The Magic Market Index for February 10, 2017

 

Welcome to The Magic Market Index. This article series documents the price changes of cards currently in print. This article will track how cards go from release to its time out of Standard, and as long as deemed necessary for non-Standard sets, as well as offer insight into what cards to invest in and what to ignore. The Magic market is a dangerous place, and this article is here to help guide players and speculators through the murky waters to greater returns.

 

This article will be updated once a week. Currently, this article series is tracking Battle for Zendikar Block (Oath of the Gatewatch, Battle for Zendikar, and Zendikar Expeditions), Shadows over Innistrad Block (Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon) and the Kaladesh Block (Aether Revolt, Kaladesh, and Kaladesh Inventions). There are no current plans to track any promo sets, pack foils, or non-set releases. Otherwise, if it can be opened in a pack, it will be covered.

 

The Magic Market Index is a collaborative effort between the MTGSalvation staff. This week's edition is brought to you by accountant and MTGS content manager Alexandra Haggstrom.

Card Name 02/09
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02/02
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01/19
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02/02 to 02/09
Change:
01/19 to 02/09
Comments
Heart of Kiran $24.95 $15.49 $16.98 $20.67 +$9.46 +$4.28

It seems Heart of Kiran is the real deal in terms of play value, being able to assassinate many a planeswalker while not being difficult for many creatures to crew. That said, not even the venerable Smuggler's Copter could maintain this kind of price, and being in a small set doesn't change the fact that it's a good time to out your Hearts before they lose value.

 

The other cards of note are our combo enablers: Paradox EngineMechanized Production, and Inspiring Statuary. Copy Cat isn't the only combo in Standard, after all, and this is a much more Johnny-friendly format than previous Standards have been. Brewers are going to brew no matter the set, and Aether Revolt is a brewer's boon. If you can stand a little risk, pick a promising-looking combo and see where a little speculation gets you.

Walking Ballista $11.93 $12.03 $12.34 $6.91 -$0.10 +$5.02
Tezzeret the Schemer $10.37 $11.50 $11.69 $12.96 -$1.13 -$2.59
Paradox Engine $9.50 $7.43 $6.67 $7.00 +$2.07 +$2.50
Herald of Anguish $7.91 $8.49 $9.00 $13.17 -$0.58 -$5.26
Disallow $7.16 $6.07 $4.93 $4.47 +$1.09 +$2.69
Ajani Unyielding $7.11 $8.26 $8.76 $10.00 -$1.15 -$2.89
Rishkar, Peema Renegade $5.89 $6.29 $6.46 $5.25 -$0.40 +$0.64
Spire of Industry $5.02 $3.77 $3.77 $3.97 +$1.25 +$1.05
Mechanized Production $4.99 $4.50 $4.41 $4.51 +$0.49 +$0.48
Fatal Push $4.94 $4.99 $5.00 $4.99 -$0.05 -$0.05
Aethersphere Harvester $4.70 $4.75 $4.99 $5.72 -$0.05 -$1.02
Yahenni's Expertise $4.50 $5.18 $5.25 $6.49 -$0.68 -$1.99
Metallic Mimic $3.99 $4.49 $4.20 $4.83 -$0.50 -$0.84
Planar Bridge $2.95 $3.23 $3.39 $3.99 -$0.28 -$1.04
Inspiring Statuary $2.69 $1.78 $1.70 $2.26 +$0.91 +$0.43
Sram's Expertise $2.38 $2.82 $3.08 $3.85 -$0.44 -$1.47
Baral, Chief of Compliance $2.29 $2.65 $2.99 $5.00 -$0.36 -$2.71
Rare Slot Average: $2.35 $2.29 $2.34 $2.68 +$0.06 -$0.33
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.48 $2.92 $3.01 $3.11 +$0.56 +$0.38
Total Set Value: $180.33 $173.74 $178.55 $205.33 +$6.59 -$25.00
Booster Box EV: $119.70 $114.50 $116.60 $135.30 +$5.20 -$15.60

 

Card Name 02/09
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Torrential Gearhulk $23.69 $24.95 $23.99 $17.99 -$1.26 +$5.70

There aren't many notable gains this week beyond the indefatigable Scrapheap Scrounger. It recurs nigh endlessly, crews the Heart of Kiran, and has the power to swing into the ceaseless horde of 2/3 creatures Wizards of the Coast have given us lately. Expect it to remain a staple of the format.

