Insider: MTGO Cards to Buy, Sell or Hold – Episode 17

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Welcome back to another BSH! I haven't opened or closed many positions this week, in part because Standard prices have barely changed. My profitable positions should keep going up and there aren't many interesting options to buy due to high prices overall.

Let's see the picks for this week:

Thought-Knot Seer


Bant Eldrazi didn't have a good performance at the Modern GP, and Thought-Knot Seer remains unplayed in Standard, which means it should go back to the 4 to 6 tix range in the next few days. It could see a rebound if Modern players choose the deck again, but it seems unlikely. The best option is to sell your copies now, close to its historic high levels.

Verdict: SELL

Tireless Tracker


Tireless Tracker can easily be included in a wide range of decks. Standard is currently in a situation where players are trying to find a new deck to beat the top tier, and Tireless Tracker is a powerful card that brewers are working with. It's been slowly trending upward over the past month, and I think it will continue this pattern. It is a bit late to jump on this investment now, but it's definitely worth it to hold your copies.

Verdict: HOLD

Liliana, the Last Hope

Liliana, the Last Hope was released three month ago and has been the most expensive card from Eldritch Moon since. This is a really rare distinction! But it is even rarer for a card to maintain such a high price over time. Prices from old sets usually drop when a new set is released – there is a bigger pool of cards to choose from, making the metagame shift, and older cards become less played and correspondingly their prices go down. We are still two month ago from the next Standard release, but Liliana is unlikely to go up in the meantime. Now is a good time to sell her.

Verdict: SELL

Sigarda, Heron's Grace

Sigarda, Heron's Grace is currently a bulk mythic, sitting at its all time low of 0.25 tix. I will play the hit-or-miss strategy here. The upside is that it is extremely cheap and unlikely to go even lower, so if it misses, I'll just be losing the spread between buylist and retail. Sigarda is good against Emrakul, the Promised End, making her viable for a new deck strategy and attractive for casual decks that cause big spikes when hyped. The reward here has the potential to be much larger than the risk.

Verdict: BUY

Ishkanah, Grafwidow

Following the same line as Emrakul, the Promised End, this big spider is a major player in the format's most-played deck, Black-Green Delirium. If a new deck that uses it should emerge, the core will likely be similar to what BG Delirium is now. This means that BG players will already have their copies of Ishkanah, Grafwidow and won't buy new copies to drive the price. The card won't go much higher, not even in the most optimistic scenario, so now seems like a fine time to sell

Verdict: SELL


That all for now, investors. Have a profitable week!

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