On the other hand there are tons of articles produced this year that probably shouldn’t exist. Wes Wise’s Magic 8-Ball article (http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/finance/23516_Wise_Buys_Are_You_Smarter_Than_A_Magic_8Ball.html) is one of the most out-of-place pieces of financial writing ever and I don’t really know what to say about it. Read it at your own risk. Ben Bleiweiss’ DKA set review (http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/finance/23507_The_Financial_Value_Of_Dark_Ascension.html) was super misleading given his past results and I even wrote a blog post about it (http://yourarticleisbad.blogspot.com/2012/01/financial-value-of-dark-ascension.html).
My article, Chasing Kate (http://www.gatheringmagic.com/chrismascioli-chasing-kate-why-and-how-i-qualified-for-pro-tour-dark-ascension/), unfortunately also ends up here. Jesse Mason and Jon Corpora warned me not to publish this and boy, should I have listened. I don’t really know what to say about this one and it probably would have ended up as my worst article of 2012 had it not been for one very special gem by Jon Agley (http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/standard/23602_Grinding_A_Question_Of_Values.html), described by none other than Pat Chapin as: