The Magic Market Index for January 13, 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 01/12
Price
Comments
Heart of Kiran $21.47 Given that this set has yet to be formally released, prices are going to be inflated across the board. A booster box EV of $141.52 is absolutely absurd, which means that if you're quick, you can flip a lot of value in a real hurry. For instance, Heart of Kiran is currently over $20, which is how Smuggler's Copter started off, but even a card so prevalent Wizards felt the need to ban it couldn't keep such a price. The planeswalkers are more likely to retain value off the bat, if only due to the price premium for being planeswalkers. If you aren't looking to play the market for quick profit or to speculate on cards that might spike, it's best to hold off. There aren't as many cards as grossly inflated in Aether Revolt as we've seen in some other sets, but there's no reason to lose out on a couple of dollars here and there if you don't have to.
Tezzeret the Schemer $12.49
Ajani Unyielding $10.79
Paradox Engine $8.15
Baral, Chief of Compliance $5.97
Yahenni's Expertise $5.95
Herald of Anguish $5.55
Fatal Push $4.99
Planar Bridge $4.97
Spire of Industry $4.49
Mechanized Production $4.44
Disallow $4.43
Aethersphere Harvester $4.30
Indomitable Creativity $3.77
Metallic Mimic $3.77
Gonti's Aether Heart $3.59
Exquisite Archangel $3.55
Oath of Ajani $2.98
Greenbelt Rampager $2.92
Walking Ballista $2.69
Lightning Runner $2.52
Rishkar, Peema Renegade $2.49
Sram's Expertise $2.48
Hope of Ghirapur $2.35
Kari Zev, Skyship Raider $2.34
Kari Zev's Expertise $2.29
Whir of Invention $2.19
Rare Slot Average: $2.54
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.82
Total Set Value: $204.07
Booster Box EV: $141.52

 

Card Name 01/12
Price
01/05
Price
12/29
Price
12/22
Price
Change:
01/05 to 01/12
Change:
12/22 to 01/12
Comments
Saheeli Rai $24.99 $5.42 $5.21 $5.15 +$19.57 +$19.84

Smuggler's Copter still shows a high price, but that's largely due to listing sites not updating quickly, presumably in the hopes that someone might not have gotten the memo. That aside, we're seeing a spike in Saheeli Rai's price, the fate of which will be determined by the Copy Cat combo's overall performance. If you're holding onto your copies, pay very close attention to tournament results and don't be afraid to offload if it looks like the deck might falter.

 

Beyond that, any speculators who picked up some Kaladesh at its low point at the end of last year are beginning to see some gains. Fast lands, Gearhulks, and casual favourites all stand to gain value as the year goes on, but there's still time to get in on Kaladesh.

 

Given that the recent Standard bans involved cards from multiple blocks, overall commentary on the bans will come at the end of this article.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance $23.99 $22.99 $21.89 $20.73 +$1.00 +$3.26
Torrential Gearhulk $14.39 $13.78 $13.83 $13.99 +$0.61 +$0.40
Smuggler's Copter $8.16 $10.92 $10.78 $10.91 -$2.76 -$2.75
Spirebluff Canal $8.00 $7.99 $7.89 $7.69 +$0.01 +$0.31
Verdurous Gearhulk $7.21 $7.04 $7.11 $7.34 +$0.17 -$0.13
Aetherworks Marvel $6.97 $7.17 $7.23 $7.00 -$0.20 -$0.03
Panharmonicon $6.04 $5.03 $4.99 $4.83 +$1.01 +$1.21
Nissa, Vital Force $5.99 $5.99 $5.99 $6.00 +$0.00 -$0.01
Noxious Gearhulk $5.23 $5.36 $5.50 $5.53 -$0.13 -$0.30
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship $4.90 $5.14 $5.20 $5.36 -$0.24 -$0.46
Inspiring Vantage $4.63 $4.49 $4.49 $4.47 +$0.14 +$0.16
Dovin Baan $4.19 $4.05 $4.20 $4.25 +$0.14 -$0.06
Blooming Marsh $3.99 $3.75 $3.64 $3.56 +$0.24 +$0.43
Concealed Courtyard $3.93 $3.75 $3.67 $3.56 +$0.18 +$0.37
Angel of Invention $3.72 $3.76 $3.67 $3.66 -$0.04 +$0.06
Combustible Gearhulk $3.58 $3.59 $3.65 $3.71 -$0.01 -$0.13
Metallurgic Summonings $2.97 $2.92 $2.92 $2.92 +$0.05 +$0.05
Botanical Sanctum $2.95 $2.90 $2.82 $2.85 +$0.05 +$0.10
Aether Hub $2.47 $2.47 $2.45 $2.46 +$0.00 +$0.01
Scrapheap Scrounger $2.09 $2.16 $2.10 $2.16 -$0.07 -$0.07
Rare Slot Average: $2.04 $1.86 $1.84 $1.83 +$0.17 +$0.20
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.71 $3.10 $3.03 $2.97 +$0.61 +$0.74
Total Set Value: $214.64 $193.64 $191.57 $190.51 +$21.00 +$24.13
Booster Box EV: $102.46 $93.97 $92.76 $92.76 +$8.49 +$9.70

