City of Death$9.00 (+50.00%)
Realm-Scorcher Hellkite$6.07 (+46.27%)
Swamp (1384)$6.88 (+37.60%)
Food Chain$14.99 (+31.95%)
Underworld Dreams$7.20 (-31.23%)
Daxos the Returned$6.85 (+26.85%)
Angel's Grace$3.00 (-24.81%)
Etali, Primal Conqueror$10.05 (+24.69%)
Talisman of Hierarchy$5.00 (+22.25%)
Wheel of Misfortune$12.50 (-21.88%)
Abu Ja'far$50.96 (+17.31%)
It That Betrays$10.81 (-15.61%)
Army of Allah (Light)$24.74 (+15.12%)
Rukh Egg$21.81 (-14.67%)
River Song$12.00 (+14.29%)
Grim Hireling$5.46 (+13.75%)
Alluring Scent$2.91 (-13.13%)
Vandalblast$4.31 (-12.93%)
Mountain (1361)$5.07 (+12.67%)
Rhonas's Monument$2.16 (-11.84%)
Vault of the Archangel$3.00 (-11.50%)
Syr Konrad, the Grim$15.79 (-11.49%)
Sheoldred's Edict$3.46 (+11.25%)
Chandra's Ignition$11.00 (-11.22%)
Spellstutter Sprite$6.98 (+11.15%)
Mirror Universe$439.99 (-11.11%)
Spiteful Visions$3.25 (-10.96%)
Killer Bees$49.00 (-10.91%)
Keen Duelist$3.24 (-10.74%)
Windfall$4.02 (+10.74%)
Ghyrson Starn, Kelermorph$16.59 (+10.60%)
Doric, Nature's Warden$36.00 (+10.53%)
Sliver Legion (1150)$35.00 (+10.17%)
Queen Marchesa$5.99 (+10.11%)
Weeping Angel$11.00 (+10.00%)
Combustible Gearhulk$2.19 (-9.88%)
Brago, King Eternal$2.92 (+9.77%)
Bad Moon$3.28 (+9.33%)
Knight Exemplar$8.14 (+9.26%)
Fallen Angel$9.99 (-9.18%)
Greater Good$5.69 (-9.11%)
City of Brass$500.00 (-9.09%)

Weekly Winners 2021 - 46

19 Nov
by Arjen

Finance wise this week was a little bit slow, but it was an exciting week for us with the release of MTGStocks Premium and the positive feedback we have received from the subscribers. This week we see some price fluctuations due to Standard, Commander and the new Secret Lair drops.

Like every week, just in time for FNM, I'll now tell you about the cards that will be the talk of the town tonight!

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#1 Hullbreaker Horror $11.77 (+177%)

Hullbreaker Horror


This Kraken Horror from Innistrad: Crimson Vow seems to maybe have been a little bit undervalued during prerelease sales and the true power is coming to light. The main demand comes from Standard. An article showed up on Star City Games about the power of the card, as well as Seth Manfield playing it in Prismari control. The card showed up in several tournaments like the Hooglandia Open and the MTGO Standard Challenge of November 11th.

Keep in mind that it is still early in the new Standard meta, and the hype may die down at some point, but for now the card is popular. I can also see this card being popular in Commander decks. Personally I don't think we will see Hullbreaker Horror show up in Modern reanimator decks, since Modern already has access to, a favorite of mine, Tidespout Tyrant.

Prismari Control by Seth Manfield
Creature (3)
1 Smoldering Egg $0.55
2 Lier, Disciple of the Drowned $4.62
Instant (26)
1 Demon Bolt $0.18
1 Galvanic Iteration $1.16
1 Cinderclasm $0.25
1 Cathartic Pyre $0.40
2 Consider $0.59
2 Prismari Command $3.00
3 Jwari Disruption $0.35
3 Fading Hope $0.98
4 Spikefield Hazard $0.66
4 Unexpected Windfall $1.25
4 Divide by Zero $0.25
Sorcery (5)
1 Thundering Rebuke $0.19
4 Expressive Iteration $1.34
Land (20)
1 Field of Ruin $0.25
2 Hall of Storm Giants $1.84
4 Island $0.10
4 Riverglide Pathway $5.13
4 Stormcarved Coast $10.51
5 Mountain $0.11
Other (6)
2 The Celestus $1.49
4 Hullbreaker Horror $7.70
Sideboard (15)
1 Lier, Disciple of the Drowned $4.62
2 Goldspan Dragon $10.75
1 Disdainful Stroke $0.15
1 Cinderclasm $0.25
2 Test of Talents $0.29
2 Flame-Blessed Bolt $0.15
3 Burning Hands $0.21
1 Mascot Exhibition $0.60
1 Teachings of the Archaics $0.30
1 Environmental Sciences $0.25


#2 Frenetic Efreet $22.62 (+41%)

Frenetic Efreet


I did not expect this card to show up this week, but here we are! Before we get started, I'd like to mention that this card is on the reserved list, meaning no additional copies can ever enter the market and thus price is purely dictated by demand while the supply cannot increase. Usually I don't pay a lot of attention for these articles to cards on the reserved list, but when I think there is a good reason for the price to go up, I do want to address them a bit.

Yesterday the Secretversary Superdrop 2021 was announced and for the first time ever, it includes a full commander deck in the Heads I win, Tails You Lose bundle. It contains 10 new arts and "reversible cards". The decklist is inspired by Gavin Verhey's coin flip commander deck with Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom and Okaun, Eye of Chaos as commanders.

