Hello, everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Yesterday, I featured a card that I think is worth letting go of in Hateflayer. Today, I'm going to feature a card that I think is worth picking up in the near future.
Our card for the day is Supreme Verdict
You must be wondering why I would like to pick up copies of this card, considering the fact that it has just been reprinted in Iconic Masters. I am a control player, and I tend to favor sweepers that could swing a game's tide to your favor in one fell swoop. Back when Supreme Verdict was in Standard, it has saved me countless times from losing, and has allowed me to claw my way back to the game. Pretty nostalgic, those days..
But picking this card goes beyond bias and nostalgia. Just check out this Jeskai Control list that Benjamin Nikolich steered to a top 8 finish over the weekend's SCG Invitational Roanoke:
Despite of the numerous burn and counter spells in the list, the control player will always have that one sweeper to rid the battlefield of creatures. In a Jeskai shell that could run both Wrath of God and Supreme Verdict, the latter always gets the nod because it dodges permission spells that blue-based tempo decks are running. This is also the same reason why Supreme Verdict is seeing some fringe play in Legacy UWx decks.
Among the four cards above, Supreme Verdict sees the most play, with 5% of winning decks using an average of 2.6 copies based on my Utility Checker, while Anger of the Gods comes in at second with 4.5% of winning decks using an average of 2.1 copies. I expect these two cards to remain relevant in Modern going forward, and I like their chances of going up for like another dollar or two. Bear in mind, though, that I'll only be focusing on the copies from IMA because of the influx of supply, and the potential for the price to rise a little more once people stop opening packs.
I honestly have the same assessment for these mass removal cards that were reprinted in IMA. There are lots of supplies right now, and this should mean that their prices will gradually go down for as long as IMA packs are being opened. However, I don't think that some of the price tags they're getting is fair game, considering how useful they are in the decks where they fit in. Although Supreme Verdict is restricted to UW decks because of its casting cost, control decks are starting to show its fangs once more in Modern and that gives me enough reason to think that this will be a staple in the months to come. An Esper brew will also feature copies of it, so I really like our chances here.
At the moment, you can get normal IMA copies of Supreme Verdict from Star City Games and some vendors on TCGPlayer for $2.99. Channel Fireball has it for $3.99, while Card Kingdom is selling it for $3.49. The foil copies are available in the $8-$9 range from the same vendors, but this is something that I'll probably stay away from for the time being. I'm not sure if the price will go down to as low as $2, but that's the time that I suggest we buy in. I think that this will be a $5 card again soon, so let's see if that window to shop for spec copies will arrive.
And that’s it for the Wednesday edition 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!