 

However, Saheeli Rai posted a rather impressive loss due to her rather unimpressive performance. Don't expect the Pro Tour results to be indicative of the meta to come—people knew to expect the combo and gunned hard for it. Once the hate for it wanes from a given metagame, the deck will return. It's got a case of Dredge Syndrome like that. Saheeli won't sustain her meteoric price jump, but she won't lose a tremendous amount of value either.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance $20.38 $20.99 $21.63 $23.42 -$0.61 -$3.04
Saheeli Rai $19.21 $21.84 $21.89 $23.99 -$2.63 -$4.78
Verdurous Gearhulk $19.00 $18.27 $17.80 $7.99 +$0.73 +$11.01
Spirebluff Canal $8.00 $8.14 $7.99 $7.99 -$0.14 +$0.01
Blooming Marsh $7.00 $6.68 $6.43 $4.00 +$0.32 +$3.00
Nissa, Vital Force $5.50 $5.67 $5.80 $5.95 -$0.17 -$0.45
Aetherworks Marvel $5.18 $5.99 $6.50 $6.75 -$0.81 -$1.57
Inspiring Vantage $5.10 $4.89 $4.81 $4.70 +$0.21 +$0.40
Panharmonicon $5.00 $5.61 $5.94 $6.03 -$0.61 -$1.03
Noxious Gearhulk $4.75 $4.98 $4.99 $5.12 -$0.23 -$0.37
Concealed Courtyard $4.49 $4.29 $4.23 $3.99 +$0.20 +$0.50
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship $4.44 $4.48 $4.70 $4.88 -$0.04 -$0.44
Scrapheap Scrounger $4.24 $2.10 $2.14 $2.10 +$2.14 +$2.14
Smuggler's Copter $4.09 $4.74 $5.09 $6.25 -$0.65 -$2.16
Dovin Baan $3.81 $3.94 $4.00 $4.08 -$0.13 -$0.27
Angel of Invention $3.49 $3.73 $3.60 $3.63 -$0.24 -$0.14
Botanical Sanctum $3.26 $3.26 $3.09 $2.99 +$0.00 +$0.27
Combustible Gearhulk $3.17 $3.35 $3.48 $3.60 -$0.18 -$0.43
Authority of the Consuls $3.00 $3.37 $3.53 $1.75 -$0.37 +$1.25
Metallurgic Summonings $2.80 $2.96 $2.99 $2.99 -$0.16 -$0.19
Aether Hub $2.74 $2.68 $2.58 $2.47 +$0.06 +$0.27
Metalwork Colossus $2.37 $2.78 $2.89 $1.12 -$0.41 +$1.25
Rare Slot Average: $2.21 $2.24 $2.23 $2.04 -$0.03 +$0.17
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.87 $4.03 $4.01 $3.71 -$0.17 +$0.16
Total Set Value: $229.03 $233.84 $233.98 $215.98 -$4.81 +$13.05
Booster Box EV: $108.93 $110.01 $110.52 $101.98 -$1.08 +$6.95

 

