“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.
Sig has a saved eBay search for the words “MTG Below Good”–this search catches Card Kingdom’s listings. Recently, they posted a collection of misprints and signed cards. Sig made an offer, bought the cards, and got to work!
This week, Sig builds upon his article series contrasting the stock market with the Magic card market. Not only does price and volume tracking become muddled with Magic cards, but so does the tracking of fear and manipulation!
It’s certainly a buyer’s market out there, as prices have pulled back significantly from their highs. But you’ve got to know where to hunt for deals. This week Sig shares three tips on how to find great deals from some of the largest vendors.
The one-week rule is handy when trying to navigate buyouts on newer cards. But what about the much older, rarer Reserved List cards? MTG finance buyouts can disrupt an RL card’s price for months. Fortunately, Sig has some good news to share in this week’s edition of “Beating the Buyouts”.
Buyouts will never cease to exist; it’s inherent to the game’s economy. But after last week’s column on the backlash of MTG finance, Sig expands upon this series by sharing a strategy to help combat these buyouts.
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.
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.
Matthew Lewis presents the MTGO Market Report for this week, evaluating important events in the online market and highlighting a “trade of the week.”