Hello, readers and welcome to a new edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Standard is in full swing lately because of Dominaria and the market there is a bit unpredictable for speculating. It's been a while since a Standard set has produced more than five $15 and above cards, so I'm expecting that prices would continue to fluctuate until the Pro Tour has concluded. With that in mind, let's continue our expedition of gold by targeting cheap specs that could help us pad our collection. Our featured card for today is actually a common that has been printed more than five times in previous years, but is still a prized possession if you happen to have lots of it.
It has been a common occurrence in Magic lately that there are uncommons at above $10, but commons above $1 isn't really a thing the last time I checked. Faithless Looting is a $2 common for obvious reasons (if you're into Modern, that is) and continues to stay in demand as more players are leaning towards playing BR Hollow One. In case you need a refresher, here's how it looks like:
Faithless Looting, Burning Inquiry and Goblin Lore are the gasoline providers that keep the engine of this deck running. This deck has blazed countless tournaments with its explosive starts that's always initiated by some looting action. It continues to apply pressure all throughout the game with the help of a flashback from Faithless Looting, allowing it to filter the user's hand at any point of the game, while disposing unwanted (or graveyard loving crits like Flamewake Phoenix and Bloodghast) cards at the same time. I've always thought that the power level of cards like these, especially in red, is a bit too much which is pretty much evident as to why Goblin Lore is a $40 card at the moment (outside of the other obvious factor that the supply is low for that card).
There are actually other cards that we could include on this list but I tried to stay as close as possible to the reality of seeing some gains if these cards ever get exposed to the limelight. Control of the Court would have easily been a $20 card if it was Modern legal, and Goblin Lore wouldn't have been this expensive. Timing has always been the key when cashing out on our specs, and I believe that now is the best time for you to dig your bins for copies of Faithless Looting.
At the moment, you could still find lots of copies of Faithless Looting from online stores such as StarCityGames, ChannelFireball, Card Kingdom and TCGPlayer for anywhere between $1.33 up to $2.99. Foil copies of this card has been solid at above $10, so it would be great if you could pick them up via trade. It's also a good idea to sell your copies for up to $7 per playset, especially if you have lots of it sitting in your commons bin from cracking boxes of older sets. There shouldn't be a problem in having continuous supplies of this card in the foreseeable future, so make profit out of it while it's hot.
And that’s it for today's 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!