It’s no secret: Alpha cards are very expensive now. There are just not very many copies to go around. But what about Beta? It’s print run is larger, but relative to the player base, it’s still tiny. This week Sig examines the Beta market and shares his thoughts on Beta’s likely price trajectory.
Less than 1,100 copies of any given Alpha rare were printed. That’s a tiny number! How does it compare with chase collectibles from other hobbies? This week Sig investigates, sharing his conclusions that Alpha rares have a lot of room for growth.
“History repeats itself.” We hear this phrase time and again to describe all sorts of socioeconomic phenomena. But does it apply to the Magic market this time? This week, Sig examines the market-moving forces of 2020-2021 and compares back to 2017-2018.
As card prices continue to climb, it’s OK to take profits. Really. This week, Sig shares three mantras he keeps in mind to help him overcome negative emotions associated with selling.
As high-end card prices reach record highs, the temptation to sell may be climbing. But don’t rush into the process without first reading this article. Sig shares the hidden costs and implications when dealing in four jand five-figure cards.
As Reserved List prices continue to climb, Sig is noticing some aggressive buylisting from Card Kingdom. Perhaps a little…too aggressive? This week he shares his strategy for what he’s looking to sell to the vendor, citing specific examples.
As many once-forgotten cards skyrocket in price, now could be a great time to consider selling. But Sig doesn’t recommend selling just anything. This week he shares guidelines on how to approach this volatile, sellers’ market.
Don’t Panic! This catchphrase will be important to repeat to yourself over and over again as we navigate another era of rampant buyouts. This week Sig shares a few strategies to remain disciplined in the face of soaring Magic prices.
Magic finance has a time and place. But for Sig, the practice has effectively ruined the game. This week he reflects on how this happened and makes some resolutions on how he can try and recapture his childhood innocence when engaging with the game.
Sig has been very active with ABUGames trade credit arbitrage lately. The once-defunct strategy has become live once again thanks to some recent market trends. This week Sig shares his secrets–with some time and patience, anyone can leverage this same approach to make MTG cheaper.
eBay’s completed listings can provide a reasonable look at old, rare card values. Data from other sources may be insufficient. However, one should not trust eBay completed listings blindly. This week, Sig shares some watchouts when using eBay completed listing data in negotiations.
When buyouts occur, strange pricing trends can result. But a few trends in particular are causing Sig to scratch his head. This week he shares the discrepancies and tries to explain why his observations stand out.