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.
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.
Enough warning can never be given when it comes to counterfeits–they will always be a risk to Magic economy’s health. By being more savvy when shopping for high-end cards, and avoiding certain traps, one can avoid much of the counterfeit risk that haunts Magic.
This week had some big stories relevant to Magic finance. Adam is here with the news and what it means for speculators.
Adam recounts his experience at Grand Prix Indianapolis, where his first time at the trade table in years brought him into contact with a binder full of counterfeit cards…
Brian discusses a potential problem that could affect high-end Magic purchases—the altering of counterfeit cards to make them harder to detect.
David Schumann follows up his popular article on counterfeits with new information and examples. For the practical matter of discerning between real Magic cards and fakes, this article is an essential tool.
Derek covers a variety of topics straight from the trade floors of SCG Indianapolis, including the disturbing appearance of fake dual lands on the trade floor.
There were two MTG finance headlines from SCG Indy last weekend. Sigmund was astonished to find a vendor using Amazon pricing, but story that was trumped by the fake duals circulating through trade binders. Read on for Sigmund’s take.
2014 was one of the most prolific years in Magic for a number of reasons. Sadly, a flood of fake Chinese Magic cards and the DCIndictment of multiple high-profile cheaters will be a blemish on an otherwise wonderful year in our game.
The first thing I want to stress is to not panic. We’ve had plenty of counterfeits hit the market before, and Magic hasn’t died yet. Instead, I want to simply bring this to your attention with a few tips for handling this. First, as I said, don’t panic. While some of the flaws […]
Mike Lanigan covers a series of topics today, including counterfeiting, beating Mono-Black & the financial state of Standard.
David Schumann follows up his article on counterfeits with a discussion of how they might impact MTG’s future. Don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom.