Hello, everyone and welcome to a new week of the Daily Stock Watch! Ultimate Masters just rocked the world of Magic, and we have yet to scratch the surface of the whole set as we only know so much about the cards that would be appearing in the box toppers. For those who aren’t aware yet of its availability, the product is set for release on December 7 thru your LGS (Local Gaming Stores), and spoiler season is set to begin during Thanksgiving. We all know that the manlands cycle from Worldwake will be there, but could we be in for another surprise if we see the Scars of Mirrodin lands in it? That’s one of the things that I’m actually thinking of as we talk about our featured card for today.
I’m no expert in number crunching new sets, so I’m not really sure if we will see these cards in the upcoming Masters set. Based on the MtG’s Twitch feed, the guys doing the preview of the set were surprised to see some of the cards included in the set and at this point in time, all we can do is speculate on what those cards are. Hints of more lands getting included in this set are almost nil as of writing time but if you’ve got ideas on what we could find in the set, please feel free to chat about it with me in the comments section.
Today’s card is back to prominence thanks to the emergence of Dredge in competitive Modern, as it is now close to peaking again at $15 which was almost the best price it ever reached since it came to existence. We all know how Blackcleave Cliffs is such an expensive card thanks to Jund and Hollowed One decks, and how Seachrome Coast made waves again because of Spirits and Humans decks. We could be staring at the inevitable rise of another one of its kin in Copperline Gorge especially if the SOM fast lands cycle dodges the reprint in the upcoming set.
This deck has been phenomenal at the highest stages, and it’s no secret that Life from the Loam’s financial spike won’t hold for good thanks to Ultimate Masters. As is the case was with the reprint of Scapeshift in Core 2019 that led to the price spike of Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, I think that other pieces of the Dredge deck will see a significant price increase because of Life from the Loam’s upcoming Masters version. Its current price tag of $13 might actually hit a high of $20 if the deck continues to perform at a high rate, but we could be see it get checked by another archetype out of nowhere (think UW Control and Terminus) or people will just start main decking graveyard hate cards. Either way, the deck is very resilient and let’s focus more on the financial gains that we could get from it for now.
I’d like to be very particular with foil copies of these cards as possible premiums in the future, especially now that the most recent releases from WotC have been foils (Ravnica Mythic Edition and the box toppers in UMA) which could only mean that foil collectors would be looking to foil just about everything in their decks once they’ve started it. I am also a victim of this disease, as I have somehow almost foiled all my Commander decks (with the exception of RL cards that doesn’t have foil counter parts) and I just find it hard to stop since I have started it. I think that now’s the best time to get normal copies of Copperline Gorge if we’ll be lucky enough as spec lovers that it dodges the reprint axe.
At the moment, you could get copies of Copperline Gorge from a few vendors via TCGPlayer for as low as $12.96 up to a high of $19.99. Card Kingdom and StarCityGames are both out of stock, and should be back with supply at a higher rate once every other site have already ran out. I expect this card to continue rising in value until it reaches $20 or it gets spoiled (fingers crossed!) in UMA. Invest now!
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!