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Strange, Large, and Rare: Promos and Oddities Part 1

Mar 10 // by SaffronOlive

Not all Magic cards come from boosters. @SaffronOlive delves into the world of promos, precons, and oddities.

finance

Something Old, Something New, and the new Sarkhan

Mar 06 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive catches you up on the latest Dragons of Tarkir news, including the new planeswalker Sarkhan Unbroken.

finance

Dragons of Tarkir Spoilers In-depth: Ojutai's Command, Kolaghan, Narset

Mar 04 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive discusses Ojutai's Command, the new Narset and Kolaghan, and everything else spoiler related.

finance

Undervalued Pre-Sale Cards, and DTK Spoilers!!!

Mar 02 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discusses four groups of cards that are undervalued during pre-sale, and talks day one of DTK spoilers.

finance

Seven Dragons to Watch

Feb 27 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discusses seven dragons that could benefit from Dragons of Tarkir hype.

finance

Buyouts, Scarcity, and Potatoes

Feb 24 // by SaffronOlive

With buyouts being all the rage, SaffronOlive discusses real and artificial scarcity and how to protect yourself from buying $200 Meriekes

collection buying 101

Collection Buying 102: More Rules

Feb 21 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive brings you part two of his collection buying series with the help of an actual collection.

finance

A Matter of Timing, Rotation, and Redemption

Feb 18 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive discusses the accelerated set release schedule, rotation, and Magic Online redemption.

collection buying 101

Collection Buying 101: Where to Find Collections & Rules

Feb 14 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive digs into the art of collection buying with tips and tricks, and many first hand stories!

finance

Pro Tour Fate Reforged: By the Numbers

Feb 10 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive breaks down the decks and cards of Pro Tour Fate Reforged by the numbers.

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Pro Tour Fate Reforged Winners and Losers

Feb 08 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive lists his initial winners and losers from Pro Tour Fate Reforged.

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Pro Tour Fate Reforged: Day One Round-by-Round

Feb 07 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive gives a round-by-round breakdown of Day One of Pro Tour Fate Reforged.

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Pro Tour Fate Reforged Preview: Ten Decks, Ten Cards

Feb 05 // by SaffronOlive

Ten decks and ten cards to look out for at #PTFRF

finance

Lessons Learned from 45 Crucible of the Spirit Dragons

Feb 02 // by SaffronOlive

SaffronOlive went deep on 45 Crucible of the Spirit Dragons. Here's what he thinks he did right... and wrong.

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Tiny Leaders: Introduction

Jan 30 // by SaffronOlive

Tiny Leaders is the hot new format on the block. SaffronOlive walks you through Tiny Leaders and its financial implications.

standard

Week One: Fate Reforged By the Numbers

Jan 27 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive breaks down the decks and number on Fate Reforged from the SCG D.C. Top 64.

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Recapping the Craziest Week in MTGFinance: Fate Reforged and Modern

Jan 22 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive catches you up on the crazy price movements of the past week.

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Goodbye Modern: Initial Reactions to the B&R Announcement

Jan 20 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive breaks down the most important banned and restricted announcement in years.

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Trading for Upside at the Fate Reforged Prerelease

Jan 17 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discusses some non-FRF cards that he will be targeting in trades this prerelease weekend.

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The Expected Value of Fate Reforged

Jan 14 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive crunches the numbers and tells you just how much value you can expect to open in a box of Fate Reforged.

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Half Way There: The Mythics of Fate Reforged

Jan 06 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive breaks down the mythics of Fate Reforged.

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Just How Good is Soulfire Grand Master?

Dec 31 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discusses the potential of Soulfire Grand Master with the help of some surprising comparisons.

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Fetches in Fate Reforged and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Dec 25 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discusses the two big Christmas announcements: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and fetches in Fate Reforged.

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Flashback Drafts: Price Impacts and Profit Potential

Dec 18 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discuses how flashback drafts impact card prices just in time for the cube-paired Urza's and Mirage block drafts on MTGO.

finance

Out-of-Print Booster Boxes: The Five-Star Mutual Fund of MTG?

Dec 13 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive crunches four years of data on sealed booster boxes to see if they're worth long-term speculation.

finance

Modern Masters 2015: Breaking Down the Announcement

Dec 08 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discusses the implications of the Modern Masters 2 (2015 Edition) announcement.

finance

More Cognitive Bias in MTG Finance

Dec 02 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive returns with part two of Cognitive Bias in MTG Finance and discusses some more ways to save yourself from your mind.

finance

Three Weapons of Influence in Magic Finance

Nov 26 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive talks more psychology in MTG Finance, this time with the help of Cialdini's weapons of influence.

finance

Cognitive Bias in MTG Finance: Save Yourself from Your Mind

Nov 21 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive applies psychology to MTG finance by discussing a few common cognitive biases that are eating into your profits.

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Spread 'Em: Understanding the Spread in Standard and Modern

Nov 15 // by SaffronOlive

@SaffronOlive discusses everything about the difference between vendor buy/sell prices, with the help of oodles of stats and numbers.