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  1. Can you think of a way to objectively rank cards by rarity across all editions? Price obviously comes to mind but there are also, obviously, other factors that contribute to price. So is there a way to adjust for that and just assess card rarity, without official numbers?
  2. Now that there will be Pauper side events at every GP in January 2018 championed by The Professor, Pauper is gaining popularity. With that popularity means the finance hounds are looking to make a few bucks off of it. Be careful with prices before you start purchasing cards in the next month or so and try to get them as low as you can. I'm hoping they realize Pauper isn't a format you can cash in on and not ruin what should be a cheap format. My fear is that people new to Pauper shy away because the cost of decks is going up and instead play other formats.
  3. @Edwin the Magic Engineer
  4. Hmmm, User with incomprehensible combination of letters and numbers as username, 0 feedback, booster box of eternal masters for $30, probably can't lose on this deal http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ETERNAL-MASTER-BOOSTER-BOX-SEALED-January-Salez-/322543727332?hash=item4b191ab2e4:g:SoAAAOSwEHpZNYYU
  5. We have a big standard rotation coming up in a couple of months. With 4 sets leaving at the same time, prices are going to fluctuate. When is the best time to start selling or trading off cards from those sets. Should you wait until closer to the date and hope they retain value. Or do it now while some are still worth it. .
  6. Heroes and Legends is one of my favorite YouTube channels, and this video really puts cracking packs and Masterpiece hunting into perspective.
  7. With cards like Cavern of Souls dropping in price after the reprint in MM17 was announced, I'm starting to wonder when the best time will be to buy into those reprints we've been waiting for. Is it now before MM17 is out, or is it better to wait until after the market is flooded with copies?
  8. Been searching for some cards and I've noticed TCG prices from individual stores are usually a few dollars less than they are on eBay. I've never bought from TCG, has anyone else? What was your experience like?
  9. Any cards you're looking to pick up post ban? I should have seen this coming but didn't Heart of Kiran
  10. Torrential Gearhulk just had a huge spike. Is it legit or will the price come crashing back down?
  11. Taking @Molimo advice and investing in land bases. Looking over the lists and there are a few obvious choices like the Zendikar fetches that are always nice to have. Beyond that what kind of lands do you try to snatch up and put away or use in decks? Ideally with Kahns rotating, those lands would be nice to grab after rotation and the price dips a little before they could potentially go up again. What land bases do you look for?
  12. Looks like hanging onto those fetches from Khans of Tarkir wasn't such a great idea after all Prices from MTGStocks.com
  13. Seems legit
  14. What am I missing here?
  15. So recently everyone (OK, a lot of people) have been talking about Devastating Summons and how it's a card to buy now because TCG Player is almost sold out of them. I looked on eBay and people are selling them for $2.50 each. While MTG Stocks has the high price as $2.50, low at 0.15 Sorry but I'm not buying into this card at $2.50 each. I don't think it has staying power and it's an overraction to go out and buy them all because the price spiked for a few days. The price will come crashing back down to Earth. What do you think? Are you buying into this card?