 

Card Name 01/12
Price
01/05
Price
12/29
Price
12/22
Price
Change:
01/05 to 01/12
Change:
12/22 to 01/12
Comments
Chalice of the Void $142.49 $155.99 $156.74   -$13.50 -$14.25 As predicted, we're already seeing quite a fall in the Aether Revolt Inventions. There's no reason to believe that prices won't largely fall in line with those of Zendikar Expeditions, so hold off on acquiring any Inventions for speculative purposes until the dust settles. The likes of Ornithopter may not be exciting, especially at a $50+ price point, but it's no worse an inclusion than the likes of Tectonic Edge, which still commands a whole thirty dollars and change—and Ornithopter is still one of the tall men, one of the Cheerios, creating an affinity for play and value alike. Needless to say, if you find an Aether Revolt Invention in your prerelease pool, the proper course of action is to locate the nearest interested Commander player and enquire about trading.
Ensnaring Bridge $137.99 $174.99 $149.99   -$37.00 -$12.00
Mana Crypt $134.87 $134.87 $133.38 $130.80 +$0.00 +$4.07
Sol Ring $127.55 $125.90 $130.00 $132.23 +$1.65 -$4.68
Mana Vault $125.32 $124.50 $124.99 $123.75 +$0.82 +$1.57
Arcbound Ravager $119.99 $124.99 $133.24   -$5.00 -$13.25
Engineered Explosives $118.99 $124.99 $137.99   -$6.00 -$19.00
Mox Opal $111.85 $110.46 $109.98 $109.12 +$1.39 +$2.73
Oblivion Stone $97.99 $119.99 $109.99   -$22.00 -$12.00
Crucible of Worlds $95.05 $98.23 $95.00 $95.00 -$3.18 +$0.05
AEther Vial $91.15 $94.49 $93.39 $94.98 -$3.34 -$3.83
Wurmcoil Engine $88.97 $99.99 $102.49   -$11.02 -$13.52
Sword of War and Peace $88.49 $99.99 $102.49   -$11.50 -$14.00
Sword of Fire and Ice $87.50 $86.53 $85.56 $83.95 +$0.97 +$3.55
Sphere of Resistance $84.74 $109.99 $97.49   -$25.25 -$12.75
Staff of Domination $82.99 $99.99 $102.49   -$17.00 -$19.50
Sword of Feast and Famine $82.99 $84.59 $83.99 $83.69 -$1.60 -$0.70
Grindstone $79.99 $92.24 $87.24   -$12.25 -$7.25
Sword of Light and Shadow $73.99 $75.69 $75.99 $74.86 -$1.70 -$0.87
Lotus Petal $73.31 $73.49 $73.18 $73.49 -$0.18 -$0.18
Paradox Engine $72.99 $79.99 $81.99   -$7.00 -$9.00
Planar Bridge $72.99 $81.99 $81.99   -$9.00 -$9.00
Pithing Needle $64.99 $69.99 $71.74   -$5.00 -$6.75
Sword of Body and Mind $63.49 $71.99 $76.99   -$8.50 -$13.50
