The Running Tally of Current Sets for Septermber 18, 2015

The Running Tally

 

This article series documents the price changes of cards in print.  This article will track how cards go from release to its time out of print 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 to greater returns. 

 

This will be updated every Monday and Friday. The Friday update will track any changes before the next series of events happen and the Monday update will follow after the Magic events on the weekend to see if price changes as a result.  The prices come from TCG Player’s median and will be tracking cards valued at $2.00 USD and up.

 

There will be upcoming changes that will be implemented periodically throughout this time until Battle for Zendikar is Standard Legal. Feel free to comment about the changes. With the inclusion of Battle for Zendikar this article will be tracking the value of the set like the individual prices.  Please comment what else should be included on this article series. 

 

Due to the evolving nature of the article series, the name of this series will be changed to reflect that.  The new name will be MTG Market Index.  The Running Tally has been a great name with a proud history that is not going away completely. 

 

 

Magic Origins

Name  

Change for

8/31 to 9/14

Change for 

9/11 to 9/14

 

Price for

9/18

Price for

9/14

Price for

9/11

Price for

9/4

Price for

8/31

 

 

Set Summary

 

Jace is finally starting to cool off, so now the price should lower. This card will be the premier card of this set, not Hangarback Walker, which is the number two card in terms of demand of the set, though it should surpass Liliana in the near future. That sounds like heresy. 

 

The set is going into the pattern of tank because of the amount of Limited and prize support, which is going away soon to make room for Battle for Zendikar.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy $5.95 $0.00 $43.95 $43.95 $42.41 $39.95 $38.00
Nissa, Vastwood Seer $2.81 $0.58 $24.96 $25.54 $26.00 $26.99 $27.77
Liliana, Heretical Healer $2.16 $0.69 $18.80 $19.49 $19.64 $19.95 $20.96
Hangarback Walker $0.42 $0.26 $17.49 $17.75 $17.55 $16.99 $17.07
Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh $0.99 $0.20 $8.79 $8.99 $9.00 $9.44 $9.78
Kytheon, Hero of Akros $1.24 $0.24 $8.75 $8.99 $9.16 $9.66 $9.99
Archangel of Tithes $1.13 $0.39 $7.99 $8.38 $8.54 $8.95 $9.12
Exquisite Firecraft $0.89 $0.36 $7.23 $7.59 $7.56 $7.96 $8.12
Abbot of Keral Keep $0.11 $0.12 $7.12 $7.00 $6.46 $6.87 $7.01
Day's Undoing $2.19 $0.59 $5.40 $5.99 $6.19 $6.95 $7.59
Goblin Piledriver $1.35 $0.34 $4.51 $4.85 $4.98 $5.39 $5.86
Languish $1.25 $0.28 $4.47 $4.75 $4.94 $5.31 $5.72
Starfield of Nyx $0.81 $0.25 $4.04 $4.29 $4.39 $4.68 $4.85
Demonic Pact $1.53 $0.29 $4.00 $4.29 $4.56 $5.10 $5.53
Pyromancer's Goggles $0.12 $0.10 $3.83 $3.93 $3.93 $3.90 $3.95
Woodland Bellower $0.67 $0.16 $3.72 $3.88 $3.99 $4.13 $4.39
Alhammarret's Archive $0.06 $0.11 $3.56 $3.67 $3.63 $3.66 $3.62
Evolutionary Leap $0.10 $0.09 $3.05 $3.14 $3.21 $3.33 $3.15
Erebos's Titan $0.99 $0.21 $2.99 $3.20 $3.31 $3.64 $3.98
Thopter Spy Network $1.21 $0.23 $2.96 $3.19 $3.30 $3.76 $4.17
Animist's Awakening - $0.04 $2.90 $2.94 $2.89 $2.50  -
Sword of the Animist $0.34 $0.02 $2.83 $2.81 $2.78 $2.62 $2.49
Managorger Hydra $0.14 $0.03 $2.33 $2.36 $2.34 $2.21 $2.19
Harbinger of the Tides $0.17 $0.06 $2.28 $2.34 $2.32 $2.38 $2.45
Llanowar Wastes $0.10 $0.05 $2.13 $2.18 $2.19 $2.20 $2.23
Sphinx's Tutelage $0.19 $0.05 $2.07 $2.12 $2.13 $2.24 $2.26
Avaricious Dragon $0.39 $0.07 $2.06 $2.13 $2.18 $2.27 $2.45
Shivan Reef $0.07 $0.05 $2.06 $2.11 $2.12 $2.11 $2.13

