Author: Adam Eltarhoni

Contest Time: Free Dual Land

OK guys, I figured this is a good time to have a contest and give back to the community. As the first contest, we are going big with giving away a revised edition Dual Land. We haven’t figured out which one yet, but a free Dual Land is nothing to complain about. Here are the details of the contest: 1. Like Roxie Cards on Facebook. You can either do that on this post where the like button is or click here to like it. 2. Spread the word. In order for the contest to go live, we need at least 60 likes. So tell everyone. The more likes, the more prizes people can win too. 3. Get this done by Sunday. Contest ends at Midnight this Sunday.   Seems easy enough. Monday morning we will randomly select someone to win the Dual Land. In keeping with the dual land theme, we will also send out random dual lands from Standard to 3 other people. If we get 105 likes by the end of the contest, we will also give away a Snapcaster Mage to a random person. If we get 210 likes by the end of the contest, we will give away another Revised Dual Land!   So there you have it. With 210 likes, there will be 6 winners, two of them Revised dual lands. Simple contest! One...

Read More

Temporal Mastery Jumps in value, what other cards to watch.

So we just talked about the market during spoiler and it seems that one card is currently all the rage. Temporal Mastery, the little miracle that could, has already jumped $15 in one day from $25 pre-order price to $40. While there is speculation that this may be the another Time Reversal (a card which had high predictions but saw a sharp drop in price, see chart below), there is a lot of good talk about this being a good card.     If true, then it is time to look at what cards can be used with it to abuse its power. This may be a good time to catch a few key cards before they jump in value. These are only speculations but here are some suggestions: Personal Tutor – It may be late to get this card at a good price. It earlier today jumped up to $35 from $16, over double the price it was yesterday. You may have luck at a local shop that hasn’t updated their prices yet. MysticalTutor – This card is still at it’s current price of around $5 and could possibly jump. I think it’s better than personal tutor and essentially created a 3 mana Time Walk. Undervalued at the moment, this may go up to $10 depending on the use of Temporal Mastery. It just came to my attention...

Read More

Avacyn Restored Spoiler Begins, time to watch the market.

Avacyn Restored spoilers have begun this weekend and a few cards have already been spoiled. This is always an exciting time to see what new cards will be added to the game from a play perspective. This is also a good time for the competitive and financial player to see what new cards will affect current cards already released. This means that the spoiler weeks are one of the most important times of the year for a financial Magic player. Let’s take a look at some examples as to why this is true.   Vampire Hexmage and Dark Depths The most famous example in recent history occurs during the time of Zendikar being spoiled. If you’re not familiar with the story, then here it goes: Dark Depths was a little used card from Coldsnap that never saw any real play. As soon as Vampire Hexmage was spoiled, people saw the potential to create a quick win condition for the game. Hexmage removes all counters from a permanent, immediately activating Dark Depths, creating a 20/20 indestructible creature into play. Shops sold out of copies of Dark Depths almost instantly as people were ordering as many copies as they could. Below is the price history of Dark Depths:   As you can see, the price of Dark Depths was at $4 before it rose dramatically with the release of Zendikar to...

Read More

Eye on the Market: Alpha jumps up in value.

Today, Star City Games has increased the value of nearly all the cards from Alpha. While it is expected that over time the set will rise in value, the prices weren’t consistent across the board. For example, Island Sanctuary rose from $25 to $70, while Living Artifact went from $25 to $35. Both cards aren’t really played so the difference in price jump in interesting. This inconsistency also happens with the popular cards. Three of the Moxes jumped $100 in price while Mox Sapphire jumped up $800 from $1,200 to $2,000. Mox Sapphire is the most popular Mox, but...

Read More

Buy Now: Counterpunch Commander Deck

Buy Now Segments are recommendations of great values for card sets. While a specific card in a set can be sold to even out or gain profit for the set, these are only suggestions and should be purchased at one’s own risk.   Recently Scavenging Ooze rose to $30 $40 at Star City Games. This has put the value of the card above the MSRP price of the Commander Deck it belongs to; Counterpunch.     Based on the price history above, the Ooze has been sitting at a $20 price point for most of it’s life cycle. With...

Read More