Breeches, Eager Pillager$20.00 (+100.00%)
Aladdin$102.63 (+51.53%)
Swamp (0289)$5.00 (-50.00%)
Island (0287)$5.00 (-50.00%)
Plains (0287)$5.00 (-50.00%)
Forest (0291)$5.00 (-50.00%)
Mountain (0290)$5.00 (-50.00%)
Xenk, Paladin Unbroken$69.99 (+41.39%)
Vault of the Archangel$3.83 (+27.67%)
Food Chain$10.89 (-27.35%)
Serum Visions$4.46 (+26.35%)
Faerie Mastermind$13.49 (+26.07%)
City of Death$7.50 (+25.00%)
Fleshbag Marauder$6.25 (-23.03%)
Godo, Bandit Warlord$9.59 (-22.35%)
Thunderhawk Gunship$2.64 (+22.22%)
Mirrex$2.29 (+20.53%)
Notorious Throng$5.88 (+19.51%)
Rampant Growth$7.99 (-18.47%)
Jeska, Thrice Reborn$10.69 (-17.58%)
Island (1131)$17.42 (+17.39%)
Island (Post Malone)$5.38 (-17.23%)
Sentinel of Lost Lore$2.00 (-16.67%)
Preordain$4.84 (+16.63%)
Flamekin Harbinger$6.09 (-16.58%)
The First Sliver$25.00 (-16.47%)
Terminate$11.99 (-15.32%)
Asceticism$4.99 (-14.55%)
Nekusar, the Mindrazer$12.23 (-13.99%)
Phyrexian Arena$4.58 (+13.37%)
Daxos the Returned$5.99 (+13.02%)
Chandra's Ignition$12.39 (+12.64%)
Abrade$12.25 (-12.50%)
Preordain (CMR)$4.99 (-12.46%)
Tinybones, Trinket Thief$11.82 (-12.44%)
Grave Pact$17.61 (-12.39%)
Garruk Wildspeaker$11.00 (-12.00%)
Thassa's Oracle$48.41 (-11.97%)
Misleading Signpost$4.02 (+11.36%)
Talisman of Hierarchy$2.65 (+11.34%)
Rite of Flame$3.35 (+11.30%)
Bottomless Pit$6.68 (-10.93%)
Tempt with Reflections$2.05 (-10.87%)
Deadly Dispute$2.77 (+10.80%)

Weekly Winners 2019 - 10

08 Mar
by Peter

This week's winners are all Modern related! Speculation into Modern Horizons and new deck tech makes the markets move.


#1 Raking Canopy $3.99 (+386%)

Raking Canopy


Our #1 winner this week is quite the mystery. Normally, when a card spikes as hard as Raking Canopy did, there is a lot of chatter and attention for it. Especially considering the characteristics of Raking Canopy: it was a cheap sideboard card that only saw play in some EDH decks. That the card spiked is quite a surprise, so that would usually trigger the interest of players and speculators. But not so much with Raking Canopy.

Modern is the reason Raking Canopy spiked this week. A new deck is being tested and is netting some interesting results. Mono Green Control is the newest kid on the Modern block, and apparently, the coverage on that deck has caused either players or speculators to jump on the available copies of Raking Canopy.

On March 1st Corbin Hosler wrote this article on TCGPlayer on Mono-Green Control. Hosler is a founder of Quiet Speculation, a site with tons of information on card prices and newest trends for everyone interested in viewing Magic as an investment market. The Mono Green deck that he wrote about features 2 Raking Canopy in the Sideboard. Articles on new decks strategies tend to get attention and that is what Hosler's article might have done.

But Hosler was not the first to draw attention to Mono-Green in Modern. On the SCQ IQ, this deck was the runner up. As you can see this is the list and tournament his article is referring to.

Since then, multiple players have been netting results with Mono-Green in Modern on MTGO. The lists people play are not at all set in stone yet, as is visible in the decklist below.

