This week Sig reexamines buylist prices for Alpha and Beta and notices Star City Games now has the best prices on an array of cards across all conditions.
It’s impossible to time the market perfectly. This can lead to a feeling of disappointment when watching a buylist constantly fluctuate. This week Sig shares his strategies–both financial and emotional–that help him buylist confidently in a volatile market.
Determining the accurate value of one’s collection has always been tricky. While TCGplayer and MTG Stocks have brought new tools to streamline the process, there’s still room for improvement. Is eBay’s recent foray into this space what we’ve been waiting for?
Sig’s not sure, but it looks like certain pockets of Reserved List cards are on the rebound. This week, he takes a close look at the market and speculates as to why there may be movement in these key cards after a brief sell-off.
Last weekend, Sig received some very unfortunate news regarding an eBay sale he made of an Alpha card. It turns out, the card may have been clipped Beta. This begs the question: how can one detect the difference? This week Sig investigates.
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.