Weekly Winners 2023 - 40
The previews for
Like every week, just in time for FNM, I'll tell you about the Magic: the Gathering cards that'll be the talk of the town tonight! Come discuss this week's price movements with us on Discord.
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- Matt evaluates the Fall 2023 Secret Lair Superdrop, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the seven drops, while also touching upon the themes and financial implications of the included cards in his series New Horizons.
- In History, Restapled, Steve delves into the nuances of what defines a "staple" in the Commander format, evaluating cards for their potential impact and value in specific deck archetypes and broader gameplay scenarios.
- Harvey discusses the introduction of
Special Guestsin Set Boosters, a new category of reprints that are thematically tied to their respective sets but are not Standard legal, and delves into the potential impact of these cards on the demand for Set Boosters and the broader MTG market in The Big Things.
Onto the Weekly Winners!
Nurgle's Rot $2.36 (+115%)
It seems like every week we find another victim of the wildely popular
I suspect we see the same effect on
|Nurgle's Rot (Surge Foil)
|Daxos the Returned
Monster Manual $6.28 (+45%)
With the release of
The card seems to have found a home in
|Monster Manual (Extended Art)
Grim Hireling $6.68 (+42%)
I'm having a bit of a hard time figuring out why
The price trajectory of
It seems like it's now finding a home as well in
|Grim Hireling (Extended Art)
For the Ancestors $3.22 (+46%)
This instant from [set]1470[/card] has been seeing a little uptrend lately. For only three mana you get to look at the six top cards of your library, and put any number of cards from a chosen creature type into your hand. And as a cherry on top, you get to do it again later for four mana. This card basically slots right into any Commander deck that revolves around a single creature type with green. It seems like an absolute no-brainer in any typal deck.
The price trajectory of this card also seems pretty wild. When it was previewed on July 17th 2023, it started preselling the very next day for $30, and according to the market price, it actually sold for around that. However, the average came down pretty quickly and crashed around release of the set to about $5. Currently the regular version of the card can be bought for around $3, but you can get the extended art version for even less.
It kinda feels similar to
|For the Ancestors
|For the Ancestors (Extended Art)
Please note: for our 'record low' we consider the price of the card over the past seven years. Many cards were even cheaper (a) decade(s) ago. Also note: some cards are still going down, and might be even cheaper pickups next week.
Anguished Unmaking $4.48 - Moving up!
Glimpse of Nature $12.10 - Moving down fast
Sneak Attack $4.54 - Slowly moving down
|Glimpse of Nature
|Sneak Attack (Retro Frame)
That's it for this week. Make sure to check back next week for more Weekly Winners!