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Well, well, well.
That’s something you created though, what’s making you uncomfortable.
You started talking about the investing, showing your storage, talking about the money you make.
That catches people’s attention, in positive and negative.
It’s obvious that more people are going to try the same thing, even if they say they hate you or the second market.
And if a big number of people suddenly invest into a couple of boxes or cases for each set, it will dilute prices in the future.
Sure, it’ll still be parked money and people won’t make a loss on it, probably. But the return won’t be big either.
If everyone is investing and keeping large amount of sealed product for generations of mtg players to come, rewards will be less than before if you can get a booster box from every set going forward any time you open up ebay with multiple seller trying to undercut each other because they all want that sweet sweet retirement dough in 20+ years.
I don’t see Dominaria or any other set becoming a 2.000$ booster box in 20 years.
But, what the hell do I know. Just my two cents.
Where is the line between new players and print runs? If everyone is buying up now, the prices could still become fixed and go up after the set stops distribution, if there is a steady increase in players for the next 2 years. MTG investment has always been an investment in WotC, not how unique or rare one of their cards are.
I get the same as I myself am a Old School BMX Picker,i get haters all the time because of what I do. You gotta love it when they keep fallowing you to see what you will post-up next on youtube. Keep up your good work. I don't play this game,I just like how you tell it as it is & by showing people what they have.
I have no opinion towards you personally because I've never met yup irl. I honestly think though it scares you because the gravy train you and others were lucky enough to ride for the last 3-5 years is becoming Sooo flooded with other investors that the market is just killing itself really. With the exception of the RL and RL sets. I've invested my fair share into the RL, but over the last year man its all I hear every set from everyone, I'm buying a case to sit on, and I'm not talking just owners/shops, I'm talking everyone. Even the 16yo kids are in the lgs like I'm buying a case with my friend and we are giving them to our parents to keep safe until I'm out of college. With everyone buying made to pri you sets up for hording I'm curious what it's gonna look like in 5-10 years when everyone and their friends are sitting on cases from every set. The one positive thing is in guess everyone investing in sealed products is making hasbro and wotc money
so ... with intrinsic value grossly inflated on vintage sets - and the people who would appreciate vintage sets being eh, maybe in their 40s-60s
You're dumping your stock of vintage stuff in 15-20 years. It's what I would do. Get the highest payers before they're out of the market.
Now. Does the market react like a real market does to the newfound glut? Nope. I doubt it.
Our layperson (TIMMY) thinks too short term. No strategy. No planning. No concept of what investing really is: PATIENCE
i knew the game sinc 99 but i can not afford back in the days ...I started to play at 3 years back in khans in FNM at LGS ... then and i stopped .. sell my collection ,buy more cards turn to pauper ... LGS closed ... sold some pauper decks keep others not all ... mtg arena ignite the addict in me ... i went to pre realease day at near LGS (same owner other location far from my home ), and i buy a booster from now and then at stores Every Product standard , special .. timys edition ... its a risk and folks at the end of the day its just a pretty cardboard on a nice wrap ... Be cautious. and i think the hype will not stick much longer maybe only 50% of new players will stay the demand will be high but it is a Hyped train ready to wreck (because magic game is around NETDECKING META in every format and at the end of the day its the best market indicator). if we do the math play the game is expensive , i counted the costs and you can spend over 300+€ in 6 month (even more if u play for the promo at fnm with the same decklist of last grandprix champion) cost are spend fuel to go to LGS , pay the events .. buy accessories ...buy singles... and at rotation all value turn in to ash some will fall to pauper other to Modern ... I love the game and i love collecting ... I think at this times the market will take more time to soak the excess of product and maybe its an investment for 4 /5 + years wait to market move (war of spark too) for that reason i will buy only one booster box (never bought none ) .
Hmmm.... What could be encouraging people to speculate on sealed boxes? Anyone have any idea? What has changed in the last year or so that could make people focused on collecting sealed Magic product? Rudy, do you have any idea what could have caused this change?
Modern Horizons has to make an impact on Modern or it will flop. If the cards make an impact, then Modern players will need to buy the cards and the set will do well. I predict that the set will be at least decent. I wouldn't bet on it being great right now since we don't know much, but it has to at least be decent and definitely not weak.
Rudy, The reason it's called "Modern Horizons" is because each pack is going to contain a horizon canopy and each box has at least an average of 2 horizon canopy foil masterworks. IM TELLING YOU. at 36 packs a box, 61.37$ a horizon canopy (EP on masterwork sitting around ~ 19,929.84$) we get an average box value of $42,069. a SINGLE BOX RUDY.
@RUDY. VIDEO IDEA.
