Just quick morning update here, folks. Looks like someone went buy-happy on TCGPlayer last night. The target was Mana-Charged Dragon. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.
The utter lack of buy price movement tells me that merchants aren’t selling through these, nor are they having much trouble restocking. I’m always very dubious of sell-side-only spikes; they usually represent an individual (or small group) opinion of a card, and are generally compounded by small or limited print runs. Perhaps someone is making a bet on Commander or Casual Dragons as a result of DTK, but I remain unconvinced this is a card worth caring about.
“Legitimate” price changes are driven by true demand, and we have seen, time and time again, that buy prices are usually leading indicators of demand and are predictably followed by sell-side growth. That’s not the case here, though we may see a buy price increase. Frankly, with this card TCG-midding at $15, I would not be shocked to see a bunch of people pull them out of binders and rapidly undercut one another.