Weekend Super Sellers: Top 10 Cards Sold February 24-26, 2017

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Jon Corpora
2/27/2017 11:02:00 AM
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We're hopping right into it today. It's Monday, after all. Time to get to work. #RiseAndGrind

#10: Gifted Aetherborn

 Gifted Aetherborn
Store QTY Price  
Graham Collectables 3 $0.55
Thegentlemansarmory 1 $0.75
BolasRampStore 1 $0.75
CaelLaneMagic 1 $0.75
DemiMTG 2 $0.90
Mtg Closet 1 $1.00
Iceberg Gaming 8 $1.00
Mad Mikes Emporium 2 $1.00
Hightide bazar 1 $1.00
Counterspells 1 $1.00
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Magic MTG Card Gifted Aetherborn Magic MTG Card
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It's not quite commonplace yet, but Gifted Aetherborn continues to make a push into Standard black-green decks.

#9: Metallic Mimic

 Metallic Mimic
Store QTY Price  
Galactic Toys Store 3 $1.00
Game Haven St George 2 $4.37
Game Haven St George 1 $4.50
Power Up Games 1 $6.56
Gardner Game Knights 1 $6.80
Gluttony Cards 2 $6.97
Bishop Card 4 $6.98
Shadow Valley Magic 3 $6.99
Moonbase Market 1 $7.00
SolaFide 1 $7.00
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Magic MTG Card Metallic Mimic Magic MTG Card
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I have no idea what the small spike on Metallic Mimic is a reaction to. It's certainly a strong casual card, but why's it selling well now? Fire off in the comments if you know, or just speculate wildly.

#8: Winding Constrictor

 Winding Constrictor
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.08
Rex Yofays Deals 1 $0.10
MAC Games ET 5 $0.10
Lions Eye 4 $0.12
Tier Zero Gaming 2 $0.12
AWildCardShopAppears 6 $0.13
Goblin God Games 5 $0.13
MTG Plank 1 $0.13
Game Heroes 199 $0.13
MagicCrabs 633 $0.14
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Magic MTG Card Winding Constrictor Magic MTG Card
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Winding Constrictor's going to be a defining card in Standard the entire time it's legal. What else is there to say?

#7: Attune with Aether

 Attune with Aether
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.01
MTG Rares 5 $0.01
SalesbyStephenB 1 $0.03
Knight Owl Gaming 1 $0.04
Cards On TapLLC 8 $0.05
DL Collectible 4 $0.05
WisCardboard 1 $0.05
Biggums 2 $0.05
The Frontier Gaming 1 $0.05
IDeal808 30 $0.05
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Magic MTG Card Attune with Aether Magic MTG Card
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Since Aether Revolt Standard is currently all about Mardu Vehicles and black-green decks of similar speeds, there's been a trend towards this Temur deck based around Dynavolt Tower:

Lay of the Land isn't an impressive card on its face, but Attune with Aether plays a lot of roles in the context of this deck, essentially serving as the glue that holds it all together. It's strong in all phases of the game, not only allowing the deck to play less total lands but serving as a land in the early game and as a quick four energy cantrip in the late game with a Dynavolt Tower in play. I can't profess to be a fan of past cards with new mechanics stapled onto them, but Attune with Aether is a smart take on Lay of the Land that allows a different type of deck to work that might be lacking in power without it.

#6: Aether Hub

 Aether Hub
Store QTY Price  
Serenity Games 2 $0.10
benbigcard 2 $0.10
WiggysCardShop 1 $0.10
Game Heroes 299 $0.12
MTG Rares 6 $0.13
Mind Sculpt Games 192 $0.14
tilt n scoop 4 $0.14
SuperGamesInc 74 $0.15
MagicCrabs 1307 $0.15
LegionsGames 71 $0.15
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Magic MTG Card Aether Hub Magic MTG Card
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BORING. Also the rise of Walking Ballista Mardu decks and energy decks of all stripes probably caused Aether Hub to enjoy a nice little bump.

