This week Paul looks at why people invest in Magic, and how the reason they do determines what they should spend their money on.
When focusing on MTG finance, it’s easy to lose sight of the reality that this hobby is expensive! Sig was reminded of this recently when making a purchase with his Paypal (aka Magic) account. He shares his observations and reminds everyone of the opportunity cost of this game.
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.
This week Paul discusses his preparation for playing The X-Files CCG 25th-Anniversary Online Tournament, and how that preparation applies to Magic Finance.
Sometimes uncommons go from bulk to a dollar. David investigates.
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.
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.
This week Sig goes back 24 years to examine the value of Portal and Portal: Second Age cards. Their age, rarity, and unique nature mean they could offer some real upside…or some significant risk, depending on how you look at it.
Sig has seen the set-themed Commander decks at his local Meijer and Target for a while now, but he never really investigated them. Then he received one for his birthday, and it triggered some research on these inexpensive entries into the format.
With all the hype from Modern Horizons 2 spoilers, you’re excited to dive into the Modern format for the first time. So where do you begin? Understanding what makes Modern tick as a format, apart from the obvious of what cards are legal, is the best place to start.