Now when this deck was released, people figured that if it becomes popular, some may want to get some additional cards into the deck as upgrade. So they headed over to Scryfall and entered "coin flip" into the search oracle text to see what would come up. Then they would skip over the cards that are known to be in Gavin's deck, and found Frenetic Efreet, which obviously was not in the deck list and bought it.

When we look at the deck list below we see that $99 is a pretty nice deal for the deck. TCGplayer Low would come up around $175 excluding shipping, and since the Secret Lair drop includes some unique arts and foils, it could be worthwhile to get into this one from a financial standpoint. Do realise that the cards without a new art may definitely come down a bit as a result of this drop.

Heads I win, Tails You Lose by Gavin Verhey
Commanders (2)
1 Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom $1.00
1 Okaun, Eye of Chaos $0.99
Creature (15)
1 Karplusan Minotaur $1.54
1 Goblin Archaeologist $0.38
1 Frenetic Sliver $0.97
1 Spark Double $4.22
1 Niv-Mizzet, Parun $2.08
1 Goblin Kaboomist $0.47
1 Krark, the Thumbless $0.75
1 Mogg Assassin $0.49
1 Sakashima the Impostor $5.49
1 The Locust God $1.90
1 Yusri, Fortune's Flame $0.30
1 Goblin Engineer $5.00
1 Bloodsworn Steward $0.30
1 Tribute Mage $1.00
1 Tavern Scoundrel $0.19
Instant (7)
1 Negate $0.20
1 Temur Battle Rage $0.20
1 Muddle the Mixture $3.50
1 Long-Term Plans $2.45
1 Counterspell $0.72
1 Whir of Invention $2.23
1 Chaos Warp $0.51
Sorcery (14)
1 Seize the Day $4.80
1 Reshape $1.24
1 Preordain $1.99
1 Serum Visions $0.79
1 Slip Through Space $0.32
1 Squee's Revenge $0.50
1 Vandalblast $1.81
1 Stitch in Time $3.70
1 Gamble $3.29
1 Chandra's Ignition $10.47
1 Fiery Gambit $1.21
1 Fabricate $4.27
1 Blasphemous Act $2.13
1 Ponder $2.50
Enchantment (7)
1 Risky Move $0.89
1 Planar Chaos $1.00
1 Impulsive Maneuvers $0.83
1 Footfall Crater $0.25
1 Chance Encounter $0.30
1 Mirror March $1.09
1 Propaganda $5.02
Artifact (17)
1 Swiftfoot Boots $0.75
1 Great Furnace $1.50
1 Talisman of Creativity $1.08
1 Sol Ring $1.40
1 Crooked Scales $0.70
1 Arcane Signet $0.72
1 Shadowspear $18.10
1 Embercleave $6.05
1 Commander's Plate $32.23
1 Boompile $0.34
1 Whispersilk Cloak $2.48
1 Thought Vessel $2.00
1 Sword of Vengeance $0.50
1 Mind Stone $0.25
1 Lightning Greaves $5.15
1 Izzet Signet $0.60
1 Krark's Thumb $6.24
Planeswalker (2)
1 Ral Zarek $0.98
1 Daretti, Scrap Savant $0.50
Land (36)
1 Wandering Fumarole $0.30
1 Buried Ruin $0.52
1 Izzet Boilerworks $0.26
1 Myriad Landscape $0.25
1 Path of Ancestry $0.22
1 Rogue's Passage $0.50
1 Academy Ruins $14.00
1 Cascade Bluffs $2.00
1 Temple of the False God $0.25
1 Exotic Orchard $0.27
1 Flamekin Village $0.29
1 Inventors' Fair $10.99
1 Shivan Reef $0.90
1 Spinerock Knoll $0.40
1 Sulfur Falls $1.86
1 Tolaria West $1.49
1 Training Center $4.99
1 Command Tower $0.26
1 Reliquary Tower $2.50
1 Desolate Lighthouse $0.26
1 Temple of Epiphany $0.27
7 Island $0.10
8 Mountain $0.11


#3 Wrexial, the Risen Deep $6.96 (+24%)

Wrexial, the Risen Deep


It seems that every week since its spoiling we see a new card that spikes because of Runo Stromkirk. Last week that card was Serpent of Yawning Depths, which has been steadily moving up ever since, the week before we saw Quest for Ula's Temple and now this week we have Wrexial, the Risen Deep.

Wrexial, the Risen Deep is a strong card, and of course, a Kraken. When played together with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth you can make sure it connects, since it has Swampwalk. When it does do combat damage to a player, you may cast an instant or sorcery card from that player's graveyard without paying its mana cost. Especially in commander, where some powerful spells exist and are definitely played, that can give you access to some amazing spells and resources.

In 2016 the foil Worldwake version of this card was bought out, shooting up briefly to $40, but has dwindled since then. A foil version would set you back about $22. Keep in mind that this is the only foil version of the card.


Cheap Pickups

Please note: for our 'record low' we consider the price of the card over the past 7 years. Many cards have been even cheaper (a) decade(s) ago. Also note: some cards are still going down, and might be even cheaper pickups next week.


Opposition Agent $9.99 - Slowly Trending Down
Opposition Agent


Council's Judgment $2.20 - Stable
Council's Judgment


Liliana, the Last Hope $21.00 - Slowly trending down
Liliana, the Last Hope


Council's Judgment
Liliana, the Last Hope
Opposition Agent

Arjen has been playing Magic since Ice Age and has mostly played the Legacy format. Ten years ago he founded MTGStocks because he and his friends wanted to buy Magic singles at the right time to play with.

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