Weekly Winners 2020 - 05
This has proven to be a particularly interesting week in Magic card prices! Some weeks I need to really scavenge the interest lists, forums and socials to find the 3 weekly winners. In other weeks -like this one- there is so much going on that it's really hard to choose!
Like every week, just in time for FNM, I'll now tell you about the cards that will be the talk of the town tonight!
Inverter of Truth $8.99 (+1,114.86%)
In Magic finance, there are some types of cards that you should always be on the lookout for. Number one being cards that have an alternative cost to playing them, like
Legacy and Vintage players might be tempted to use
It seems like an easy and powerful instant-win combo. And that is more than enough fuel for a huge spike in price. 1000% is a lot, but remember that
Part of this spike is organic demand: people that want to play the new combo. But speculation is a big part of it as well. Speculators had their eyes on the combo as early as last weekend, buying into the card just after the first pro players started brewing with
|Inverter of Truth||CardKingdom $8.99||TCGPlayer $9.85|
|Thassa's Oracle||CardKingdom $6.99||TCGPlayer $5.50|
Brain Freeze $6.99 (+362.91%)
As a Legacy player, my spirit lifted when I saw
Wizards has banned some key cards in Legacy over the past years that makes playing these types of combo decks harder and harder. But the fanatic and extremely well documented combo-community never ceases to brew, plot and goldfish until they find yet another fantastic new list that steamrolls their opponents.
Just because Wizards is promoting "fair" decks, interaction and wants to cut down on time spent on shuffling and thinking, the release of
Well, we did not have to wait long for the first brews to pop up. First lists were shared as early as december 30th 2019. With
Check out this extensive The Source thread on everything surrounding this deck.
|Brain Freeze||CardKingdom $4.99||TCGPlayer $7.19|
|Underworld Breach||CardKingdom $4.49||TCGPlayer $3.99|
Ajani, Strength of the Pride $13.49 (+111.11%)
Planeswalkers are another example of cards you should always keep an eye on. This rule of thumb changed a bit since we now have uncommon planeswalkers as well. Planeswalkers (the mythic kind) are always potentially powerful because you will never know when certain abilities printed on them might become relevant in combination with cards from future sets.
Mono-white aggro is back. And
Mutavault $22.24 (+5.96%)
Just because there were so many interesting things to cover this week I'm throwing in an extra card. And with good reason. Last October,
|Magic 2014 (M14)||CardKingdom $27.99||TCGPlayer $24.69|
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.
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth $7.20 - Record low and going down
Arena Rector $10.05 - Record low and stable
Chandra, Awakened Inferno $13.96 - Record low and stable
Condescend $5000.12 - Record low and seems a pretty fair price for a pauper staple ;-)
|Arena Rector||CardKingdom $8.99||TCGPlayer $10.18|
|Chandra, Awakened Inferno||CardKingdom $18.99||TCGPlayer $13.35|
|K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth||CardKingdom $9.49||TCGPlayer $8.46|