“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.
Despite the huge rally we’ve seen in Magic prices so far, Sig doesn’t believe it’s over. Not just yet. This week, he shares the factors that could drive prices even higher, including support from major vendors via aggressive buylists.
Another week, another set of Reserved List buyouts. Now speculators are really reaching for the bottom of the barrel. This week Sig reminds readers not to chase after the unplayable stuff, and instead focus on more productive picks.
David revisits an old article on Card Evaluation, Reserved List buyouts, and FOMO, and reminds us of some of the basics to adhere to when picking specs.
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.
Recent spoilers in Commander Legends have triggered a buyout of some old, obscure cards from Magic’s history. This week Sig breaks down these buyouts and identifies some speculative targets that could one day be bought out should the right card be printed.
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.
Sig has been examining different budget options to help folks acquire cards suffering the Reserved List buyout craze of 2020. Now he turns his attention to Italian Legends. Are there good deals to be found? This week Sig takes a look and shares how to shop for them!
This week, Sig returns to Collectors’ Edition cards, examining how these have responded to recent Reserved List buyouts. Specifically, he points out an interesting gap developing between market pricing and retailer pricing. The trend could make you a little profit.
Like 2017, 2020 has become the year of the Reserved List buyout. But just because a card disappears from the market doesn’t mean its price will forever be 10x it was before. This week, Sig dissects the buyout and highlights the data that creates the perceived price spikes.
Reserved List buyouts are back, with Ancestral Knowledge disappearing from the internet last weekend. The FOMO is real with this one, and Sig regrets not buying a copy for his collection earlier. This week, he examines other Reserved List cards he may prioritize in light of the buyout.
Every 18-24 months, certain cards go through a period of growth. The next cycle is happening now, and we’re seeing pockets of strength in the market. This week, Sig highlights a few cards that may be overheated and could be sold into strength to raise cash.