Hello, everyone and welcome to the freaky Friday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Spoilers for Guilds of Ravnica are coming soon and we're pretty much sure that the 16/16 fatty with indestructible that they spoiled would spark a lot of speculations on what the set has in store for us. Today, I'll be playing the role of Nostradamus today and would make a prediction on something that might actually get reprinted there, so please take today's post with a grain of salt.
It kinda stings when I first saw Legion Loyalist getting spoiled along with other notable cards such as Deathrite Shaman, Abrupt Decay and Aurelia, the Warleader (with a very sick art!) even though they won't be Standard legal. With convoke emerging as a guaranteed mechanic in the set and knowing that Chord of Calling hasn't been reprinted since M15, I'm just scared of the fact that it could possibly be making its return in GRN which will hurt its stock financially drastically. As far as I can recall, Chord isn't even seeing play in any top tier decks in Modern as decks that relied on it and Collected Company has decided to stick to CoCo altogther as the current meta dictates. Despite of this, Chord of Calling is still a $10 card because of Commander implications and casual appeal, but I don't think such will be the case if it gets spoiled in GRN. This would easily be a $4 card (or $3, at worst) and you would be losing some money if you're still holding on to a lot of copies of this card. I'm trying to save you from that disaster, or I might be scaring you senseless with my analogy. Either way, I think I might be doing you a favor by letting you know that this could happen.
Where else is CoC seeing play? The most relevant deck you could see it on is with this Counters Company deck that almost made it to the top eight of Grand Prix Prague.
Modern is a creature's world with probably the exception of KCI, Green Tron, and UWx Control variants as the only other top tier decks in the format that don't necessarily rely on an influx of creatures to win games. CoC would have easily been more expensive today if it made it to the final eight which would mean that people would go gaga over it and start hoarding or selling their copies for better value. Since it didn't happen and GRN spoilers are underway, it just hit me that WotC, as history would dictate, is fond of reprinting banner cards that contain a certain mechanic for a new set that features a nostalgia theme. I don't think there's a better representative for the convoke mechanic than Chord of Calling but I could be wrong. We could be talking about a $4-$6 loss per copy of this card if it gets reprinted entirely, or you could risk losing $1-$3 if you move yours around for a bargain before the whole spoiler season goes underway. That's a decision that I leave to you but I'm moving mine.
The biggest loser from this bunch would be Legion Loyalist as it is the only card that is currently overpriced due to lack of supply and a decent amount of demand. Abrupt Decay would come in as a close second and even thought Deathrite Shaman is banned almost everywhere, WotC just can't seem to be contented with printing it just recently via Eternal Masters. I wouldn't want to look at more copies of my cards losing their current value in exchange for nothing so try moving around cards that are related to Ravnica in a sense. Modern is a harsh place for speculators as always.
At the moment, there is an abundance of supply for Chord of Calling across all major sites such as StarCityGames, Card Kingdom, ChannelFireball, and lots of vendors via TCGPlayer. I'm not sure if they have inside track of this possibility but it barely matters to big stores if a reprint does happen. Again, this is my feature for freaky Friday because I kinda freaked out with the possibility of a reprint so take it easy on your copies (and me!) if you want to believe my opinion.
And that’s it for this week's edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again next time, 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!