 

Dragons of Tarkir

Name  

Change for

8/31 to 9/14

Change for   9/11 to 9/14  

Price for

9/18

Price for

9/14

Price for

9/11

Price for

9/4

Price for

8/31

 

Set Summary

 

Dragons of Tarkir is still trying to find its place in the multiverse. Shaman of Forgotten Ways seems really good in a green deck that is trying to play many colors, such as the Eldrazi or Allies. The time to get a cheap Shaman has passed, but it might be worth going after since it is unlikely there will be a birds of paradise printed in Battle for Zendikar. How Deathmist Raptor is staying on top is baffling. The card sees little play and the next set has a big thing for exiling, which is bad for a card that wants to be in the graveyard. Maybe Ojutai knows why? 

Deathmist Raptor $0.35 $0.22 $21.98 $22.20 $22.08 $21.99 $22.33
Dragonlord Ojutai $0.60 $0.23 $13.75 $13.98 $13.99 $14.00 $14.35
Dragonlord Atarka $0.10 $0.10 $10.10 $10.00 $10.00 $9.99 $10.00
Kolaghan's Command $1.14 $0.06 $9.99 $9.93 $9.67 $9.02 $8.85
Den Protecter $0.54 $0.12 $9.12 $9.00 $8.89 $8.55 $8.58
Shaman of Forgotten Ways $3.05 $0.10 $8.50 $8.40 $8.50 $8.50 $5.45
Narset Transcendent $0.11 $0.06 $8.43 $8.49 $8.50 $8.55 $8.54
Collected Company $0.54 $0.05 $8.40 $8.45 $8.45 $8.70 $8.94
Sarkhan Unbroken $1.45 $0.04 $7.14 $7.18 $7.17 $7.13 $5.69
Dragonlord Dromoka $0.41 $0.15 $7.03 $7.18 $7.25 $7.30 $7.44
Atarka's Command $0.13 $0.03 $5.67 $5.64 $5.54 $5.59 $5.54
Dragonlord Silumgar $1.87 $0.10 $5.23 $5.33 $5.34 $5.49 $7.10
Thunderbreak Regent $0.06 $0.01 $4.69 $4.70 $4.68 $4.73 $4.75
Dragonlord Kolaghan $0.01 $0.02 $3.64 $3.62 $3.66 $3.64 $3.63
Haven of the Spirit Dragon $0.15 $0.03 $3.47 $3.50 $3.49 $3.55 $3.62
Dromoka's Command $0.06 $0.03 $3.15 $3.12 $3.13 $3.15 $3.21
Dragon Whisperer $0.36 $0.05 $2.72 $2.67 $2.66 $2.49 $2.36
Secure the Wastes $0.11 $0.02 $2.45 $2.43 $2.41 $2.37 $2.34
Zurgo Bellstriker $0.01 $0.01 $2.38 $2.37 $2.33 $2.37 $2.37
Ojutai's Command $0.02 $0.00 $2.13 $2.13 $2.13 $2.14 $2.15
Shorecrasher Elemental $0.18 $0.06 $2.08 $2.14 $2.15 $2.24 $2.26
Descent of Dragons  - $0.00 $2.07 $2.07 $2.04 - -

 

Fate Reforged

Name  

Change for

8/31 to 9/14

Change for

9/11 to 9/14

 

Price for

9/18

Price for

9/14

Price for

9/11

Price for

9/4

Price for

8/31

 

 

Set Summary

 

The set already started to fall after some good gains. Most likely due to the attention mostly on Modern and Battle for Zendikar. For a little bit of fun flavor, Jace and Ugin seem to have an argument about the Eldrazi, and if the values of their cards indict anything, Jace wins out. However, Ugin has the spirit of a champion.

