Magic Monies - 12/2/16

It's the first Friday of the month, so I get to include the All-Timers this week. Most of the hits on lists this week are due to Commander 2016. We still are in the throes of the craziness which it added to Commander fans.

Weekly Highs

[mtg_card]Bloodspore Thrinax[/mtg_card]  Commander 2015$5.99$0.99505.10%
[mtg_card]Koth of the Hammer[/mtg_card]  Scars of MirrodinX$61.00$16.96259.70%
[mtg_card]Arcum Dagsson[/mtg_card]  Coldsnap$24.71$8.54189.30%
[mtg_card]Restore Balance[/mtg_card]  Time SpiralX$27.00$9.63180.40%
[mtg_card]Doubling Season[/mtg_card]  Modern MastersX$144.99$59.84142.30%
[mtg_card]Contagion Engine[/mtg_card]  Scars of Mirrodin$8.99$4.04122.50%
[mtg_card]Statecraft[/mtg_card]  Mercadian Masques$9.80$4.50117.80%
[mtg_card]Anger of the Gods[/mtg_card]  TherosX$20.97$10.38102.00%
[mtg_card]Contagion Engine[/mtg_card]  Scars of MirrodinX$22.25$12.9971.30%
[mtg_card]Krark-Clan Ironworks[/mtg_card]  Fifth Dawn$7.78$4.8261.40%
[mtg_card]Shadowblood Ridge[/mtg_card]  OdysseyX$15.99$10.4952.40%
[mtg_card]Scrying Sheets[/mtg_card]  ColdsnapX$45.99$32.1543.10%
[mtg_card]Doubling Season[/mtg_card]  RavnicaX$95.00$68.7338.20%
[mtg_card]Nim Deathmantle[/mtg_card]  Scars of Mirrodin$3.24$2.3537.90%
[mtg_card]Wheel of Fortune[/mtg_card] (*)  Revised Edition$44.98$32.9936.30%
[mtg_card]Al-abara's Carpet[/mtg_card] (*)  Legends$9.53$7.0934.40%
[mtg_card]Strip Mine[/mtg_card] [Uneven Horizon]  Antiquities$27.49$20.7432.60%
[mtg_card]Sindbad[/mtg_card]  Arabian Nights$4.40$3.3232.50%
[mtg_card]Doubling Season[/mtg_card]  Modern Masters$65.95$50.0831.70%
[mtg_card]Strip Mine[/mtg_card] [Even Horizon]  Antiquities$20.87$16.0030.40%
[mtg_card]Grand Abolisher[/mtg_card]  Magic 2012 (M12)X$14.46$11.1829.30%
[mtg_card]Deranged Hermit[/mtg_card] (*)  Urza's LegacyX$49.98$38.7728.90%
[mtg_card]Adarkar Wastes[/mtg_card]  9th EditionX$28.99$22.7327.50%
[mtg_card]Gilt-Leaf Palace[/mtg_card]  LorwynX$27.00$21.2327.20%
[mtg_card]Koth of the Hammer[/mtg_card]  Scars of Mirrodin$16.99$13.6224.70%
[mtg_card]Teferi, Temporal Archmage[/mtg_card]  Commander 2014$19.79$15.9424.20%
[mtg_card]Repercussion[/mtg_card]  Urza's DestinyX$12.33$10.0522.70%
[mtg_card]Avatar of Slaughter[/mtg_card]  Commander$2.24$1.8322.40%
[mtg_card]Cromat[/mtg_card]  ApocalypseX$21.99$18.0821.60%
[mtg_card]Ob Nixilis, the Fallen[/mtg_card]  ZendikarX$15.95$13.2420.50%

Weekly Lows

[mtg_card]Sleight of Hand[/mtg_card]  7th EditionX$25.85$38.00-32.00%
[mtg_card]Kira, Great Glass-Spinner[/mtg_card]  Betrayers of KamigawaX$24.65$35.59-30.70%
[mtg_card]City of Brass[/mtg_card]  Arabian Nights$95.00$135.00-29.60%
[mtg_card]Hide // Seek[/mtg_card]  DissensionX$6.18$7.82-21.00%
[mtg_card]Flickerwisp[/mtg_card]  EventideX$14.95$18.77-20.40%

(*) - Reserve List

The Atraxa-ing Force

I've stated this quite a few times here on this blog, but [mtg_card]Atraxa, Praetors' Voice[/mtg_card] is impacting Commander and the decks people are playing in a massive way. This can easily be seen pretty much on a weekly basis when you look at the weekly numbers.

[mtg_card]Bloodspore Thrinax[/mtg_card] used to be near bulk level rare. Now it's worth $6. Read it. It got Atraxa'd.Well, really it was probably an easy buyout. Some of the lesser know cards from the preconstructed decks are fairly easy to corner the market on.

[mtg_card]Doubling Season[/mtg_card] was always a popular card. I sold a foil one from Modern Masters for $20 years ago. I feel bad about this now. Like really bad about this. It got Atraxa'd. That foil version could be sold for over $100 now.

[mtg_card]Contagion Engine[/mtg_card] got Atraxa'd. This one was self explanatory.

Sidenote: Another thing worth noting that is Commander but not Atraxa related is [mtg_card]Arcum Dagsson[/mtg_card]. I'm not sure why this chose to spike now. But this has always been quite a popular card in Commander.

What's Standard Anymore?

I wanted to take a moment to note something that I believe is a side effect of the new Standard rotation, the push into more casual Standard play from Wizards, and the Masterpiece series. If you go though the list this week, there are zero cards in Standard. This is probably the new way of life for Standard cards. Standard is going to be fairly cheap for awhile. Now, it's a bit early to be saying this. I understand that. But don't be shocked after the release of the next set if none of the cards from it hold more than $10.

