Weekly Winners 2019 - 10
This week's winners are all Modern related! Speculation into Modern Horizons and new deck tech makes the markets move.
Raking Canopy $3.99 (+386%)
Our #1 winner this week is quite the mystery. Normally, when a card spikes as hard as
Modern is the reason
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
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.
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
Baleful Strix $8.47 (+88.64%)
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
Some would welcome the card with open arms, while others are strictly opposed against a Modern legal
Using that framework, you could say that reactive-introvert decks have a lot to gain by a modern legal
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
Combo and Control players will have no big problem with
Many people are willing to bet on
It all depends on what Wizards wants with Modern. And if they have realised beforehand what the printing of
|Commander 2013||Buy on CardKingdom $7.99|
|Eternal Masters||Buy on CardKingdom $7.99|
|Commander 2016||Buy on CardKingdom $5.99|
|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas||Buy on CardKingdom $5.99|
Misty Rainforest $75.64 (+10.94%)
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.
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 Rainforest||Buy on CardKingdom $69.99|
|Misty Rainforest||Buy on CardKingdom $64.99|
|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.
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||Buy on CardKingdom $17.99|
|Mutavault||Buy on CardKingdom $9.99|
|Tarmogoyf||Buy on CardKingdom $49.99|
|Scapeshift||Buy on CardKingdom $8.99|