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Hello, everyone and welcome to the last day of our Masters 25 Daily Stock Watch edition! A lot of us are probably still not over the Dominaria leak that happened earlier today, and this might somehow attract the attention of more players who have lost interest in M25. It's something that we'll have to address later on as I'd like to focus more on what's coming up next week, and that is the release of this new Masters set. For today's pick, it's something that not all of us might agree on but it's really something that could prove to be great down the line. I'm a fan of cards that boost your chances of starting out strong in a Magic game, and this one is definitely a fire starter.
Simian Spirit Guide is the animal version of Elvish Spirit Guide from another timezone that gives more gasoline to a color that's already scorching hot. This hasn't been the case for its primal appeal lately, as it has popped up in lists that don't even need colored mana to make things work. Modern has been the proving grounds for players who want to shine on the biggest stages with their own brews, and SSG might have just helped in engineering a new look for the Eldrazi Agrro lovers after Jordan Boisvert won SCG Classic Worcester with this list.
This list puts an awful lot of premium on speed as it could simply power out a turn one Thought-Knot Seer or Reality Smasher given the correct number of SSG and Eldrazi Temple on your opening hand. A start like this isn't really something that could win you games at all times, but it would definitely get you in the driver seat for the remainder of the match. Drawing an SSG at any point of the game where you're trying to get ahead is always vital, as it gives you that much needed push to get over the top with your next big spell. The price drop in M25 would mean a lot for spec purposes, and it should be pretty handy to get from your LGS where people are cracking packs for drafting or plain fun.
From the list above, only two other cards that I've also featured over the past two weeks are making an appearance in M25 as uncommons. I'm not sure how long people would be interested in opening these packs, so I'd like to take my chances in getting as many copies of SSG if possible. The only issue I have is that I'm not really sure for how much should we start hoarding them, but I'm quite sure that this is one of the cards that we should really consider keeping for spec purposes.
At the moment, online stores such as StarCityGames, ChannelFireball, CardKingdom, and TCGPlayer are pre-selling normal copies of Simian Spirit Guide for $2.49 up to $3.02, while the foil ones are somewhere between $29.99-$34.99. It might be a long shot, but I'm actually hoping that it could drop to $1.50 or even less if the market gets really flooded with tons of cards from M25. The foils are really good pick ups, as there aren't much of the Planar Chaos foils in circulation and this is definitely one of those cards that a lot of players waited for to get reprinted for its foils. The ideal price I have in mind for foils would be $10-$15 if that's possible, but $20 should be fine if you need to have it added to your collection. It's hard to go wrong on cards that are used a lot and barely has foils in circulation.
And that’s it for this week's special edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again next time, as I preview new cards that should be on the go, or good enough for safe keeping. 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!