Card Name 02/11
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02/02
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01/26
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01/19
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Change:
02/02 to 02/11
Change:
01/19 to 02/11
Comments
Mana Crypt $129.95 $134.99 $134.99 $133.56 -$5.04 -$3.61 There were some big price drops across the board this week as cards settle further into their longer-term price ranges. Expect the Inventions to continue to make up a good portion of Kaladesh block's value, but don't expect that value to stay where it is. As ever, Masterpiece sets are not a short-term speculation vehicle, but a long-term investment, albeit one that suffers from the danger of investor's fatigue—the more special sets are out there, the less special each one is. Still, for those who enjoy making their Commander and Eternal decks as flashy as possible, there will always be a market for Masterpieces that only really compete with pack foils for being special.
Sol Ring $129.95 $129.95 $125.49 $125.99 +$0.00 +$3.96
Mana Vault $114.99 $118.34 $119.97 $119.99 -$3.35 -$5.00
Mox Opal $109.00 $109.97 $113.47 $110.58 -$0.97 -$1.58
Chalice of the Void $99.79 $97.47 $97.92 $105.97 +$2.32 -$6.18
Crucible of Worlds $95.20 $95.40 $95.99 $95.99 -$0.20 -$0.79
Ensnaring Bridge $89.93 $95.70 $102.81 $133.94 -$5.77 -$44.01
AEther Vial $84.37 $84.93 $86.44 $89.99 -$0.56 -$5.62
Sword of Feast and Famine $82.00 $82.46 $82.47 $84.19 -$0.46 -$2.19
Sword of Fire and Ice $81.95 $82.40 $82.88 $85.01 -$0.45 -$3.06
Arcbound Ravager $75.00 $82.65 $82.40 $114.95 -$7.65 -$39.95
Engineered Explosives $74.84 $77.79 $79.91 $109.98 -$2.95 -$35.14
Sword of Light and Shadow $72.68 $72.99 $74.73 $73.99 -$0.31 -$1.31
Lotus Petal $69.95 $70.26 $71.27 $73.32 -$0.31 -$3.37
Wurmcoil Engine $66.66 $69.75 $73.99 $84.99 -$3.09 -$18.33
Platinum Angel $59.72 $60.00 $60.52 $71.62 -$0.28 -$11.90
Sword of War and Peace $58.50 $60.90 $62.99 $74.95 -$2.40 -$16.45
Chromatic Lantern $56.74 $55.01 $56.12 $59.95 +$1.73 -$3.21
Torrential Gearhulk $55.99 $53.96 $56.98 $54.00 +$2.03 +$1.99
Oblivion Stone $55.09 $67.47 $74.00 $94.99 -$12.38 -$39.90
Solemn Simulacrum $53.66 $52.52 $54.40 $54.99 +$1.14 -$1.33
Scroll Rack $50.61 $51.98 $52.00 $50.69 -$1.37 -$0.08
Staff of Domination $49.96 $51.50 $54.95 $71.99 -$1.54 -$22.03
Paradox Engine $48.99 $49.47 $50.90 $65.50 -$0.48 -$16.51
Grindstone $47.61 $49.95 $52.81 $78.47 -$2.34 -$30.86
Rings of Brighthearth $47.00 $49.25 $49.15 $49.81 -$2.25 -$2.81
Steel Overseer $46.30 $48.49 $49.15 $48.13 -$2.19 -$1.83
Lightning Greaves $46.13 $47.99 $49.83 $49.90 -$1.86 -$3.77
Sword of Body and Mind $46.01 $46.45 $47.49 $59.99 -$0.44 -$13.98
Verdurous Gearhulk $44.97 $44.94 $43.52 $40.37 +$0.03 +$4.60
Ornithopter $43.84 $43.69 $44.99 $51.75 +$0.15 -$7.91
Pithing Needle $43.50 $42.16 $44.38 $54.99 +$1.34 -$11.49
Planar Bridge $43.24 $50.00 $50.81 $62.97 -$6.76 -$19.73
Chrome Mox $42.74 $42.81 $43.08 $45.00 -$0.07 -$2.26
Sphere of Resistance $42.70 $49.99 $59.55 $79.99 -$7.29 -$37.29
Painter's Servant $38.80 $39.55 $38.00 $39.99 -$0.75 -$1.19
Vedalken Shackles $38.00 $39.04 $41.95 $54.99 -$1.04 -$16.99
Hangarback Walker $37.09 $37.00 $37.09 $43.29 +$0.09 -$6.20
Noxious Gearhulk $36.47 $38.71 $39.06 $42.85 -$2.24 -$6.38
Gauntlet of Power $34.82 $35.66 $36.16 $36.74 -$0.84 -$1.92
Extraplanar Lens $33.95 $33.99 $33.99 $38.98 -$0.04 -$5.03
Cloudstone Curio $33.75 $35.26 $34.53 $35.44 -$1.51 -$1.69
Sundering Titan $32.84 $34.40 $35.63 $48.99 -$1.56 -$16.15
Sculpting Steel $31.54 $33.19 $34.33 $33.67 -$1.65 -$2.13
Combustible Gearhulk $31.00 $31.92 $32.33 $34.97 -$0.92 -$3.97
Defense Grid $29.99 $31.65 $33.20 $39.18 -$1.66 -$9.19
Trinisphere $29.97 $30.90 $34.95 $46.05 -$0.93 -$16.08
Duplicant $28.88 $29.54 $33.62 $38.99 -$0.66 -$10.11
Meekstone $28.35 $29.07 $28.39 $34.51 -$0.72 -$6.16
Static Orb $28.23 $28.65 $29.90 $29.95 -$0.42 -$1.72
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $27.87 $28.01 $27.99 $29.61 -$0.14 -$1.74
Mind's Eye $27.61 $28.50 $29.76 $29.99 -$0.89 -$2.38
Champion's Helm $24.92 $24.23 $24.23 $26.04 +$0.69 -$1.12
Black Vise $21.93 $22.34 $24.97 $33.01 -$0.41 -$11.08
KLD Invention Average: $58.88 $59.64 $60.18 $60.93 -$0.77 -$2.06
AER Invention Average: $49.55 $51.91 $54.46 $68.82 -$2.36 -$19.27
KLD Invention Deviation: $30.70 $31.12 $31.07 $30.60 -$0.42 +$0.10
AER Invention Deviation: $19.56 $20.48 $20.98 $27.00 -$0.92 -$7.43
KLD Box Value: $14.72 $14.91 $15.04 $15.23 -$0.19 -$0.51
AER Box Value: $12.39 $12.98 $13.62 $17.21 -$0.59 -$4.82
Total Set Value: $2,955.57 $3,035.19 $3,112.43 $3,479.73 -$79.62 -$524.16

