Hello, everyone and welcome to a new week of the Daily Stock Watch! Today, I’m going to do a little something that’s different from what you’re used to seeing from me as I would be talking about a group of cards instead of singling out what I think would be a good finance spec. Guilds of Ravnica is just around the corner and we’d like to be one step ahead when it comes to cashing out from possible losers or gaining traction with sleepers and long term spec targets. Since we all know that the shocklands would be making its return (well, at least the first five of it) in GRN, let’s take a look at what should be gaining so much from this development.
I’d like to cite a few reasons why the Khans of Tarkir fetches would be gaining more than the Zendikar fetches. First reason is that the “maturity” period of KTK is right about now as four years has passed since it came to existence. Besides the KTK printing, we only have the Onslaught version of the fetches out in the market prior to the reprint so everybody was stoked in having them at that time. KTK boxes were opened like mad and this caused the prices to drop quickly as there were suddenly too much of it out there. Meanwhile, the Zendikar fetches have already been reprinted last year in Modern Masters 2017 but they are still generating so much interest and value because of a lower supply count from its original printing. While we don’t have enough data to conclude this, I also think that more decks in Modern are using the new fetches than the older ones. I think it’s no secret that Scalding Tarn is an $80 card for a reason, and the same could be said for Verdant Catacombs and Misty Rainforest. Maybe enemy fetches and colors just work more harmoniously than the allied ones.
So why again should be investing in these KTK fetches? My logic is pretty simple.
The prices of these cards aren’t going down soon and they will probably just continue climbing until they get reprinted again. Now that the shocks are coming back to Standard, there will be an abundance of it and people will start dreaming of playing Modern slowly since they feel like they already have the “core pieces” to start one. Everyone will have access to these lands, both old and new players alike, and everyone will also slowly want to have their own fetches. A player who is easing in slowly on a new format would almost always go for the budget ones and use the excuse “I’m new to this format so I won’t be spending much” so their go to fetches would be the KTK fetches. Demand will soon catch up with supply and we might be looking at the next $30-$40 lands in Modern in no time. By the time that the next set with the five other shock lands is out, Windswept Heath (the cheapest KTK fetch at the moment at around $15) should easily be a $20 card. The foils would also be commanding a better value by then.
At the moment, you should have very little to no trouble at all finding these KTK fetches from online stores such as StarCityGames, Card Kingdom, TCGPlayer, and ChannelFireball. Each land is priced differently with Bloodstained Mire and Wooded Foothills being the most expensive ones at the $20-$25 range, followed by the blue fetches Polluted Delta and Flooded Strand. These cards should start shifting upwards more by November, and I suggest that you get yours now while they’re still out there. Another one of those specs and necessities as a Magic player that you could never go wrong with!
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!