Trinisphere $61.49 $73.49 $76.99   -$12.00 -$15.50
Vedalken Shackles $61.49 $79.99 $81.99   -$18.50 -$20.50
Chromatic Lantern $60.00 $60.00 $60.25 $59.99 +$0.00 +$0.01
Platinum Angel $59.24 $59.99 $52.49   -$0.75 +$6.75
Solemn Simulacrum $54.99 $54.99 $56.76 $56.00 +$0.00 -$1.01
Ornithopter $54.49 $83.99 $71.99   -$29.50 -$17.50
Sundering Titan $53.47 $59.99 $61.49   -$6.52 -$8.02
Torrential Gearhulk $52.99 $52.99 $53.99 $54.26 +$0.00 -$1.27
Rings of Brighthearth $50.75 $49.44 $47.10 $45.81 +$1.31 +$4.94
Scroll Rack $50.00 $51.42 $51.12 $50.00 -$1.42 +$0.00
Steel Overseer $49.05 $46.28 $47.99 $48.84 +$2.77 +$0.21
Lightning Greaves $48.00 $47.86 $48.99 $50.00 +$0.14 -$2.00
Chrome Mox $44.99 $44.07 $44.07 $44.99 +$0.92 +$0.00
Extraplanar Lens $44.49 $52.49 $61.49   -$8.00 -$17.00
Noxious Gearhulk $43.91 $42.00 $42.58 $44.81 +$1.91 -$0.90
Defense Grid $40.99 $52.49 $61.49   -$11.50 -$20.50
Meekstone $40.99 $59.99 $61.49   -$19.00 -$20.50
Verdurous Gearhulk $40.29 $40.09 $40.23 $43.09 +$0.20 -$2.80
Duplicant $39.99 $52.49 $61.49   -$12.50 -$21.50
Painter's Servant $39.99 $39.99 $41.00 $40.50 +$0.00 -$0.51
Hangarback Walker $39.97 $40.66 $35.98 $34.99 -$0.69 +$4.98
Gauntlet of Power $36.74 $36.19 $35.26 $36.75 +$0.55 -$0.01
Black Vise $36.49 $39.99 $52.24   -$3.50 -$15.75
Combustible Gearhulk $35.37 $34.95 $36.15 $37.44 +$0.42 -$2.07
Cloudstone Curio $35.30 $35.12 $35.12 $36.99 +$0.18 -$1.69
Sculpting Steel $33.20 $33.67 $34.94 $34.96 -$0.47 -$1.76
Mind's Eye $29.97 $29.99 $29.98 $30.27 -$0.02 -$0.30
Cataclysmic Gearhulk $29.69 $29.94 $29.97 $29.99 -$0.25 -$0.30
Static Orb $29.39 $29.62 $28.02 $29.17 -$0.23 +$0.22
Champion's Helm $25.34 $25.47 $25.94 $25.56 -$0.13 -$0.22
KLD Invention Average: $61.12 $61.12 $61.03 $61.21 +$0.00 -$0.09
AER Invention Average: $75.43 $88.42 $89.00 $0.00 -$12.99 -$13.57
KLD Invention Deviation: $31.40 $31.50 $31.53 $31.14 -$0.11 +$0.25
AER Invention Deviation: $29.76 $33.10 $29.73 $0.00 -$3.34 +$0.03
KLD Box Value: $15.28 $15.28 $15.26 $15.30 +$0.00 -$0.02
AER Box Value: $18.86 $22.10 $22.25 $0.00 -$3.25 -$3.39
Total Set Value: $3,643 $3,955 $3,966 $1,836 -$311.77 +$1,807

 

Card Name 01/12
Price
01/05
Price
12/29
Price
12/22
Price
Change:
01/05 to 01/12
Change:
12/22 to 01/12
Comments
Liliana, the Last Hope $39.95 $38.69 $39.95 $39.95 +$1.26 +$0.00

