Weekly Winners 2023 - 46
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.
- Edward explores the dynamics of Magic's finance, emphasizing the increasing appeal of older cards with original borders, especially in light of expanding Universes Beyond collaborations. He offers strategic buying and selling advice, focusing on cards with potential long-term value. Discover his insights in Competitive MTG Finance #4 - More Premodern Picks.
- In Hidden Gems from Fallen Empires Adam delves into the often overlooked set
Fallen Empires, highlighting four unique cards that could add unexpected twists to Commander decks. His article unearths potential in cards usually dismissed due to the set's infamy, encouraging creative deck building.
- Matt examines
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan, highlighting its refreshing action-adventure theme and the inclusion of Universes Beyond: Jurassic World Collectioncards. He delves into specific standout cards and their potential impact on gameplay, particularly in the EDH format, and comments on the new Cavern land type's limited financial significance. Read his detailed analysis in The Lost Caverns of Ixalan and Jurassic World.
- Gregory offers a unique perspective on incorporating Rats into Commander decks, highlighting their potential value growth and strategic play. His article, Powerful Rats for Your Commander Deck, delves into specific Rat cards and combos that could unexpectedly elevate game performance, especially for foil collectors and market-savvy players.
Onto the Weekly Winners!
Ripples of Potential $19.97 (+648%)
I generally try to stay away from spikes in cards that are released... **checks notes**... today. You have to realize that there's no physical market yet for these cards. Since it releases today, the supply will only start today, and without knowing how much of this card will enter the market, it's also hard to figure out the eventual price. Though what I find fascinating about Ripples is its price trajectory from preview to release.
Let's look at the regular printing of the card, because the extended art version is pretty linear. When it was previewed, the card started selling for around $30. And it seems like it has actually sold for that price. Then around November 9th it came crashing down. Both the average and market values went down to about $4 to $5. But since November 14th, the market price has been steadily increasing to almost $8, but the average jumped back up to $30 again.
There are plenty of Proliferate decks out there that will benefit from this card. It could also be a staple in Super-friends decks. The question is: is it worth $30? There simply isn't enough data, but the card isn't necessarily bound to Ixalan. The set is expected to be opened plenty, and with the rate that Wizards is willing to (re)print cards, I don't expect this card to hold this price.
|Ripples of Potential
|Ripples of Potential (Extended Art)
|Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca
Grima, Saruman’s Footman $2.71 (+60%)
Let's talk about this rare from
In the past few weeks in Weekly Winners we've talked a lot about cards that care about casting from exile. And thus my first thought was to look in that direction. But there isn't a single Doctor card in the Dimir colors. And, as far as a quick search showed, you can only use
That led me to look further, and I came across a new card from
Another card that fits in well with Don's theme is
|Grima, Saruman’s Footman
|Grima, Saruman's Footman (Extended Art)
|Grima, Saruman's Footman (Showcase Scrolls)
|Don Andres, the Renegade
Court of Locthwain $3.00 (+51%)
Here is the black card from the Court-cycle from
Playing spells from other players? Where have I heard that before? It seems like this also is moving up because of
|Court of Locthwain
|Starscream, Power Hungry
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.
Triumph of Saint Katherine $5.00 - Moving up!
Worldly Tutor (Retro Frame) $9.00 - Moving down slowly
Cultivator Colossus $8.13 - Slowly moving down
|Triumph of Saint Katherine
|Worldly Tutor (Retro Frame)
That's it for this week. Make sure to check back next week for more Weekly Winners!