If you read my article last week about the power of uncommons, then you know how important having these in your collection can be. The ability to pick up sweet uncommons that many players don’t care about can be a boon to you in your trading. Last week I introduced the concept, and this week […]
Actually, I don’t hate Mythics. I just thought it was a catchy title. We’ve lived with Mythic cards for almost two years now and it seems that for better or worse they are here to stay. At this time I’d like to share my thoughts and comments that were previously only available in a limited edition spoken word version that I’d willingly rant to anyone who’d listen.
Doug Linn explains the time value of money, arbitrage, and other such concepts!
Hi everyone, and welcome to Whinston’s Whisdom. I hope you all enjoyed my last article on Quiet Speculation, and I’m glad to be back writing again. While last week’s prediction about Aluren becoming the runaway success story of Columbus wasn’t on the mark, it still put up a solid showing, so I wouldn’t be selling […]
Quick quiz – Name the three most expensive cards from the following list: Lavaclaw Reaches Sensei’s Divining Top Spell Snare Malakir Bloodwitch Aether Vial Sunpetal Grove Mistbind Clique Celestial Purge Destructive Force Siege-Gang Commander All right, finished? An astute trader would immediately recognize that the three most valuable cards on the list are Sensei’s Divining […]
An Introduction to Abundance Trading So, while there’s nothing really epic to talk about in the “pick it up now” department, I promise I’m going to dedicate a little bit of our budget today by the end of the column, if only to sate everyone with a hole burning in their pockets. First things first. […]
If you’ve been reading my articles, you’ll see that I’ve taken in a lot of data, smashed it, shook it, baked it in Excel, and it’s given us some perspective on the prices and demand of various cards. There is still a lot more to learn, and I hope, more data to be had. There […]
Doug Linn discusses Survival of the Fittest, and how to identify future shooting stars in Legacy.
Welcome to another mailbag on Quiet Speculation. These have proved so popular that I intend to keep doing them on a weekly basis as long as there are questions that need answering. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed, @kellyreid, for when I put out the call for questions. If I like yours and think […]
So, it’s Friday, the day before Grand Prix: Columbus, and we arrive around 5:10am. We pull up to two or three of the hotels on the Columbus Convention Center campus, no vacancy. Courtyard Marriot, which I’m more than willing to give a plug here, has a vacancy for Friday and Saturday; but we’ve just been […]
This week’s column has a bit of required reading before we jump in. I’ll give you a few minutes to read (it’s short). Today I’ll be referring liberally to topics discussed in this article. All right, finished? Glad you’re back. Just like Magic R&D designs cards for the different psychographics, you must learn to trade […]
A Revisão dos Lucros – Análise de Trocas Se você é como eu, você ama Magic. Mais especificamente, você ama trocar cartas de Magic. A emoção da troca é tão empolgante quanto ganhar um FNM ou abrir seu primeiro Baneslayer Angel. Se você estiver lendo este site, então você já deve ter visto alguns dos […]
Hey everyone! I am extremely excited to be making my debut on Quiet Speculation. I think it’s only appropriate to start with an introduction for those of you who don’t know me. From my QS Bio: Noah Whinston is a Chicagoland Magic player who’s been in the game for 5 years. He jumped right into […]