The Flying Spaghetti Monster will settle at a higher residual value than will the Looter Scooter, but again, a lag in data updating shows a $17 price point not reflective of true market value. This leaves our delirious duo of Liliana, the Last Hope and Grim Flayer as the value holdouts of this set, creating tremendous risk for those invested into Eldritch Moon. While the Flayer has Modern applications, its price is still largely Standard-driven, and if the new metagame doesn't settle in its favour, we might wind up with another Battle for Zendikar on our hands in terms of set value.

 

Spell Queller is, however, poised to gain some value if U/W/x becomes good, which isn't a bad bet to take.

Grim Flayer $21.49 $21.38 $21.50 $21.48 +$0.11 +$0.01
Emrakul, the Promised End $17.20 $19.99 $19.73 $19.01 -$2.79 -$1.81
Gisela, the Broken Blade $10.99 $10.72 $10.57 $10.22 +$0.27 +$0.77
Tamiyo, Field Researcher $10.34 $10.17 $10.11 $10.00 +$0.17 +$0.34
Ishkanah, Grafwidow $9.49 $9.28 $9.37 $9.37 +$0.21 +$0.12
Selfless Spirit $8.71 $8.90 $8.93 $8.99 -$0.19 -$0.28
Spell Queller $7.32 $7.00 $7.04 $7.00 +$0.32 +$0.32
Collective Brutality $7.00 $6.66 $6.48 $6.41 +$0.34 +$0.59
Thalia, Heretic Cathar $2.87 $2.73 $2.67 $2.71 +$0.14 +$0.16
Tree of Perdition $2.77 $2.68 $2.68 $2.64 +$0.09 +$0.13
Eldritch Evolution $2.11 $2.14 $2.21 $2.26 -$0.03 -$0.15
Summary Dismissal $2.00 $2.05 $2.06 $2.07 -$0.05 -$0.07
Rare Slot Average: $2.19 $2.19 $2.21 $2.20 +$0.00 -$0.01
Rare Slot Deviation: $5.14 $5.12 $5.21 $5.18 +$0.02 -$0.04
Total Set Value: $202.92 $203.21 $204.61 $203.59 -$0.29 -$0.67
Booster Box EV: $94.45 $94.37 $95.10 $95.64 +$0.08 -$1.18

 

Card Name 01/12
Price
01/05
Price
12/29
Price
12/22
Price
Change:
01/05 to 01/12
Change:
12/22 to 01/12
Comments
Archangel Avacyn $19.65 $19.99 $20.02 $20.57 -$0.34 -$0.92 Archangel Avacyn is liable to lose her top spot in the list by next week if this keeps up. The big winner, however, is Game Trail. This set of lands is hardly inspiring, so do what you will with the hype, but it's safe to say the worst-case scenario is R/G/x Energy is going to stick around as a tier two deck.
Nahiri, the Harbinger $19.35 $18.79 $18.65 $18.18 +$0.56 +$1.17
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets $10.14 $10.22 $10.43 $10.05 -$0.08 +$0.09
Thing in the Ice $7.84 $7.60 $7.60 $7.52 +$0.24 +$0.32
Arlinn Kord $7.04 $7.00 $7.01 $7.02 +$0.04 +$0.02
Sorin, Grim Nemesis $5.29 $5.24 $5.25 $5.24 +$0.05 +$0.05
Tireless Tracker $5.13 $4.77 $4.44 $4.39 +$0.36 +$0.74
Relentless Dead $4.99 $5.00 $5.00 $4.97 -$0.01 +$0.02
Declaration in Stone $4.71 $4.82 $4.95 $4.95 -$0.11 -$0.24
Game Trail $4.42 $4.00 $3.97 $3.97 +$0.42 +$0.45
Port Town $3.53 $3.49 $3.49 $3.49 +$0.04 +$0.04
Westvale Abbey $3.23 $3.04 $2.99 $2.98 +$0.19 +$0.25
Foreboding Ruins $3.09 $3.15 $3.14 $3.12 -$0.06 -$0.03
Prized Amalgam $2.95 $2.99 $2.99 $2.99 -$0.04 -$0.04
Traverse the Ulvenwald $2.50 $2.57 $2.62 $2.69 -$0.07 -$0.19
Olivia, Mobilized for War $2.31 $2.26 $2.30 $2.30 +$0.05 +$0.01
Rare Slot Average: $1.38 $1.35 $1.34 $1.33 +$0.03 +$0.05
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.22 $2.16 $2.16 $2.11 +$0.06 +$0.11
Total Set Value: $190.67 $188.55 $187.98 $187.34 +$2.12 +$3.33
Booster Box EV: $64.71 $63.21 $63.17 $62.75 +$1.50 +$1.97

