Magic: The Gathering has a long history dating back to the early 1990s. Over time, the card game Wizards of the Coast has changed fundamentally and experienced ups and downs: the last few months despite the Magic boom in popularitywould be a dark moment for collectors, for example.

Saying it's unbelievable to Bank of America in their reviews considers the economic value of Magic: The Gathering even before the affective and cultural. In fact, the banking institution's charge against Hasbro (which bought Wizards of The Coast in 1999) is to stay.long-term value destruction" of the card game.

As? Easy: Printing too many cards. Yes, you get the point: Hasbro is printing more Magic cards than it has in years, and that's a bad thing. Not so much for the card game itself: as more cards are printed (and sold), Magic: The Gathering will become more popular among the new generations. The problem, however, is that selling more "new" cards does devalues ​​the great classicswhich reduces collectibles.

The collectible side has always been central to Magic: it's no coincidence that the most expensive trading card of all time is one Black Lotus from Magic: The Gathering. In short, the comeback of the TCG would have a significant downside, detracting from the value of the cards that are jealously guarded by collectors. Analyst Jason Haas explained: "Hasbro overproduces Magic cards, resulting in results for all to see.".

These results, again after Haas, are "the slump in ticket pricesCollector shops are losing money, fans are liquidating entire collections and specialist retailers are cutting back on orders.". A narrative that certainly has some truth to it, but one that clashes with data from Hasbro that Magic card sales have more than doubled in volume since the pandemic began.

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