Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What I bought and why? [May 2015 - 22 June 2015]

A rather active period for me, as I decided to hit hard in some of the specs. The main target as you can see are the God cards from Theros expansion. I'm looking to trade heavily into them. Both foils and Non-Foils due to the casual appeal.

In the same time, I have moved out a lot of unused modern staples like Snapcasters, Leyline of Sanctity, etc. to acquire these cards and as well as to build up my liquid asset. As I did bring up a couple of times when I first started the blog, the biggest issue for me is to balance out liquid and solid assets. Hence, I'm moving towards that as the goal for the year.

As I am still studying, my finance flexibility isn't rather rigid and I can only spend that much on cards. Sure, I can don't spend any of it on cards; that's one way. But, I have to remember that I have a lot of cards that may worth value that are still sitting in my binder. I have to move them asap in order to clear out and restart the collection. I'll talk about this in a later post after GPSingapore.

Meantime, this is what I have been trading:

Cards purchased / Traded
Prices per piece
1x Heliod, God of the Sun
1x Karametra, God of Harvests
1x Keranos, God of Storms
1x Xenagos, God of Revels
Trade With:
1x Scute Mob
 1x Vedalken Shackles (MMA) 
2x Kruphix, God of Horizons
1x Karametra, God of Harvests
1x Ephara, God of Polis
333  Points (PucaTrade)
195  Points (PucaTrade)
143 Points (PucaTrade)
1x Abrupt Decay
1x Ashen Rider
1x Krosan Grip
1x Rakshasa Deathdealer
1x Silumgar, Drifting Death
1x Terastodon
1x Utter End
Trade With:
1x Bloodstained Mire
1x Fracturing Gust
1x Tyrant's Choice (Foil)

2x Breaking // Entering
1x Conjurer's Closet
2x Dictate of Kruphix
1x Medomai the Ageless
1x Pithing Needle
2x Rakshasa Deathdealer
1x Rattleclaw Mystic
2x Strionic Resonator
Trade With: 
1x Bloodthrone Vampire (Foil)
1x Cavern Lampad (Foil)
1x Congregate (Foil)
1x Dazzling Ramparts (Foil)
1x Dragon-Style Twins (Foil)
1x Erase (Foil)
1x Fortify (Foil)
1x Fossil Find (Foil)
1x Highspire Mantis (Foil)
1x Meandering Towershell (Foil)
1x Mind Sculpt (Foil)
1x Monastery Flock (Foil)
1x Nature's Panoply (Foil)
1x Poison the Well (Foil)
1x Scion of Vitu-Ghazi (Foil)
1x Sidisi's Pet (Foil)
1x Sigiled Skink (Foil)
1x Smite (Foil)
1x Tormenting Voice (Foil)
1x War-Name Aspirant (Foil)
1x War-Wing Siren (Foil)
1x Whirlwind Adept (Foil)
1x Windstorm (Foil)
3x Jace, Architect of Thought (Duel Deck)
$4.13 each ($12.39)
1x Chromatic Lantern
3x Erebos, God of the Dead
1x Purphoros, God of the Forge

1x Leyline of Sanctity (M11)

2x Chord of Calling
1x Ephara, God of the Polis
1x Erebos, God of the Dead
1x Heliod, God of the Sun
1x Karametra, God of the Harvests
1x Pharika, God of Affliction
1x Tasigur, the Golden Fang
1x Thassa, God of the Sea

1x Boseiju, Who Shelters All
1x Leyline of Sanctity
1x Persecute Artist (Unhinged)
1x Spell Pierce

7x Kruphix. God of Horizons$4.00 each ($28.00)
1x Prophet of Kruphix (Foil)$5.00
8x Karametra, God of the Harvests$2.50 each ($20.00)
1x Feed the Clan (Foil)$1.00 
1x Become Immense (Foil)$6.00 
3x Nettle Sentinel (2 NM, 1Ex)NM: $1.50 each
Ex: $1.27
($4.24 after disc) 
1x Ephara, God of the Polis
1x Karametra, God of the Harvests
Small Collection from a friend quitting MTG$75.00

Yes, as I said, it's quite an extensive list. I won't be posting my sell-list however. If not there will be no end to this post!

In a quick summary of my trades:
  • Gods acquired are for extremely long-term investments. I'm talking about holding them for 3-5 years at least. I have calculated the ROIs and stuff and I'm expecting them to hit at least $8 at that point of time.
  • Feed the Clan, Jace, AOT and Become Immense Foils are extremely situational. I will want to keep them, but am willing to trade them if the trade value is good. This includes any other unmentioned Modern-usable cards.
  • Nettle Sentinel and the other rares are strictly for trades and resale. 
  • EDH staples like Prophet of Kruphix Foil, Chromatic lantern is meant to be kept for future EDH decks.
So, what do you think? Did I make good trades or I made a bad move moving out the cards like Leyline? What have you traded/bought in the past month or so? Comments and share! I love to hear your discussions and thoughts!

Keep a lookout for this binder during GPSingapore! I'll be using this as my main trade binder! Just... dont' expect any high end cards from me alright? I'm still doing mainly bulk rares and cheaper cards :)

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