 

Card Name 01/12
Price
01/05
Price
12/29
Price
12/22
Price
Change:
01/05 to 01/12
Change:
12/22 to 01/12
Comments
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet $20.19 $20.00 $19.98 $20.42 +$0.19 -$0.23 Wandering Fumarole shows us the power of hype as it gains a stunning 45% simply for sharing Saheeli Rai's colours. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is no slouch either, gaining decent value after Wizards took the axe to everyone's favourite flying, looting planeswalker assassin. Given the low value this block commands, the new meta is ripe for speculation as people try to figure out the new metagame. Nowhere to go but up, after all. If you fancy yourself a Standard brewer, you could find worse sets in which to invest.
Wandering Fumarole $7.99 $5.51 $5.50 $5.64 +$2.48 +$2.35
Kozilek's Return $7.61 $7.86 $7.99 $8.09 -$0.25 -$0.48
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar $6.42 $5.63 $5.44 $5.41 +$0.79 +$1.01
Thought-Knot Seer $5.97 $5.79 $5.68 $5.49 +$0.18 +$0.48
Eldrazi Displacer $5.01 $4.99 $4.90 $4.84 +$0.02 +$0.17
Chandra, Flamecaller $4.62 $4.64 $4.70 $4.69 -$0.02 -$0.07
Kozilek, the Great Distortion $3.59 $3.41 $3.40 $3.40 +$0.18 +$0.19
Hissing Quagmire $3.42 $3.35 $3.37 $3.37 +$0.07 +$0.05
Needle Spires $3.24 $3.38 $3.51 $3.57 -$0.14 -$0.33
World Breaker $3.22 $3.22 $3.20 $3.19 +$0.00 +$0.03
Reality Smasher $2.95 $2.94 $2.93 $2.90 +$0.01 +$0.05
Crush of Tentacles $2.51 $2.62 $2.64 $2.75 -$0.11 -$0.24
Sylvan Advocate $2.48 $2.39 $2.49 $2.53 +$0.09 -$0.05
Linvala, the Preserver $2.29 $2.25 $2.24 $2.21 +$0.04 +$0.08
Rare Slot Average: $1.57 $1.50 $1.50 $1.51 +$0.07 +$0.06
Rare Slot Deviation: $2.66 $2.53 $2.53 $2.56 +$0.13 +$0.10
Total Set Value: $127.20 $123.50 $123.58 $123.96 +$3.70 +$3.24
Booster Box EV: $77.81 $74.72 $74.35 $74.39 +$3.09 +$3.42

 

Card Name 01/12
Price
01/05
Price
12/29
Price
12/22
Price
Change:
01/05 to 01/12
Change:
12/22 to 01/12
Comments
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar $27.52 $27.52 $28.35 $28.43 +$0.00 -$0.91

Battle for Zendikar finally breaks its Dragon's Maze Syndrome with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger being the obvious Flying Spaghetti Monster replacement in Marvel decks. While The Magic Market Index isn't a strategy series, it pays to be bearish on attempts to salvage a deck suffering a direct hit from a ban. Exiling two permanents isn't as powerful as controlling someone's turn, and the deck still needs to find a second major target which can be cast in the late game, a trait Emrakul doesn't share with many cards. World Breaker, perhaps, but now is not the time to speculate on Ulamog. Take advantage of the spike, but don't expect Ulamog to get much higher.

