Weekly Winners 2019 - 17
Another very interesting Finance week in Magic! Our #1 is again EDH related and has, again, a link with Feather, the Redeemed. But speculation on Modern and the upcoming Mythic Championship that features the London Mulligan is having influence as well.
Celestial Kirin $8.95 (+1.160,56%)
Wow. We haven't had a spike this high for quite a while. Coming from just $0.71,
As the WAR spoiler season has ended and we are headed for its release, brewers of all brands are working to find new strategies for their formats, using the new set in combination with existing cards. Especially EDH has been a big driver in speculation, more than ever before during spoilers season. Never have we seen three #1 winners in a row that were caused by EDH, let alone caused by a single Commander.
EDH is both extremely popular and it has become a target for speculators. Both players and speculators jump on any possible strategy, new combo or new archetype. The fear of missing out seems to drive the market crazy. Even small time content creators have a big influence on card prices. Often I get messages after posting my articles with (especially EDH) players that they see causations between spikes and podcasts, videos and articles by small time creators.
The other card that has synergy with
These are nice combos, but nothing really out of the ordinary or outside the EDH power scale. The lack of decent discussion on forums and socials leads me to conclude that
|Celestial Kirin||CardKingdom $5.99||TCGPlayer $8.95|
Fury of the Horde $9.99 (+271.38%)
The last time we reported on
This new deck strategy preys on the new London Mulligan rule that is currently being tested on MTGO and on the upcoming Mythic Championship.
Also, allow me to toot my own horn for a little bit. One important rule of thumb I always come back to is this one: always buy a playset of cards with alternative costs. Consider
|Fury of the Horde|
|Coldsnap||CardKingdom $2.99||TCGPlayer $9.99|
|Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning||CardKingdom $2.49||TCGPlayer $3.50|
Hive Mind $18 (+111.27%)
For cheap cards it is much, much easier to spike with 100%+. For cards like
Organic demand for a card when a particular deck becomes more popular is not enough for a card to double in price over just a week time. Unless the specific card is from an older, lesser printed set and sees play in more formats/ archetypes. With
With this spike the story is simple: speculators closely watch the inventory of vendors. When they see the supply of a certain card dry up while there is real demand for it, they jump on it. That is what happened with
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.
Tarmogoyf $54.50 - Record low and bottoming out
Lyra Dawnbringer $10.94 - Record low and bottoming out
Vedalken Shackles $8 - Record low and going down
|Vedalken Shackles||CardKingdom $9.99||TCGPlayer $8.00|
|Tarmogoyf||CardKingdom $59.99||TCGPlayer $54.50|
|Lyra Dawnbringer||CardKingdom $9.99||TCGPlayer $10.94|