How to turn 10,000 cash into 100,000 cash and then 100,000 cash into 1,000,000 cash as fast and risky as possible VS slow and virtually guaranteed as possible and then how to build wealth from that point. GO
My LGS is ridiculously cool! I got one box of modern horizons pre ordered in March because I had extra money. I paid $250 and if the price drops they'll give the difference back to me but if it goes up theyll leave the price. Things like that are why I drive 40 minutes to see them and buy items purposely that have the highest margins for the store. Their "product" is literally a good place for magic players and alot of stores miss that nowadays. I'll happily pay 5-10% more on my leisure purchases if I feel their honest with me.
Don’t see it with this set, there is an open pre release at the lgs and it is still more affordable than UM so no, I don’t see it sky rocketing right away. Yup, boxes going for like 170 something shipped around here. It will be a fun set, no reason to get to worked up, it will be printed a bunch.
I am actually not that excited yet about modern horizon. I probably will buy a box just to play some sealed and get some of the cards...but honestly I expect a lot of old cards that no one will play in modern ever. It will have lots of cards we have already seen from the past master sets...I am sure it will have like 2-3 Chase cards as usual. I really hope they go with the box topper idea, or maybe bring back the masterpiece hype( 1 amazing card you have 1 out of 50 boxes to pull kinda thing).
It could very easily be reprints of Fallen empires. And everyone gets stuck with this generations Fallen empires.
Right now is probably the worst time to invest in MTG with it popularity being at such a high. And so many people investing in it, It will most likely be a repeat of what happened with every collectable. It happened with comics repeatedly. And star wars figures. I would think the best time to invest is when the player base is at a low, and there is a good set. But also a risky time if the player base doesn't recover. So probably better when you see the player base recovering. I hope that mtg is on a continuing growth and heading for even high number of players. But also afraid that were at a current height and were heading to a down turn.
Then you get things like Disney infinity figures. A lot of people bough figures during the hype and spent a lot on them. I got mine after the hype and places like toys r us were selling them for a few bucks each.
It’s unlikely that, in ten years time, you won’t see a return on what you bought though surely? Maybe not as much as others sets from the past, but still. Also, when is the right time to sell these non-reserve list boxes/boosters/cards?
I’ve been around since the beginning. Although I do love the videos and the information, there isn’t that same feeling of exploration like at the beginning. Like a bunch of us were exploring a frontier with all this mystery and adventure. A lot of negativity, but a few of us willing and wanting to believe in you and sticking with it. This has been one amazing ride Rudy. Thank you for being the navigator
You make a really solid point Rudy.
I would say the only difference in your analogy is that you can’t battle your friends house against yours.
While buying large stock of product to keep it sealed could flood the market it also could only increase the chances of people playing the game and collecting again. Either again or for the 1st time.
Again, back to my main point that you can’t battle your friends house against yours but I can buy 2 of the newest set that comes out for 1 being to invest and the other to play with.
While the idea of buying product to keep it sealed seems unhealthy because that typically is the case with 99.9999% of investments; MTG is unique for 1) being a card game (obviously) 2) being made with absolutely no intention of being an investment.
With MTG being the unique investment that it is, I believe the mindset of intentionally buying product just to keep it sealed (even though typically seems unhealthy) will only bring positive outcomes for MTG in multiple ways besides just for the investors.
The worst part about the comments section these days are the parrots who feel the need to incessantly repeat things you say like a cult of fan boys... It's really sad to watch.... It was funny when he said it... it's just cringy to see several hundred people mocking word for word what he says...just in text....
People need to remember every high has to end. Eventually the craze will end when a set crash and burns. It's pattern. The hype train goes as long as it can. Then a set does bad and because of the previous hype, people get really upset even when a set isn't super bad, if it comes off the back of something amazing. This is a perfect moment to see such a thing. War of the Spark hype is insane. Look at foil Japanese alt art prices. Liliana is over $1000. The next set has to prove to be as good as this, and if it's not people will be disappointed
I think you're right to be wary of so many people thinking they're MTG investors now. So many boxes are being horded and specialty products like War of the Spark Mythic Edition are being gobbled up by people near $1,000 thinking it will only go up. When people need to get rid of their supply, there will be a lot of supply and not enough demand for the product, especially when most sets are printed into oblivion now. I'm broke building up my small business and I'm very frugal, but even I have been so tempted to invest in Magic. That's a bad sign. Fees and shipping plus a lot of supply make it not worth the risk right now. Reserved list should be fine but the rest is way too risky.
There is definitely some uncertainty that has been injected into the magic market...we don't know how long all this new blood will keep buying opening or investing...or how long they will stick around..the sales numbers from WOTS were astounding...even considering when you factor in that arena is cannibalizing some of the paper card sales....as each set comes out we will have to gauge the demand levels to see whether new player retention is transferring to higher sales...as far as the asset appreciates i would expect a standard curve....most new players can't resist the temptation to open up new product....in terms of investability...it will simply be a guage of demand over the next few product runs....as for right now tips up bull crazy...we are in a wild modern run....i know it terrifies you to see the eventual crash as history would dictate...but fuck it drink the kool aid all in mother fuckers...ride or die bitches
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