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.
Show Notes: Jan 29th
Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week
Battle Screech (Judgement)
Gain: +$2.50 (+500%)
Treasure Hunt (Magic Player Rewards)
Gain: +$5.25 (+420%)
Boom/Bust (Planar Chaos)
Gain: +$4.50 (+180%)
Palinchron (Urza’s Legacy)
Gain: +$14.00 (+127%)
Flagstones of Trokair (Time Spiral)
Gain: +$13.00 (+100%)
Seedborn Muse (Legions/9th/10th)
Gain: +13.00 (+100%)
Ghost Quarter (Various)
Gain: +1.00 (+100%)
Segment 2: Cards to Watch
- Harbinger of the Tides, ORI (Foil): $6.50 to $15+ (+130%, 6-12+ months)
- Goblin Piledriver, ORI (Foil): $5 to $10+ (+100%, 12+ months)
- Painful Truths, BFZ (Foil): $11 to $20+ (80%, 6-12+ months)
Disclosure: James is holding several Harbinger of the Tides foils.
- Delver of Secrets (Foil): $12 to $25 (110%, 0 – 12 months)
- Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Foil): $60 to $80 (33%, 6 – 12+ months)
Disclosure: Travis is not holding either of his picks at present.
Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review
The guys highlighted the successful showing for Merfolk as the 2nd, 3rd, and 12th at the #SCG Modern Classic last weekend as a deck that keeps slipping under the radar despite doing well. Goblins was also noted as the winner of the Legacy Classic at the same tournament.
Segment 4: Topic of the Week: Is MTG Too Expensive?
The guys discussed the average cost to play Magic: The Gathering, and the many ways players have to mitigate those costs in their favor.
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.