Back in 2016, Sig suggested Pokémon cards and vintage video games as alternate investments to Magic. This week he dusts off those old price charts and investigates whether those suggestions panned out and what the current market looks like for video games in particular.
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 records aren’t perfect, but he has recently just passed his 500th MTG finance article–nearly ten years of writing! This week Sig reflects back on his MTG finance journey, the key decisions along the way, and what makes Magic the greatest game in the world.
Sig rounds out his study of Portal sets this week when he examines Portal: Three Kingdoms. This is one of the rarest, most interesting set in Magic’s History, and definitely merits exploration.
I started playing Magic in 1994. From those days of poring over printed price guides assembled weeks earlier, to having practically up to the minute prices at our fingertips digitally today, Magic finance has evolved considerably in the past twenty-seven years. Regardless of the decade, some Magic finance lessons are timeless and many of us […]
This week Sig examines recent pricing trends on some of Magic’s historically most overprinted and under-powered sets: Homelands, Fallen Empires, and Chronicles. Without looking, can you guess what booster boxes of these sets sell for today? The answer may surprise you!
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.
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.
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.
Collectible Card Game finance has suddenly caught fire in the investment world, and prices of cards and boxes have skyrocketed. David examines Flesh and Blood, and lessons we can learn from CCGs of the past.
Magic finance has a time and place. But for Sig, the practice has effectively ruined the game. This week he reflects on how this happened and makes some resolutions on how he can try and recapture his childhood innocence when engaging with the game.
With all the Reserved List chatter of late, Sig turns introspective and examines his own history with the RL while making his case for its preservation.