Gold-bordered cards provide a budget alternative in casual formats for Reserved List cards like Gaea’s Cradle or Grim Monolith. This week Sig examines these underappreciated gems.
We’ve all been guilty of resisting new ideas, but to do so in MTG finance is to leave money on the table. This week Sig discusses five “must-dos” for maximizing value from the hobby.
For years, vendors marked down older, heavily-played cards dramatically. Now, changes in the market surrounding Old School is leading to player demand in excess of supply.
Between Nexus of Fate, Counterfeits, Hall of Fame debates, and cheating accusations, Sig is tired of all the negativity within the Magic community. This week Sig puts on rose-colored glasses and finds the positives.
Just one week after writing about dropping buylists, Sig noticed another drastic move at ABUGames. He explains the scenario and thinks through the implications of such a move.
Brian lays out his thinking on how we can be best prepared to act around some of the cards most in need of a reprint today – many of which are likely to see new versions soon.
At Gencon last weekend, Sig had the opportunity to profit from an Insider tip about a store’s booth. The result caused Sig to reconsider how he approaches some of his buying.
On older cards, Sig has observed how a single vendor’s actions can be the catalyst for price shifts. Today he looks at the recent history and makes predictions for corrections to come.
“What’s this card worth?” It’s a question Sig gets quite a bit. Pricing a rare or obscure card isn’t rocket science—it just takes some effort and reflection. Sig lays out his method.
A recent debate on the Insider Discord got Sig thinking about the scalability of Magic. Can Magic be an investment vehicle for the rich and famous?
Prices are soft as we enter the thick of summer, but there are a few pockets of strength out there. Sig examines four trends and discusses whether they are worth chasing.
The summer slowdown is upon us, but if you dig deeper you can find some surprising market trends. Sig looks at the newest developments with Magic‘s first few core sets.
Sometimes finance writers appear to have more reach than they really do. Today Sig discusses how writing about Magic finance does—and doesn’t—influence the market.