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Hello, everyone and welcome to a new edition of the Daily Stock Watch! I haven't shown much love to foil cards on this segment and the last time that I covered one (Field of Ruin) was way back in the day when it was still on the rise. Our card for today is another one of those surprise Standard stunners that is due to become a multi-format staple despite of it being an uncommon, therefore putting a lot of premium on its foil version. The card is undeniably strong and useful, and will definitely command a lot of attention from people who'd want it.
Stitcher's Supplier is a slam-dunk addition to God-Pharaoh's Gift decks that have made waves in recent Standard events, and it has showed more weapons up its arsenal by becoming a vital cog to the new BR Vengevine list that has made its way to the top eight of the Pro Tour 25th's Modern category. It has been doing so well that it inspired other players to make a run for a Zombie deck even in Legacy that is of course, powered by the evil Bridge from Below that produces a horde of the walking dead for as long as it's in your graveyard.
The list isn't your typical Zombie deck that just overruns its opponents with cheap, resilient, yet powerful creatures on every turn. It is fueled by the strength of graveyard recursion from cards such as Bloodghast and Gravecrawler while being abused for mana by Phyrexian Altar. With a Bridge in your graveyard, recurring the creatures for no cost (thanks to the altar!) produces 2/2 zombies which in turn can be sacrificed yet again for free to Goblin Bombardment which is kind of hard to stop even for a blue-powered deck once it has resolved. In a worst case scenario, you could just beat down your opponent with a platoon of zombies that will keep on coming as the game progresses. Everything is made easy by a turn one Stitcher's Supplier as things could go off as early as turn two once the foundation for the game plan has been set.
Right now, the foil version of Stitcher's Supplier is sitting at an average price of a whopping $20.36, which is considerably high for an active Standard uncommon even if it's the foiled version. I find this justifiable and relatively profitable in the future if you could get it for a bargain or be lucky enough to crack it in Sealed events. There's just an awful lot of things that you could set off by damping three cards to your graveyard on turn one (Faithless Looting can only afford to do two but it lets you draw) and having it die for three more is just gravy. Is the card broken beyond repair? I don't think so. It will still require some luck and variance for your game plan to succeed if this card is in your deck but if it was designed to have a hit rate of about 70% every time Stitcher's Supplier mills cards off the top of your deck, that means you're in good position to win every game you play.
I don't see the need to add Stitcher's Supplier to the current Hollow One list but it certainly deserves a second look if we are to play creatures from that core. This card will be played all the way to Legacy for as long as players are willing to explore that option and that will only keep pushing its foil price to greater heights. Try snagging as much as you can while it's still cheap. You'd be in for a treat in the long run for this investment.
Right now, you could only find foil copies of this card via some vendors in TCGPlayer for anywhere between $17.99 up to $21. StarCityGames, Card Kingdom, and ChannelFireball are all out of stock and should restock in the $20 range pretty soon. It won't be that hard to find copies of this card as Core 2019 is in full circulation, but make sure that you get them cheaper than the market price for more profit. Don't invest if you're not confident with foil prices going forward -- this is going to be a long term project.
And that’s it for today’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!