 

Card Name 02/11
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02/02
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01/26
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01/19
Price
Change:
02/02 to 02/11
Change:
01/19 to 02/11
Comments
Liliana, the Last Hope $37.40 $38.20 $38.99 $39.75 -$0.80 -$2.35 There are further losses this week as Liliana, the Last Hope fails to find a good home. Collective Brutality remains the only real winner of the set, since Eldritch Moon isn't contributing that much to Standard at the present time. Poor Selfless Spirit fell especially hard, being one of those cards that makes a big splash for all of a few weeks before people start cutting it en masse from their decks. If you can stand the risk, you can try waiting for it to regain some value and speculate that way.
Grim Flayer $22.06 $21.89 $21.47 $20.76 +$0.17 +$1.30
Emrakul, the Promised End $11.42 $12.19 $13.62 $16.24 -$0.77 -$4.82
Gisela, the Broken Blade $10.02 $10.46 $10.81 $11.09 -$0.44 -$1.07
Tamiyo, Field Researcher $9.98 $10.10 $10.17 $10.32 -$0.12 -$0.34
Collective Brutality $8.97 $8.61 $8.06 $7.29 +$0.36 +$1.68
Ishkanah, Grafwidow $8.12 $8.49 $8.96 $9.29 -$0.37 -$1.17
Selfless Spirit $6.97 $7.74 $8.00 $8.47 -$0.77 -$1.50
Spell Queller $6.89 $7.06 $7.06 $7.19 -$0.17 -$0.30
Thalia, Heretic Cathar $3.56 $3.34 $3.19 $2.95 +$0.22 +$0.61
Tree of Perdition $3.17 $3.15 $3.00 $2.84 +$0.02 +$0.33
Elder Deep-Fiend $2.34 $2.06 $1.88 $1.92 +$0.28 +$0.42
Eldritch Evolution $2.09 $2.08 $2.12 $2.10 +$0.01 -$0.01
Rare Slot Average: $2.09 $2.12 $2.14 $2.17 -$0.03 -$0.08
Rare Slot Deviation: $4.80 $4.89 $4.96 $5.06 -$0.09 -$0.26
Total Set Value: $192.11 $195.67 $198.25 $201.16 -$3.56 -$9.05
Booster Box EV: $89.36 $90.89 $92.24 $93.55 -$1.53 -$4.19

 

