Quote from Visitor SpiderI don't think SS is as good as Cradle, or close to it. It's not going to be even good till the right enchantments come out, that is a matter of time. By that time Cradle could be banned and this will be the best land in Legacy. This speculation but if you look at the trrends, theselands in Legacy always go up.
Quote from onewheelwizzardI have a feeling Sanctums are going to be had to move for the people who bought in. I grabbed a playset for 40 bucks 6 months ago on eBay (probably the only time I have spent that kind of money purely on a tip from this forum) and nobody's wanted them since then. With the recent spike I feel basically locked into them, they just went from "difficult" to "impossible" as far as using them as a trade resource in my area and I have a feeling that I'll either buckle and get a Moat so I can actually, you know, use them, or buylist them out as 40% of retail because they're not putting up results and major dealers are too savvy to give me more.
There's always the chance that they actually do start winning Legacy events but I am not holding my breath.
Quote from huktonfonixIf a card doubles in price in the woods, and nobody cares to play it, does it matter?
I've been buying, trading, and once and a while selling magic cards on and off since Clinton was re-elected, but I do not understand the (recent?) phenomenon where cards skyrocket in price with no apparent market, and then never drop again.
When a previously unplayed card finds a deck, and doubles, triples in price, I get it. When the meta shifts to bring a card more in demand, I get it. When speculation drives up the price of an unplayable card and the deck for it never materializes, I do not understand why the new prices remain. It seems like the law of supply and demand only applies in one direction in MTG finance and Serra's Sanctum is a perfect example. My $7 Didgeridoo that no one wants, will ever want, or will ever play is another good one.
This doesn't really bother me. I didn't miss out on obtaining playsets of these cards, since I don't want to play them. It just seems highly irrational.
Quote from kirinI am going to disagree. If a card is 100 dollars but is not liquid... it has no use for me. I would much rather have 20 5 dollar cards which I could sell/trade/use.
Especially when it comes to selling, it isn't about how much the card is worth, it is about how liquid the card is.
I much rather have 100 dollars of shocks than 150 dollars of cards I can't move.
Quote from eflinYeah... I would not be buying into serra's sanctum now... and if I was trying to trade it off... most people I know would no longer be interested at the price since they know how much it is played.
Also agreed with Kirin... liquid cards are much better than obscure high value ones that you have a hard time moving. It took me years to unload a Eureka for example and that time is a very real factor many people don't appreciate until they've had to deal with it.
Quote from huktonfonixThis is the point I was trying to make, more elegantly made. An expensive card with no home in a deck and no special collector/nostalgia appeal seemingly has no liquidity. In any sort of rational market, one would expect the price to gradually come down until the point where the card could be moved, but that never seems to happen.
Quote from xitaunany idiot with ice cream on his forehead would recognize
Quote from Visitor SpiderCards don't need to have any other reason to be worth money than rarity and likeability.
Quote from Visitor SpiderStores are out of cards. Old cards like Legends as an example Invoke Prejudice are valued because they are overpowered, good in edh, and collector's know how rare theyare. People need to understand yhat cards are drying up. People think this game is mainly investors or players who will sell cards once they are outstandingly high. This is not true at all. I have at least 6 friends who once obtain a card no matter the value, it's going into their collection and never will be on the market unless they quit and you won't get that single you want because the collection is going online as one auction. Not too mention the investors eho will go 20+ years ormore before putting up an up a Volcanic Island. This is not just flippers and advantage takers, it's mostly hoarding players and stuborn owners.