Weekend Super Sellers: Top 10 Cards Sold February 17-19, 2017

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
2/20/2017 11:01:00 AM
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Last weekend's tournaments were Modern, so I'm in favor of getting right into our Top 10 Sellers and seeing what effect the weekend's events had on sales. Sound good? Great. Here we go.

#10: Walking Ballista

Mid
Low
 Walking Ballista
$13.20
$10.00
Store QTY Price  
Tophat Cards 1 $10.00
Outlaw Moon Games 1 $10.35
QualityCardsGaming 2 $10.57
Nerd Merch 1 $11.00
Game Arena LLC 2 $11.13
Big Kidz Games LLC 2 $11.48
BTB Games 3 $11.50
Q Music Shop 2 $11.55
Gamers Domain 1 $11.62
Showtime Cards 1 $11.64
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Magic MTG Card Walking Ballista Magic MTG Card
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As more and more Aether Revolt gets opened, the prices of the cards start to slip. They're not falling off a cliff or anything - the decline is slight, but steady. As time goes on, so too does the demand for cards. It's hard for cards to enjoy sustained sales, especially the more expensive ones, but Walking Ballista's longevity speaks to how impactful the card is in the context of Aether Revolt Standard.

#9: Winding Constrictor

Mid
Low
 Winding Constrictor
$0.53
$0.09
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.09
MTG Rares 10 $0.11
IDeal808 69 $0.12
Insomniac Games 1 $0.13
Jokers Wild GC 1 $0.14
Thorner's Gaming 23 $0.14
Untapped Riches 4 $0.14
Lone Wanderer MTG 11 $0.15
MTGCardsMan 4 $0.16
LaughlinCCG 1 $0.17
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Oh wow, look: it's the crux of black-green Standard decks for the next two years! Doesn't that sound fun?

#8: Renegade Rallier

Mid
Low
 Renegade Rallier
$0.31
$0.05
Store QTY Price  
My husbands hobbies 1 $0.05
Graham Collectables 1 $0.06
MTG Rares 1 $0.06
Graham Collectables 3 $0.07
Krazy Kidz Gaming 9 $0.07
CriticalHitLLC 1 $0.07
Tekrebel TCG 4 $0.07
JasmineDragon 1 $0.08
MTG Rares 10 $0.08
TheGreathearted 1 $0.08
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Magic MTG Card Renegade Rallier Magic MTG Card
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Sam Black's Death's Shadow list deviated an eensy bit from the others, opting for a singleton Renegade Rallier because it rules. More on that deck later.

#7: Gifted Aetherborn

Mid
Low
 Gifted Aetherborn
$1.84
$0.55
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 9 $0.13
Graham Collectables 3 $0.55
Kendall Lux 1 $0.60
Vensers Journal 1 $0.60
CaelLaneMagic 2 $0.75
BolasRampStore 1 $0.75
Thegentlemansarmory 1 $0.75
The Battle Garden 1 $0.99
MTG Strategist 1 $1.00
Mtg Closet 1 $1.00
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Magic MTG Card Gifted Aetherborn Magic MTG Card
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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.

#6: Release the Gremlins

Mid
Low
 Release the Gremlins
$0.40
$0.07
Store QTY Price  
AccessGranted 2 $0.07
MothershipATX 1 $0.07
MTG Rares 10 $0.07
OldSchoolGaming 2 $0.08
Lone Wanderer MTG 2 $0.08
Funertia 5 $0.09
KrakenPacksTCG 1 $0.09
TggChicago 1 $0.09
Die Hard Games 1 $0.09
TJKD Collectibles 1 $0.09
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Magic MTG Card Release the Gremlins Magic MTG Card
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Release the Gremlins is strictly better than Manic Vandal UNLESS lots of people start playing Negate. This got me thinking: what's it going to take to see a Remove Soul reprint? The creatures in Standard are bananas right now. Remove Soul might be necessary for the control / aggro decks to get back some equilibrium in the environment.

#5: Brain in a Jar

Mid
Low
 Brain in a Jar
$0.42
$0.05
Store QTY Price  
OutPlay TCG 3 $0.05
Snapcasters Gaming 1 $0.09
Collector's Cache 4 $0.09
Liberty Comics 5 $0.10
Mindsight Gaming 1 $0.10
The Battle Garden 1 $0.10
Krazy Kidz Gaming 4 $0.10
Exiled Gaming 1 $0.10
Sam's Corner TCG's 1 $0.10
The Reanimator Games 1 $0.10
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#4: Kari Zev's Expertise

Mid
Low
 Kari Zev's Expertise
$0.48
$0.13
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.13
SalesbyStephenB 8 $0.14
Lone Wanderer MTG 6 $0.15
OGREs Cards 3 $0.15
Shop Heroes 1 $0.16
The Gaming Cantina 1 $0.16
AccessGranted 3 $0.18
TheGreathearted 2 $0.18
Untapped Riches 4 $0.18
The Gypsies Den 3 $0.18
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Magic MTG Card Kari Zev's Expertise Magic MTG Card
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I'm going out on a limb here and assuming people saw this Caleb Durward beauty:

BUT Corbin Hosler's Mining Modern column from today ALSO features Brain in a Jar and Kari Zev's Expertise. Great minds, folks.

#2: Fatal Push

Mid
Low
 Fatal Push
$7.83
$4.98
Store QTY Price  
Ye Olde Spells 1 $5.75
mysba 4 $5.95
Card Board Tables 1 $5.95
enjin 2 $5.99
Indy MTG 1 $5.99
TapCastGo 3 $6.00
GiveMeAChansey 1 $6.00
Castle Games Detroit 1 $6.00
Lone Wanderer MTG 2 $6.00
Northcoast Magic 2 $6.00
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This is cool:

#3: Tarfire

Mid
Low
 Tarfire
$0.74
$0.08
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.09
STORM CROW 1 $0.10
Prime Time Cards 1 $0.10
MaelstromNexus 3 $0.10
ChucktownJayMTG 4 $0.11
MagicDragon 1 $0.11
BobbysWorldCCG 1 $0.11
Tabletop Exchange 5 $0.11
Busbee alters 3 $0.11
ZeroG Cards Comics 1 $0.11
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Magic MTG Card Tarfire Magic MTG Card
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#1: Death's Shadow

Mid
Low
 Death's Shadow
$9.29
$6.25
Store QTY Price  
Kinne Cards 2 $6.25
KnuckleHedd Games 1 $7.00
JohnnyBCardsComics 1 $7.08
Millers Gaming 2 $7.09
CollectorDave 1 $7.21
The Cornell Store 4 $7.24
NESDepot 2 $7.24
AllFunAndGamesPA 1 $7.48
Covfefe Gaming 4 $7.49
ChucktownJayMTG 4 $7.49
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Magic MTG Card Death's Shadow Magic MTG Card
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It's neat to see a deck perform well across multiple events. Matt Nass, Gerry Thompson, Josh Utter-Leyton, and Sam Black destroyed worlds with their Death's Shadow build, notching three GP Top 8s, an Open Top 8, and two wins:

Without Gitaxian Probe, the Death's Shadow archetype had no choice but to slow down a bit, eschewing Become Immense for a fairer game. Clearly, the deck is still great, at least in a metagame that's not expecting it; their success rate is outrageous. Obviously, the four are great players; as more players pick up the deck and as Modern adapts, the true power of the latest iteration of Death's Shadow will come into clearer focus.

Jon Corpora
pronounced Ca-pora
@feb31st




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