Rewind$4.94 (-79.19%)
Rowan, Scion of War$3.99 (+66.25%)
Food Chain$30.75 (-37.17%)
Sheoldred's Edict$4.69 (-34.86%)
Angel's Grace$2.00 (-33.33%)
The Girl in the Fireplace$10.00 (-33.33%)
The First Sliver$39.99 (-32.79%)
Jeska, Thrice Reborn$13.97 (-30.15%)
Rampant Growth$16.63 (-29.95%)
The One Ring (Borderless)$49.00 (-26.54%)
Mass Hysteria$14.97 (-25.15%)
Questing Druid$3.74 (+24.67%)
Solphim, Mayhem Dominus$8.00 (-23.52%)
Preordain$2.59 (+22.17%)
Alluring Scent$2.72 (-22.06%)
Serum Visions$2.76 (-21.81%)
Rakdos Signet$2.02 (+20.96%)
The Locust God$4.19 (+20.06%)
Inquisition of Kozilek$9.59 (+19.88%)
Mountain (1363)$6.43 (-17.35%)
Mountain (1365)$6.43 (-17.35%)
Mountain (1367)$6.43 (-17.35%)
Treebeard, Gracious Host$5.31 (-17.03%)
Kellan, the Fae-Blooded$3.50 (+16.67%)
Slip Through Space$6.25 (-16.67%)
Gaea's Blessing$5.01 (-16.50%)
Seething Song$2.56 (+16.36%)
Forest - Innistrad Cycle$3.49 (+16.33%)
Hallowed Haunting$19.49 (+15.60%)
Fleshbag Marauder$8.47 (-15.30%)
Mirror March$2.05 (-15.29%)
Ondu Spiritdancer$14.04 (+15.27%)
Swamp (1384)$12.41 (-15.12%)
Forest (1386)$12.41 (-15.12%)
Mountain (1385)$12.49 (-14.57%)
Island (1383)$12.49 (-14.57%)
Blood Artist$2.29 (+14.50%)
Abu Ja'far$43.54 (+13.95%)
Flamekin Harbinger$7.80 (-13.24%)
Grim Hireling$3.60 (+13.21%)
Selfless Savior$2.92 (-12.57%)
Plains (1382)$12.94 (-11.49%)
Spirit Mantle$2.53 (+11.45%)

A Penny Saved, a Titan Earned

10 Apr
by Ryan Cole

Hello again everyone, it’s the Penny Pincher, back to share with you some of the things you can find in our Premium areas, and inform you of some cards that are settled in nicely in the $1 to $5 range. Every month I scour our back halls and bring you the cards I think are the best. So without further ado, and before someone asks me what I’m doing back here, let's get started!  

Vexing Shusher

Vexing Shusher


This is one versatile card. You can spend either green or red for its mana cost, or a combination thereof, and as long as you can protect it, you can slam out spells that can't be countered for just one red or green mana! The other nice detail about this one is that its original printing is just about a dollar more than the Double Masters version, which is sitting at just under five dollars, showing that this card has a nicely set value with each of its printings. Picking this one up may be able to wait; the price does seem to stay pretty close to that price across our graphs. But if you need a way to beat a lockout deck, this might be your man!


Primeval Titan

Primeval Titan


Trying to get into Modern but don’t know exactly how to get in on a budget? What I’ve found is that it’s pretty simple to take any of the Primetime builds, cheapen your mana base and remove redundant creatures, and boom, you have a functioning Modern deck. This version of Primeval Titan even helps add to that a small amount by being cheaper than every other printing (even if only by a little) so it’s even less of a strain on your budget! Coming in at just under five dollars, this card is good for the player for a quick in, as well as for the collector as its prices across all versions retain roughly the same price, showing staying power. I look forward to every new player I can expect to see at my next Modern event from this info! Just be careful, I’m turn-two infect, and no matter the degeneracy of my deck, I’m going to stay that way!  


Unwinding Clock

Unwinding Clock


I like Unwinding Clock for what it does, but also for how it and other cards from New Phyrexia, helped to shape the current storyline of Magic lore. It may not be the best decision to buy up a card for a collector, or a player for that matter, only due to nostalgia and framing, but this card has also sustained a pretty uniform price over the years for any of its printings. And its ability to untap every one of your artifacts on every turn means it should hold a little bit of clout for both the collector and the player. At just over four dollars, this card won’t steer you wrong on either front.


Soul of Windgrace

Soul of Windgrace


Now normally that would be the end of my divulging company secrets, but I found this one on my own and it isn’t in our Penny Stocks Premium section, so I figured no harm, no foul. Soul of Windgrace is a land-matters card that is good in both Landfall decks, recursion decks, or even just in decks heavy on fetch lands. This one isn’t on our radar here behind the curtain because it was in a bit of a tailspin, but for the past three months it has held on pretty well at just over a dollar. So I decided to showcase it here in case you are in need of its versatility, have a dollar to waste on a card for your portfolio, or simply believe it won’t be long before we have a set that is Landfall-heavy (again). In any case, this one shouldn’t be too hard to pick up.


Primeval Titan
Soul of Windgrace
Unwinding Clock
Vexing Shusher


I see the office lights coming on so I’m going to have to run now, but if you don’t want to wait a month for my next article on this subject, I suggest you head up to the top of this page and click the link to become a Premium member. It isn’t just cheap cards and a sneaker office worker back here. There is plenty to keep your investments sound with charting, tracking, and useful information to make the commitment worthwhile. I’ll see you soon. And remember, always say please when asking for board info, never give out game state info you don’t have to, and always, ALWAYS be a good guest when at a friend’s Magic event. Sorry about the vase Steve, I’m sure you’ll find something else from the Ming Dynasty! Until later!

Check out these other articles:  

On Small Sample Anomalies by Corey Williams  

Hidden Gems #2 - Prepare for Battles! by Adam Berg  

A Penny Saved, a Welcome Earned by Ryan Cole

Ryan Cole
Ryan Cole

Ryan Cole lives in Canton, Ohio with his new wife Julia. He began playing magic in 1995 with cards he bought with money he found odd jobs for, just to play the game. At 35 he is happy at home and living as full a life as is possible. He is starting a career in freelance writing and works as a cook while he pursues that dream.

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