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Hello, readers and welcome to a new edition of the Daily Stock Watch! The Ultimate Masters fever is running wild, and we could somehow say that this has affected how card movement has been going lately. A lot of the cards that will be available via the Box Toppers are already sinking slowly as early as now, though I don't think that they will go down that hard even after the product is out. These cards are staples, and the going price for UMA is quite high that we could definitely agree with the assessment of WotC themselves that this product isn't actually for everyone. As finance junkies, I'd like to disagree because I think that this set is definitely for us!
In the meantime, let's talk about a card that doesn't really have that much of a Modern implication, but is widely regarded as a Commander staple. It has slowly risen to respectable financial levels, and is now at its all-time high of $27.12.
Tutors are staples in Commander, as they stand out very well in games that could be decided in just one single combo. A large number of the player base are into the format, and Idyllic Tutor is a welcome addition to everyone's search party arsenal to assist Enlightened Tutor in white, and to fit every other deck that needs a crucial enchantment as its final piece to combo out. It's also worth noting that this card was only printed in Morningtide, and quite a number of cards from that set have already spiked thanks to their popularity in Commander and in Modern.
A lot of these spells are oftentimes the gateway to winning matches. The black tutors are vastly popular for getting you any card you need without the opponent knowing what it is, leaving them guessing as to how you plan on winning. The rest of them are value tutors (with Worldly Tutor getting a shout out as the more popular one than the rarer Sylvan Tutor) that know their niche and could very well be "win now" cards as well during the right situations. Among this class, Idyllic Tutor is probably the "youngest", as it has been printed the latest among the group but it has the same pedigree as any one of the cards above, albeit it is a bit more pricey than the others because it has only been printed once. It also helps that you get the card you need in your hand as soon as it resolves unlike its other counterparts that could only help you get it to the top of your deck.
There will never be a shortage of things to look for in EDH, and there will always be a home for a very good card like Idyllic Tutor in every deck that runs white. I don't see a need for it to be reprinted any time soon, and I don't think that you could just randomly snug in a card of this caliber on any regular set without justifying the reason for doing so. As we've always said when speculating, always brace for the worst when it comes to reprint, but be mindful of your crowd and market so that you could still make profit out of what you're speculating on despite of the risks involved. I do believe that there is minimal risk for this tutor seeing a reprint anytime soon, so I'm kind of in to it if you could get it for a shade below $25. I would also be a fan of foils at the right price, but that is something that is rather harder to quantify right now. Feel free to purchase before the price goes any higher especially if you plan on using it.
At the moment, vendors at TCGPlayer are already out of stock of the card at $26.99, while very few near mint copies are left via Card Kingdom and StarCityGames at the same price. This should easily be a a $40 card once SCG runs out of the played copies they're selling at $25.65, and we could expect a buyout pretty soon. I would be interested in these copies if they do reach critical supply levels, but I would prefer getting NM ones if I'm into cards of this caliber.
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!