It is time to continue our journey towards the “Holy Grail” of MTGO – a foil Force of Will. We have progressed quite a bit since our cracked RoE booster and 2 tix, but we have a bit more to go. We have to remind ourselves that it is not easy to turn a pile of junk into the most valuable card online while only spending one hour total per session to reach the goal. Nonetheless, we have accumulated a nice pile of cards and are constantly selling, buying, and trading toward out goal; I’d to call this success!
Another month passed, meaning that Freebot is available again, and we can increase our common count by 64 cards. Throughout the series, you probably have noticed that we don’t get much action from our Freebot spoils, but every now and then, I have turned some bot chain’s trash into the treasure of another (and some tix for our cause)! Here is what was obtained in the most recent trade:
With the freebies out of the way, there are a few cards I would start accumulating quickly- Zendikar fetch lands are one example. Now that Zendikar is drafted less, those cards (being popular in many formats) will surely go up in value over time (and as we approach Extended and then Standard PTQ seasons). We don’t have many tickets, but we still have enough for the foil Marsh Flats I found for a good price on a bot.
One of the earliest foil promos we bought, a foil Fork, also found a new home today. We sold it for far less then the first two but still for a good profit after I posted it on classifieds. Remember that smaller margins are still positive margins- these smaller gains are our bread and butter!
With more tickets, I continued the search for fetchlands and decided to buy a few more to hopefully reap the rewards sooner than later. I just cannot believe that those will remain so affordable.
Those are all trades I could get in within one hour. If I would have to recommend any buying strategy right now it would probably be hoarding some of the already mentioned Zendikar fetches as they sporadically dip. If you have a few spare tickets and don’t need an immediate return, it’s a good bet.
While we are approaching higher values with our collection, we will have to think about how to sell those cards for the most profitable and where. Next time, I will also talk a bit about value differences of foils and non-foils and why there is such a wide range of values for foils compared to their non-foil counterparts. The foil market on MTGO is a tricky beast; it’s time we tackled it.
Until then good luck trading,