Another week, another set of trades; we will examine all I’ve accomplished up to today. A few of this week’s trades did not pan out to be very profitable, so we will have to sit them out or simply trade the items away without profit to free the tickets for better deals.
First, a set of quick flips to get some capital since my ticket count was very low to start this week.
Followed by this one involving a foil Balance.
Then, I went ahead and bought a foil mythic from the new set. If you follow the price of foil mythics, you will notice that they rarely sell for less then 5 tickets (as they are sorely needed for redemption). Many of them actually sell for 10 tickets or more at some point even if they are not really in high tournament demand! The card I purchased is actually a pretty strong contender for tournament worthy decks, so let’s see how this works out…
After my shiny acquisition, I went ahead and sold a foil Goblin Guide for 4 tickets. As expressed during an earlier article, I think it is important to stay flexible with your sales and purchase decisions. It is much better to work with smaller profits if you can decrease your turnaround time!
One purchase that did not work out at all were my Scars of Mirrodin booster purchases… I was expecting a possible small profit during the first days of the draft events, but they actually dropped a bit and were selling for slightly less then 4 in many places at the time of trade. I was happy that I could sell two boosters at 4 each to regain my tickets and use them otherwise.
Finally, I sold two foil Arid Mesa for 7 each and made some profit! (Only the last of the two trades is shown. The same player bought both).
I think it is time to summarize our collection value again so we can see how far away we are from our goal – the foil Force of Will.
The current collection value is (bot buy prices)
457 Commons/Uncommons — 6.7 tickets
55 Rares/Mythics — 68.1 tickets
26 Event Tickets
3 Boosters — 9.5 tickets
Total: 113.3 tickets
So while we have come a long way, we still need around 60 tickets value to be able to purchase a foil FoW from a bot or a player. Let’s see how close we will come in the next few installments. Of course, it would go much faster of course if I would forget about the 1 hour time limit per week, but we don’t want to create the impression that you need to be glued to the computer to accomplish it!
Hope you are all well and till next time,