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Daily Stock Watch – Rishadan Port

Hello, readers and welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! I’ll continue talking about cards that’s getting reprinted in Masters 25 until next week so you could pretty much just check out this segment if you’d like to speculate with me. Today, I’ll be featuring the “money rare” of the set which I failed to talk about in the past (as it was honestly one of the cards that I expected to be reprinted in this set but as a mythic and not as a rare) and will be the recipient of varying opinions with regard to its price in the future.


One of Death and Taxes’ favorite toy will be making its public appearance to new players who aren’t even familiar that it exists. What was once a $160 card (yes, it was that expensive back in 2013) will now be opened and sold for $50 or less in the coming months. This is the type of business model that we’d have to live with outside the cards that’s included in the Reserved List, and holding on to key cards that have preserved their financial value over time would also entail some serious losses once WoTC decides that it’s time for them to get printed again. If you’re one of the people that have just recently purchased their own playset of Rishadan Port, this reprint ought to sting a bit. You just easily lost more than a hundred bucks worth of card value, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t cut your losses in time. I’ll talk about that in a future Insider article, so stay tuned for it.

In the meantime, let us adore the beauty of Rishadan Port’s power in a top tier Legacy deck. It is a staple in the Lands deck, but I think that it is utilized better in a traditional Death and Taxes list like this one.

This deck batters, chokes, and strangles your opponent till they don’t even want to bother playing a land anymore. Rishadan Port does so much for it, as it could easily cancel out unfair lands such as City of Traitors or Ancient Tomb. The need for a playset of it in your deck also helped in tanking its value for the past few years, but this reprint, especially at rare, will definitely solve the problem that players who have long wanted their own copies faced. The only question that we have yet to answer is when’s the best time to buy our own copies.

Super Lands

Dark Depths
Karakas
Cavern of Souls
Horizon Canopy

Above are some of the more popular lands (probably with the exception of Dark Depths whose popularity has somehow dropped) that got reproduced in recent sets as part of a supplemental product or Masters series. Rishadan Port will now join this list, and I must say that I like its chances of retaining most of its value in the long term haul. I’m not sure how low it could go in the coming days, but I’d like to think that the window to buy your own playset should be anytime within the first three weeks upon release of M25.

At the moment, Card Kingdom is pre-selling copies of Rishadan Port for $44.99, while StarCityGames has it for $49.99. It’s been fun comparing their pre-selling prices, as they have varied opinions on which cards would start out strong and end up cheaper in the latter part of the year. ChannelFireball is also pre-selling at $49.99, so I would say that it’s safe to pick up spec copies at around $30-$35 (if it goes down to that level), and foils would probably priced around $120-$150. This land is a very solid card that gives you very little room for error, so don’t hesitate to pull the trigger once you get the chance to trade for it, or get them cheap.

And that’s it for the Thursday 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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