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Hello, everyone and welcome to the freaky Friday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! We've been talking about cards that have seen some financial gains because of new goods from Guilds of Ravnica all week so let's end it with a feature that doesn't rely on GRN to boost its stock. I'd like to talk about an enchantment from the original Ravnica set that has been slowly climbing again after peaking last month and eventually dipping a bit as the market stabilized. I know that this card is strong when it hits play and is pretty much a casual favorite among Commander groups.
I've been playing competitive Commander (or better known as cEDH among active players) for quite a while now and I know what it's like to be at the opposing end of this card and you just want to get rid of your opponent's creatures or artifacts to be able to cope up. If you're playing a red or black-based deck, this card is almost a nightmare as it's almost moot to answer because you lack the supporting color to deal with enchantments. Just imagine playing a Balthor, the Defiled or Krenko, Mob Boss deck that has some spot removals to push through the enemy defense's during combat, but is left scratching their heads because everything became untouchable upon Privileged Position's entry.
I had to write about this card today because it has rose back to $26.49 after dropping just a couple of bucks down since it reached its all-time high of $29.22 last month. Commander cards don't actually buckle down amidst over supply issues if it's from an old set like Ravnica, so it might have caused some concern for those who are invested in this to move their copies around when it started going down. I'll admit that I'm annoyed by the strength of this card but I'm not one of those believers when it comes to its financial value (which is gradually increasing as the set matures and this card isn't getting reprinted) because I don't see it as a "win now" card. When you live in a world where two-card combos could end the games in an instant, I'd like to see a card of this value coming into play to close out games and not wait around to see if we could do something about our permanents before we pull off our trick. As much as I'm inclined to believe that it's the reason why this card is expensive, I haven't heard much of a deck that resorts to Privileged Position to win games. If you have some knowledge about where this is abused, please feel free to shout it out in the comments section below.
You could easily add a lot of other enchantments that's doing very well financially because of Commander to this list but these are the ones that are usually dominating in multiplayer tables. Almost all of these cards provide very lopsided results to its owner when they hit play and I'm not sold on the idea that Privileged Position belongs to this class. I would be very glad to sell my copies at $25 because I don't see it going up any further, especially with its inclusion in the Guild Kit for GRN (the version of this card from that set is up for pre-order via StarCityGames for only $14.99) considering how much Doubling Season
At the moment, you could get copies of Privileged Position from Card Kingdom for $23.99, while multiple vendors have it via TCGPlayer for as low as $13.99 (damaged copies) up to $25.99 for near mint ones. StarCityGames is out of stock for the OG art, but they have the new ones coming in from the Guild Kit for the price I mentioned earlier. I'm just really looking forward to moving around copies of this card. I don't see any appeal for it today, and I'm quite sure that there won't be much still going forward if you ask me. Bias aside, this card is loved by many so you could still do some spec buying at $10 (I would only buy at this price) and see if you could save some copies. One lesson I learned in Commander finance is that no matter how bad you think a card is, it won't matter financially if the bigger crows loves it. Always go for the popular cards when speculating.
And that’s it for this week’s edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again next week, 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!