  16. Now that Modern will no longer have a Pro Tour, how will that impact Modern card prices?
  17. After the Modern ban, Eye of Ugin is currently at $15 mid. How far will this card fall? It's still legal in Legacy but it seems to still be heading downwards
  18. I remember hearing about box mapping a few years ago and stopped buying loose packs because of it. I always bought sealed boxes that were unopened to avoid getting ripped off. But getting an LGS to crack open a box in front of you just doesn't happen often so I didn't buy those packs. Around Theros block I read that Wizards changed their print and packing process to avoid their newer sets from being box mapped. Is that not the case anymore? Here's a video from MTG Degree and the video it referenced:
  19. Another card that has seen a huge jump in price is Triskelion. Is it legit? Source: MTGStocks.com
  20. With websites like eBay, TCGPlayer and now Pucatrade, shipping cards is pretty common. Whenever we buy or trade a card we expect it to get to us in the same condition it was shipped. I've been selling cards on eBay for a while now and just started using Pucatrade. In this blog I'm going to give a step by step of how I ship cards and what I've learned to avoid. Hopefully this can be helpful to some of you. First step is we need a card to ship, a card sleeve and a hard top loader. I've learned the hard way that sometimes when you buy these items locally they charge and arm and a leg, so I've included links on some cheap places to buy them. You want to package your cards carefully and well, but lets face it - the less we spend on shipping materials the better so the goal is to get the best deals when possible. So now that we have what we need, let's place the card in the sleeve and place the card into the top loader upside down. I do this because if the card should slip up and almost go out of the top loader, if there is some tape on the top it could get stuck and damaged. So if it's upside down the card sleeve will get stuck and not the card. Let's say we're shipping more than one card. Do we have to use a top loader for every single card? Well this depends. If it's an expensive card I usually try to give each one it's own top loader, because I want to be careful not to stuff too many cards into a single top loader. But if we're shipping some other commons out or something that isn't super expensive, I'll put them in a penny card sleeve and place that into the top loader. Now remember that not all top loaders have the same size opening. So if you have a bunch of top loaders laying around keep the ones that have a wider opening for these situations. Again, place the penny sleeve in the top loader upside down to avoid any damage being done by the tape at the top of the loader. It's a good habit to get into. Now we have everything we want to ship in top loaders. Oh, and before I forget. Try to avoid using those flimsy loaders. They aren't sturdy and can get bent really easily. Top loaders aren't expensive when you get them from the right place, so don't skimp on this. Spend the extra few cents and do it right. You wouldn't want someone throwing cards you've bought or traded for into one of these and risk them being damaged, do you? So package it like you'd expect to get your cards. From here we have a few choices. Usually I like to add cardboard to each side of the group of cards and tape them together. Not everyone does this. In fact I thought it was common practice until I started using Pucatrade. Every single trade I've gotten is just cards in a top loader and a regular envelope. Not that that's bad, but I was a little surprised. Now let's put all of the cards together so they don't move around. I like to put a sticky pad on top of the sleeves, taping one side and using the adhesive on the other side. This accomplishes two things: it avoids your cards moving around and getting stuck on the top loader, even if it's just the sleeve it's possible to damage the card. And it puts less tape on the top loader. Why is this important? Because if you're a seller or trader chances are you re-use these materials each time you ship a card. So out of courtesy you want the least amount of scotch tape on the loader as you can while still securing it. This makes it easier to take the paper off of the top and also less time trying to scratch off used scotch tape to re-use the loader. Pass it forward. Also, you can write trade numbers if you're shipping for Pucatrade, making it easier for the person receiving the cards to give you your points for a successful trade. It's the little things. So let's review how to use cardboard on each side. Remember that this will lead to more weight in the envelope, which means a bigger envelope and more shipping. But again, it's a good habit to get into. Looking for some cardboard to use for this? Do us all a favor and do not use corrugated cardboard. Why? Look at what's in the middle and imagine some cards being in the middle while it's smashed together. It can imprint those lines right onto the card and ruin them. What cardboard should you use? Remember all those fatpack boxes you have laying around? The cardboard those come with is perfect to cut and add to each side of the card. If you don't want to butcher that cardboard then look around and I'm sure you'll find something you can use for this. Put a top loader on it, grab a pair of scissors and cut it. Remember to use an empty top loader for this, you don't want to accidentally cut into that card you're shipping. After both sides have been cut, tape them together and secure them. If you aren't using cardboard, another common practice that I've seen is you can wrap the cards together in a piece of paper. If you use this method and are using Pucatrade, it's a good place to write the trade numbers on it and a little thank you note. (Of course I have to plug the site when I can.) Now something some people forget is if you're shipping in an envelope, even if it's padded it's a good idea to write on the envelope "DO NOT BEND". I'm told this makes a difference and can avoid the cards from being damaged during shipping. I mean it's the Postal Service so take it with a grain of salt. A lot of it is just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best from this point on. Remember to put enough postage on the envelope! Whether you are selling or trading it's always a good idea to ship out ASAP. These are my most common methods. What are yours? Is there something I should be doing that I'm not doing? Let me know in the comments below and if you enjoyed this entry please share!
  21. Wondering what you all think about foil Wastes. Is it time to buy them or sell them?
  22. With Eternal Masters coming this summer, I've noticed some Legacy and Vintage cards creeping up in value. Even some that I didn't expect. This may be speculators buying out cards to create a demand or it might be speculators getting ready for Eternal Masters and they expect those cards to raise in value. Is now a good time to start buying older collections and Legacy/Vintage staples that are right now middle of the road but in a few months might raise in value?