Daily Archives: November 1, 2011

MTG Financial Fundamentals: Where to Speculate Next?

As the Standard metagame begins to settle, the latest format definers slowly rise to the top. Top 16’s at large tournaments become slightly less diverse, with a handful of cards making star-studded appearances in most of the decks. These cards are prime prospects for speculation and quick profit. This time, the list includes Snapcaster Mage (which surprised no one), Elspeth Tirel (which surprised many), and Garruk, Primal Hunter (which surprised most due to the GGG in the casting cost). Scars dual lands were also incredible investments for those who had the savvy to grab them while they were just a couple bucks.

But the time for acquiring these cards was a month or two ago, while the metagame was still in its infancy. As the format matures, there will be fewer opportunities to make quick profit on Standard cards because format-breakers will occur less frequently. This does not mean, however, that there are no clear speculation targets. This article will highlight some traditional and some non-traditional Magic: the Gathering cards to acquire when Standard cards may not provide as much opportunity. Read the rest of this entry