Card Name 02/11
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01/19
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Change:
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Comments
Nahiri, the Harbinger $18.99 $19.60 $19.78 $19.30 -$0.61 -$0.31 Speaking of marquee cards unable to find a home, Archangel Avacyn is facing a real hammering in terms of price. She offers a ton of value to any deck that would have her, but white decks at the moment aren't all that interested in her. With Shadows over Innistrad block having a relatively short lifespan in Standard compared to Kaladesh block, there isn't much hope of her regaining her former price glory. Pretty much the only real winner here is card advantage engine Tireless Tracker, who's better positioned within the current metagame and could rise a bit more in the future depending on tournament results.
Archangel Avacyn $16.96 $18.41 $19.17 $19.50 -$1.45 -$2.54
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets $9.92 $10.04 $10.00 $10.05 -$0.12 -$0.13
Tireless Tracker $8.22 $7.87 $7.31 $6.00 +$0.35 +$2.22
Thing in the Ice $7.00 $7.23 $7.55 $7.76 -$0.23 -$0.76
Arlinn Kord $6.93 $7.00 $7.04 $7.03 -$0.07 -$0.10
Sorin, Grim Nemesis $5.36 $5.50 $5.48 $5.25 -$0.14 +$0.11
Game Trail $4.97 $5.01 $4.98 $4.50 -$0.04 +$0.47
Relentless Dead $4.81 $4.89 $4.94 $5.00 -$0.08 -$0.19
Declaration in Stone $4.26 $4.48 $4.62 $4.71 -$0.22 -$0.45
Westvale Abbey $4.04 $4.16 $3.83 $3.49 -$0.12 +$0.55
Mindwrack Demon $3.65 $3.58 $2.45 $1.95 +$0.07 +$1.70
Port Town $3.43 $3.40 $3.47 $3.50 +$0.03 -$0.07
Foreboding Ruins $3.10 $3.12 $3.12 $3.08 -$0.02 +$0.02
Prized Amalgam $2.65 $2.80 $2.83 $2.91 -$0.15 -$0.26
Choked Estuary $2.64 $2.41 $2.14 $1.88 +$0.23 +$0.76
Traverse the Ulvenwald $2.47 $2.51 $2.50 $2.48 -$0.04 -$0.01
Olivia, Mobilized for War $2.35 $2.40 $2.40 $2.33 -$0.05 +$0.02
Thalia's Lieutenant $2.20 $2.13 $2.07 $1.90 +$0.07 +$0.30
Cryptolith Rite $2.05 $2.07 $1.95 $1.66 -$0.02 +$0.39
Anguished Unmaking $2.01 $1.98 $1.98 $1.87 +$0.03 +$0.14
Rare Slot Average: $1.46 $1.47 $1.45 $1.40 -$0.01 +$0.06
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.32 $2.35 $2.33 $2.24 -$0.03 +$0.08
Total Set Value: $193.70 $196.78 $196.02 $192.13 -$3.08 +$1.57
Booster Box EV: $67.44 $68.32 $67.71 $65.63 -$0.88 +$1.81

 

Card Name 02/11
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01/26
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01/19
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Comments
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet $20.82 $20.67 $20.68 $20.49 +$0.15 +$0.33 It's largely a bunch of small gains this week as powerful cards once sidelined become much more attractive to Standard players. There's a little something for every kind of Standard player in this set, so the set's overall value is diversified enough that future gains are a safe bet. Don't expect massive profits from Oath of the Gatewatch alone, but it's not a bad set if you can move a lot of it.
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar $13.30 $13.13 $13.04 $12.59 +$0.17 +$0.71
Wandering Fumarole $7.93 $8.02 $7.98 $7.60 -$0.09 +$0.33
Kozilek's Return $6.97 $7.00 $7.16 $7.47 -$0.03 -$0.50
Thought-Knot Seer $6.55 $6.43 $6.19 $5.99 +$0.12 +$0.56
Hissing Quagmire $5.01 $4.77 $4.18 $3.50 +$0.24 +$1.51
Eldrazi Displacer $4.99 $5.06 $5.07 $5.06 -$0.07 -$0.07
Chandra, Flamecaller $4.70 $4.78 $4.73 $4.50 -$0.08 +$0.20
Kozilek, the Great Distortion $3.99 $3.94 $3.85 $3.70 +$0.05 +$0.29
Oath of Nissa $3.49 $3.05 $2.73 $1.98 +$0.44 +$1.51
World Breaker $3.23 $3.25 $3.27 $3.24 -$0.02 -$0.01
Reality Smasher $3.10 $3.04 $3.00 $2.98 +$0.06 +$0.12
Needle Spires $2.96 $3.03 $3.06 $3.20 -$0.07 -$0.24
Crush of Tentacles $2.52 $2.52 $2.50 $2.50 +$0.00 +$0.02
Sylvan Advocate $2.45 $2.50 $2.57 $2.57 -$0.05 -$0.12
Linvala, the Preserver $2.21 $2.24 $2.25 $2.27 -$0.03 -$0.06
Rare Slot Average: $1.72 $1.71 $1.69 $1.63 +$0.01 +$0.08
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.96 $2.94 $2.91 $2.85 +$0.03 +$0.11
Total Set Value: $138.12 $137.91 $136.55 $133.62 +$0.21 +$4.50
Booster Box EV: $83.15 $83.03 $82.75 $80.11 +$0.12 +$3.04

 

Card Name 02/11
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02/02
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01/19
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Change:
01/19 to 02/11
Comments
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar $26.32 $25.65 $25.79 $26.96 +$0.67 -$0.64

The other star white mythic in Standard, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, did manage a gain this week, and it's not difficult to see why. He offers a ton of value and does a lot of different things. Don't underestimate a man who can both crew a flying ship and run up to attack someone on the ground—dragging an airship around like a kite on a sural is a talent not acquired cheaply.