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon $0.20 $0.54 $26.13 $26.67 $26.60 $26.57 $26.33
Monastery Mentor $0.64 $0.17 $16.07 $16.24 $15.99 $15.89 $15.43
Soulfire Grand Master $0.28 $0.10 $8.84 $8.94 $8.88 $8.77 $8.56
Tasigur, the Golden Fang $0.09 $0.04 $7.98 $8.02 $8.01 $8.08 $8.07
Whisperwood Elemental $0.19 $0.09 $5.65 $5.74 $5.70 $5.79 $5.84
Warden of the First Tree $0.09 $0.01 $3.80 $3.79 $3.76 $3.71 $3.71
Brutal Hordechief $0.11 $0.01 $2.28 $2.29 $2.29 $2.38 $2.39

 

Khans of Tarkir

Name  

Change for

8/31 to 9/14

Change for  

9/11 to 9/14

 

Price for

9/18

Price for

9/14

Price for

9/11

Price for

9/4

Price for

8/31

 

 

Set Summary

 

The fetches are slowing down, no doubt due to the rapid demand and then the decompress as people wait for more spoilers and see where the fetches go. This is the calm in the storm to get last run of fetchlands.

Polluted Delta $0.16 $0.16 $23.58 $23.74 $23.32 $23.30 $23.74
Flooded Strand $0.12 $0.10 $19.09 $19.19 $19.00 $18.97 $18.97
Wooded Foothills $0.32 $0.00 $16.96 $16.96 $16.93 $16.88 $16.64
Bloodstained Mire $0.51 $0.06 $13.00 $13.06 $13.00 $12.50 $12.49
Windswept Heath $0.12 $0.05 $11.12 $11.07 $11.02 $10.99 $11.00
See the Unwritten $0.91 $0.34 $8.08 $8.42 $8.54 $8.73 $8.99
Sorin, Solemn Visitor $0.01 $0.00 $7.99 $7.99 $7.99 $8.00 $8.00
Dig Through Time $0.00 $0.00 $5.49 $5.49 $5.49 $5.46 $5.49
Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker $0.05 $0.01 $5.00 $4.99 $4.99 $4.93 $4.95
Anafenza, the Foremost $0.24 $0.03 $4.51 $4.48 $4.50 $4.48 $4.27
Siege Rhino $0.22 $0.04 $3.58 $3.62 $3.68 $3.74 $3.80
Monastery Swiftspear $0.08 $0.04 $3.21 $3.25 $3.26 $3.28 $3.29
Wingmate Roc $0.12 $0.02 $2.99 $2.97 $2.97 $2.93 $2.87
Hardened Scales - $0.38 $2.86 $2.48 $2.27  - -
Clever Impersonator $0.03 $0.02 $2.43 $2.45 $2.45 $2.46 $2.46
Rattleclaw Mystic $0.28 $0.05 $2.42 $2.37 $2.28 $2.22 $2.14

 

Magic 2015

Name  

Change for

8/31 to 9/14

Change for   9/11 to 9/14  

Price for

9/18

Price for

9/14

Price for

9/11

Price for

9/4

Price for

8/31

 

 

Set Summary

 

The rise of Slivers is surprising, and the price of those cards will not go down for post rotation since the demand for those card is not tied to any Standard play. This is different than cards like Thoughtseize who both cards see non-rotating play, Thoughtseize sees play in Standard. That means when Standard rotates, the players using Thoughtseizes and do not play other formats will dump Thougthseize then after rotation. 

