by Travis Allen (@wizardbumpin) & James Chillcott (@mtgcritic)
MTG Fast Finance is a new weekly podcast that tries to break down the flurry of financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering into a fast, fun and useful thirty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.
Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week
Gain: +$8.50 (+567%)
Leonin Arbiter (Scars)
Gain: +$3.25 (+144%)
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (M14)
Gain: +$14.00 (+127%)
Gain: +$12.00 (+133%)
World Breaker (OGW)
Gain: +$4.00 (+100%)
Stony Silence (INN)
Gain: +7.00 (+116%)
Pia and Kiran Nalaar (ORI)
Gain: +2.30 (+105%)
Thought-Knot Seer (OGW)
Gain: +$7.50 (+100%)
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle (Zen):
Gain: +$4.00 (+89%)
Karn Liberated (MM2)
Gain: +$25.00 (+71.43%)
Segment 2: Cards to Watch
- Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger: $25 to $35-40 (6-12 months)
- Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy (Foil): $90 to $150 (12+ months)
- Origins Booster Box: $90 to $150+ (12+ months)
Disclosure: James is holding both Jace foils and Origins booster boxes, mostly in Russian.
- Noble Hierarch: $32 to $50 (0 – 6 months)
- Doubling Season: $32 to $50 (0 – 12 months)
- Foil BFZ Basics: $7 to $20 (12+ months)
Disclosure: Travis is holding all three of his specs this week.
Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review
The guys highlighted the BW Tokens deck played by Josh Cho at #SCGCharlotte as an innovative brew that may impact the ongoing pricing for Auriok Champion, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Sorin, Solemn Visitor.
Segment 4: Topic of the Week: Jan ’16 Modern Buyouts
The guys touched on various aspects of the recent Modern buyout and spike cycle, including the impact of technology on Magic prices, the economic realities of playing Modern and the shifting schedule for winter Modern price spikes.
James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.