Welcome to The Magic Market Index. This weekly article series documents the price changes of cards currently in print, and offers insight into what cards to invest in and what to ignore. This weekly article series covers all expansion sets and masterpiece series sets in Standard, from the time of their prerelease to the time of their rotation out of Standard. Promotional sets, special sets, pack foils, and non-set releases are not covered.
All pricing is based on TCGPlayer's Market Price.
This week, we're excited to introduce our updated table format for The Magic Market Index. Our new format offers the most relevant information at a glance, while still granting the full tables when you want to see them. This will let you see the most important factors right away, and allow you to dig further at your leisure. The "Top Cards" table extends to show all cards over $2, just as we've always shown, by clicking the "Show More" at the bottom. Please let us know what you think in the comments below.
As I commented above, we're at a most precarious time in Standard. A breakout deck now could crumble in three months, and the community knows it. I've seen many already trying to brew decks that are rotation-proof, but don't be fooled into thinking they're anything but hopeful wishes of the future. When rotation actually happens, a new set will comes with it, and that can change everything. Unless that set is completely lackluster, what we think we know about our future Standard is but a dream contingent. Stick with the cards that are sure to continue through any format ruffle, and put down only what you're not afraid to lose on the "rotation-proof" gambles.