Nissa, Worldwaker $0.49 $0.14 $9.51 $9.65 $9.74 $9.96 $10.00
Chord of Calling $0.39 $0.26 $8.60 $8.86 $8.85 $8.91 $8.99
Sliver Hivelord $0.84 $0.09 $8.59 $8.50 $8.24 $7.75 $7.75
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth $0.35 $0.25 $8.30 $8.55 $8.55 $8.67 $8.65
Garruk, Apex Predator $0.16 $0.06 $8.00 $8.06 $8.10 $8.16 $8.16
Liliana Vess $0.21 $0.03 $6.98 $7.01 $7.02 $7.16 $7.19
Ajani Steadfast $0.01 $0.03 $6.61 $6.64 $6.64 $6.60 $6.62
Goblin Rabblemaster $1.67 $0.37 $5.84 $6.21 $6.42 $7.08 $7.51
Obelisk of Urd $1.17 $0.38 $4.61 $4.99 $5.15 $5.50 $5.78
Sliver Hive $0.96 $0.13 $4.12 $3.99 $3.60 $3.04 $3.16
Chandra, Pyromaster $0.17 $0.10 $3.56 $3.66 $3.65 $3.69 $3.73
Perilous Vault $0.30 $0.15 $3.27 $3.42 $3.45 $3.54 $3.57
Ensoul artifact $0.86 $0.25 $3.09 $3.34 $3.42 $3.72 $3.95
Waste Not $0.13 $0.07 $3.00 $3.07 $3.05 $3.07 $3.13
Jace, the Living Guildpact $0.08 $0.03 $2.44 $2.47 $2.48 $2.46 $2.52
Soul of New Phyrexia $0.01 $0.02 $2.38 $2.40 $2.40 $2.36 $2.39
Shivan Reef $0.05 $0.02 $2.35 $2.37 $2.35 $2.39 $2.40
Llanowar Wastes $0.32 $0.06 $2.34 $2.40 $2.44 $2.55 $2.66
Hornet Nest $0.54 $0.15 $2.20 $2.35 $2.40 $2.58 $2.74
Stoke the Flames $0.22 $0.07 $2.06 $2.13 $2.15 $2.24 $2.28

 

Journey into Nyx

Name  

Change for

8/31 to 9/14

Change for   9/11 to 9/14  

Price for

9/18

Price for

9/14

Price for

9/11

Price for

9/4

Price for

8/31

 

 

Set Summary

 

This set was quite the journey, but now it is time to move on to the next thing. Look to trade for Eidolon of the Great Revel for future investments, as well as Mana Confluence and Keranos.

Eidolon of the Great Revel $0.13 $0.07 $12.14 $12.21 $12.16 $12.45 $12.27
Ajani, Mentor of Heroes $0.27 $0.18 $10.50 $10.68 $10.77 $10.85 $10.77
Keranos, God of Storms $0.12 $0.03 $10.41 $10.44 $10.39 $10.21 $10.29
Athreos, God of Passage $0.35 $0.18 $8.57 $8.75 $8.75 $8.79 $8.92
Mana Confluence $0.56 $0.25 $7.50 $7.75 $7.82 $7.98 $8.06
Temple of Epiphany $0.40 $0.16 $5.60 $5.76 $5.83 $6.00 $6.00
Temple of Malady $0.29 $0.10 $4.51 $4.61 $4.72 $4.82 $4.80
Iroas, God of Victory $0.06 $0.02 $4.43 $4.45 $4.44 $4.40 $4.49
Godsend $0.01 $0.03 $4.25 $4.28 $4.28 $4.23 $4.24
Kruphix, God of Horizons $0.00 $0.00 $3.99 $3.99 $3.99 $3.99 $3.99
Pharika, God of Affliction $0.10 $0.05 $2.64 $2.69 $2.68 $2.70 $2.74

 

Born of the Gods

Name  

Change for

8/31 to 9/14

Change for   9/11 to 9/14  

Price for

9/18

Price for

9/14

Price for

9/11

Price for

9/4

Price for

8/31

 

 

Set Summary

 