Mono Green - Modern by Terradestroy
Creature (20)
1 Hornet Queen $0.26
1 Stampeding Serow $0.33
2 Walking Ballista $12.61
2 Acidic Slime $0.20
3 Llanowar Elves $0.32
3 Hydroid Krasis $4.00
4 Eternal Witness $1.00
4 Arbor Elf $0.45
Sorcery (10)
2 Plow Under $0.89
4 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss $1.24
4 Primal Command $0.75
Enchantment (4)
4 Utopia Sprawl $0.50
Artifact (3)
3 Trinisphere $15.19
Planeswalker (3)
3 Vivien Reid $2.03
Land (20)
1 Pendelhaven $2.99
1 Breeding Pool $19.78
4 Wooded Foothills $29.88
14 Forest $0.10
Sideboard (15)
2 Scavenging Ooze $0.25
2 Walking Ballista $12.61
3 Obstinate Baloth $0.17
2 Raking Canopy $0.50
2 Relic of Progenitus $5.17
2 Ratchet Bomb $0.80
2 Grafdigger's Cage $1.92


#2 Baleful Strix $8.47 (+88.64%)

Baleful Strix


With a new Modern supplemental set on the Horizon, speculation on what card might be in it is running wild. What we do know is that there will be no reprints of cards already in Modern. The set will introduce new cards into Modern, without having to let them cycle through Standard first. That means that Wizards could (re)print cards that have a high power level, without having to be afraid of raking hell for the Standard metagame.

Well then, what cards would be too good for standard, not too powerful for Modern (like Show and Tell, Brainstorm or Force of Will) but too powerful for Standard and is not already in Modern? The possible answer: Baleful Strix.

Some would welcome the card with open arms, while others are strictly opposed against a Modern legal Baleful Strix. The biggest reason against  Baleful Strix is that it gives a big advantage for control-type decks in their matchup against creature heavy aggro decks. Those decks are called 'fair': decks that use creature damage and board domination to win, opposed to Combo or Control decks that limit interaction between players to advance their plans. Personally, I find the label 'fair' a bit confusing, it implies that other decks are 'unfair'; therefore kind of cheating the rules, which is not the case. I get the sentiment from the perspective of players that want to swing their fatties though! Maybe if we use introvert vs. extravert as one and proactive vs. reactive as another axis we might get more insight. It is at least more neutral, compared to a judgemental term like 'fair'.

Using that framework, you could say that reactive-introvert decks have a lot to gain by a modern legal Baleful Strix. Those decks introvertly hatch their plan, hoping to limit interaction with their opponent to reactively countering their spells and protect the game they want to play. With a Baleful Strix in play you can selectively kill your opponent's biggest threat. A resolved Baleful Strix is a big problem for decks that invest a lot of cards (and mana) to find and cast their big, winning creature. You simply know that attacking with it makes you lose it. And since attacking is kind of your thing, that proves to be problematic. Facing a resolved Baleful Strix is almost like the keyword detain or an enchant creature that says: "whenever enchanted creature attacks, destroy it".

Proactive-extravert decks, therefore, have a lot to lose. Instead of getting an interactive game with attacks, blocks, combat spells and an equal trade in combat you are faced by a Baleful Strix, that is just brooding, waiting to kill your best creature, warping combat in his favor. Drawing a card when Baleful Strix hits the battlefield is a huge advantage, compared to other deathtouch creatures. It means that trading Baleful Strix for your opponent's creature is a 2-for-1.

Combo and Control players will have no big problem with Baleful Strix, since it will be in their favor. Also: how hard is it to get rid of a 1/1 flying deathtouch? It seems no biggie, but as a Legacy player I can say that Baleful Strix is hard to get rid of, especially in a meta that makes it hard for aggro decks to play their pro-active 'what you see is what you get'-style games. The printing of Baleful Strix makes that even harder. Chances are that diversity will take a hit as Baleful Strix supports a more reactive meta. Could the impact be so big that Modern becomes 'Legacy Light'?

Many people are willing to bet on Baleful Strix. All copies have increased in price! Baleful Strix will most definitely become an instant Modern staple when printed in Modern Horizons. But that is all what it is: a bet. If it is not printed, you have bought Baleful Strix at an inflated price. But if you did but it and it finds its way into modern you suddenly bought cheap.

It all depends on what Wizards wants with Modern. And if they have realised beforehand what the printing of Baleful Strix might mean for the format!


Baleful Strix
Commander 2013Buy on CardKingdom $7.99
Eternal MastersBuy on CardKingdom $7.99
Commander 2016Buy on CardKingdom $5.99
Archenemy: Nicol BolasBuy on CardKingdom $5.99


#3 Misty Rainforest $75.64 (+10.94%)

Misty Rainforest


Scalding Tarn has already breached $100 and is now at the highest point since its reprint. And Misty Rainforest seems to be next. The reason is simple: since there will be no cards reprinted in Modern Horizons, that means that fetch lands won't get a reprint.

For Wizards to reprint Fetch Lands in a standard legal set, the circumstances have to be perfect. Khan's block was a good opportunity as it revolved around clans that all needed three different colors of mana to really work. But the printing of Fetch must not be too powerful when looking at the other Standard legal sets too. Accessing different colors too easily might warp the format in favor of a deck that runs cards that have a two or three color identity as their biggest drawback.

Modern Horizons would have been a particularly good set to reprint Zendikar Fetch. But hey, they excluded them from the set. With this knowledge, buying (or speculating) on fetchland has become a little less risky. People that buy know now that it would take at least a year and probably longer for a new set that bypasses Standard and allows the reprinting of Fetch land. The only way is up for the price. And many people have already jumped on that bandwagon.

I would have loved to see Fetch in Modern Horizons. Having access to something as fundamental as a manabase is extremely important in maintaining a format and advancing its playability for the big public. Duals are Legacy's biggest boon and biggest bane. Without having to sell a limb for Duals, Legacy becomes much, much more accessible for players. Especially for those in possession of a few Modern decks. So my (idle and naive) hopes are for a near-functional reprint of fetchable duals in Modern Horizons.

Misty RainforestBuy on  CardKingdom $69.99
Misty RainforestBuy on  CardKingdom $64.99
Scalding TarnBuy on  CardKingdom $99.99


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.


Tarmogoyf $54.93 - Record low and going down


Mutavault $8.95 - Record low and going down


Scapeshift $7.45 - Record low and bottomed out


Crucible of Worlds $18 - Record low and going down
Crucible of Worlds


Crucible of WorldsBuy on  CardKingdom $17.99
MutavaultBuy on  CardKingdom $9.99
TarmogoyfBuy on  CardKingdom $49.99
ScapeshiftBuy on  CardKingdom $8.99

More from Peter:

Weekly Winners 2021 - 36

Just like last week, the Commander: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt spoilers are the main factor of influence on the markets this week. There are enough cards spoiled for the brewing to commence and we expect a lot more movement in the coming weeks!

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

Catalyst Stone Daybreak Ranger Oboro, Palace in the Clouds

Weekly Winners 2021 - 13

This week we saw a lot of interesting movement. Most of it caused by Strixhaven spoilers, but the old frame fetchlands spiked as well.

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

Deserted Temple Mox Tantalite Windswept Heath

Weekly Winners 2021 - 12

For the first time since the COVID pandemic hit, our interest page looks like normal for a change! Many (huge) spikes from different sets and eras. I choose to see this as an omen of better times ahead!

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

Chain of Smog Illumination Magma Sliver

Weekly Winners 2021 - 10

Somewhat of an odd week. Not really any spikes that has one really obvious or notable reason and of course still a lot of older cards moving up.

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

Selective Memory Pearl Medallion Zombie Master

Weekly Winners 2021 - 08

The most interesting week in a long, long time! Maybe I'm a but biased due to my love for Legacy, but this week that format is the biggest driving factor behind the three weekly winners.

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

Ethereal Forager Stifle Allosaurus Shepherd

Weekly Winners 2021 - 07

An interesting week, again driven by old card speculation and EDH. But we also have a special edition of Cheap Pickups, with a new way to look at cards that are (still) cheap pickups, but might go up later.

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

Shivan Dragon Sapphire Medallion Elvish Champion

Weekly Winners 2021 - 05

A strange and eventful week in the world of finance. Where you'd expect tons of cards to spike due to new brews, we mainly see a new hausse of reserved list cards being bought out. And also non-reserved list cards that happen to be MTG classics.

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

Bad Moon Death Cloud Elvish Champion

Weekly Winners 2021 - 04

Kaldheim is ready for release! The coming weeks will be filled with new brews, gameplay and strategy. This week marks the end of this spoiler season, with some interesting movers to report on.

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

Desolation Tergrid, God of Fright Coordinated Assault

Weekly Winners 2021 - 02

Kaldheim spoilers are full speed upon us! There has been no shortage of products or spoilers over the past months, but some good old Magic distraction is very welcome!

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

Rhys the Exiled Pox Ashnod\'s Altar

Weekly Winners 2021 - 01

After the Kaldheim leaks, the official spoilers have now begun! And one spoiler in particular makes its mark on the Weekly Winners.

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

Magus of the Vineyard Into the North Kaervek the Merciless

The information presented on this site about Magic: The Gathering, both literal and graphical, is copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast (a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.), which includes, but is not limited to, card images, the mana symbols, and Oracle text.
This website is not produced, endorsed, supported, or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast.

Original Content 2023 MTGStocks
Nothing on this site constitutes professional and/or financial advice. Always do your own research