Daily Stock Watch: Tidespout Tyrant

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Hello, readers and welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! A lot of Commander cards are seeing some gains over the past few days, so we'll take a look at a card from a different format that's doing well lately. Our card for the day is one of those creatures that you'd probably see more in a Legacy than in Commander.

Tidesprout Tyrant just hit its all-time high today of $9.26 as its average price, and this will probably continue to tick upwards for a couple more days. This is the only printing of the card, so it makes sense that the price has inflated quite a bit, since it has been more than a decade when it was printed.

In case you're wondering how a deck with it looks like, here's a list for reference:

Tidespout Tyrant makes an appearance here as a one-of copy, but a turn one Dark Ritual+Entomb+Reanimate could already put your opponent in a horrible predicament, if left unanswered. Every spell you play as soon as Tidespout Tyrant hits play becomes a Boomerang, and not too many decks could recover from that.

But besides these Reanimator decks, I don't see any other home for Tidespout Tyrant. It also reeks of a reprint very soon, considering that it is a big creature (that dodged being reprinted in Iconic Masters since it's a djinn), card supply is already low (Star City Games is out of stock for normal copies, while other online stores have few copies left), and it could very well fit in Masters 25 as the representative of Dissension. By taking all of these factors in consideration, I think it's a good idea to start moving them soon.

Just like with my issue in the case of Hateflayer, this card doesn't exactly do anything as soon as it hits play. It does some devastating stuff once you let it do its thing, but it's not really a game changer when you have an empty hand that won't be able to back it up. The price increase here is justified only by the fact that you will have a hard time finding copies of this card in your LGS, but there are still some out there via TCGPlayer, Card Kingdom, and Channel Fireball.

Big Creatures I Would Rather Buy

Above are some of the cards that you'd usually see in Reanimator decks, both in Modern and Legacy. I don't mind paying $10 for any of them, but I'm just glad that I don't have to. Online stores that I mentioned above are selling Tidespout Tyrant for as low as $7.68, and as high as $10.99 for normal copies. As a Legacy piece, the foil copies are available for $46.99 up to $59.99, and I'm not sure if there's a market for this. I think that you should start dispatching your copies as soon as someone is willing to buy it for something north of $10, as the risk for this card being reprinted anytime soon is quite high. I just have a strong feeling that we'll see it next year as a part of a new product. Start moving it as soon as you find a favorable trade or deal that works for you.

And that’s it for the Tuesday 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!

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