Other Notes:

  • Few Modern cards on the rise. Mostly related to the blowup of Skred Red. That includes [mtg_card]Koth of the Hammer[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Anger of the Gods[/mtg_card], and [mtg_card]Scrying Sheets[/mtg_card].

  • [mtg_card]Restore Balance[/mtg_card]? I know a few people are specing these broken suspend cards, so I assume that's what this is. If your want to know why, it's because Magic can only make cards that make them more broken, not less. Want evidence? Check this newest accidentally spoiled card. By the way, this card is really stupid broken in general.

All Time Highs

[mtg_card]Arcum Dagsson[/mtg_card]  Coldsnap$24.71
[mtg_card]Bayou[/mtg_card]  Unlimited Edition$285.00
[mtg_card]Blightsteel Colossus[/mtg_card]  Mirrodin Besieged$24.50
[mtg_card]Bloodspore Thrinax[/mtg_card]  Commander 2015$9.99
[mtg_card]Bloom Tender[/mtg_card]  Eventide$20.82
[mtg_card]Commandeer[/mtg_card]  Coldsnap$5.89
[mtg_card]Contagion Engine[/mtg_card]  Scars of Mirrodin$8.99
[mtg_card]Demonic Tutor[/mtg_card]  Revised Edition$18.58
[mtg_card]Doubling Season[/mtg_card]  Modern Masters$65.95
[mtg_card]Doubling Season[/mtg_card]  Ravnica$68.95
[mtg_card]Gilded Lotus[/mtg_card]  Magic 2013 (M13)$9.24
[mtg_card]Hurkyl's Recall[/mtg_card]  Antiquities$31.48
[mtg_card]Krark-Clan Ironworks[/mtg_card]  Fifth Dawn$7.78
[mtg_card]Leyline of the Void[/mtg_card]  Guildpact$18.00
[mtg_card]Mana Echoes[/mtg_card]  Onslaught$9.74
[mtg_card]Mana Flare[/mtg_card]  Unlimited Edition$8.82
[mtg_card]Master Transmuter[/mtg_card]  Archenemy$10.14
[mtg_card]Mirror Gallery[/mtg_card]  Betrayers of Kamigawa$6.17
[mtg_card]Mycosynth Lattice[/mtg_card]  Darksteel$21.91
[mtg_card]Natural Selection[/mtg_card]  Unlimited Edition$27.74
[mtg_card]Path to Exile[/mtg_card]  Modern Masters$11.69
[mtg_card]Primal Vigor[/mtg_card]  Commander 2013$11.34
[mtg_card]Rhystic Study[/mtg_card]  Prophecy$6.03
[mtg_card]Rugged Prairie[/mtg_card]  Eventide$19.79
[mtg_card]Solitary Confinement[/mtg_card]  Judgment$6.21
[mtg_card]Strip Mine[/mtg_card]  Fourth Edition$7.96
[mtg_card]Teferi, Temporal Archmage[/mtg_card]  Commander 2014$22.99
[mtg_card]Thran Dynamo[/mtg_card]  Urza's Destiny$6.77
[mtg_card]Time Spiral[/mtg_card]  Urza's Saga$32.84
[mtg_card]Venser, the Sojourner[/mtg_card]  Scars of Mirrodin$11.03
[mtg_card]Wheel of Fortune[/mtg_card]  Revised Edition$44.98
[mtg_card]Worldly Tutor[/mtg_card]  Mirage$7.75

All Time Lows

[mtg_card]Blinkmoth Nexus[/mtg_card]  Darksteel$5.84
[mtg_card]Blood Crypt[/mtg_card]  Dissension$12.37
[mtg_card]Blood Crypt[/mtg_card]  Return to Ravnica$7.03
[mtg_card]Dack Fayden[/mtg_card]  Conspiracy$18.34
[mtg_card]Dirtcowl Wurm[/mtg_card]  Prerelease Cards$5.02
[mtg_card]Electrolyze[/mtg_card]  Media Promos$5.01
[mtg_card]Enlightened Tutor[/mtg_card]  Mirage$10.04
[mtg_card]Enlightened Tutor[/mtg_card]  Classic Sixth Edition$11.02
[mtg_card]Flooded Strand[/mtg_card]  Onslaught$28.05
[mtg_card]Fulminator Mage[/mtg_card]  Modern Masters 2015$18.17
[mtg_card]Geist of Saint Traft[/mtg_card]  Innistrad$7.63
[mtg_card]Genesis[/mtg_card]  Judgment$7.50
[mtg_card]Karplusan Forest[/mtg_card]  Deckmasters Garfield vs Finkel$6.66
[mtg_card]Nissa, Vastwood Seer[/mtg_card]  Magic Origins$8.94
[mtg_card]Polluted Delta[/mtg_card]  Onslaught$33.75
[mtg_card]Smokestack[/mtg_card]  Urza's Saga$5.01
[mtg_card]Stifle[/mtg_card]  Scourge$5.51
[mtg_card]Wasteland[/mtg_card]  Tempest$43.12
[mtg_card]Windswept Heath[/mtg_card]  Onslaught$20.69


  • All Time Highs looks a lot like Weekly Highs this week. That's how much [mtg_card]Atraxa, Praetors' Voice[/mtg_card] as effected the market.

  • They could reprint [mtg_card]Path to Exile[/mtg_card] in a set every year for the next 10 years, it wouldn't do a thing to that card's price.

  • I had no idea [mtg_card]Blood Crypt[/mtg_card] had tanked so hard.

  • Unless [mtg_card]Dack Fayden[/mtg_card] get ANOTHER reprint, I suspect this is a pretty cheap price for him.