The value of this set are following the inexorable march to nothing. Wait until after the rotation to invest in this set.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos $0.56 $0.26 $9.37 $9.63 $9.66 $9.79 $9.93
Courser of Kruphix $0.38 $0.02 $4.49 $4.51 $4.66 $4.75 $4.87
Xenagos, God of Revels $0.06 $0.03 $4.44 $4.47 $4.49 $4.49 $4.50
Mogis, God of Slaughter $0.02 $0.00 $4.25 $4.25 $4.27 $4.25 $4.27
Phenax, God of Deception $0.01 $0.03 $3.92 $3.95 $3.98 $3.95 $3.91
Temple of Enlightenment $0.51 $0.12 $3.32 $3.44 $3.49 $3.73 $3.83
Kiora, the Crashing Wave $0.17 $0.08 $3.17 $3.25 $3.25 $3.29 $3.34
Temple of Plenty $0.18 $0.12 $2.75 $2.87 $2.90 $2.94 $2.93

 

Theros

Name  

Change for

8/31 to 9/14

Change for

9/11 to 9/14

 

Price for

9/18

Price for

9/14

Price for

9/11

Price for

9/4

Price for

8/31

 

Set Summary

 

The set has come to its end of value. It will be interesting to see what picks up after rotation. Nykthos, Gods, and Thoughtseize all seem the best to look at. Thoughtseize is a card that will not go down. Do not get rid of that card unless it is for non rotating staples. However, be sure to go after Standard only players and offer up new Standard only cards for them Elspeth might see Modern play if U/W/x Control can shine in Modern, but at the moment that seems unlikely. 

Thoughtseize $1.15 $0.74 $22.12 $22.86 $22.94 $23.11 $23.27
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver $0.33 $0.05 $6.80 $6.85 $6.94 $7.07 $7.13
Elspeth, Sun's Champion $0.19 $0.14 $6.29 $6.43 $6.49 $6.46 $6.48
Purphoros, God of the Forge $0.04 $0.01 $5.94 $5.95 $5.95 $5.97 $5.98
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx $0.13 $0.19 $5.75 $5.94 $5.92 $5.84 $5.88
Thassa, God of the Sea $0.16 $0.03 $5.04 $5.07 $5.01 $5.09 $5.20
Xenagos, the Reveler $0.25 $0.04 $4.74 $4.78 $4.85 $4.94 $4.99
Master of the Waves $0.02 $0.00 $3.95 $3.95 $3.93 $3.90 $3.97
Erebos, God of the Dead $0.16 $0.04 $3.79 $3.83 $3.82 $3.88 $3.95
Nylea, God of the Hunt $0.01 $0.01 $3.67 $3.66 $3.65 $3.67 $3.68
Stormbreath Dragon $0.65 $0.19 $3.60 $3.79 $3.85 $4.00 $4.25
Heliod, God of the Sun $0.08 $0.00 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.69 $2.67
Hero's Downfall $0.51 $0.07 $2.73 $2.80 $2.93 $3.04 $3.24
Sylvan Caryatid $0.37 $0.09 $2.40 $2.49 $2.57 $2.71 $2.77
Anger of the Gods $0.11 $0.03 $2.27 $2.30 $2.29 $2.38 $2.38

 

Overall Summary

 

Battle for Zendikar spoilers are little half way revealed at the time of the writing of this article, so it is too early to determine what is worth speculating on. That will be done on Monday when the set will be up for preorder on TCG Player. So far, landfall has some nice interactions, and the rare counterspell is a strong contender for value if there is no other 3 converted mana cost in the set or the next. Currently, this and Cancel are the only counterspell for three mana that counter without restrictions. Allies have some interesting pay off cards, but it appears to be an aggressive R/W deck so far.  U/B control might be a thing with the last Eldrazi mythic spoiled. 

 

Theros block is walking into the sunset, like all great heroes. The set literally did not have any positive gain, and only Heliod saw no growth. When the only not negative change is no change, the set's value is coming to an end. Magic 2015 is slivering away, but it still has some gains. It did leave a great last real core set. There will be a complete overview of the rotating sets for their final appearance.

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