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MTG Fast Finance: Episode 293-295

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Left: James Chillcott (@mtgcritic) Right: Travis Allen (@wizardbumpin)

Episode 293

Segment 1: Metagame Week in Review

The guys take a look at the latest Modern Challenge data from Oct 9th/10th.

Segment 2: Top Paper & MTGO Movers

Your hosts recount the price motion on paper cards again this week including: Wheel of Misfortune, Lord of the Undead, Wand of Orcus, Child of Alara, Mulldrifter, and The Scarab God.

Segment 3: Cards to Watch

James & Travis serve up an assortment of other Magic cards that may be gaining momentum for price advances within the year.

Host: James Chillcott

Card: The Scarab God (DXM Pack Foil)

Buy Price: $48

Sell Target: $80+

Timeline: Arbitrage

Logic: Buy in Europe. Low TCG stock near $100, non-foils under $30 also worth a look

Host: James Chillcott

Card: Vindicate (Borderless Foil, MH2)

Buy Price: $8

Sell Target: $20

Timeline: 12+ months

Logic: 15k EDHREC/9% of BW decks, nicest version available

Host: James Chillcott

Card: Ignoble Hierarch (Old Border Foil)

Buy Price: $15

Sell Target: $30

Timeline: 12+ months

Logic: Under 90 listings TCG, Top 30 Modern creature, 32% of JUND decks on EDHREC/5500 reported

Host: Travis Allen

Card: Rattlechains (Pack Foil)

Buy Price: $4.50

Sell Target: $10

Timeline: 6-12+ months

Logic: Low EDH play but tons of spirit support incoming, perhaps they make a comeback in Modern?

Host: Travis Allen

Card: Spirit Bonds (Pack Foil)

Buy Price: $2.50

Sell Target: $6

Timeline: 6-12+ months

Logic: Spirits logic again

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

James and Travis discuss the FAB promo that Rudy sold for just 24 hours.

Episode 294

Segment 1: Metagame Week in Review

The guys take a look at the latest Modern Challenge data from Oct 16th/17th.

Segment 2: Top Paper & MTGO Movers

Your hosts recount the price motion on paper cards again this week including: Memory Deluge, Bloodline Keeper, Undead Warchief, Solitude, Mirri the Cursed, and others.

Segment 3: Cards to Watch

James & Travis serve up an assortment of other Magic cards that may be gaining momentum for price advances within the year.

Host: James Chillcott

Card: Fury (Regular Non-Foil)

Buy Price: $13

Sell Target: $26+

Timeline: 12 months

Logic: 5th most popular creature in Modern, 25th card in entire format, Legacy play as well, though no EDH support to speak of

Host: James Chillcott

Card: Lier Disciple of the Damned (Pack Foil)

Buy Price: $10

Sell Target: $22

Timeline: 12+ months

Logic: Showing up in Standar decks + solid EDHREC stats (1.5k decks/5% of blue decks since release)

Host: James Chillcott

Card: Fighter Class (Pack Foil)

Buy Price: $3

Sell Target: $10

Timeline: 12+ months

Logic: Auto include in Boros equipment EDH decks. 2265 decks/10% so far.

Host: Travis Allen

Card: Akroma's Will (Pack Foil)

Buy Price: $6.50

Sell Target: $13

Timeline: 6-12+ months

Logic: 16k decks, ~35 vendors, multiple copies sell per day

Host: Travis Allen

Card: Thought Vessel (Foil Extended Art)

Buy Price: $7.25

Sell Target: $18

Timeline: 6-12 months

Logic: 81k EDHREC, 41 listings TCG, one copy every day or so. Credit at CK is $8.50

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

James and Travis go deep on the new Secret Lair October Superdrop

Episode 295

Segment 1: Metagame Week in Review

The guys take a look at the latest Modern Challenge & Premier event data from Oct 23th/24th.

Segment 2: Top Paper & MTGO Movers

Your hosts recount the price motion on paper cards again this week including: Wand of Orcus, Solitude, Grave Defiler, Spreading Seas, Vampiric Rites, and Strangleroot Geist.

Segment 3: Cards to Watch

James & Travis serve up an assortment of other Magic cards that may be gaining momentum for price advances within the year.

Host: James Chillcott

Card: Archmage's Charm (Old Border Foil MH2)

Buy Price: $25

Sell Target: $50+

Timeline: 12 months

Logic: UW control staples surging, 4 of, 17th most played card overall, 23 NM listings on TCG

Host: James Chillcott

Card: Arid Mesa (Old Border Foil MH2)

Buy Price: $32

Sell Target: $50

Timeline: 12+ months

Logic: Top 20 Modern card. 10% of all Boros decks, 74K decks EDHREC. 65 listings TCG.

Host: James Chillcott

Card: Counterspell (Japanese Graphic Novel Insert)

Buy Price: $14

Sell Target: $26

Timeline: 12+ months

Logic: 9th most played Modern card, 154k EDHREC, 5th most popular in EDH. Obscurity of release could be an issue.

Host: Travis Allen

Card: Elves of Deep Shadow (FNM Promo)

Buy Price: $45

Sell Target: $110

Timeline: 6-12+ months

Logic: Mop up. 30k, remains popular to this week, 7 vendors. Has climbed down from high of 95 this spring, will get there again

Host: Travis Allen

Card: Shalai, Voice of Plenty (Borderless Foil Secret Lair)

Buy Price: $10

Sell Target: $20

Timeline: 6-12 months

Logic: 20k, 30th most popular creature this week. From BLM in 2/21. Supply is peak, get while gettin's good

Host: Travis Allen

Card: Storm-Kiln Artist (Pack Foil)

Buy Price: $3

Sell Target: $15

Timeline: 12-18 months

Logic: 15k decks, 15 foils sold today on TCG. 68+1 vendors, no humongous walls. Unlikely to see reprint, will creep up as 14th red creature in EDH

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

James and Travis discuss the Hasbro financials from Q3 2021.

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