds everyone of the opportunity cost of this game.
Sig’s records aren’t perfect, but he has recently just passed his 500th MTG finance article–nearly ten years of writing! This week Sig reflects back on his MTG finance journey, the key decisions along the way, and what makes Magic the greatest game in the world.
I started playing Magic in 1994. From those days of poring over printed price guides assembled weeks earlier, to having practically up to the minute prices at our fingertips digitally today, Magic finance has evolved considerably in the past twenty-seven years. Regardless of the decade, some Magic finance lessons are timeless and many of us […]
Modern Horizons 2 is scheduled to be released on June 18, 2021, and the Quiet Speculation team is hyped! Joe takes a look at the highlights from each day of spoilers and helps you prepare for release day.
Is Alliances really just Force of Will or bust? Kai outlines the growing potential of Alliances as an underappreciated set in a new era of Reserved List investing, and why you should be paying attention to other cards in the set.
Despite the huge rally we’ve seen in Magic prices so far, Sig doesn’t believe it’s over. Not just yet. This week, he shares the factors that could drive prices even higher, including support from major vendors via aggressive buylists.
When spoiler season started, the community panned the Double Masters for having underwhelming reprints. Since the rocky start higher-value cards have been spoiled, increasing the set’s EV. This week Sig looks at the numbers, making his initial judgment of the set.
Recently, Sig tried his luck on some Modern Horizons boosters. The set is filled with value and opportunity, right? Apparently not. After doing research, Sig was shocked at how bad the odds really were. Exactly WHAT is worth opening from that set?
The COVID-19 government checks are providing cash to players itching to buy Magic cards. But Sig believes Ikoria may the greatest catalysts for MTG finance in quite some time. This week he touches on the numerous formats impacted by this set.
When people discuss Magic finance, our minds immediately go towards the cards. They are the game pieces, after all, so the game can’t exist without them. However through Magic’s 27 year history, there are a number of ancillary products that can be quite collectible…and valuable.
Tournament Magic will always have its place. But when it comes to game play hours, kitchen table Magic dwarfs the tournament scene. This explains why so many non-tournament legal cards are valuable. This week Sig explores some of the most desirable, which may make for good long-term investments.
In 2012, an interesting Twitter conversation motivated Sig to write a piece on the long-term investment viability of Magic. Looking back at his predictions, Sig is kicking himself as he witnesses the returns he missed by focusing on the stock market rather than the MTG market.