Core Set 2021 offers a variety of attractive pick-ups for both Commander and Standard speculation (should paper Magic events restart). This week Sig highlights a few of his favorites, inspired by others in the Twitter community.
Did you know there was a Players Tour event last weekend? Tournament organizers caught on that successful events can still take place over Arena despite COVID-19. As competitive Magic migrates from paper to online, Sig examines how this may further impact card prices.
Did you know Ikoria currently has the lowest EV of all Standard-legal sets? When is the last time the NEWEST set was also the cheapest? To Sig, this screams opportunity. This week he writes about his favorite Ikoria picks for a world that one day recovers from COVID-19.
Sig has a saved eBay search for the words “MTG Below Good”–this search catches Card Kingdom’s listings. Recently, they posted a collection of misprints and signed cards. Sig made an offer, bought the cards, and got to work!
The COVID-19 government checks are providing cash to players itching to buy Magic cards. But Sig believes Ikoria may the greatest catalysts for MTG finance in quite some time. This week he touches on the numerous formats impacted by this set.
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.
Wizards Play Network has announced that In-Store Play is officially suspended in North America, Europe, and LATAM until at least May 10th. Joe talks about the potential financial impacts for local game stores, online sellers, and average players as well as what we can do to stay connected as a community in these trying times.
When asked to write about COVID-19’s impact on Magic, Sig did his best to speculate on potential outcomes. Now, two weeks later, the pandemic’s impact has come more into focus, and Sig has a clearer viewpoint on how this is likely to unfold in the world of Magic finance.
Bans have brought uncertainty to the Standard metagame, but the first tournaments have brought some clarity and some appealing speculation targets.
Chris examines the release schedules of recent sets and turns a critical eye toward the increasingly short time gaps between the hype cycles of War of the Spark, Modern Horizons, and the upcoming Core 2020.
Kyle breaks down the pending updates for Magic Online and what the player experience will look like going forward.
Last week Hasbro’s stock skyrocketed after reporting quarterly earnings. Magic is referenced numerous times throughout. This week Sig digs into the documents, summarizing Magic’s performance as mentioned in the reports.
As of Sunday morning, prices really hadn’t reacted to MC Cleveland at all. Is Standard speculation dead? This week Sig investigates, offering some alternate options to park your Magic money.