It also doesn't help that the next round of Stimulus Checks (assuming it's still $600 compared to $1,200 the first time around) will continue to drive more market demand for card singles because whales are still dumb enough to spend their $600 checks on EDH / Commander and/or Reserve List singles instead of saving it for items actually necessary to survive off of that aren't tied to a luxury item like Paper Magic. Looking at the current release schedule that Wizards of the Coast has set up for Paper Magic right now our only hope for more reprints is more than likely going to be in Modern Horizons 2 assuming they fulfill the promise on reprinting the Enemy Fetches after the Secret Lair drop disaster from last year. Why can't they separate what cards to reprint for Standard and cards to reprint for Eternal formats?Quote from WarMachinePrime »As stated the Federal workers minimum wage was increased, not States minimum wages. It also doesn't matter what MSRP (Manufacturer's SUGGESTED retail price)is, it is just that a suggestion. Areas and LGS in those areas that jump to a $15 minimum wage WILL see an increase to the price of a pack or any product. Employers aren't going to eat that loss, they will pass it along to the consumer or cut minimum wage jobs/hours in the process. And yes if an LGS owner can't afford $15 hourly staff they will cut that staff or hours of that person or they will have to adjust their prices upwards accordingly. MTG is going to become MORE expensive over the next few years. Above what it normally would adjusted for inflation. Get ready for it.
The majority of the most popular cards in EDH / Commander right now are above $20+ with not enough supply within the Secondary Market to help circumvent the demand for these cards in which EDH / Commander Precon exclusive cards such as Dockside Extortionist and Blade of Selves have sort of already become a pseudo Reverse List of sorts along with the majority of "The List" cards from Mystery Booster that's probably become a one time thing. With no Organized Play at Local Game Stores due to the ongoing pandemic, Standard is unable to keep the Secondary Market for a lot of Eternal formats in check because most players are buying cards for those formats not because they want to but because it's the ONLY WAY they can play Paper Magic right now during the pandemic whether In-Person or on Spelltable.