#5: Tarfire

Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.08
The Final Dungeon 5 $0.09
Pozjoker Games 19 $0.09
Yiz Games 6 $0.09
OmnomaxTradersLLC 1 $0.10
MaelstromNexus 3 $0.10
BobbysWorldCCG 1 $0.10
MTG Rares 10 $0.10
Vensers Journal 1 $0.11
ChucktownJayMTG 4 $0.11
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Magic MTG Card Tarfire Magic MTG Card
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#4: Dark Intimations

 Dark Intimations
Store QTY Price  
WuxingGaming 1 $0.07
MTG Plank 2 $0.07
Roland CCGs 2 $0.07
CriticalHitLLC 1 $0.08
Mindarch 1 $0.08
VGMX Magic 2 $0.09
Medieval Comics 4 $0.10
Magic Mana Vault 3 $0.10
Motor City MTG 1 $0.10
The Battle Garden 1 $0.10
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Magic MTG Card Dark Intimations Magic MTG Card
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Dark Intimations is a cheap buy with a potential huge payoff (if you consider a 300% increase on seven cents a huge payoff), and these Amonkhet basic lands lend some credibility to the theory that Nicol Bolas will make an appearance somewhere in the next block:


#3: Walking Ballista

 Walking Ballista
Store QTY Price  
Galactic Toys Store 1 $1.00
TacoAvenger 1 $14.95
The Gamer's Haven 6 $15.76
Deck Techs 1 $15.99
Dollars and Cards 1 $16.00
Brute Force Games 1 $16.19
Tabernacle MTG 9 $16.50
Aeternitys Portal 1 $16.92
Ahoffscards 5 $16.94
Moms Card Shop 1 $16.94
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Magic MTG Card Walking Ballista Magic MTG Card
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If you were paying attention to last weekend's action, a spike in Walking Ballista sales should've been no surprise.

This is, more or less, the deck that ran roughshod over last weekend's Grand Prix, and should be the accepted version of Mardu Vehicles going forward. Walking Ballista plus Archangel Avacyn is some next-level nonsense. I can't wait to play with this deck.

#2: Traverse the Ulvenwald

 Traverse the Ulvenwald
Store QTY Price  
Traveling Merchant 1 $2.15
Liets Collection 1 $2.21
Ye Olde Spells 1 $2.38
PwrNine Collectibles 1 $2.85
The Shuffled Baazar 1 $2.89
Thundermaw Inc 7 $2.90
MTGOasis 4 $2.99
mtgmintcard 7 $2.99
DAEVcards 1 $2.99
AlphaCardsGaming 3 $3.00
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Magic MTG Card Traverse the Ulvenwald Magic MTG Card
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Traverse is still enjoying a spike from the Modern Death's Shadow deck, but it's still a strong choice in Standard. Traverse the Ulvenwald looks especially sexy in a deck sporting Noxious Gearhulk, FYI.

#1: Fatal Push

 Fatal Push
Store QTY Price  
MonkeysGaming 1 $4.00
DN Mtg 1 $4.12
Moonbase Market 4 $4.14
Strategic Durdling 1 $4.20
Little Creek MTG 1 $4.20
Secret Door Games 10 $4.50
The Gamer's Haven 2 $4.63
The Gamer's Haven 1 $4.68
Sam's Corner TCG's 1 $4.90
The Gypsies Den 2 $4.90
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Fatal Push Magic MTG Card
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YAWN. It's a good card and it'll be good forever. It'll probably stay in the top five sellers until the release of Amonkhet. What I'm more interested to see is if Fatal Push can keep selling steadily into the release of Amonkhet and beyond. My suspicion is that it will; Fatal Push achieved staple status in Standard and Modern in record time and is just too good to go anywhere. I've never ever been wrong before, so take that advice to the bank.

Jon Corpora
pronounced Ca-pora

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