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.
It’s no surprise some older cards have peaked and are now pulling back. What DOES surprise Sig is that some cards are back on the climb and nearing previous highs. Why the split? This week, Sig looks at the numbers.
In response to The Professor at Tolarian Community College’s recent video on the Reserved List, David provides his perspective on the subject and why he disagrees.
With all the Reserved List chatter of late, Sig turns introspective and examines his own history with the RL while making his case for its preservation.
There was a brief couple weeks at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in America, when I didn’t track Card Kingdom’s buy prices. They had to put a pause on their selling, so they dropped their buy prices dramatically. The reduction in buy prices moved in tandem with the selloff in the stock market. Since […]
Every 18-24 months, certain cards go through a period of growth. The next cycle is happening now, and we’re seeing pockets of strength in the market. This week, Sig highlights a few cards that may be overheated and could be sold into strength to raise cash.
Sig goes off script, eschewing Old School Magic to discuss his experiences learning the value engine of Magic Arena. With a month of play, Sig realizes he may have misplayed with a key deck-building choice, and he wants to help other newcomers avoid the same pitfall.
It’s unavoidable: the Coronavirus is all over the news. Things can become quite dire, and Magic is far from important in the grand scheme of things. However, this is a Magic website–this week Sig explores the virus’s potential impact to MTG finance from both an optimist’s and a pessimist’s lens.
Enough warning can never be given when it comes to counterfeits–they will always be a risk to Magic economy’s health. By being more savvy when shopping for high-end cards, and avoiding certain traps, one can avoid much of the counterfeit risk that haunts Magic.
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.
What cards are still in print yet are currently rarer than Alpha rares? This week Sig examines the unprecedented set of Mystery Booster playtest cards, highlighting pricing inconsistencies and trying to predict the future market for these casual favorites.
Two readers had valid questions about Sig’s ABUGames arbitrage article from last week. They inspired Sig to do a follow-up piece, where he talks about shipping costs and the brutally honest truth about motivations.
Despite being covered in the past, one of the most frequent questions in the QS Insider Discord is on how to exit ABUGames store credit. Sig is always evolving his strategy with ABUGames, and this week he provides specific updates on how he’s leveraging this buylist arbitrage.