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.
Nine years ago, Sig wrote his first article describing the collectibility of Alpha rares. At the time, he had no idea just how much the Alpha market could explode. This week, he revisits the topic, updating his view on the set and sharing tips on where to buy.
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.
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.
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.
You may be tempted to walk away from Magic finance during this time of uncertainty. Sig doesn’t think that’s the ideal strategy. This week he shares creative ways he’s engaging in this soft market in order to refresh his collection and maintain liquidity.
People tend to consider Magic an alternate investment, comparing it to the stock market. But in reality there are some key differences between the two that everyone needs to consider before taking the plunge. This week Sig investigates these differences in a multi-part series.
While the stock market breaks records, many components of the Magic market are well off of their highs. This has created some real buying opportunities. This week Sig shares some of his favorite pick-ups as well as where to buy them at the best price.
Last Friday Sig drove to MagicFest Indianapolis, where he experienced inconsistent results in trying to move some Old School cards. One vendor did come to the rescue, but Sig’s strategy going forward is going to be a little different.
Sig is planning on attending a Magic Fest next month, where he hopes to sell cards to vendors. But one can’t just jump in blindly and expect to maximize value. This week Sig shares three helpful tips to help you prepare for selling to vendors.
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.
ABUGames is making waves yet again. Despite having written about their strange buylist strategy not long ago, Sig felt an update was in order along with a time-sensitive call to action.