 

The same set-wide value comments from Oath of the Gatewatch apply to Battle for Zendikar. If you can tolerate some risk, find a promising-looking card, speculate on it, and see whether you were correct in a few weeks.

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger $22.43 $13.65 $13.35 $13.05 +$8.78 +$9.38
Prairie Stream $4.28 $3.99 $3.84 $3.69 +$0.29 +$0.59
Cinder Glade $3.99 $3.79 $3.75 $3.75 +$0.20 +$0.24
Drana, Liberator of Malakir $3.82 $3.61 $3.55 $3.51 +$0.21 +$0.31
Smoldering Marsh $3.77 $3.69 $3.63 $3.67 +$0.08 +$0.10
Ob Nixilis Reignited $3.67 $3.72 $3.75 $3.70 -$0.05 -$0.03
Shambling Vent $3.37 $3.23 $3.15 $3.10 +$0.14 +$0.27
Part the Waterveil $3.23 $3.25 $3.36 $3.40 -$0.02 -$0.17
Sunken Hollow $3.03 $2.97 $2.93 $2.83 +$0.06 +$0.20
Kiora, Master of the Depths $2.64 $2.57 $2.60 $2.58 +$0.07 +$0.06
Dragonmaster Outcast $2.27 $2.24 $2.15 $2.14 +$0.03 +$0.13
Canopy Vista $2.11 $2.05 $2.01 $2.00 +$0.06 +$0.11
Rare Slot Average: $1.32 $1.22 $1.22 $1.21 +$0.10 +$0.11
Rare Slot Deviation: $3.26 $2.85 $2.90 $2.89 +$0.41 +$0.37
Total Set Value: $147.77 $137.78 $137.94 $136.99 +$9.99 +$10.78
Booster Box EV: $74.97 $71.15 $71.22 $70.89 +$3.82 +$4.08

 

