Weekly Winners 2019 - 09
An interesting and very out of the ordinary set of three winners this week! One spike due to the test of a new Mulligan rule, one rare from a soon to rotate set and (again) a true Magic classic that has reached a new record high!
Serum Powder $3.50 (+253.54%)
We start off good with our #1 winner this week because it has a totally unique reason to spike.
The rule we'll be testing in London is as such: When you mulligan for the Nth time, you draw seven cards, then put N cards on the bottom of your library in any order.
So, for example, let's say you're taking your second mulligan of a game, what we often call a mulligan to five. You would draw seven cards, select two, and place those two on the bottom of your library in any order. Then you would decide whether to keep or mulligan again.
That new way of mulliganing would totally change the way you can use
But wait, there is more! In the first draft of Wizards' announcement of the London Mulligan, the video and the text said different things about how to resolve the new mulligan. Some players coined the idea that you first choose to keep and then put the X cards on bottom of your library. The video seemed to indicate that. In that scenario you would be able to always draw 7 cards using
For example, if you mulligan twice, then the third set of 7 cards that you see contains a Serum Powder, you'll first have to put two cards from your hand on the bottom of your library. Then (assuming you still have the Serum Powder in your hand), you can choose to exile your hand and draw five new cards, mulligan again, or keep your hand.
This is consistent with how Serum Powder has always functioned and with what we believe to be the spirit and intent of the card. Serum Powder was printed after the adoption of the Paris mulligan, so successive mulligans have always reduced the number of cards Serum Powder lets you draw. The same will be true under the London mulligan.
That would mean that
But besides that,
Entrancing Melody $4.49 (+164.12%)
Our second winner is also a tad out of the ordinary. Cards that are (getting) close to rotation don't tend to be particularly good candidates for spikes. The Standard meta is well known right now and new sets are coming out soon. That might change the meta and also tank demand for any card that is in a deck that is not a top tier deck then. On top of that
But the card is especially good when you sideboard it in and steal your opponent's
Expect the ~$5 price to stick until this fall when the new meta still has a place for Izzet and Mono Blue after War of the Spark and Core Set 2020 make their entrance. And now would be a good time to trade or sell your unused copies!
|Entrancing Melody||Buy on CardKingdom $4.99|
|Serum Powder||Buy on CardKingdom $4.99|
|Hydroid Krasis||Buy on CardKingdom $32.99|
Scalding Tarn $94.99 (+10.94%)
One of the most popular Fetch lands saw a 10%+ uptick this week!
The card more than doubled in price since it was released in march 2017. With no reprint in sight and Modern and Legacy are continuing to be popular formats, the only way the prices can go is up! Same counts for
|Surgical Extraction||Buy on CardKingdom $59.99|
|Jace, the Mind Sculptor||Buy on CardKingdom $129.99|
|Scalding Tarn||Buy on CardKingdom $99.99|
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.
Karakas $21.57 - Record low and bottomed out
Angel of Grace $5.11 - Record low and going down
Voice of Resurgence $9.00 - Record low and going down
Magus of the Moon $5.04 - Record low and bottomed out
Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh $5.99 - Record low and bottomed out
|Voice of Resurgence||Buy on CardKingdom $9.99|
|Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh||Buy on CardKingdom $5.99|
|Magus of the Moon||Buy on CardKingdom $6.99|
|Karakas||Buy on CardKingdom $23.99|
|Angel of Grace||Buy on CardKingdom $4.49|