Hello, everyone and welcome to the Halloween edition of the Daily Stock Watch! I'm quite scared with how prices have been jumping up and down over the past few days (Mist-Cloaked Herald what's up?) and how we are going to handle these price changes. Today, I want to talk about a card that has been fairly expensive ever since it was printed, and I'm only starting to appreciate it now as it's seeing competitive play. It has now breached the $20 barrier which puts it in rarefied air for Standard pieces, and we'll evaluate how far this card could probably go from here financially.
The Immortal Sun is a solid card on first glance even though I personally feel that this should have been a five CMC card (just a personal opinion, not an expert assessment!) regardless of its power level. It kind of felt underwhelming for me at six, but it has found its niche on this new Selesnya brew that has been making some waves in Standard online tournaments.
Currently sitting at its all-time high of $21.66, The Immortal Sun gives this deck a lot of gas when it hits the board. It runs a lot of value spells that keeps you alive while you setup for your big threats, as swarms of tokens helps you keep going until you could swarm the opponents with bigger versions of them with the help of Divine Visitation, Trostani Discordant, and Venerated Loxodon. Its ability to render opposing planeswalkers useless (which are Golgari and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria decks' main source of deck advtange) also gives you a one-sided advantage against most of the meta. There's no doubt that this is now peaking and proving its financial worth in the format but how far could it actually go post rotation? It might be too early to gauge that but we have to be vigilant enough to know if we should be speculating on it beyond this season.
A lot of other strong artifacts could easily be slotted in on this list but it's hard to imagine The Immortal Sun not joining this list anytime soon (if it hasn't yet) and helping its cause in maintaining its value over time. It would also be a great factor to consider that Rivals of Ixalan packs are getting cracked less nowadays which should further help in increasing the value of the cards from the set, particularly the mythics such as this card and the likes of Rekindling Phoenix, Azor's Gateway, and even the overrated Zacama, Primal Calamity. Should we be investing on this card now that it has breached the $20 barrier? I beg to disagree. This is something that we could have easily picked up in the $10 range and should be selling by now. I'm going to stand by my gut feel that this is a bit expensive as a support card at six mana, and its popularity will dwindle down eventually. I would be against the idea of getting them at $15 and above unless you're going to play with the card, so just wait a bit for it to drop to that range if you plan to keep them for spec purposes. Standard pieces should be fairly easy to get via trades so just trade up for them wisely and don't get too caught up with the hype. The card is absolutely brilliant but a bit overpriced for me for now.
At the moment, you could get copies of The Immortal Sun from vendors via TCGPlayer for as low as $15.83 for near mint copies up to $25. Card Kingdom and StarCityGames are both out of stock at already high prices, and I wouldn't be surprised if this could go up to $30 in the near future. Foil copies have non-standard implications, and should be good acquisitions at $30-$35 if the chance to get them presents itself. Just proceed with caution as this could go really good or bad in the coming months. I wouldn't wager too much on a card of this price and caliber but it wouldn't hurt to have some for safety purposes.
And that’s it for the Halloween 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!