 

On a more serious note, the rest of the gains centre around the more playable tango lands. Mana in Standard can be quite rough at the moment, and given the tradeoff between the speed of the fastlands and the late-game untapped consistency of the tango lands, it's fair to say that a number of decks will prefer the latter. Again, don't expect anything meteoric, but a slow creep upwards is the order of the day.

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $18.53 $19.92 $20.23 $20.11 -$1.39 -$1.58
Drana, Liberator of Malakir $4.85 $4.99 $4.49 $4.02 -$0.14 +$0.83
Prairie Stream $4.38 $4.35 $4.35 $4.46 +$0.03 -$0.08
Sunken Hollow $4.36 $4.08 $3.89 $3.12 +$0.28 +$1.24
Cinder Glade $4.09 $4.11 $4.03 $3.97 -$0.02 +$0.12
Ob Nixilis Reignited $3.77 $3.71 $3.76 $3.65 +$0.06 +$0.12
Smoldering Marsh $3.77 $3.77 $3.72 $3.74 +$0.00 +$0.03
Shambling Vent $3.49 $3.50 $3.49 $3.41 -$0.01 +$0.08
Part the Waterveil $3.01 $3.11 $3.16 $3.24 -$0.10 -$0.23
Canopy Vista $2.70 $2.59 $2.50 $2.25 +$0.11 +$0.45
Kiora, Master of the Depths $2.70 $2.67 $2.65 $2.64 +$0.03 +$0.06
Dragonmaster Outcast $2.58 $2.48 $2.46 $2.30 +$0.10 +$0.28
Rare Slot Average: $1.32 $1.33 $1.32 $1.30 -$0.01 +$0.02
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.02 $3.04 $3.05 $3.11 -$0.02 -$0.09
Total Set Value: $146.12 $147.27 $147.03 $145.89 -$1.15 +$0.23
Booster Box EV: $74.61 $74.79 $74.68 $74.17 -$0.18 +$0.44

 

