Hello, everyone and welcome to a new edition of the Daily Stock Watch! I was busy playing over the weekend with my brand new Humans deck and I could tell you right off the bat that the deck is insane. I have yet to touch the other popular deck in the format (BR Hollow One) which happens to be the first deck that I played with when I returned to competitive Magic last year. These two decks are quite popular nowadays and should easily be classified as the decks to beat in the format, having buried in hindsight decks that have been consistently performing for the majority of last year such as Tron, Grixis Death's Shadow, and UR Storm. One particular deck that I have kept an eye on amidst the chaos is 8-Whack, which happens to be a variation of Red Deck Wins that focuses more on the synergy of goblins. One key card of the deck that has made a decent push financially is one of the old reliable members of its kin.
If you are a red mage, you've always had a place in your heart for Goblin Piledriver. Once a $40 card during its prime, the card met its staggering descent financially due to a reprint in Magic Origins. It has been a downward spiral for it ever since but thanks to this deck that looks like a kid's starter deck, our beloved goblin is slowly making itself relevant again.
The deck is straight up gung-ho in its approach to zap your life total in a few turns. I have been ransacked by this deck during testing, and even a good draw from the Humans deck could still be totally outclassed by this crew. The Goblin Piledriver is gravy on this list, as it gets past pesky Snapcaster Mages or Meddling Mages that are trying to buy its owner some sweet time to recover from the onslaught of the goblins. And because this deck is quite popular among casual and budget players alike (although Legion Loyalist hasn't been so cheap lately), Goblin Piledriver is back to a decent amount of $5.62 once again after almost hitting bulk territory for the past few years.
The list above is a rather personal one but I think we could agree for the most part that these guys are a cut above the rest of the goblin horde. Legion Loyalist might be making a strong push to be considered in this conversation but that still remains to be seen. For now, let us focus on the possible financial gains that we could get from piling up the Piledrivers (pun intended) which is primed to make a push back to $10 territory if the deck gains more popularity. I am a fan at its current price tag so let's start getting our copies while it's still not that hot.
At the moment, only a few copies of Goblin Piledriver from Magic Origins (our target spec for the meantime) are available via TCGPlayer and Card Kingdom for anywhere between $5.49 up to $5.62, while StarCityGames is out of stock at $6.99 and is expected to restock soon at the same price. I'm not too keen on getting foils, as there is already a Judge foil of this card and there might not be much room for growth for it financially. Try trading for more copies of the card at $5 and below as it could pad its price up to $10 in the coming months.
And that’s it for today's edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again next time, as we continue to speculate on cards that might be on the rise, or try to get rid of the ones that are at risk of losing value. 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!