Stock Watch- Prized Amalgam

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Yesterday I highlighted a piece of graveyard hate that is on the move in Modern, so today it seems fitting to to discuss a key graveyard enabler that is contributing to the rise in hate. If you haven't seen Prized Amalgam in Modern yet, suffice to say that the interactions with Bloodghast, Gravecrawler, and Narcomoeba are all being explored and are demonstrating a consistent graveyard-reliant game plan.

Standard legal cards seeing play in Modern don't typically see much movement due strictly to Modern play unless they are very widely adopted. Given the proper enablers, Amalgam could be a Standard contender, though it's unclear if we'll get that or not in Eldritch Moon. Prized Amalgam could maybe jump to two or three bucks if the Modern deck gets some camera time, though the real place to look is foils.

Currently the price of foil Amalgams is around $4. This is approximately the same price as foil copies of Insolent Neonate. Both of these cards have demand for the same decks, and one is a common while the other is a rare. The prerelease promo certainly adds copies of Prized Amalgam to the market, though I could see foil copies of the rare zombie double or tripling up if this deck gains significant exposure.

It's important to remember that foils have a more narrow market than non-foils, though at $4 a pop you're not risking too much. Don't go crazy, but even as few as a playset for your trade binder could end up paying off for a savvy trader.

Ryan Overturf

Ryan has been playing Magic since Legions and playing competitively since Lorwyn. While he fancies himself a Legacy specialist, you'll always find him with strong opinions on every constructed format.

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