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Hello, everyone and welcome to the second part of our special edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Let's continue our review of my best picks so far so we could see how far our specs have gone!
This was a $12 card when I wrote about it last January and it peaked at $25 a month later. Fast forward to today and it's still a $19 card that's being used a lot in almost every Modern deck that packs black. One of the best investments you could have made as this card will obviously be around for a while because of its versatility.
One of the most absurd spikes in card prices happened to Goblin Lore as the Hollow One deck scaled new heights with relative success for the first half of 2018. It makes me dizzy when I read how much this was when I wrote about it ($2-$3 before going out of stock) and how high I was on foil copies of it. Now sitting at an average price of almost $27, it's one of those maddening buys that you wish you made so that you could cash out nicely. I have a gut feel that another card of this caliber would spike in the coming months. Keep your eyes open.
Another penny stocks spec that we had was the namesake card of the breakthrough deck in Modern which was priced under a dollar even in online stores by the time I featured it last January. Now at just a shade under $2, you would have doubled up nicely if you held on to copies of the card and would be five times up with profit if you decided to gamble on the foil copies. The deck hasn't been winning that much, but it could still win a tourney in the very wide open Modern format at anytime.
Another spec that would have doubled you up if you decided to get it is this CMC spell that sees a lot of play in various formats. It was lucky enough to dodge the reprint in Masters 25 where I thought it would be making its appearance once more while it continues to see play in decks like Storm and Grishoalbrand even as of today. It was at $5.99 when I tried speculating on it and it's now at just a shade under $10 so it's another good spec that almost gave you twice your money's worth.
Very good sideboard cards are always good investments in my opinion and this was one of those cards that made me buy in to other sideboard staples. It was pre-selling online at $3.50 when I wrote about it and was at a shade below $3 when supplies were abundant, so you would have easily doubled up by now if you picked up copies of Rest in Peace. It's now a $6 card even though it functions in the same air as that of Grafidgger's Cage, Leyline of the Void, and Relic of Progenitus. A lot of unfair decks in Modern are graveyard reliant and this trend will continue for as long as the format exists.
Back to Basics was a $50 card when I wrote about it and I was honestly skeptic at first if I should encourage you to buy it. Masters 25 was around the corner back then and it could have easily been reprinted if WotC decided to do so but since it didn't, the card is now a $115 juggernaut that is still a scary spec because of a possible reprint, but definitely a good one to cash out if you bought in to the hype last March.
It's hard to go wrong with real estate investments, both in real life and in Magic. This was supposed to be the breakout land among its kin when a deck called "All in Devotee" almost started running amok in Modern but it didn't really materialize into anything sucessful. Still a good call to invest on if you got it for $10 or less when I wanted to buy in as it is now just a shade under $19. Another one of those specs that gained a lot of ground as time progressed.
It feels great that we didn't go all in on Karn, Scion of Urza and I was more encouraged by the possiblity of Teferi, Hero of Dominaria reaching $60 when it was still being sold for $32 online. I made the spec call just three months ago and you would be handsomely rewarded by now if you got your copies for under $30 via trades like how I did, and cashing out now with your spare copies for an almost $20 profit. Its inclusion the Ravnica: Mythic Edition didn't hurt its cause one bit and this will continue to trend upwards as time passes by. The card is just crazy good wherever you decide to put it.
And that’s it for today’s edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again next time, as I'll continue my special reviews of our specs for the past year. 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!