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Sudden Shock

Ultimate Masters is still in full bounce back mode, and the last World Magic Cup has come to a finish. Plus, some sweet Ravnica Allegiance spoilers have hit the market so there’s gonna be a nice mix of things to talk about again in this piece. Owing to the spoilers, this might be a little […]

Many people have been saying there’s been a little less movement regarding Magic finance during the past few weeks or months. Some people are saying there’s a slowdown. Others are saying it’s normal because the holidays are around the corner and players have less money to spend on Magic cards. Regardless, Magic continues to move […]

Grand Prix: Yokohama was this past weekend, attended by over 1,500 players battling for prizes and glory. Importantly, they did battle with Modern decks, which is good for Insiders. Modern is popular enough on the tournament level to drive prices and many of the cards in the set are old enough that it’s hard to track them down. They get expensive or hard to find. Ergo, it’s a good field to get action on, especially because many of the lower-tier decks still have good money rares in them that you can trade into. This week, we’ll look at the Grand Prix results and analyze them for Modern play and speculation.

I’m back again this week, scouring event results for more Modern speculation calls for your trading profit. Why should you care about Modern? Even if you don’t play, there is a lot of official support for the format. The Pro Tour for Avacyn Restored features Modern, as do several Grands Prix this year. Modern events fire almost every day on Magic Online, which brings us a steady feed of information. No doubt, pros are looking at these same results and compiling the best decks to bring to the Pro Tour. We’ve seen double-digit price changes during Pro Tours and I don’t think Modern events are any different. It’s the perfect time for breakout cards to shine. Let’s take a look at a few that I’ve identified early in the lead-up.

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