Weekly Super Sellers: Top 10 Cards Sold February 13-17, 2017

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
2/17/2017 11:01:00 AM
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We're getting right into it today. It's almost the weekend; you're trying to get straight to the meat. These are the best-selling wizard squares of the week:

#10: Blooming Marsh

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Low
 Blooming Marsh
$6.73
$4.51
Store QTY Price  
sdx magic 1 $4.50
TrickyBrickMTG 1 $4.51
prime time sports 1 $4.70
Friendly City Games 1 $4.70
Nebulous Gaming 1 $4.99
Card Gremlins 1 $5.00
Stormbow Cards 1 $5.00

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Not the most shocking development. More than half of the Top 32 decks at GP Pittsburgh were black-green, and that doesn't even take into account all of the B/G/X midrange decks floating around Modern.

#9: Walking Ballista

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Low
 Walking Ballista
$11.93
$8.50
Store QTY Price  
Hot cheap cards 1 $8.00
Knox Games 1 $9.00
Magizon 2 $9.00
Azuliket Games 2 $9.00
Leap Frog Games 1 $9.01
Green Mountain Games 1 $9.24
Qs CardsnComics 1 $9.25

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As the contours of Aether Revolt Standard come into sharper relief, comparing Walking Ballista to Hangarback Walker becomes more and more foolish. Walking Ballista is a dynamic role-player in every green-black deck Aether Revolt Standard has to offer, triggering revolt, providing two types for delirium, and synergizing with Winding Constrictor. Hangarback Walker was just a two-drop that became annoying to remove from play - Walking Ballista is that and lots more.

#8: Release the Gremlins

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 Release the Gremlins
$0.59
$0.15
Store QTY Price  
Great Escape Games 2 $0.15
DFWCardMarket 3 $0.20
Forcing Red Games 4 $0.20
HappyLilHugFactory 2 $0.23
Comic Cards Etc 2 $0.25
MTG Rares 10 $0.27
Collector's Cache 13 $0.28

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Who made the executive decision to make gremlins look like anteaters? That person deserves a raise. Magic gremlins are the best.

#7: Renegade Rallier

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 Renegade Rallier
$0.42
$0.14
Store QTY Price  
HappyLilHugFactory 3 $0.14
MTG Rares 10 $0.14
Forcing Red Games 3 $0.14
NaturalTwenty Gaming 2 $0.15
The Card Catalog 1 $0.15
My husbands hobbies 1 $0.15
randommtgcard 2 $0.16

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Modern didn't have enough pain-in-the-neck brick walls, so now there's Renegade Rallier, which gets back Voice of Resurgence and won't drive any opponents up the wall, ever. Also goes great with Kitchen Finks!

#6: Gifted Aetherborn

Mid
Low
 Gifted Aetherborn
$0.59
$0.20
Store QTY Price  
Dragon Bane Games 1 $0.20
LegionsGames 1 $0.20
Great Escape Games 2 $0.25
Die Hard Games 1 $0.40
Card Haven Games 1 $0.40
Dark Side Games 4 $0.40
Heros Ink 1 $0.40

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Check out Craig Wescoe's latest piece on black-based midrange decks in Standard. Fair warning: both decks feature a heaping helping of Gifted Aetherborn.

#5: Aether Hub

Mid
Low
 Aether Hub
$2.48
$0.85
Store QTY Price  
Time Out Corner 1 $0.85
Dans Hobby Shop 1 $0.98
lake county games 2 $1.18
DNL Cards 1 $1.25
ShipsFastGames 2 $1.40
PFC Games 1 $1.40
StrictlyAverageMTG 3 $1.44

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It's Aether Hub. It's going to be in every deck forever and ever until it rotates out of Standard. Describing why Aether Hub is good is like trying to describe why a sunset is good. It's just good. Don't overthink it.

#4: Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Mid
Low
 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
$0.67
$0.30
Store QTY Price  
DinoGamesGainesville 1 $0.43
Power 9 CCG 1 $0.43
White Lion Games 2 $0.45
Dramatic Magic 6 $0.45
StigersBGG 2 $0.48
MTG Rares 10 $0.49
Signpost Games 4 $0.49

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While you're recapping this week's articles, Seth Manfield's look back at testing for Pro Tour Aether Revolt is worth it if just for the discussion on Gonti, Lord of Luxury and the differences between the black-green decks alone.

#3: Winding Constrictor

Mid
Low
 Winding Constrictor
$0.72
$0.25
Store QTY Price  
Gideons Trade Binder 2 $0.25
The Gypsies Den 3 $0.34
DFWCardMarket 1 $0.35
Forcing Red Games 3 $0.35
Artifex 7 $0.35
JasmineDragon 1 $0.40
TanksMagicalEmporium 1 $0.40

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Yep. Winding Constrictor's a card that's gotta die on sight. If an opponent's untapping with a Winding Contrictor in play, that's bad news. That's where Standard's at right now.

#2: Dark Intimations

Mid
Low
 Dark Intimations
$0.70
$0.25
Store QTY Price  
Comic Cards Etc 3 $0.25
Great Escape Games 2 $0.30
NaturalTwenty Gaming 2 $0.30
Mozart MTG 1 $0.33
kingdomamerica 2 $0.35
EP Magic 1 $0.36
The Gypsies Den 1 $0.37

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Wandring into Monday's comments, I discovered that this card's spiking because of a spec, and continuing to rise thanks to a bunch of side bets. Kind of a freeroll, I guess; if you're losing, you're losing small, but if the card catches, you're winning big. I'm not really in the business of making judgment calls on what people do with their money, so, yeah, go nuts. Buy all the Dark Intimations you want. Let me know how that goes.

#1: Fatal Push

Mid
Low
 Fatal Push
$9.00
$5.28
Store QTY Price  
MyOneStopShop 1 $5.28
Magic Mana Vault 1 $7.00
Broke People 1 $7.05
Little Bears Den 1 $7.05
Circle X Cards 1 $7.06
Reggies Card Corner 1 $7.40
Mycomicsplus 1 $7.55

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Funny that Fatal Push and Shock exist in the same set-both cards have similar functions, but Fatal Push is just so much better at its job, whereas Shock has fallen off the map since Pro Tour Aether Revolt. Thanks to Kaladesh's rare land cycle, mana's pretty free, so most decks that would normally play Shock can just play Fatal Push.

In Aether Revolt Standard, there's no chipping away at an opponent with incremental advantage. In a world with Wild Nacatl and Kird Ape-Toolcraft Exemplar and Inventor's Apprentice, respectively-and removal defined by its mana efficiency rather than its versatility, damage comes through in huge chunks. Any board advantage snowballs effortlessly. In an environment like this, there's no room for a card like Shock because it's so hard to stabilize that the "two damage to target player" mode has far less value than it has in the past. This isn't a condemnation of Aether Revolt Standard, but rather another way of stating that context is important when evaluating cards.

See you next week.

Jon Corpora
pronounced Ca-pora
@feb31st




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