Weekly Winners 2019 - 31
An interesting week with several demand and speculation driven spikes. Just in time for FNM, I'll now tell you about the cards that will be the talk of the town tonight!
Mana Breach $7.69 (+551.69%)
This is the type of card you always need to be on the lookout for. Almost every week, people share their "I should have bought this when it was cheap" after reading this article.
In EDH, uniqueness is even more important. When a card with a (fairly) unique ability gets popular, it can quickly get very expensive. Since you can only play 1 copy of a card and a card is unique, a card will get a lot of organic demand. Not a big problem for cards from recent sets with big print runs. The fact that EDH players only need 1 copy will suppress the demand for the card as well. But is that card from an old set, like
On first glance, this exact thing has happened with
But on closer inspection,
|Mana Breach||CardKingdom $4.99||TCGPlayer $7.69|
|Omnath, Locus of the Roil||CardKingdom $16.99||TCGPlayer $15.90|
Ixidor, Reality Sculptor $6.92 (+224.88%)
A few weeks ago, European distributor had an introductory text about Commander 2019 set. The page has been edited, but it used to say this: Each deck has a returning keyword ability as its main theme. The four featured abilities are populate, flashback, morph, and madness. And with that 'leak' all eyes seem to be focused on morph-themed cards.
The card was bought out. But don't blame this one on just the 'professional' speculators. With the leak in mind, it is easy for anyone with an internet connection and the skill to type words into a search engine to pick out
Having said that, here are some other cards that might be relevant. This list is just my two cents, there are probably more relevant cards as well.
|Vesuvan Shapeshifter||CardKingdom $1.79||TCGPlayer $1.61|
|Aphetto Runecaster||CardKingdom $0.35||TCGPlayer $0.32|
|Dermoplasm||CardKingdom $0.35||TCGPlayer $0.44|
|Ashcloud Phoenix||CardKingdom $0.69||TCGPlayer $0.60|
|Trail of Mystery||CardKingdom $0.25||TCGPlayer $0.37|
|Secret Plans||CardKingdom $0.25||TCGPlayer $0.24|
Divergent Transformations $4.99 (+142.23%)
Budget decks that are featured in an MTGGoldfish article have a tendency to be less-budget the day after, as many people read the articles and get inspired into buying cards.
This spike seems pretty straightforward, right? It got included in an article and it shot up. But there is something odd going on too. The linked article was published on July 31st. At that time,
|Commander 2016||CardKingdom $2.99||TCGPlayer $4.99|
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. Also note: some cards are still going down, and might be even cheaper pickups next week.
Karakas $23.24 - Post record low and going up
Containment Priest $5.08 - Record low and bottoming out
Grove of the Burnwillows $10.59 - Record low and bottoming out
|Containment Priest||CardKingdom $3.99||TCGPlayer $5.08|
|Karakas||CardKingdom $18.99||TCGPlayer $23.24|
|Grove of the Burnwillows||CardKingdom $7.99||TCGPlayer $10.60|