Magic Monies - 11/18/16

A little surprise um......surprise announcement came down the wire today. And it has much of the Magic finance community in a tizzy. We also have a 5th tier Modern deck taking over a GP. So all the fun stuffs.

Weekly Highs

[mtg_card]Ancient Den[/mtg_card]  Planechase$4.71$2.8863.50%
[mtg_card]Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician[/mtg_card]  Duel Decks: Anthology$2.04$1.4045.70%
[mtg_card]Mossfire Valley[/mtg_card]  OdysseyX$13.84$9.7542.00%
[mtg_card]Countersquall[/mtg_card]  ConfluxX$8.39$5.9441.30%
[mtg_card]Teferi's Puzzle Box[/mtg_card]  7th EditionX$63.24$44.9640.70%
[mtg_card]Pithing Needle[/mtg_card]  Saviors of KamigawaX$99.95$77.4829.00%
[mtg_card]Land Tax[/mtg_card]  Legends$29.61$23.0328.60%
[mtg_card]Deranged Hermit[/mtg_card] (*)  Urza's LegacyX$38.77$30.2928.00%
[mtg_card]Dire Undercurrents[/mtg_card]  ShadowmoorX$6.28$4.9925.90%
[mtg_card]Steely Resolve[/mtg_card]  OnslaughtX$9.00$7.3522.50%
[mtg_card]Promise of Bunrei[/mtg_card]  Saviors of KamigawaX$15.45$12.7521.20%
[mtg_card]Faerie Artisans[/mtg_card]  Commander 2016$2.50$2.0720.80%
[mtg_card]Snow-Covered Mountain[/mtg_card]  Coldsnap$2.41$2.0020.50%


Weekly Lows

[mtg_card]Strip Mine[/mtg_card] [Uneven Horizon]  Antiquities$13.96$29.68-53.00%
[mtg_card]Memory Jar[/mtg_card] (*)  Urza's LegacyX$31.23$65.00-52.00%
[mtg_card]Time Elemental[/mtg_card]  Legends$11.57$18.89-38.80%
[mtg_card]Intervention Pact[/mtg_card]  Future SightX$13.64$19.98-31.70%
[mtg_card]Pithing Needle[/mtg_card]  10th EditionX$8.97$12.00-25.30%
[mtg_card]Austere Command[/mtg_card]  LorwynX$24.39$32.00-23.80%
[mtg_card]Argivian Archaeologist[/mtg_card] (*)  Antiquities$20.13$26.24-23.30%
[mtg_card]Vengeful Pharaoh[/mtg_card]  Magic 2012 (M12)X$5.23$6.75-22.50%
[mtg_card]Hellfire[/mtg_card] (*)  Legends$20.00$25.57-21.80%
[mtg_card]Gilt-Leaf Palace[/mtg_card]  LorwynX$21.21$27.00-21.40%
[mtg_card]Flickerwisp[/mtg_card]  EventideX$19.71$24.98-21.10%

(*) - Reserve List

The Revenge of Eternal Masters

So about two weeks ago, Eternal Masters boxes tanked super hard and no one quite knew what the hell was going one. Boxes going for $250 where going on sale for $200 from store that had been stockpiling boxes for profit. In hindsight, when actual stores start doing this, there is really only one realistic answer. And that would be another print run, which Wizards has confirmed. This is quite the development. I get the feeling Wizards is VERY displeased with distributors and local game stores sitting on product that they can buy at wholesale prices. I think between this, the changes Wizards has made with aggressive reprints, and the changes to Standard rotations, it's pretty telling that Wizards is going to fairly extreme places to keep card prices down. I would jot this situation into your memory if you plan on hoarding up boxes of limited set /coughMM2017/cough.

Skreding Hard

Since I was AFK last week writing up the Commander 2016 set review, I never got to talk about how Skred Red somehow took a Modern GP. Yes, you read that right, [mtg_card]SKRED[/mtg_card] Red. That kill spell off how many snow mountains you have. Last I saw this deck people where slamming their own [mtg_card]Boros Reckoner[/mtg_card]s in the face with [mtg_card]Blasphemous Act[/mtg_card] to kill people. Top tier strat that one. Ok, I'll stop trolling all the Skred Red lovers. This version wasn't running the crazy Boros Reckoner plan, but instead played more of a mono-red midrange plan with [mtg_card]Koth of the Hammer[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Chandra, Torch of Defiance[/mtg_card], and [mtg_card]Blood Moon[/mtg_card]. Still very impressive to see a deck like this take down such a major event. So if you we curious why Koth the Hammer and [mtg_card]Scrying Sheets[/mtg_card] got such significant boost (Or why [mtg_card]Snow-Covered Mountain[/mtg_card] is worth money), this is why.