1. Since we’re talking about promo’s, I got a challenging one: How do you feel about the SDCC 2018 Promo’s as a pick-up come August 13th?

    At first I was studying past prices, but I’m beginning to think that doesn’t matter because these are drawn by Terese Nielsen, and they are astronomically better drawn than past SDCC promo cards. It’s not even close, so I think precedent gets thrown out the window.

    I’m particularly interested in the two cards that won’t be rotating out: Jace Cunning and Liliana Untouched. Is Jace seeing any spirit action? As for Liliana, I guess the verdict is still out on zombies, but if they really take off I could see her also being great.

  2. Thanks for the articles! What’s your opinion on Sarkhan, Fireblood? He’s been seeing a lot of play in paper and on modo, where his price has been on an upward trajectory for the last week or so. He seems to fit the classic traits of a 3 mana planeswalker.

  3. Perhaps I’m too financially tuned, but I think the Thunderbreak Regent and Glorybringer promos would both be sells.

    The hype behind these is strongest (I think) because the deck is brand new, these are (arguably) the best editions, and most standard players who have these lying around probably haven’t realized that their value is going up and are likely to lag behind in listing theirs for sale.

    If you wait until this flavor of the month is past (or it even if this strategy remains viable) the market will correct and you can easily buy back in and make a few bucks on the difference. Holding any card through a hype train doesn’t feel right to me.

  4. My instinct on Foil Leyline is to hold ’em. It’s value dropped after is was printed in Modern Master 2015 but has only gone to it’s highest price. It doesn’t strike me as a card due for reprint either as it’s not a Modern card. It’s a staple in certain sideboards against burn, but that’s about it. Scarcity is the probably the best reason it’s been trending up, but I think that it will always keep a high price.

    • Thanks for the comment, Joshua. Leyline of Sanctity sees play in Modern the most out of all competitive formats.

      It only has two printings (M11 and MM2015). But I think foil M11 ones are a hold though because it’s a little bit tougher to reprint these owing to the uniqueness of Leylines.

  5. I would Fold any extra copies of foil Leylines and Hold if you have a favorite pimped out EDH deck. Great Articles keep em coming!

    • Thanks for the comment and kind words, Zandy! Look out for my next article later this week.

      Could I ask what your reasoning is for folding extra foil copies of Leyline of Sanctity?


      • I think my primary reason is to lock in the value after the card has already increased in value. Leylines especially the white and black leyline have a high chance of reprint, you can stock up again or get your foil playset if it gets reprinted in the future.

        • I agree with keeping your playset of foil Leylines if you have them and selling your extras now to lock in value.

          I’m not sure how ‘high’ of a reprint chance there is, but it’s certainly possible.

    • I would hold any copies of Foil M11 Leyline of Sanctity and if I could find any under $60 would be buying. I would also be holding non-foil M11 and MM15 while picking them up under $25.

      The reasons are that we know they won’t be in any C18 product which would leave about a year before we would need to worry about a cycle of leylines being in C19 next. Even then they wouldn’t be foil. The fact that they are rarely a 1 of in the 75 of a deck depletes the supply faster and it is a good enchantment for EDH where there is a new pre-con Commander deck this year.

      I could see a possibility of leylines being reprinted in one of the Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) sets if the story comes down to using leylines to defeat Bolas but would lean towards WotC developing new ones. However, I do feel that the GRN block will have an impact on Modern Burn so it could increase the archetype in the meta which Leyline of Sanctity is a good foil for.

      Based on these reasons I think the card could increase in price to $80-90 for M11 foils and $40-50 for M11 and MM15 non-foils by the end of next April. I am not including MM15 foils in the prices due to the foiling process being disliked by many players.

      • In the second paragraph of my above reply I am meaning that there is a Enchantment themed Commander for C18. EDH players may have a copy of Leyline of Sanctity already but there are those that will just buy another copy so they don’t have to switch them between decks.

      • Nice insight/analysis, Christopher! I still agree that foils are a hold but still not sure about non-foils. Time will tell.

    • Hi Sebastian,

      If you want to play the dragons, you should’ve gotten them as this article came out or held them if you had them. Otherwise, I suggested to sell into the hype.

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