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
$12.27
$7.13
Store QTY Price  
WoofandDargonGaming 1 $7.13
JMacs Card Horde 1 $8.00
Gamers Heaven 1 $8.10
Foil AltArt Tokens 2 $8.99
ValhalGames 1 $9.40
Ohana Collectibles 1 $9.46
KrustyKrabs 1 $9.46

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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
$1.00
$0.50
Store QTY Price  
Brooklyn MTG 1 $0.50
NaturalTwenty Gaming 1 $0.50
Standard Services 2 $0.50
GameStar 1 $0.54
MTG Deals 137 $0.55
titan rising games 17 $0.65
Endgame Collectibles 2 $0.65

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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
$0.49
$0.10
Store QTY Price  
Tsunami Games 2 $0.10
Standard Services 2 $0.18
Briansellscards 6 $0.20
Katchael cards 3 $0.25
Tabletop Game Swap 8 $0.25
gacollectables 1 $0.25
Glaive Cards 1 $0.25

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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
$0.51
$0.20
Store QTY Price  
AccessGranted 7 $0.20
Xtra magic 1 $0.25
Tabletop Game Swap 8 $0.29
Prestige Games 1 $0.29
Land Shark Cards 3 $0.31
Defalt Games 3 $0.36
Top Shelf Magic 4 $0.38

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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
$0.83
$0.10
Store QTY Price  
Windy City Seller 1 $0.25
josephjoseph 1 $0.30
StompingGround Games 1 $0.35
Western Ohio Gaming 1 $0.39
Cloud Manta Cards 1 $0.43
The Fantastic Store 8 $0.49
john waynes MTG 4 $0.50

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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
$0.50
$0.25
Store QTY Price  
CriticalHitLLC 2 $0.25
YugiohProducts 1 $0.29
GameTimeCC 2 $0.29
GameStar 1 $0.29
MoxNickel 1 $0.30
Stebt 3 $0.30
Tabletop Game Swap 2 $0.30

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#4: Kari Zev's Expertise

Mid
Low
 Kari Zev's Expertise
$0.95
$0.40
Store QTY Price  
Nozskateboards 3 $0.40
Karma Gaming 2 $0.49
StompingGround Games 1 $0.50
Die Hard Games 1 $0.50
Hexproof Gaming 1 $0.50
Brooklyn MTG 1 $0.50
Gamers Heaven 2 $0.50

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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
$5.34
$3.75
Store QTY Price  
Riktor MTG Sales 1 $2.50
Ohana Collectibles 1 $3.75
Card Zoom 1 $3.99
ThePawnShop 1 $4.25
ShopOfMagic 4 $4.37
TD4W Games 15 $4.38
Big Daddy Games LLC 2 $4.46

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This is cool:

#3: Tarfire

Mid
Low
 Tarfire
$2.25
$0.95
Store QTY Price  
OmahaMTG321 2 $1.59
Top Deck Gamers 5 $1.61
Big Daddy Games LLC 1 $1.66
Top Deck Gamers 8 $1.69
Mozart MTG 8 $1.69
MaelstromNexus 2 $1.74
Big Daddy Games LLC 2 $1.74

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#1: Death's Shadow

Mid
Low
 Death's Shadow
$11.00
$6.37
Store QTY Price  
Game Heroes 1 $6.99
Knights of Khandahar 1 $8.76
DraconicHC 1 $8.91
Prestige Games 3 $8.99
Rood Crew Cards 1 $9.00
Golden Eagle Comics 2 $9.21
Insouciant Games 1 $9.21

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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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