Weekly Winners 2023 - 21
This week is mainly dominated by constructed eternal formats, including one card from cEDH!
Like every week, just in time for FNM, I'll tell you about the Magic: the Gathering cards that will be the talk of the town tonight! Come discuss this week's price movements with us on Discord.
Jason Alt is back again with a new article. How Do You Catch a Legendary Creature? is the latest installment in his Alt of the Deal series, where he discusses the value of underplayed cards in Commander.
Ryan focuses on cards from the Weekly Winners of a year ago, and talks about what happened to their prices since, in Where Are They Now?
In History, Restapled Steve examines the financial and gameplay value of several new cards from the set
In New Horizons: Spring 2023 Secret Lair, Matt analyzes the financial value and gameplay implications of the cards included in the upcoming Secret Lair Spring Superdrop. He provides an in-depth examination of several key cards, discussing their unique abilities, their price trajectories, and how they compare to similar cards, offering insights into the potential value of this new release for both collectors and players.
Onto the Weekly Winners!
Knight-Errant of Eos $7.99 (+899%)
Lets start the Winners with a newer rare from
Last week the card went up almost 900% for both the regular and the extended art print. A spike like this usually indicates some hype from a content creator, and this card is no different. Maybe you've heard of this small-time content creator Aspiringspike. In April he was the reason for
Creature (33) 2 Knight-Errant of Eos $1.00 3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben $0.80 4 Unsettled Mariner $3.26 4 Thalia's Lieutenant $1.00 4 Ranger-Captain of Eos $33.92 4 Luminarch Aspirant $0.46 4 Esper Sentinel $26.59 4 Champion of the Parish $1.76 4 Adeline, Resplendent Cathar $7.00 Artifact (4) 4 Aether Vial $6.36 Land (20) 1 Godless Shrine $10.49 1 Plains $0.10 1 Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire $5.15 1 Eiganjo Castle $14.33 4 Cavern of Souls $44.99 4 Secluded Courtyard $1.16 4 Silent Clearing $6.00 4 Unclaimed Territory $0.67 Sideboard (15) 1 Giant Killer $0.50 2 Burrenton Forge-Tender $0.39 4 Solitude $36.06 4 Sanctifier en-Vec $0.99 4 Meddling Mage $0.78
However, there seems to be another reason for the card to go up as much as it is, and that's Pioneer. A new Convoke deck is putting up results that play both
Creature (32) 2 Resolute Reinforcements $0.25 2 Giant Killer $0.50 4 Reckless Bushwhacker $1.09 4 Ornithopter $0.25 4 Knight-Errant of Eos $1.00 4 Voldaren Epicure $0.24 4 Clarion Spirit $0.35 4 Venerated Loxodon $0.65 4 Thraben Inspector $0.25 Sorcery (8) 4 Gleeful Demolition $0.44 4 Forbidden Friendship $0.25 Land (20) 1 Den of the Bugbear $4.60 2 Mana Confluence $27.68 2 Castle Embereth $0.35 3 Mountain $0.10 4 Sacred Foundry $17.72 4 Battlefield Forge $0.96 4 Inspiring Vantage $7.70 Sideboard (15) 1 Giant Killer $0.50 3 Forge Devil $0.17 2 Redcap Melee $0.25 2 Rending Volley $2.51 2 Magmatic Chasm $0.19 2 Wedding Announcement $10.36 3 Invasion of Gobakhan $4.17
The deck's main attraction is playing four Loxodon and four Knight-Errant, and churning out 14 power as early as turn two. With cheap creatures and token makers, it's possible to Convoke these five-drops as early as turn two.
This last card,
|Knight-Errant of Eos|
|March of the Machine|
|March of the Machine: Extras|
Nature's Chosen $11.99 (+574%)
Well, here's an older and less known uncommon from
Two main factors have contributed to this rise. First, the card is from an old set, making good-condition copies quite rare. Second, the card was spotlighted by content creators ComedIan MTG and Pixelstore1 in a comprehensive cEDH deck breakdown video, during which Pixelstore1 praised
However, not all players share this enthusiasm, with some arguing it doesn't even deserve a spot in the top ten untap effects. This discrepancy between player opinion and the card's price surge is attributed to a buyout, where hundreds of copies were purchased at ever-increasing prices. However, it does seem to be just that: a buyout. The card doesn't seem to have direct synergy with the deck or the commander,
What does speak for the card is that its art was created by Rebecca Guay, a rather popular Magic artist that is also currently featured in a Secret Lair Artist Series.
|Tayam, Luminous Enigma|
Invasion of Gobakhan $14.99 (+306%)
I think this is the first time a battle has made it into the Weekly Winners.
We're seeing this card appear in multiple formats. It's found in Standard Soldiers and White Weenies, and in Pioneer we see it in both Azorius and Bant Spirits, and also in White Midrange builds. We're even seeing it show up in Legacy and Modern builds.
|Invasion of Gobakhan|
|March of the Machine|
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.
Skullclamp $4.86 - Moving up!
Vedalken Orrery $6.03 - Slowly moving down
Sneak Attack (Retro Frame) $8.00 - Stable
|Sneak Attack (Retro Frame)|
That's it for this week. Make sure to check back next week for more Weekly Winners!