Hello, everyone and welcome to a new week of the Daily Stock Watch! I’m pretty sure that everyone’s stoked over the unbanning announcement that just occurred, and there will be some crazy market movement over these coming days. Before things get a shake up, let’s do a review of some cards that I’ve already covered in this segment from November up to late December of last year.
Tarmogoyf – Back in November when I wrote about it, this card was at its record low of $48.95 for the Masters version (MM2 and MM3) and I encouraged you to buy a few copies if you could. It hasn’t recovered that well since, but it’s now at $52.84 for the low tier. Hopefully, it benefits from Bloodbraid Elf’s return to Modern.
Bloodbraid Elf – This one is smoking hot right now. It was at the $0.52-$1 range when I wrote about it, and I’m not going to deny the fact that I’m skeptic about getting copies of this card back then. I changed my stance about this getting unbanned later here, and the unthinkable just happened. Now this card’s sitting north of $9.99 again as the hype train begins. A lot of cards will see movement thanks to this.
Aether Hub – I was bullish on letting go of this card as early as November when big online stores like Card Kingdom was still buying them for $1.15-$1.30, and the ban on Attune with Aether completed the meltdown. Now, its low price has reached an unprecedented low of $0.25, so job well done if you were able to dispose your spare copies before it dipped.
Ancestral Vision – With BBE getting freed, this card will be tried a lot by players who would love to abuse its power with the cascade mechanic. It was a $17 card when I featured it, and it is still in the same range today as of writing. It might be the best time to pick up the Iconic Masters copies before they start moving upwards again. There’s very little room for error here even if it doesn’t get broken in Modern again.
Grove of the Burnwillows – Punishing Fire wasn’t unbanned in Modern, so this one falls off the radar. The low price when I wrote about it was $14.95 for IMA copies, and it barely moved up to $16.50 as of writing. It shouldn’t go any further than that unless a new BBE deck goes off with four copies of this card (which is very unlikely, sadly).
Logic Knot – It was slowly moving up when I talked about the card last time, and they were available for a dollar each via Card Kingdom. Now, this card is available somewhere north of $3, and some exposure alongside Jace, the Mind Sculptor should make it the $5 card that I intended it to be.
Geist of Saint Traft – It was out of stock in most online stores last November, and it still is in some of them for $13.99. This is another one of those cards that could gain some momentum from the JtMS unbanning, so keep a close eye on this in the coming days. Uxx control decks should start popping up soon, and this card will be everywhere when it does.
Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas – Sam Black just Lantern Controlled his way to a good SCG Open run with copies of this in the sideboard, and that same deck just won Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan under Luis Salvatto’s guidance. Tezzeret, AoB was a key cog in both runs, and what was once a $12.99 card when I wrote about it is now up to sub-$20 range. Could the presence of JtMS hurt its market value? I’m not pretty sure about that. All I know is that we shouldn’t fix what’s not broken.
Supreme Verdict – This card was at $2.99 when I talked about it a few months back, and it should see significant gains now that JtMS is back. Every blue mage would love to clear the board to protect Jace, and this card does it with relative ease. Expect some positive movement in the coming days.
As Foretold – It was down to $4 when I featured it, and it gained some steam a few days later (thanks to the new Living End deck for the assist) due to an online deck that performed well. JtMS, As Foretold, and Ancestral Vision in one deck is absolutely nuts, but it’s also a bit dreamy. Living End should still relevant, thanks to BBE cascading into it, but I’m not so sure if As Foretold will still be needed in a new list.
Magus of the Moon – Blood Moon is everywhere, and this card has slowly slipped into oblivion. I was high on this card back then when it was at a low of $5, and it is still sadly at that range today. It probably is best to stay away from it first.
Celestial Colonnade – I suggested that you stay away from this card at $54.99, but JtMS just got unleashed and this should continue to rise unless it gets spoiled in Masters 25. If you’re into the control hype, you should get your playset soon. Just don’t tell me I didn’t warn you about the reprint!
There will be more movement in the coming days, and it should involve RUG colors. Lands such as Blackcleave Cliffs has already spiked, and everything else should follow suit. BBE and JtMS will be legal for paper play come the 19th, so place your bet on the cards that you think will see some significant gains during this phase.
And that’s it for the first Qarter Review of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again tomorrow, as we check out a new card that should be on the go, or good enough for speculating. As always, feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below. And if you want to keep up with all the market movement, be sure to check in with the QS Discord Channel for real time market information, and stay ahead of the hottest specs!