Card Name 01/12
Price
01/05
Price
12/29
Price
12/22
Price
Change:
01/05 to 01/12
Change:
12/22 to 01/12
Comments
Scalding Tarn $224.99 $224.96 $224.99 $227.10 +$0.03 -$2.11 Ancient Tomb shows us that Legacy players always love sol lands. It's a format where people grow very attached to specific decks, and while foiling out Legacy decks isn't a large market, it's a steady one. As a bonus, it's a strong card in Commander. Whether this gain marks the start of a long-term trend in Masterpiece sets depends heavily on how Wizards approaches future Masterpieces. Cautious optimism is the order of the day.
Polluted Delta $199.97 $199.95 $199.97 $203.67 +$0.02 -$3.70
Misty Rainforest $190.48 $191.05 $192.08 $195.02 -$0.57 -$4.54
Verdant Catacombs $169.99 $173.52 $175.46 $175.46 -$3.53 -$5.47
Flooded Strand $149.98 $151.93 $153.77 $153.95 -$1.95 -$3.97
Ancient Tomb $141.22 $125.99 $108.90 $105.40 +$15.23 +$35.82
Wasteland $114.63 $117.00 $116.80 $115.87 -$2.37 -$1.24
Arid Mesa $111.83 $112.12 $113.23 $115.54 -$0.29 -$3.71
Bloodstained Mire $109.88 $109.97 $107.03 $108.10 -$0.09 +$1.78
Windswept Heath $108.53 $110.19 $109.30 $109.30 -$1.66 -$0.77
Wooded Foothills $104.48 $105.49 $105.49 $106.98 -$1.01 -$2.50
Marsh Flats $99.39 $97.32 $95.00 $95.00 +$2.07 +$4.39
Horizon Canopy $96.81 $97.98 $94.49 $97.83 -$1.17 -$1.02
Steam Vents $89.33 $88.83 $90.13 $89.99 +$0.50 -$0.66
Godless Shrine $79.69 $79.95 $80.26 $83.44 -$0.26 -$3.75
Stomping Ground $76.29 $75.59 $76.47 $76.95 +$0.70 -$0.66
Overgrown Tomb $75.44 $75.78 $75.00 $77.08 -$0.34 -$1.64
Breeding Pool $74.93 $73.74 $72.96 $72.99 +$1.19 +$1.94
Watery Grave $69.97 $70.00 $70.01 $72.00 -$0.03 -$2.03
Strip Mine $68.94 $68.94 $68.95 $68.94 +$0.00 +$0.00
Temple Garden $64.94 $64.95 $64.95 $64.99 -$0.01 -$0.05
Sacred Foundry $64.07 $65.84 $65.59 $68.17 -$1.77 -$4.10
Hallowed Fountain $62.38 $62.67 $62.00 $62.38 -$0.29 +$0.00
Twilight Mire $61.90 $62.99 $62.15 $61.14 -$1.09 +$0.76
Blood Crypt $59.96 $60.47 $62.31 $62.47 -$0.51 -$2.51
Eye of Ugin $56.22 $58.52 $59.57 $60.05 -$2.30 -$3.83
Mana Confluence $49.67 $49.95 $49.10 $47.87 -$0.28 +$1.80
Flooded Grove $45.87 $45.76 $44.99 $45.87 +$0.11 +$0.00
Fetid Heath $45.17 $45.79 $45.99 $46.20 -$0.62 -$1.03
Cascade Bluffs $44.48 $46.00 $45.82 $46.35 -$1.52 -$1.87
Mystic Gate $43.33 $43.61 $43.61 $44.10 -$0.28 -$0.77
Sunken Ruins $41.89 $41.28 $40.78 $41.89 +$0.61 +$0.00
Fire-Lit Thicket $38.35 $39.38 $39.42 $39.75 -$1.03 -$1.40
Wooded Bastion $35.32 $35.99 $35.84 $36.40 -$0.67 -$1.08
Rugged Prairie $34.99 $34.99 $34.99 $35.00 +$0.00 -$0.01
Dust Bowl $34.49 $34.50 $34.73 $34.48 -$0.01 +$0.01
Graven Cairns $33.33 $33.95 $34.63 $34.81 -$0.62 -$1.48
Forbidden Orchard $32.58 $33.33 $32.79 $32.51 -$0.75 +$0.07
Kor Haven $32.08 $32.81 $32.16 $32.98 -$0.73 -$0.90
Tectonic Edge $31.90 $33.09 $32.89 $33.61 -$1.19 -$1.71
Prairie Stream $30.99 $30.79 $30.99 $31.41 +$0.20 -$0.42
Cinder Glade $30.86 $31.86 $31.99 $32.78 -$1.00 -$1.92
Sunken Hollow $29.48 $30.28 $30.29 $30.21 -$0.80 -$0.73
Canopy Vista $28.14 $28.50 $28.03 $29.49 -$0.36 -$1.35
Smoldering Marsh $26.90 $27.35 $27.86 $28.39 -$0.45 -$1.49
BFZ Average: $93.32 $93.72 $93.81 $94.91 -$0.41 -$1.60
OGW Average: $54.16 $54.09 $52.93 $53.05 +$0.07 +$1.11
BFZ Box EV: $23.33 $23.43 $23.45 $23.73 -$0.10 -$0.40
OGW Box EV: $13.54 $13.52 $13.23 $13.26 +$0.02 +$0.28
Total Set Value: $3,416.06 $3,424.95 $3,403.76 $3,433.91 -$8.89 -$17.85

Overall Summary

 

Don't fret the ban announcements. Wizards shocked both the player and collector communities by banning three Standard cards at once, but they know they can't do that again too quickly without damaging confidence in the Magic market. Suffice to say that the odds of further bans before rotation are low, and the fear of damage to market confidence could cause that very damage to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Wizards might not test cards as thoroughly as they should, but management knows that you can't shake things up too much. We might even see an unban at some point, given the increased rate of announcement.  Oh, brave new format, that has such possibilities in it.

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