Card Name 02/11
Price
02/02
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01/26
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01/19
Price
Change:
02/02 to 02/11
Change:
01/19 to 02/11
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Scalding Tarn $209.85 $209.40 $209.92 $222.34 +$0.45 -$12.49 While it's difficult to say quite what the long-term price implications of the Masterpiece sets will be, the Expeditions' slow creep downwards continues, and will continue until the market hits a point where cards exiting the market, through such means as being acquired by those with no intent to resell or simply being lost or destroyed, begins to outstrip demand. The unknown variable here is in what that demand will look like long-term, because anyone collecting Masterpieces for value is banking on these sets not resembling the mid-90s comic book scene of endless oversaturation of special printings.
Polluted Delta $193.01 $194.37 $199.95 $199.95 -$1.36 -$6.94
Misty Rainforest $189.98 $189.89 $190.00 $190.00 +$0.09 -$0.02
Verdant Catacombs $163.88 $161.89 $165.00 $169.97 +$1.99 -$6.09
Flooded Strand $145.12 $149.50 $149.50 $149.95 -$4.38 -$4.83
Ancient Tomb $136.99 $136.99 $170.00 $127.99 +$0.00 +$9.00
Arid Mesa $116.39 $113.99 $112.79 $110.96 +$2.40 +$5.43
Bloodstained Mire $109.98 $109.35 $109.41 $105.95 +$0.63 +$4.03
Wasteland $105.87 $105.90 $107.74 $111.63 -$0.03 -$5.76
Windswept Heath $104.62 $106.89 $106.38 $104.23 -$2.27 +$0.39
Wooded Foothills $99.95 $99.75 $99.95 $102.99 +$0.20 -$3.04
Marsh Flats $98.96 $97.09 $96.55 $99.02 +$1.87 -$0.06
Horizon Canopy $93.95 $94.62 $94.49 $97.49 -$0.67 -$3.54
Steam Vents $84.80 $85.25 $86.40 $88.36 -$0.45 -$3.56
Godless Shrine $79.49 $77.78 $79.95 $79.95 +$1.71 -$0.46
Stomping Ground $72.94 $73.98 $74.98 $75.72 -$1.04 -$2.78
Breeding Pool $72.83 $72.89 $73.49 $73.49 -$0.06 -$0.66
Overgrown Tomb $69.95 $71.35 $74.99 $74.88 -$1.40 -$4.93
Strip Mine $67.99 $68.23 $68.92 $68.92 -$0.24 -$0.93
Watery Grave $65.28 $66.95 $67.95 $68.48 -$1.67 -$3.20
Temple Garden $63.80 $63.80 $64.95 $63.90 +$0.00 -$0.10
Sacred Foundry $59.97 $61.84 $64.04 $63.95 -$1.87 -$3.98
Hallowed Fountain $59.95 $62.28 $62.77 $62.96 -$2.33 -$3.01
Twilight Mire $59.95 $59.91 $59.82 $61.24 +$0.04 -$1.29
Blood Crypt $57.95 $58.13 $59.98 $59.87 -$0.18 -$1.92
Eye of Ugin $54.95 $54.94 $56.69 $57.37 +$0.01 -$2.42
Mana Confluence $48.37 $48.78 $48.66 $49.52 -$0.41 -$1.15
Flooded Grove $45.57 $45.74 $46.22 $45.87 -$0.17 -$0.30
Cascade Bluffs $42.09 $45.37 $45.82 $44.45 -$3.28 -$2.36
Fetid Heath $42.08 $43.84 $44.95 $45.18 -$1.76 -$3.10
Mystic Gate $42.00 $43.85 $43.43 $44.05 -$1.85 -$2.05
Sunken Ruins $40.47 $41.99 $42.84 $42.42 -$1.52 -$1.95
Fire-Lit Thicket $37.02 $38.77 $39.08 $38.47 -$1.75 -$1.45
Rugged Prairie $34.99 $34.95 $34.95 $34.99 +$0.04 +$0.00
Wooded Bastion $33.75 $34.95 $34.90 $35.00 -$1.20 -$1.25
Dust Bowl $32.98 $34.50 $34.70 $34.70 -$1.52 -$1.72
Forbidden Orchard $32.73 $32.79 $32.80 $32.78 -$0.06 -$0.05
Graven Cairns $31.97 $33.03 $33.94 $33.43 -$1.06 -$1.46
Kor Haven $31.48 $32.05 $32.31 $32.20 -$0.57 -$0.72
Prairie Stream $30.71 $31.09 $31.18 $30.99 -$0.38 -$0.28
Cinder Glade $30.00 $30.94 $30.58 $30.94 -$0.94 -$0.94
Tectonic Edge $29.86 $30.55 $30.55 $30.78 -$0.69 -$0.92
Canopy Vista $26.77 $27.59 $27.68 $28.15 -$0.82 -$1.38
Sunken Hollow $26.54 $28.03 $28.67 $29.12 -$1.49 -$2.58
Smoldering Marsh $25.32 $26.43 $26.52 $26.59 -$1.11 -$1.27
BFZ Average: $90.32 $90.82 $91.74 $92.51 -$0.50 -$2.19
OGW Average: $52.25 $53.09 $55.14 $53.42 -$0.83 -$1.17
BFZ Box EV: $22.58 $22.70 $22.94 $23.13 -$0.12 -$0.55
OGW Box EV: $13.06 $13.27 $13.79 $13.36 -$0.21 -$0.29
Total Set Value: $3,303.10 $3,332.20 $3,396.39 $3,381.19 -$29.10 -$78.09

Overall Summary

 

Standard is taking shape now, and we're beginning to see that there are more decks than the initial couple predicted for the Pro Tour. Price trends will follow the decks players settle on, and as players tend to boil the metagame down to a specific few decks, prices will concentrate there. That said, Standard is very brewer-friendly at the moment, so there are any number of tier two decks out there waiting to be built. Hopping on that train could be lucrative for the creative investor. As always, profit favours those who make the unproven moves more than it favours those who play follow-the-leader, so if you have the ability to take a few losses if you're wrong, give Standard speculation a whirl.

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